Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles
Fighting for Fair Compensation After a Serious Car Crash
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.
We handle all types of car accident claims for clients across the country, including those that involve:
- Uber & Lyft accidents
- Van accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Auto defect-related accidents
Our Car Accident Settlements & Verdicts
Common Car Accident Injuries
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:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and head wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Bone fractures
- Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
- Amputations and severed limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
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
Importance of Filing a Police Report After a Wreck
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.