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California Personal Injury Traffic Collision FAQs


[Page updated 07/01/2022] Did settlement negotiations fail, or never get off the ground with your own insurance company after an auto accident? Are you interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit over an auto accident?

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Explain your motoring incident claim stemming from fraud, assault, or negligence in cities like Torrance, Palos Verdes, and Koreatown, California. Our lead California personal injury lawyer helps people get money from the often less than fair insurance company for truck, bus, and motorcycle collisions. And of course, our proven California car accident experts can handle any personal injury case.

But Ehline’s expert focus remains on the top five auto accident cases in Los Angeles.

Why Does Defendant’s Insurance Company Know Ehline is King of Auto Accidents?

Ehline Law Firm personal injury lawyers are distinguished with industry recognition from:

  • Newsweek Magazine

  • LA Times

  • Leatherneck Magazine

  • California Lawyer Magazine

  • CNN, etc.

We also have the respect and admiration of judges, courts, and lawyers all across the U.S. and internationally. Michael Ehline, our fearless leader, was a Marine, limousine company owner, licensed building contractor, and paralegal for many years before obtaining his bar card while reading the law in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program.

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Afterward, in less than 15 years, Ehline, his associates, staff, and other medical experts have helped clients like you win over $100 million in settlements, verdicts, and even on the courthouse steps. Having assisted thousands of happy customers, we have isolated the most commonly asked questions about cars, trucks, buses, and other auto accidents.

Some Steps We take To Earn Your Trust?

This web page aims to assist you better by cutting through the many questions you will likely have as a freshly injured individual in need of answers. Please read below and look at our educational videos.

  • We will interview witnesses.

  • We’ll even head to the accident scene and storage yard to personally view the property damage.

  • We’ll also deal with the auto insurance company so you can focus on healing and better back to work.

A local, nearby attorney with expertise, authority, and trust is waiting for your important call to our local phone number. Ehline Law Firm is accessible from the Santa Monica Interstate 10, the I-5, and I-405 and is statewide to serve you best. If our best personal injury can’t settle your personal injury claim with the insurance company, we will generally file a California personal injury lawsuit on the victim’s behalf.

Afterward, when you are ready to seek money for your malaise from a vehicle collision that was not your fault, we stand ready 24 hours a day to assist. Read more before calling us. But first, discover what makes us the best car accident personal injury lawyers in Greater Los Angeles.

For more information and to set an appointment for all types of motor vehicle accidents, call us or click the link for freeway close driving directions to a location near you.

Most Commonly Asked Questions Our Clients Ask About Car Accidents

So What Is A Traffic Accident Anyways?

First, traffic accidents typically involve two or more wheeled vehicles striking each other or hitting another fixed or moving object. Sometimes, there are single-vehicle accidents where a poorly designed, maintained, or manufactured small car catches fire, the brakes fail, or in cases, for example, of sudden acceleration.

But most single-vehicle accidents happen when a passenger car’s tire falls into a pothole or runs over dangerous debris.

Q: How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Help With Car Accidents?

A: Personal injury lawyers usually help traffic accident victims when they require money to pay for lost wages, lost contracts, and medical bills. An efficient and appropriately trained accident lawyer can also help customers recover intangibles. Intangibles are things like love, happiness, and even sexual relations.

Sometimes when a person is badly hurt, they lose these pleasurable things that bring us all happiness and joy in our lives. Because of this, courts and politicians have crafted and shaped negligence laws. Before negligence laws, people would have feuds, duels, and even fight long-term wars seeking a “pound of flesh” or “revenge” against the liable parties involved in a car crash.

But it got so bad that innocent people were dying. And all of this back and forth put a negative strain on the local economies and law enforcement capabilities of ancient England and early America.

In time common law developed into this money for injuries type of situation. Luckily, there are mandatory auto insurance laws. Now, proper insurance coverage is part of sharing California roads according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. (DMV).

People can also purchase extra insurance coverage from their insurance company if the person who hits your car lets their insurance lapse or never had any, to begin with. The long and short is that Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC uses these laws to recover our client’s money for what rules call “damages.”

Q: What are the Types of Damages?

A: There are three types of damages for which a car accident victim may seek compensation from the other driver or some other liable party:

  • General Damages: Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, grief, etc.

  • Special Damages: These economic damages include medical expenses for medical treatment, costs of copies of medical records, public and private property repair costs, including vehicle damage

  • Punitive Damages: Sometimes an at-fault private person or a company pays exemplary damages for egregious behavior. The insurance company is barred under the insurance code from paying these damages so be careful when seeking financial compensation to punish the other party for the maximum amount if there is no money.

Our lead personal injury attorney will make our very best efforts to get you indemnification for your injury claims from an automobile insurance policy first. The goal is to protect and maximize your legal rights to compensation with a settlement offer. This means placing you in a position as good as or better than the one you were in before your newfound discomfort and disability with the drivers of the other vehicle involved.

Statute of Limitations Restrictions

Sometimes we have to make claims with a public entity and have time restrictions. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to get your most frequently asked questions answered by a lawyer before giving a recorded statement to the insurance company as well. If you want to file a claim in Los Angeles or another city and are injured, we can assist you in forcing the other driver to pay the cost of their negligence and any additional damages they owe you.

Q: What Vehicles and Objects are Involved in Most Wrecks?

A: The moving conveyances in most wrecks include:

A: The objects struck in most motoring collisions include:

  • Pedestrians

  • Utility boxes

  • Power poles

  • Bus stops

  • Benches

  • Center medians and dividers

  • Warning cones

  • Potholes

  • Sinkholes

  • Potholes

  • Asphalt Ruts

  • Boulders

  • Nails and screws (such as those found on job sites or roadside maintenance and construction crews)

Contact us so we can help you determine the best course of action in a claim against most people who caused a car accident. We can take your case all the way to a trial court and even help you if fired your last competent, or inattentive attorney. Our services are intended to place you in the best position for emotional, economic, and physical recovery in Los Angeles, CA, or anywhere else in the State of California.

We do it all on a percentage, called a contingency fee basis retainer agreement. We get our percentage from the negligent person or the insurance responsible for covering and dealing with the risk. We prove accident cases. The plaintiff is who we represent. We also represent people when a family member was killed by a negligent business in a car accident injury. Their concerns are our task.

What Are Some Common Injuries In Car Accidents?

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Wrongful Death

  • Brain Injuries

  • Broken Bones

  • Burns

  • Scalds

Do you have any more personal injury-related questions? A local accident personal injury lawyer is standing by in a city, county, or state near you to answer any questions you may have.

Speak With a Car Accident Lawyer in CA to Learn More

Do you live or work in San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Riverside County, or San Francisco County, California? Suppose you have another case involving a non-car accident injury. In that case, we have another section of our site dedicated to answering other frequently asked personal injury questions about dog bites, slips and falls, burns, explosions, and even aircraft accidents.

Our superior, highly trained, and dedicated legal staff are now ready to take your important telephone call at (213) 596-9642. Do or die. The highly regarded Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLCmakes it happen in even the most difficult instance of crusades.

Reach out, and we will take the time necessary to hear you out and give you a degree of compassion and certainty that the California Highway Patrol, general practitioners, or the car accident insurance company could never provide.

Other Citations:

California Hit and Runs Law

Go here to learn answers to other Frequently Asked Questions about different personal injury lawsuits and insurance settlement claims.

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