We Handle All Kinds of Car Accidents
Driving is a way of life in Los Angeles. To many of us, it is as regular as putting our clothes on in the morning. When we get behind the wheel of our cars every day to get to work, drop our kids off at school, visit our family and friends or the various other reasons we need to drive, we don’t want to have to worry about our safety. Responsible drivers take all the safety precautions we can to reduce that worry but at the back of our minds rests that very real possibility of a car accident caused by a negligent, irresponsible driver. Even a small car accident can be a terrifying and jarring event that leaves us shaken, stressed, injured and financially burdened; but in many cases the situation is much worse. Often, the car accidents that happen on the road daily leave drivers with significant property damage, serious injuries, medical emergencies, long-term effects on their finances, life long medical problems, and in the worst scenarios: death.
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Car accidents occur so often, they’ve become a common place in our collective consciousness but when they actually happen, we’re left with so many reprecussions and questions that it becomes extremely difficult to manage what you’ve gone through. You do not have to endure alone the series of demands that comes in the aftermath while figuring out what you need to do to protect yourself, your loved ones, your finances and your legal rights. Contact Wilshire Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation at 800-522-7274 to understand what you can be doing right now to pass the baton to us to fight the legal battle for you.
Auto Accidents Menu
- Common Types of Accidents
- Why You Need an Attorney
- If your life has been altered permanently
- Value of your settlement or verdict
- Types of Auto Insurance Coverage
- Types of Damages Available
- How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take
- How Insurance Company works
- Our goals around our clients
- Our contingency payment policy
We’re Here to Help
Wilshire Law Firm’s first goal is to always keep our community informed. We are a team of legal experts that specialize in accident and personal injury law working on the side of victims of some of the most horrific car accidents that happen in our city. The responsibilty of our profession, that our firm takes with a decidedly strong passion, should be to ensure the laws put in place to protect the victim do just that. The thousands of car accidents that occur in our city often go undercompensated, leaving innocent people with their lives changed for the worst because of an entirely preventable car accident caused by negligence of another person or party. The attorneys in our office work diligently towards making sure this doesn’t happen to any of our clients. We want you to know that the laws surrounding motor vehicle collisions and the events that follow them can be complex and difficult to navigate; leaving a giant window for the culpable party (whether it be an individual, business, insurance company or government agency) to escape their responsibility to compensate you in full for the damages they have caused you.
If you’ve been in a car accident, we strongly encourage you to contact our office immediately at 800-522-7274 to get the information you need to begin recovering from your accident. Our consultations are completely free and will leave you with a breadth of knowledge on your rights and all of the compensation you can pursue. Beyond our free, no-obligation and informative consultation, all of our services, should you decide to proceed with our comprehensive and thorough legal strategies, are contingency based.
You don’t ever pay us or get billed through your entire case unless you obtain compensation for your accident
We will receive a reasonable legal fee only once you obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor that will recoup your damages.
A car accident is a “traffic collision“, also referred to as a “motor vehicle accident,” defined by a vehicle hitting another vehicle, pedestrian, object or animal. Damages caused by a auto accident include but are not limited to, property damage, injuries or death. If any such damages occur, as a result of roadway negligence, there are usually legal repercussions.
Statute of Limitations: Why You Need an Attorney Immediately
In the aftermath of a car accident that you or a loved one has been in, your first thought probably isn’t, “I wonder what the time limit for being legally compensated for this is.” Instead, you’re probably recovering from shock and wondering if you and your passengers are safe and, if not, seeking immediate emergency assistance. In more serious accidents, you can’t think beyond staying alive; if you’re conscious at all. Victims in car accidents can suffer serious injuries such as lacerations (deep cuts in the flesh or dismemberment), neck and spinal injuries that are in some cases so severe that the person is left paralyzed; afflicted by paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower body) or quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs) and a host of other medical and psychological traumas that will take you and your loved ones a significant amount of time and stress addressing medically and financially.
The arduous list of events that occur in the fallout after a major accident can leave seeking legal represention low on the list of immediate concerns. However, it can be your saving grace to contact us now. Not all law firms are ambulance chasers looking to take on as many cases as they can in order to get small settlements, cranking out victim’s cases quickly to bump their padded fees or bill for hours that only add to your financial burden from the accident.
