Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
At MKP Law Group, LLP our attorneys exclusively represent injury victims. For years we have fought on behalf of clients who were hurt in car accidents due the negligence of another party. We realize that it can be difficult to afford quality accident injury lawyers so we always work on what is known as a contingency fee basis, meaning WE DON’T GET PAID UNLESS WE WIN.
There are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to our clients. Our experienced automobile injury attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and will fight hard on your behalf to ensure you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Our automobile accident injury attorneys work with a team of medical experts throughout Los Angeles and California to ensure that you or a loved one receives top-notch medical care for a speedy and healthy recovery while we deal with the insurance companies.
We are a team of renowned automobile injury attorneys representing injury victims throughout the State of California. MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. The team at MKP is experienced, attentive, dependable and tenacious so call us today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your 100% free consultation.
Why Hire a Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorney?
Oftentimes clients ask us when is the right time to get an attorney for a car accident, and the answer is as soon as possible. Hiring a qualified automobile injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident is crucial for a variety of reasons including:
- Ensuring you are getting fair value for the damage sustained to your automobile
- Ensuring you are receiving the appropriate medical treatment to ensure a healthy recovery
- Negotiating the insurance company claims to ensure optimal recovery
- Representing you at trial if the case is unable to settle
The accident injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP often represent clients who tried dealing with the insurance company on their own before hiring MKP. Many of the common mistakes we see from clients involved in traffic accidents who are not represented by an automobile injury attorney include:
- Signing authorizations or documents for the insurance company that can damage your case
- Giving recorded statements to the adjuster
- Accepting low-ball offers
- Paying insurance deductibles for car repairs
Ensuring you have great legal representation by hiring the accident injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP right after an automobile accident will give you peace of mind. Our team knows how to handle insurance companies and cut through their red-tape to vigorously fight on our clients’ behalf to get top dollar. Whether it be car repairs, missed time from work, or medical appointments and bills, we understand that automobile accidents can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. Let us deal with the insurance company while you recover. Though most cases settle prior to the filing of a lawsuit with the courts, our accident injury lawyers have taken cases all the way to trial and won jury awards for our clients. MKP Law Group, LLP’s automobile injury attorneys have earned a well-deserved reputation among insurance companies as tenacious advocates.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Los Angeles
Living in Southern California, car accidents are an unfortunate part of life. Whether you are a bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, Uber/Lyft passenger or driver, there are dangerous drivers on seemingly every California roadway. The most common causes of car accidents and traffic accidents in Los Angeles include:
- Inattentiveness/distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Vehicle defects
Car accidents can lead to serious, life-long injuries. How much your auto accident claim is worth depends on a multitude of factors including the extent of your injuries, whether you were at all responsible for the accident and the insurance limits that provide coverage for the vehicles.
What to do After a Car Accident in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, there are several things to keep in mind:
1) Obtain the Driver’s Insurance Information
After moving to a safe area, it is crucial that you obtain the other driver’s insurance and contact information. Taking photos of the other party’s driver’s license and insurance card are the best ways to make sure you get all necessary information. Without getting the other driver’s insurance information, you could be stuck taking care of your medical bills and car repairs on your own without receiving the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver.
2) Obtain Any Witness Information
Independent witnesses can be extremely helpful in proving your claim, as often times the other driver or their insurance company disputes liability. Independent witnesses to the incident can provide statements and prove who truly caused the accident. Obtaining the witness’ contact information allows our team to investigate and get the facts straight in order to put the “he-said she-said” debate to rest.
3) Call the Police and Take Photographs
It is always best to have the police come to the scene of the incident and create what is known as a Traffic Collision Report. These reports are very helpful in showing who is at-fault in the accident, and they also include important information about the other driver if you are too injured to obtain that information at the scene of the accident. Photographs of the vehicles at the scene of the incident can also be helpful in proving who is responsible for the accident. Drivers in California are required to notify the California DMV if the accident resulted in over $750.00 in property damage; if so the driver must report the accident to the DMV within ten (10) days of the accident.
