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Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

Being involved in an automobile accident can change a victim's life immediately. While some crashes are relatively simple traffic accidents, others can be very serious and occur in a variety of ways. In states like California with significant populations, there are also many more motorists than other regions operating on a large open highway system to handle the traffic. The result is an increased likelihood of being involved in a crash within the state, which in turn means that it is always a good idea to know beforehand what law firm you would call in case of an accident. There are some accident cases involving only physical property damage that insurance company adjusters routinely offer a reasonable settlement. But, when personal injury claims are involved, it is a different matter completely. This is especially true if the victim was a fatally or seriously injured. And, multiple vehicle accidents are also complicated and can be very serious crashes. The unraveling process of any accident can be contentious during settlement negotiations, and having an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer like the professionals at The Doan Law Firm can make a major difference in receiving an equitable settlement.

Why You Should Always Have a Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

All auto accidents are unique in some aspect. Aside from a typical two-vehicle impact with no injuries and clear complete negligence, all cases will hinge on those differing aspects with regards to how much financial recovery is available from negligent parties and their insurance providers. There are many insurance companies that use bad faith negotiation tactics from the very beginning of a claim when they think they can avoid paying based on certain technicalities. The novice injured accident victim is no match for trained professional insurance claims adjusters, and you will always benefit from having your own personal professional representing your claim. There are certain legal applications that insurance companies can use to limit the value of a claim, and it takes a solid Los Angeles car accident lawyer to argue your recovery rights when the insurance companies try to influence the court or negotiate in bad faith. And to make things more difficult, the big box nationwide insurers are the ones that usually employ these practices. That is why hiring a nationwide law firm can be a sound decision.

Understanding Your Claim Potential

All auto accidents are not equal in value, and many accident victims are injured much more seriously than the level of insurance protection to cover the damage. This can be especially distressing when the insurance company is slow to pay or fighting a claim altogether. And, in states like California with many drivers who carry only the low state insurance minimums, this happens all too often. Luckily, there is always a chance in any serious or unexplained accident that there may be other avenues of financial recovery when there is a possibility of a product liability claim or there are multiple negligent parties in a crash. Commercial vehicle involvement can easily result in both the driver's insurance company and the transportation company being responsible for damage recovery. And when several cars entangle, the insurance protections of each driver can be combined to increase the availability of recovery funds. Your Los Angeles car accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will investigate your personal injury claim and vehicle accident for all potential negligent actors in an effort to maximum the value of your case.

"Pure" Comparative Negligence in California

California uses the pure comparative negligence settlement model meaning that drivers who are 99% responsible for an accident can still receive up to 1% of damages for an injury. This means that practically all accident injuries are covered to some degree and every accident party could potentially have standing for a settlement. Injured passengers rarely have any comparative negligence assignment, so their claims could be available at full insurance coverage compensation. But, insurance companies regularly bargain for lower settlements based on any increase in plaintiff negligence they can claim, so even the smaller claim settlements can be difficult to reach. Your Los Angeles car accident lawyer can defend your case against any bad faith claims by the insurance company or other negligent parties.

Contact Doan Law Firm

Anyone in California who has been injured in a car accident should call the The Doan Law Firm for a full and free evaluation of your accident claim. We take cases on a contingency fee schedule, meaning that if we cannot help you collect, you do not owe us a fee. We are located at:

12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor

Los Angles, California 90025

(424) 334-0000

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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