Bobby was reliable, professional, and got the job done. I hired Wilshire Law Firm to handle a my motorcycle vs car accident case. I’m quite happy with the outcome and would definitely use Bobby again.
– Amber Martin -Jan 2017 –★ ★ ★ ★ ★
There are legal professionals like the team at Wilshire Law Firm that seek to take their clients cases on holistically.
Our call for urgency to contact us, via phone at 800-522-7272 or our online submission form where someone will promptly contact you at your best available time, is a result of our acute, expert knowledge on injury and car accident law. In order to recover the amount you are entitled to, we want to get to work right away on your case to avoid being barred from pursuing every avenue of compensation for your case. Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, the statute of limitation for car accidents is two years. The two-year period starts on the date of the accident. The only exception is if the accident resulted in the death of the victim, then the statute of limitation starts on the date of the victim’s death.
If your loved one has passed away due to a car accident or if they have been permanently hospitalized or disabled, we recognize your pain and know it’s hard what you must be going through. The amount of time it takes to deal with the anguish of dealing with a situation so distressing is immeasurable. In the area of law we practice, it’s unfortunate how often we have situations like yours come into our offices. At Wilshire Law Firm we channel our sympathy into the passion we take into ever minute detail of your case to hold the parties responsible to every aspect of the law we can so that we can do our part in your healing process by removing financial burdens that were never yours to bear and future financial burdens that never would have existed had a negligent party not caused you or your loved one’s accident. To ease the difficulty, our team will travel to you if you cannot leave the hospital or your home to come to one of our offices, keeping you informed on the progress and full details of your case. If you are considering filing a claim, we again urge you to not wait until the statute of limitation bars us from filing a lawsuit on your behalf as well as important evidence being lost as more time passes between the accident and our team collecting every piece that will win this for you.
Pursuing Every Avenue of Compensation
When you select Wilshire Law Firm to represent you, a singular attorney is not what you are receiving to pursue recovering your losses. You have a team of experts and specialist in accident and injury law behind you. We have a full staff working diligently on your case; piecing together an irrefutable list of damages you have encountered due to your accident. Our team of professionals has represented thousands of car accident victims since 2007, throughout California, and recouped $150,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for our clients. The success in recovering full compensation and regaining financial losses clients of Wilshire Law Firm have experienced, is due in part to our thorough assessment of what you are owed.
There are a number of factors in car accidents that determine what the value of your settlement or verdict should be. Typically, they are determined by factors:
- The significance of the damage to property
- The extent of injuries sustained by victims
- The size and type of insurance policies held by both the defendant and the plaintiff.
We Can Help Maximize Your Compensation
A car accident attorney is a personal injury attorney who has specialized experience handling all types of auto accident cases
We will look at each individual element of these factors, accumulating not only the visibly obvious damage and costs but also the unseen or unforseeable costs you’ve encountered due to the accident. Contact our firm and we will provide you with a free car accident case evaluation which will provide you with an idea of what the case is worth.
The damages we recover for our clients go beyond what others can provide. The values, dedication and care we bring to our clients cases coupled with our authority in the field of accident and injury law gives us the distinct tactics to seek recovery for various types of damages. These will include:
Economic: Which are various types of damages that are physical and irrefutable in nature because there is a direct cost associated with them. Examples of economic damages we typically seek in your claim:
- Past and future medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of essential home services
Non-Economic Damages: These types of losses that need to be recovered are less tangible than the economic damages. They typically don’t have a direct cost associated with them but victims of accidents have to be compensated for the lasting, negative effects the negligent party placed on their life through their irresponsible actions. Examples of non-economic claims:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
Our firm strongly believes that the clients we represent deserve not only the tangible monetary losses incurred by avoidable accidents but the losses not quantifiable in an excel spreadsheet. An individual who was responsibly driving with the expectation that other drivers on the road would abide by the same rules, entered a social and legal compact to guarantee both parties journiess would be safe.
If your life has been altered permanently in a car accident because someone broke those laws and compacts of being responsible and instead was unsafe or negligent, they should be held accountable for the pain and distress the ordeal has brought to you; lowering your quality of life.