4) Do Not Give Statement (Recorded or Not) to the Other Insurance Company
Oftentimes the other driver’s insurance company will demand that you give a statement, which is sometimes recorded, about the accident and your injuries. You are under NO obligation to do so, and oftentimes these recorded statements are used against you to damage your case. Insurance adjusters can ask tricky questions to confuse you and try to get you to minimize your injuries or place you at-fault for the accident. If you do give a statement, never minimize your injuries. Insurance companies cannot talk to you if you are represented by an attorney and that is why it is crucial to hire MKP as your attorneys immediately so they can cut the insurance red-tape and get you the compensation you deserve.
5) Do Not Delay in Getting Medical Treatment
Oftentimes in car accidents, the sorts of injuries that people suffer do not become severe until a few days after the accident. That does not mean you should not seek medical treatment from a trained professional immediately following a car accident. Delays in treatment give insurance companies ammunition to downplay the severity of your injuries or claim they are unrelated to the accident. Our team at MKP Law Group, LLP works with some of the best medical professionals and can put you in touch with skilled doctors and therapists that are close and convenient to you in order to get you back on your feet.
6) Contact MKP Law Group, LLP Today
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident contact us today at 310-285-5353 so that we can start fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. At MKP Law Group, LLP, we have personal injury attorneys that are highly experienced in handling auto accidents and have obtained large settlements on behalf of our clients. We know how to deal with insurance companies so that you do not have to and, instead, can focus on getting better. MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. The team at MKP is experienced, attentive, dependable and tenacious so call us today to schedule your 100% consultation. As always, if we don’t win your case you don’t owe us a dime.
Car Accident Injuries
It is very important to see a doctor immediately after a car accident. Many injuries are not immediately felt at the scene of the accident as our bodies naturally produce adrenaline in response to the traumatic event, and many injuries including whiplash can be caused even by low-impact collisions. So even if you think you were not hurt in an automobile accident, we still recommend seeing a doctor or going to an urgent care clinic just as a precaution.
Unfortunately, it is far too common that auto-accidents result in serious, life-long injuries/disabilities and even death. In those serious cases, choosing the right accident injury lawyer is so important. The accident injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP understand that no amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one or make you whole after suffering serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries or paralysis but when you hire MKP Law Group, LLP you know your attorney is doing everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.
Stats on Accidents in Los Angeles, CA
California is the most heavily populated state in the United States of America, with millions of vehicles on California’s roadways.
California, Southern California in particular, is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with millions of tourists driving to and throughout California every year.
Unfortunately, all these motorists lead to thousands of motor vehicle accidents every year in California. Our Southern California auto accident lawyers are experienced in handling accident cases and have represented thousands of accident victims.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
Traffic accidents are on the rise in Los Angeles, with annual increases since 2010. However, the trend has leveled off since 2017 and is even showing declines in 2020.
- There were 4,552 Los Angeles traffic collisions in February 2020, a 3% increase over February 2019, which saw 4,418 collisions. LAcity.org.
- More than 236 people were killed in car crashes in 2019, and more than 50% were walking. Curbed.
- Vision Zero is a plan to eliminate walking traffic deaths by 2025. Vision Zero.
Traffic fatalities, especially with pedestrians, are tragic, and we hope to see the Vision Zero project achieve its goal by 2025.
Contact MKP Law Group, LLP Today
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident contact us today at 310-285-5353 so that we can start fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.
At MKP Law Group, LLP, we have personal injury attorneys that are highly experienced in handling auto accidents and have obtained large settlements on behalf of our clients.
We know how to deal with insurance companies so that you do not have to and, instead, can focus on getting better.
MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. The team at MKP is experienced, attentive, dependable and tenacious so call us today to schedule your 100% consultation. As always, if we don’t win your case you don’t owe us a dime.
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