Auto Accident Attorneys
Road trips with the family. Transportation to and from work. A right of passage. A favorite weekend pastime undertaken along bucolic back roads. Driving means different things to different people. But one thing all drivers should have in common is the need to get from point A to point B without injuring themselves or others. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is estimated that there are approximately six million automobile accidents in the United States each year, with more than 40,000 of those ending in a fatality. In fact, automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Auto accidents are caused by any number of factors, including speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, teenage drivers, elderly drivers, negligence, defective products, defective roads….
Put safety first—yours, your passengers’ and your fellow motorists’—when you get behind the wheel. But, even if you drive defensively and follow all the rules of the road, you may find yourself in an automobile accident. If the right for legal representation arises, the law firm of Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP is committed to fighting for your rights.
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Examples of recoveries achieved in automotive accidents
Below are representative examples of recoveries achieved in automotive, trucking, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents by our auto accident attorneys, bicycle injury attorneys, and motorcycle accident attorneys in Los Angeles.
Our clients were the widow and adult child of a middle-aged businessman killed in an auto accident. We were able to establish that the other driver was inattentive and at fault for the accident. With the help of forensic economists, our auto accident attorneys in Los Angeles conducted a comprehensive earnings analysis and established a substantial loss of support.
A car accident can happen as a result of any party's fault.
If you are the victim of a car accident and do not consult an auto accident attorney in California, you may not receive the full compensation for your injury to which you are entitled. It could even happen that without a qualified auto accident attorney in California on your side, you may not be able to stop yourself from being severely penalized, let alone being compensated. The best auto accident attorney in California helps to settle the case in your favor. And we are proud to have a team of committed and qualified auto accident attorneys in California.
Result: $3,000,000 Settlement
Our client, a 65-year-old man, was rear-ended and suffered a significant neck injury. He was unable to continue working until age 70 as he intended to do, and also lost the ability to enjoy hobbies and recreational activities.
Result: $1,400,000 Jury Verdict
Our client was rear-ended after stopping at a red light. The other party contended that our client had abruptly changed lanes, cutting in front of him and causing the accident. The other driver's passengers all corroborated his testimony. The defense also claimed that our client's injuries were pre-existing. Despite this, the jury found in favor of our client.
Result: $680,000 Jury Verdict — Settled for $950,000
Defective Road — Brain Injury
Our client, a high school student, was a passenger in a car with four friends driving at night after leaving a party where the driver consumed alcohol. The driver was unable to negotiate a curve on a rural road and the vehicle overturned. Our client suffered brain damage, which affected his speech, memory, the use of his arm and compromised his ability to walk. Our car accident lawyer proved that the lack of a warning sign was a significant factor in the accident.
Result: $1,770,000 Jury Verdict
Rear End — Brain Injury
Our client, a father of two, was rear-ended by a bus. The accident caused whiplash and some brain damage. As a result, he could not complete certain business projects.
Result: $750,000 Settlement
Spinal Injury — Third-Party Case
Our client, a Caltrans worker, was on the side of the highway when an 18-wheel truck lost control and hit another truck, which then struck our client. The impact threw him 15 feet in the air and against another truck. He suffered spinal injuries.
Result: Substantial Six-Figure Settlement
Our elderly client was driving his car when he was struck by another vehicle, causing him to lose control and swerve into the median, crashing head-on into a tree. The damage to our client's vehicle was so severe that he was entangled in it and had to be rescued by the local fire department using the Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue device. He suffered numerous orthopedic injuries that affected his lifestyle and prevented him from playing golf, his favorite hobby.
Result: $680,000 Settlement
When our client stopped for pedestrians, another car, traveling at approximately 40 mph, struck the rear of her vehicle. She suffered spinal injuries and developed fibromyalgia as a result of the accident. The settlement our car accident attorney in California secured was for the policy limits.
Result: Substantial Six-Figure Settlement
Our client, an 83-year-old woman, was exiting a bus when the driver prematurely closed the bus door and drove off, throwing her to the ground. She suffered various injuries, including a broken hip.
Result: $480,000 Settlement