Auto Insurance Coverage in California
In auto accidents, a big player in compansation is insurance companies. Drivers are required by law to be insured when driving, however, this is not always the case. In order to approach the maximum loss recovery caused by your motor vehicle accident, it’s imporant to understand the inner-workings and strategies deployed by insurance companies. Keep in mind that these are business trying to maximize their profits which means they will look for ways to withhold compensation you are due; often employing the use of questionable tacticts. Wilshire Law Firm knows how to deal with insurance companies as they have been one of the key avenues we pursue for our client to ensure the companies are not successful in their attempts to circumvent paying for the clients damages as they should.
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Types of Auto Insurance Coverage You Can Have:
- Liability Coverage: This is subdivided into two types of coverage: bodily injury liability and property damage. Liability Coverage will cover the damages that other people sustain in an accident that is your fault.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Usually abbreviated as UM/UIM, this type of coverage will pay for your medical expenses if you are hit by someone who has an insufficient car insurance policy or none at all. Additionally, this will coer you in case of a hit-and-run accident.
- Medical Payments: Often referred to as “Medpay,” will pay for medical expenses for you and any passengers in your vehicle who are injured in an accident.
- Comprehensive Coverage: This is overall coverage. It will protect you against damages in an accident as well as damages caused by theft, vandalism, natural disasters, falling objects, fire, hail, flood and animal damage.
- Collision Coverage: Coverage with this type of insurance helps pay vehicle repare or replacement coverage after an accident.
Insurance Claims Adjusters Work for the Insurance CompanyDuring the process of purchasing auto insurance, customers are bombarded with how reliable each individual company advertises themselves as in their ads. Comparing how well they treat their customers to encourage them to switch to their brand of coverage. However convincing the ads were, however, when an insurance adjuster is sent out by an auto insurance company, there’s one major detail to keep in mind: They work for the insurance company. They may claim they are looking out for your best interests and are on your side but their actual purpose is to find the lowest amount the insurance company can pay you and investigate reasons why they should not cover the damages your policy should pay for. They will use a combination of sales and questioning that will leave you open to forfeiting payment that you are owed. Our clients will never have to deal with an adjuster and fall for their attempts at minimizing your compensation. We deal directly with the insurance adjuster and make sure they know you have the best legal team ensuring every dollar the insurance company agreed to pay when offering the coverage is given to you. We protect all of your compensation.
Types of Accidents We Handle
Contacting The Top Automobile Accident Law Firm in California
In the past decade, Wilshire Law Firm has become the go-to legal team for accident and injury law because we are unlike our competitors. We orient our goals around our clients needs, going to them when we know they are unable to come to our offices, making sure they are informed on everything we do because this is their case and we want them to know just how dedicated the people who work here are. The types of cases we handle often bring clients into our offices who have experienced some of the most painful and devasting stories that could be told. As we sit and listen to them relive their accident that left them in situations ranging from scarring lacerations to having their wife of 25 years killed when a drunk driver hit them on their way home, we begin adopting their hurt and share part of it with them. It drives us to not leave a single stone unturned when we investigate their case and bring it to mediation, arbitration or trial. We’re different because we know That recouperating their monetary damages will extiguish their financial losses so they can focus on healing the wounds doctors aren’t going to be able to heal. Our attorneys want to make a difference in the life our clients because we know they will live with these unseen scars through the course of their life and there is monetary compensation liable parties are responsible to pay because our client can’t handle leaving their home due to a now paralyzed family member that needs 24 hour care or that they now live with fear of ever driving again.
While being one of the top California legal firms in this area of practice, Wilshire Law Firm continues to provide the individual care and attention a client and their case needs as if we were a small firm but we produce the results of the large, well-oiled legal machine we’ve come to be. Our team members have chosen to work on the side of victims over working for insurance companies because when we walk out of a room with settlement or a favorable verdict, we know we didn’t walk out with just the dollar amount or another win in the books, but we walked out knowing our clients life can start returning to normal, having overcome the legal hurdles that once seemed impossible to get past. Our goal is to ensure our client trusts us and is satisified knowing everything that can be done for them is being done.
Our contingency payment policy, where you only pay for our legal services with a portion of the compensation you receive as result of our unique and individually crafted legal approach to winning your case, is not only implimented across the board because of our confidence in our ability to win our clients cases, but also because we don’t ever want to leave a client with more financial burden than they already have. We work with no payment until you get your payment. That’s our promise.
If you or someone you love has been in a car accident and you need legal representation, we will be there for you. Call us today at 800-522-7274 or use the contact submission form and someone from our team will contact you at a time that works best for you.
Last Updated: 04-21-2017