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Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys

Fighting For Those Injured in Catastrophic Car Crashes

Those who survive a major car accident may be left with serious injuries and nowhere to turn for financial assistance. At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our car accident Attorneys in Los Angeles are committed to helping car crash victims and their loved ones by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim on their behalf.

Because we focus our attention on only the most catastrophic injury claims, we have the resources and bandwidth to take on cases that other firms might turn down.

To find out how our Los Angeles catastrophic car accident lawyerscan help with your car accident claim, contact our firm at (866) 634-4525.

We Handle a Variety of Catastrophic Car Accidents

Our Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys have the experience to take an all types of car accident claims for clients across the country.

Types of serious car accident cases we handle:

A Los Angeles car accident attorney from our firm will help you find the party that is responsible for your accident and help you recover the compensation you need. Remember, don't risk your future on a car crash in Los Angeles, get a car accident attorney near you who knows how to build a strong case.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

A car accident, also referred to as a traffic collision or car crash, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or any other obstacle on the road. These accidents can result in a wide range of consequences, from minor vehicle damage to severe injuries and fatalities.

Common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving: This is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, adjusting the radio, or interacting with passengers can divert a driver's attention away from the road and increase the risk of a collision.
  • Speeding: Driving at excessive speeds reduces a driver's ability to react to hazards and increases the severity of accidents. Speeding not only reduces the time available to stop or maneuver but also increases the force of impact in a collision.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction time, significantly increasing the likelihood of a crash.
  • Reckless Driving: Reckless driving behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, and ignoring traffic signs or signals greatly increase the risk of accidents.
  • Driver Fatigue: Operating a vehicle while fatigued can impair cognitive abilities and reaction times similar to driving under the influence. Fatigue can lead to lapses in attention, microsleeps, and impaired decision-making, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Vehicle Defects: Mechanical failures such as brake failure, tire blowouts, steering system malfunctions, or other vehicle defects can contribute to accidents, especially if the driver is unaware of the issue or fails to properly maintain the vehicle.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Lack of experience, particularly among young or newly licensed drivers, can lead to errors in judgment, inability to anticipate hazards, and improper control of the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Aggressive Driving: Aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, sudden lane changes, or road rage can escalate situations and increase the risk of collisions.
  • Wildlife: Roughly 6,000 collisions with wildlife take place across California each year, according to the State Highway Patrol. Most involve deer. However, livestock, foxes, coyotes, and even mountain lions can also wreak havoc on vehicles on their occupants. How can you reduce your risk of a collision? Keep an eye out for wildlife crossings, especially along heavily wooded areas and sharply curved roadways where your visibility may be limited. Use extra caution when driving at dusk and dawn, when these animals are most active. And take care not to overdrive your headlights.
  • Gawking: Whenever an accident clogs up a thoroughfare, “rubbernecking” is bound to occur. Drivers naturally become curious to know what’s happened. Distracted by the incident, they can easily lose sight of the road ahead, resulting in serious rear-end collisions.
  • Maintenance: Vehicle maintenance is about more than just keeping your car in good shape; it’s also about staying safe. Mechanical issues – such as brake failure, tire blowouts, and engine problems – make you more vulnerable to accidents. When your car suddenly quits in the middle of 70-mph freeway traffic, your life (and those of others around you) are in danger. Likewise, if you have to pull onto the shoulder to change a tire or wait for a jump, you’re at greater risk of getting side-swiped by traffic.
  • Road design: It’s something most drivers don’t think about, yet it plays a big role in traffic safety. Road design includes intersection layouts, traffic signals, signage, guardrails, crosswalks, curves and countless other aspects of the physical infrastructure we drive on. When any one of these elements falls short, the risk of accidents can skyrocket, even leading to deadly hotspots where collisions are more likely to occur. Because poor road design is rarely obvious, it often takes a thorough accident investigation to uncover the danger.
  • Road rage: When most people think of road rage, they envision brutal roadside assaults or even gunshots. Yet far milder – and more common – types of road rage can contribute to accidents. If you frequently find yourself getting frustrated in traffic, losing your temper, racing to get around someone or tailgating slow drivers, you may be at greater risk of an accident. Take some deep breaths and remember the big picture: It’s simply not worth the risk to let your frustration get out of hand.

