Glendale Car Accident Lawyers
Leave Your Personal Injury Case Up to Us
You have enough going on after being in a car accident that was not your fault. Don’t pile legal worries and frustrations onto everything. Instead, come to the Law Offices of Wax & Wax. Our team of accident lawyers in Glendale can help with comprehensive and compassionate legal assistance that can move your auto accident case forward, step by step, for you. Our team has more than 100 years of combined legal experience and are ready to win you maximum compensation.
On This Page:
- Types of Accidents We Handle
- How Long Will My Injuries Last?
- What Is My Claim Worth?
- What Is the Normal Settlement for a Car Accident?
- Do I Have to Prove Liability?
- When Should I Hire a Lawyer to Represent Me?
- Get Started Today
Car accidents can happen for many reasons, but most can be traced back to a driver’s negligence. If you were hit by a negligent driver, then we want to know about it. Thanks to our extensive legal experiences and eclectic backgrounds, we can manage essentially any car accident claim on your behalf.
We can manage claims after a car accident is caused by a driver who was:
Our legal team can also assist with motor vehicle accidents involving other types of vehicles and parties. For example, you can count on us to help with truck accident, motorcycle accident, and pedestrian accident claims or lawsuits as well.
How long it takes you to recover from your injuries will depend entirely on how serious your injuries are. More minor injuries such as a minor concussion, a muscle sprain, or superficial bruising or lacerations may only require a few weeks to recover from. Whereas a more serious personal injury like a spinal injury, brain injury, broken bones, or amputation, will require significantly longer to recover from. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may never recover to the same level of health you had prior to the accident.
Most attorneys will recommend that you wait to pursue a specific settlement amount until you have reached maximum medical improvement. This means that you have recovered as much as physically possible after your accident. This is to help ensure that you don't settle for a lesser amount and then discover this is insufficient to actually cover your medical expenses.
After suffering a car accident, you will experience a variety of damages. In personal injury law speak, a damage is something that incurred a cost, especially when it is caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The total of your damages is the worth of your car accident claim. Our team is always careful to tally damages accurately, including those related to non-economic damages and future damages.
Damages available in your car accident case could include:
- Medical treatments
- Lost or reduced wages
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
It's impossible to estimate the exact value of your personal injury claim without knowing the details of your accident and the severity of your injuries. In general, the more serious your injuries are, the higher your settlement will be. The average car accident settlement with minor injuries can range anywhere from $10,000-$15,000; while accidents resulting in long-term disability or injuries can sometimes result in settlements in the hundred-thousand range.
California uses a pure comparative negligence rule when determining liability in car accident cases. This rule basically allows you to seek damages from any other party involved in your accident, as long as they are at least 1% liable for it. The higher a party’s liability, the more damages they might pay you through a settlement offer or a court award.
Due to the fact that practically anyone can pursue compensation after a car accident in California, it becomes vitally important to prove liability convincingly. Let our personal injury attorneys help you find and utilize different types of evidence to build your claim. We can anticipate that the other side might blame you for what happened, but they’ll have a much more difficult time if they encounter a solid case constructed by our attorneys.
Evidence often used to prove liability in a car accident includes:
- Eyewitness statements
- Police, firefighter, and EMT reports
- Dashcam footage
- Medical records
While you may not always need to hire a personal injury attorney for a minor car accident, there are certain situations in which hiring a lawyer may be in your best interest:
- If it isn't clear who was at fault
- If your insurance company is refusing to offer you fair compensation
- If you are being blamed for the accident when you were only partially or not at all at fault
- You were injured in the auto accident
- You were forced to miss work because of your injuries
- You are unfamiliar with the legal process and going to court
- You are suffering from PTSD, or other emotional damages as a result of your accident
Auto insurance companies are hoping you will file your claim alone, so they can use every tactic they know to keep the value of your claim low. An insurer might even deny your claim without reason and hope you give up because you don’t understand what happened. By working with our Glendale personal injury lawyers, you will take away the insurance company’s chances of mishandling your claim.
We Stand Up to Insurance Companies for You
In the world of personal injury claims, auto insurance companies have gained notoriety for doing very little to actually help injured claimants. Please reach out to our law firm soon after being in a crash because you should anticipate trouble from the other driver’s insurance provider. With our car accident attorneys in Glendale taking the lead, you can feel confident that your claim is being managed correctly and in a way that fiercely pursues every last cent of damages owed to you.