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  • What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

    In the unfortunate event of a car accident, protecting yourself and your legal rights becomes crucial. The insurance company overseeing your claim will meticulously examine your actions, looking for any reasons to minimize or deny your benefits. For expert guidance through this complex process, trust a seasoned personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. To enhance your chances of a successful claim, consider the following steps:

    – Remain at the Scene: Never leave without stopping.

    – Check for Injuries: Assess yourself and others for any injuries.

    – Contact the Cops: Report the accident and injuries by dialing 911.

    – Exchange Information: Share contact and insurance details with the other driver(s).

    – Avoid Admitting Fault: Refrain from admitting fault to the other driver or the popce.

    – Document the Scene: Note the other vehicle’s description, including VIN and license plate numbers.

    – Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Consult a doctor promptly for any injuries sustained.

    – Notify Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company ASAP.

    – Inform the DMV: If injuries or property damage over $750 occurred, report to the DMV within 10 days.

    – Consult a Car Accident Lawyer: Before accepting a settlement, seek guidance from a lawyer.

    Following your insurance report, an adjuster from the other driver’s insurer may contact you. Exercise caution during these conversations, as the adjuster may not prioritize your best interests. Before signing any documents provided by the insurer, consult with a lawyer to explore comprehensive recovery options. You might be entitled to greater financial compensation than initially offered.

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  • Car Accident Statistics in California

    Given the bustling activity in California, the prevalence of car accidents is not unexpected. According to data from the CA Office of Traffic Safety, the statistics from 2019 alone underscore the significant impact:

    Over 3,600 individuals lost their lives in car accidents.

    Alcohol was a contributing factor in more than 1,000 of these fatalities.

    These statistics highlight the critical importance of prioritizing your health and safety when operating a vehicle. Vigilance on the road is essential to reducing the risk of accidents

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  • Compensation Types You Can Recover After a Car Accident in California

    When individuals are injured in motor vehicle collisions in California, they have the opportunity to seek financial compensation from the legally responsible party to cover the incurred expenses, known as damages. While these damages are typically paid through insurance policies rather than directly from the responsible driver’s pocket, they play a crucial role in helping victims recover. Damages can be categorized into three main types: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

    Economic Damages:

    Economic damages encompass tangible, financial losses and hardships resulting from accident injuries. This includes:

    • Medical Expenses
    • Lost Wages
    • Reduced Earning Capacity
    • Non-Economic Damages:

      Non-economic damages are awarded for the intangible ways in which car accident injuries affect one’s life.

      • Pain and Suffering
      • Disfigurement

      Punitive Damages:

      Punitive damages are reserved for cases involving intentional harm or exceptional recklessness. They serve as a form of punishment and deterrent against similar behavior. A landmark case, Anderson vs. General Motors, exemplifies punitive damages in action. After proving General Motors was aware of and chose not to fix an issue that caused a car explosion, a California court awarded a 4.9 billion dollar verdict, with $4.8 billion in punitive damages.

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  • Car Accidents Law in California

    In California, being a fault state implies that drivers determined to be at fault in a car accident may be held responsible for resulting damages or injuries. This encompasses property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated costs arising from the accident.

    Statute of Limitations

    A crucial facet of car accident cases is adhering to the statute of limitations. In California, you must initiate your personal injury or car accident claim against another driver within two years from the incident. While two years may seem ample, time tends to elapse swiftly. Therefore, it is imperative to take swift action. Feel free to reach out to us promptly to arrange your case consultation and ensure compliance with the stipulated timeline.

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  • Why Should You Hire Seydi Morales, a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles?

    1. Legal Expertise:

      Attorneys know all the relevant laws, making your case solid.

    2. Claim Valuation:

      Your lawyer helps determine the true worth of your claim.

    3. Fair Compensation:

      They assist in seeking fair compensation for you.

    4. Negotiation Skills:

      With experience in negotiations, your attorney handles settlements effectively.

    5. Claim Strengthening:

      Lawyers know how to strengthen your claim for the best outcome.

    Having a car accident attorney can be your strongest ally in the fight for justice.

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    frequently asked questions

    If your crash caused serious injuries or major property damage, hiring an attorney can help ensure you get fair compensation from insurance companies.

    In California, victims have the right to sue after a car crash. But remember there's a two-year statute of limitations starting from the date of the incident.

    Safety first: move out of traffic if possible. Call police and medical aid as needed. Document everything including photos and witness contact info before reaching out to your insurer and potentially legal counsel.

    Most mild to moderate whiplash cases in California will be valued between $5,000 and $25,000. Even slightly more serious cases involving treatment (typically physical therapy, surgery, etc.) over several months, may have compensation upwards of $30,000 – $100,000.

    Online- Obtain an Accident Report through the city's website.

    Mail order -Obtain Accident Reports via United States Mail.

    Another way to obtain your accident report is through a written request.

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    Kushal Biswas
    Kushal Biswas
    2024-01-09
    She was not only professional and knowledgeable but also compassionate and understanding of my situation. I am grateful for her dedication and highly recommend her services to anyone in need of legal guidance.
    Layal Arikat
    Layal Arikat
    2023-10-16
    What truly sets Seydi apart is her unwavering commitment to her clients. She was responsive, accessible, and always willing to address my questions and provide updates on the progress of my case. This level of communication and transparency was invaluable, as it allowed me to stay informed and engaged in the process.
    Victor Taylor
    Victor Taylor
    2023-07-31
    Attorney Seydi Morales was great! She help us with all of our medical and made sure we got a substantial settlement. We highly recommend her. Thanyarat & Victor Taylor
    Johnny Contreras
    Johnny Contreras
    2023-06-15
    Seydi constructed a letter for a seller that refused to leave after the closing of the loan. Her efforts and professional documents, really helped in removing the seller. While it was a difficult process, I could not have done it without her services. I would definitely hire her again. She’s tough, smart, and competent.

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