According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS ), traffic fatalities increased by 7 percent between 2015 and 2016. Between 2014 and 2018, serious injuries from motor vehicle accidents increased by 16.4% , from 11,014 to 12,823.4. This tells us that California roadways are a long way from being safe — particularly when it comes to accidents that lead to serious injury or death.
If you have been involved in a California auto accident, you will need a skilled attorney who can advocate for you. At the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, we are dedicated to helping people who have been hurt in all types of motor vehicle collisions. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you recover the money that you deserve.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our firm handles a range of motor vehicle accident claims, including those that involve some of the most common causes of California crashes:
- Dangerous or poorly-designed roadways
- Distracted driving
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver error, such as speeding or a simple failure to pay attention
Our firm takes on cases both simple and complex, including:
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
- Single vehicle accidents
- Multiple vehicle accidents
- Uber or Lyft crashes
- Drunk driving cases
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Product liability involving cars or vehicle parts
We will stand by your side throughout the process, working with you to help you get the compensation that you deserve. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we know the law — and we will put our skill to work for you.
What to Do After a Car Accident
First, seek medical attention immediately, even if the collision seems minor. It is important to get evaluated so that you can be diagnosed and treated for any injuries that you may have suffered. This will prevent a minor injury from becoming more serious, and may stop the insurance company from arguing that you made your injuries worse by failing to seek treatment.
Second, if you are able to, collect evidence. This may include paperwork such as a police accident report, insurance and contact information for the other driver, hospital and ambulance records, and photographs or videos of the scene. You should also make a list of potential witnesses along with their contact information, including passengers, the other driver, and anyone who might have seen what happened.
Third, write down as much as you can remember about the accident as soon as possible after the crash, while your memory is fresh. The longer you wait to chronicle the accident, the more likely it is that you may forget critical details. Include everything that you can think of, such as the weather at the time of the accident, whether there were any obstructions in the road, and other factors.
Fourth — and most importantly — do not speak to the other driver or their insurance adjuster about the accident. Exchange information, and decline to answer further questions. Do not apologize or say anything that could be construed as accepting fault. Your lawyer can then handle communications with the insurance company, working to get you the best possible outcome.
Need a short version of this list? Check out our Auto Accident Checklist.
Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA
From the first meeting until the final resolution of your case, the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn will fight to protect your interests. Whether your case is simple or complicated, we will aggressively negotiate or litigate your case until you receive a fair award for the injuries you have received.
The Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn never charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or award for you. We also offer no risk consultations and personalized service for each of our clients. Contact us today at (310) 209-1600 or email@example.com to talk to an experienced California personal injury attorney about your car accident case.