Even responsible motorists can be involved in a car accident at any time, usually due to someone else's negligence. In urban and rural areas alike, being involved in an accident can cause serious, even catastrophic injuries. You might be unable to work or care for loved ones and facing sky-high medical bills. You may feel as though your dignity has been stolen and your quality of life ruined.
It can be difficult to know where to go and what to do. A car accident lawyer at Ardalan & Associates, PLC will guide you down the road ahead.
If you were injured and another motorist was at fault in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation under California state law. We serve injured motorists throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
Dealing with insurance companies in the wake of a car accident can be almost as scary as the accident itself. To them, you may just be an opportunity to save money. To us, though, you're our first priority. Our job is to make you whole again - and to fight to make our roadways safer.
Our legal team prepares for every car accident case as though it's going to trial, and we start fighting to win in court from day one. Insurance companies and opposing attorneys know that we mean business, and often they'll offer a fair settlement to keep the case out of court. When they won't make a fair offer - and if a settlement doesn't pay for the entire cost of the accident, it's clearly not fair - we won't hesitate to bring your case before a judge.
When other lawyers are faced with big car accident cases, they turn to us to get maximum recovery. Your road to recovery starts with us. Contact our firm today for your free case evaluation with an experienced Woodland Hills car accident lawyer. Call (888) 259-5861.
Rear-end collisions most often happen in stop-and-go traffic - a common issue on the gridlocked roads of Los Angeles. While liability in these cases may seem straightforward, insurance companies can be surprisingly difficult. Many rear-end collisions happen at low speeds, and they may argue that you couldn't have possibly been seriously injured. At Ardalan & Associates, we know that's not the case, and we'll argue your side of the story.
By now, we've known for decades that intoxicated drivers put others at risk, but some people still choose to break the law and drive under the influence. Drunk drivers can cause devastating head-on collisions and other accidents leading to serious injuries. California law holds drunk drivers liable for the accidents they cause, but to hold them accountable, you need to prove it. You'll need a passionate attorney from Ardalan & Associates on your side.
Speed limits exist for a reason. When motorists drive at legal speeds, everyone on the road is safer; when they break the law, accidents sometimes happen. High-speed collisions can cause especially serious injuries because of the amount of force involved. If you've been catastrophically injured due to a speeding driver, you'll need the trial lawyers at Ardalan & Associates to take your case.
Leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging insurance information with the other drivers involved is a serious crime, and there's never a good reason to do it. Hit-and-run drivers often flee because they're intoxicated or in the midst of illegal activity. At Ardalan & Associates, we'll help you get the compensation you need after being hurt in a hit-and-run accident, even if the driver who hurt you is never found.
California state law mandates that all drivers carry 15/30/5 insurance; that is, $15,000 in liability coverage per injured person, $30,000 per accident and $5,000 for property damage. However, some drivers choose to break the law and driver without insurance, and some accidents cause damage in excess of what insurance can provide. An attorney from Ardalan & Associates can help you navigate the legal implications of an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist.
T-bone accidents happen when one vehicle strikes the side of another, often at an intersection. These types of collisions can cause massive injuries because the side of the vehicle provides relatively little protection in comparison to the front or rear. Negligent drivers may cause these accidents by running red lights or failing to yield. We'll help you prove negligence on the part of the other driver and get the compensation you need.
In California, it is illegal for motorists to text and drive, and likewise illegal to use a handheld phone while driving. However, many motorists continue to put others at risk by using their phones in non-emergency situations. While talking on the phone, motorists are unable to devote their full attention to the road, leading to rear-end collisions and other accidents. Turn to Ardalan & Associates to help make you whole again after an accident caused by a distracted driver.
Using a mobile phone while driving is perhaps the most infamous cause of distracted driving, but it's far from the only one. Negligent drivers also cause accidents while they are eating, adjusting the radio or grooming themselves behind the wheel. Distracted drivers often cause rear-end collisions or hit smaller vehicles, including motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. If you've been hurt due to another driver's negligence, Ardalan & Associates will help hold them accountable.
Motorists tend to drive the wrong way because they are intoxicated, asleep at the wheel or otherwise distracted. A wrong-way driver may cause a devastating head-on collision, leading to serious injuries or even fatalities. Proving negligence on the part of a wrong-way driver may seem straightforward, but conflicting witness reports and other issues can make it harder than you may think. At Ardalan & Associates, we have the experience and dedication needed to successfully represent people hurt by wrong-way drivers.
While it's understandable that many California motorists are tired after a long day at work, asleep-at-the-wheel accidents are always preventable. Fatigued drivers have the option of pulling over to rest on a side street or getting an energy drink before they carry on. If you were hurt by an asleep-at-the-wheel driver, our legal team will help you prove it. For instance, we can look at the skid marks for telltale evidence that a sleeping driver didn't hit the brakes before impact.
Just because your accident happened for an uncommon reason doesn't mean you don't deserve justice - it just means we may have to work a little harder to prove it. Perhaps you were hurt due to a mechanical issue, defective vehicle, animal crossing or weather condition. Whatever the cause of your accident, turn to Ardalan & Associates to prove negligence on the part of the person who hurt you. We'll stand up for you and help you move forward.