What Are the Common Car Accident Injuries in Los Angeles?

To an accident victim, there’s no such thing as a “straightforward” or “simple” car accident claim. However, some crashes are so severe that they leave victims with life-altering physical injuries, disabilities, and decreased quality of life.

In the aftermath of a crash like this, you may need immediate hospitalization and surgical intervention just to survive. Long after leaving the hospital behind, you may still suffer from disfiguring injuries and a significant degree of post-traumatic stress. On top of that, it can often be difficult for crash victims to negotiate with insurance providers and secure enough financial resources for their medical bills and other expenses.

In addition to emotional pain and suffering, victims may suffer the following injuries:

What Is the California Car Accident Statute of Limitations?

In California, the statute of limitations for car accidents is two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you don't file a lawsuit within two years, you will likely be unable to recover damages for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, the deadline may be extended if the car accident was caused by a minor or someone lacking mental capacity.

If you're not sure whether you have a case, it's important to speak with our Los Angeles car accident attorneys as soon as possible. We will be able to help you understand the statute of limitations and determine whether you have a case.

Who Is Liable for My Injuries & Losses After a Car Accident?

When you’ve been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible party and collect damages for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, long-term care, lost wages, and other needs. Depending on the nature of your car accident, however, it’s possible for multiple parties to be held liable for your losses. From car part manufacturers who fail to consider your safety to drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, there are many individuals and organizations that could potentially be held accountable after a crash.

Some of the most common parties involved in a car accident claim:

  • Car insurance providers
  • Automobile manufacturers, sellers, and marketers
  • A company that leased or rented a vehicle
  • Commercial employers
  • Other drivers on the road
  • Truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators
  • Car dealerships
  • Car mechanics and auto shops
  • The government agency or property owner responsible for the road
  • Construction site planners and managers

Our Car Accident Settlements & Verdicts

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our Los Angeles car accident law firm has won millions for auto accident victims and their families.

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Why Is Filing a Police Report After a Wreck So Important?

After a car accident, there are many steps to take and the pressure can feel overwhelming.

One of the most important steps is to complete and obtain a copy of your California traffic accident report. An experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles can help you understand your police accident report and answer other questions about documents you may need to bring an effective insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

What's Included in a Traffic Accident Report?

Police accident reports tend to include information about the accident and the individuals involved, including:

  • The location, date and time of the car accident
  • A description of the accident, including damages and injuries
  • The names, addresses, birth dates and license numbers of all drivers involved in the accident
  • The names and addresses of the owners of the vehicles involved in the accident
  • The license plate numbers of all vehicles involved in the car accident
  • Insurance companies and policy numbers
  • The insurance policyholders’ contact information

A police report can be a helpful tool for your car accident lawsuit. It can provide information regarding what the police and certain witnesses believe caused the accident and resulting damage. In fact, the police accident report can be one of the most authoritative documents in a car accident case.

That is why it is so important for you to use details when you file an accident report – and why you should obtain a copy of the report immediately after your accident.

How to Get a Copy of Your CHP Collision Report

If you were involved in an accident on a California highway, you can ask the California Highway Patrol for a copy of the investigated collision report by going to the CHP office or mailing in a CHP 190, Application for Release of Information, and a copy of your driver’s license. A CHP report can cost between $10 and $40, depending on how many pages it contains.

Get Started Today with a Free Consultation with Our Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our car accident attorneys have the resources, experience, and dedication to handle all aspects of your case while you focus on recovering. With billions recovered for our clients throughout Southern California and Los Angeles, we’ve shown a track record that can only be described as a tradition of success.

Committed to upholding that tradition of success, we fight on behalf of catastrophically-injured victims and offer our services on a convenient, contingency fee basis.

Looking for a Los Angeles car accident lawyer who will help you with your claim? Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to start exploring your legal options with Greene Broillet & Wheeler.

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Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

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