Pasadena Car Accident Attorneys

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What is a Car Accident?

Millions of car accidents occur every year throughout the U.S. As a result, countless people are unfortunately injured or tragically killed. In 2019, data from the National Safety Council (NSC) confirmed over 38,800 people were killed in car accidents across the country, with an estimated 4.4 million people seriously injured. In California, 3,563 fatalities resulting from car accidents occurred in 2018, according to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

The trusted and experienced Pasadena car accident lawyers at Dordulian Law Group (DLG) have been helping injured victims obtain justice for over 25 years. We understand the challenges car accident victims face, regardless of the severity of your injuries. At DLG, we’ve recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients and have a 98% success rate. We’re here to fight to help you obtain justice following a Pasadena, California, car accident.

Are Annual U.S. Car Accidents Increasing or Decreasing?

Pasadena Car Accident Lawyers

Did you know that, despite unprecedented circumstances, car accidents are actually on the rise? Consider the following statistics:

  • In 2020, despite widespread lockdowns and decreased traffic volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths caused by traffic accidents in the U.S. rose 4.6% to 28,190 fatalities by the fall, according to the Associated Press.
  • In the first six months of 2020, the National Safety Council estimated that the death rate increased 20% compared to the same time period in 2019.
  • Final numbers from National Safety Council confirmed that 2020 was a particularly deadly year for car accidents, with the per mile death rate actually increasing a staggering 24%.

Despite fewer drivers being on the roads amid lockdown measures, statistics indicate that drivers were more prone to risky driving behaviors (such as speeding and less seatbelt use) and therefore experienced increased fatal crashes.

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

Los Angeles is known for its own grim statistics on car crash injuries and fatalities. The following figures have been confirmed:

  • Through mid-May in 2020, L.A. saw almost as many deaths from traffic collisions as there were from homicides (86 and 89, respectively).
  • The California Office of Traffic Safety reported 91,462 Angelenos killed or injured in car accidents in 2018.
  • Of those collisions, 7,389 involved alcohol and 6,363 involved pedestrians.
  • In 2019, Los Angeles recorded 134 pedestrian fatalities from car accidents – about one every two and a half days.
  • Statewide, according to data published by the California Highway Patrol in 2017, a fatal or injury-causing car crash was reported on average once every three minutes.
  • California car accidents in 2017 totaled 197,146, with 193,564 resulting in injuries and 3,582 proving to be fatal.

Even with the Vision Zero safety initiative in place – an effort to eliminate all traffic injuries and deaths by 2025 – Los Angeles remains a particularly dangerous city for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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Common Types of Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified some common issues contributing to car accident statistics:

  • Distracted Driving: Includes texting and other cell phone use, which resulted in 2,821 deaths in 2018 (25% of which were caused by young adults between the ages of 20 and 29)
  • Impaired Driving: Includes drivers operating vehicles under the influence of substances such as marijuana, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, alcohol, or other illicit drugs (reportedly 12.6 million Americans in 2018)
  • Drowsy Driving: Approximately one in 25 adults age 18+ surveyed said they had fallen asleep while driving in the past 30 days
  • Reckless Driving (speeding, tailgating, etc.)
  • Driver Inexperience (teenage and young drivers)
  • Aggressive Driving (road rage, etc.)
  • Nighttime Driving

Regardless of the safety precautions you might take, living in the Los Angeles-area puts you at greater risk for experiencing an automobile accident. If you have been injured in a car accident and are facing losses such as medical expenses, lost wages from long or short-term disability, and the intimidating process of dealing with insurance companies and healthcare providers while negotiating a settlement, the experienced car accident injury lawyers at DLG are here to help.

Our dedicated team is available 24/7 to discuss your car accident claim, alleviate your worries, and establish a relationship as a trusted ally that will fight vigorously on your behalf. Rest assured knowing that, through our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, you will not be responsible for any legal fees until we have secured compensation for you.

What is a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident?

What is a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident?

A car accident personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit filed to recover financial damages for a motor vehicle collision resulting in bodily injury. If you choose to file a personal injury claim, utilizing the assistance of an experienced DLG personal injury attorney is strongly recommended. A car accident can cause serious injuries, potentially leaving you unable to work and provide for your family. Compensation from a personal injury claim can help pay for expenses, such as medical bills, ambulatory services, physical therapy, and lost wages/earning capacity.

Damages You Can Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident can be a means of recovering critical compensation that allows you to make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially. With the help of your Pasadena, California, personal injury lawyer, we will work to determine which damages to pursue in compliance with California law.

Some common damages that may be recoverable after a Pasadena car accident include:

Economic Damages:

  • Hospital or medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological distress

DLG’s personal injury lawyers have the experience and talent to recover you the damages you deserve after you’ve been in a car accident. When you reach out for a free and no obligation consultation, we will guide you through any and all of these extremely difficult circumstances. Our attorneys understand the complexities of California personal injury law and always put the well-being of our clients first.

Common Pasadena Car Accident Injuries

Drivers and passengers sizes can suffer serious and deadly injuries when involved in car accidents, including:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Concussion (MTBI)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations, bruises, and scrapes
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

What is the Deadline for Filing a Car Accident Claim in California

Taking immediate legal action after a car accident in Pasadena, CA, is strongly recommended due to the state’s two-year statute of limitations on almost all claims. California has strict statute of limitation laws that apply to personal injuries, and we can pair you with a skilled attorney who understands what it takes to get your case successfully resolved. Per the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 335.1, you must file any legal action within two years of an accident that pertains to personal injury or death resulting from the wrongful actions or neglect of another party. However, for filing claims against public or government entities, the statute of limitations is significantly reduced – typically to only six months.

Although you may feel you have a straightforward case and wish to take legal action alone, it’s important to bear in mind California’s comparative fault law. Comparative fault (pure negligence) adds a layer of complexity that could hurt your chances of receiving the maximum damages you are entitled to, or even your chances of winning your case if it is determined that you hold partial responsibility for the car accident. Our qualified attorneys can help you avoid such pitfalls by helping you navigate the legal process.

Schedule an appointment online for a free consultation today, or call us directly to speak to our top-rated, expert car accident attorneys.

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Top-Rated Pasadena Legal Services For Car Accident Victims

considered whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer to pursue damages and protect your rights under the law. If you’re the victim of a collision, before you decide to go it alone and take on a major insurance corporation with a team of high-powered lawyers, the best course of action is to consult with an experienced attorney at DLG – because not all personal injury law firms are created equal.

Firms you see advertised on TV might fit the description of a “settlement mill” – a personal injury firm that generates business and entices new clients primarily through advertising (and therefore frequently opts for quicker, lower settlements to pay its ad bills).

How to Find a Pasadena Car Accident Attorney

DLG values its client base, comprised largely of word of mouth recommendations and referrals from other satisfied clients. We reject the “settlement mill mentality” and are not afraid to take a case to trial if it means securing the maximum damages for our clients, assuring no money is left on the table. DLG’s founder and president, Sam Dordulian, has over 25 years of litigation expertise, accumulating more than 100 jury trial victories.

DLG clients have recovered more than $100 million for their injuries. With more than four decades of combined experience, our attorneys have encountered firsthand the many types of injury cases that victims like you must navigate in order to put their lives back together and avoid financial ruin. You have nothing to lose by contacting us today at (626) 869-2266 to set up your free consultation. We’re here to answer all of your questions and fight to recover you maximum financial compensation for your Pasadena car accident injury.

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