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Our California personal injury law firm has been handling serious injury and wrongful death cases for over 45 years. We have gotten many results over $1,000,000.00 for our clients and have helped thousands of injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims get the justice that they deserve. Sometimes it is not always the biggest results that make us happy, but the particularly good results.

Recently, our client was driving in Beverly Hills when she was t-boned by another vehicle. Her side airbags went off and she suffered numerous injuries. The insurance company for the other driver made things difficult and we had to file a lawsuit. Fortunately, the Beverly Hills car accident was caught on video and the video shows that the other party ran the red light!

By fighting for our client in litigation, the insurance company for the other party offered its policy limits of $50,000.00.  Of course we have many higher settlement amounts, but when we get the full policy limits from the other party’s insurance, it always feels nice.  Fortunately, on this particular case, our client has $100,000.00 in uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage. In California, that means that our client’s own insurance gets a write off for the $50,000.00 that is obtained from the other party and that $50,000.00 additional underinsured motorist money is available for our client. Accordingly, a total of $100,000.00 will be the maximum gross obtainable settlement on this case.

Mediation is a very important tool for resolving California car accident injury and wrongful death claims. Recently, we settled a Riverside rear end car accident injury claim at mediation for $550,000. Robert Walch was the attorney handling this matter in our firm. We used an experienced former judge as our mediator in this case. If you need help with a mediation, let us know.

Usually mediations are a tool used during the litigation process for resolving disputes. However, sometimes, as was the case in this particular matter, no lawsuit was filed and this was considered a pre-litigation mediation. By doing the mediation pre-litigation, both parties were able to save a lot of money in litigation costs, which was beneficial to our client.

Also, nobody knows what will happen in litigation or in a trial. By settling without litigation, the client also saves the time that would have to be used for responding to discovery, preparing and having his or her deposition taken, appearing at a Defense Medical Examination, etc. Our approach to resolving claims is that if we can get full value from our client without the time and expenses of litigation, we will happily do that for our client, but it must be full value. If the insurance company thinks that they will get a discount for resolving a claim before litigation, then they are mistaken.

We will be publishing some of our notable recent successful results that we have obtained for some of our clients on this blog. Of course, we will keep all of the private details confidential. If you would like to see a list of many of our notable settlements and verdicts, please click here for our Case Results page on our California personal injury lawyers website.

Our client, who is in her 80s, was driving her vehicle when she was rear ended in Los Angeles. Our firm helped our client obtain the medical care that she needed, including chiropractic care and pain management. Our managing partner, Robert Walch, was able to negotiate a $275,000 settlement for her, without litigation, as she did not want our firm to file a lawsuit due to her age.

Sometimes filing a lawsuit is absolutely necessary on a case, while sometimes it can be avoided by way of a fair settlement pre-litigation. In this case, given our client’s age, we agreed that settling for $275,000 was the right move for our client. Since our client’s medical bills were not very high, she ended up with a very nice check and was very happy with the result and her net financial recovery.

Los Angeles and most of California have been hit by harsh rain storms for much of January 2023 to date, causing many collisions involving cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Clearly, rain and wet streets and pavement greatly increase the risk of car and truck collisions.  Many of these rain caused collisions result in bodily injuries and property damage to those involved.  When you are involved in an injury accident caused by rain, an inattentive or negligent driver, or anything else, there are several important things to do (set forth in more detail below), including contact an experienced personal injury car accident attorney for a FREE consultation and case evaluation.

The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (DOT/FHA) states that because rain causes pavement and streets to become wet, tire vehicle traction is reduced, reducing vehicle maneuverability.  Rain, especially heavy rain and fog, causes visibility to be reduced, further leading to more car and truck accidents.  See United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (DOT/FHA)/Road Weather Management Program.

Another result of rain and fog visibility problems and poor road collisions caused by those factors is that they cause car and truck drivers to drive at lower speeds, thereby causing reduced roadway capacity and greater delays.   The DOT/FHA opined that these rain and fog induced speed reductions on roads and streets range from 10 to 25 percent (10%-25%) on wet streets and pavement.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that passenger Hong Fei Zhang was killed in a car crash on Thursday, November 4, 2021.   This wrongful death car accident reportedly occurred around 9:30 p.m., near Milepost 29, on Interstate 40 (I-40).  Mr. Zhang was pronounced dead at the scene of this very tragic crash.  Mr. Zhang was only 77 years of age.

As a passenger in a car, regardless of fault of others, Mr. Zhang’s family would have a right to make a wrongful death claim.

Reportedly the CHP is still investigating the cause of this car crash, and anyone with information should contact the CHP or our wrongful death and personal injury law firm.  It is very easy to contact us simply by clicking on this link or calling us at 1.866 INJURY 2 or 1 866 465 8792.  Our staff also speak Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish.  We have law offices in the Valley and Beverly Hills, California.

Famous golfer Tiger Woods was driving a borrowed Genesis SUV at nearly twice the posted 45 miles per hour (mph) speed limit when the SUV hit a sharp curve and collided with multiple objects in Palos Verdes, California, causing Woods severe injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and reported by the Los Angeles Times newspaper on April 8, 2021, Section A1.

Tiger Woods reportedly sustained multiple car accident injuries, some apparently were life threatening and or career threatening, including fractures to his leg and ankle, and at some point Tiger Woods relocated to Florida where he remains now for his recovery.

The Sheriff’s department supposedly found NO use of alcohol or drugs contributing to this vehicle crash, although results of any hospital or other blood tests were NOT released.

Head-on Lakeview Collision Kills Young Driver

Head-on Lakeview Collision Kills Young Driver

Recently, the Press Enterprise reported about a head-on collision in Lakeview that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man from Norco. The collision occurred early in the morning, just after 4:30 a.m. A Toyota Corolla and a Ford F-150 collided head-on which sent both cars flying off the road.

The driver of the Corolla, 24-year-old Alejandro Corrales, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, of the F-150, did not sustain injuries in the accident. Now authorities are looking into what may have caused this deadly head-on collision.

Fatal Los Angeles Car Crash at L&E Oyster Bar

Fatal Los Angeles Car Crash at L&E Oyster Bar

A recent Los Angeles car crash ended with one dead, four injured and a seriously damaged restaurant. According to Eater, “A vehicle hit a motorcyclist near the intersection of Silver Lake Boulevard and Effie Street, overturning the car and completely sheering the tree in front, killing one unidentified person and injuring several others.” One employee of L&E Oyster Bar was uninjured and upstairs when the fatal car crash happened and worked to attempt to put out some of the flames.

Los Angeles is slowly re-opening and while restaurant car crashes are not normal, deadly car accidents happen all the time in LA and throughout the country and we will likely see an increase in them as more people get back on the roads. Here’s a look at some of the questions that can surround a Los Angeles fatal car crash like this:

Despite the Covid-19 lockdowns and the fact that more people are staying home, as opposed to out on the roads, there are still car accidents throughout the greater Los Angeles area. If you are involved in a Los Angeles car accident, you need an attorney who can help you right away, as there important things that must be done to help you obtain the best result on your personal injury case.

Some attorneys have completely closed their offices during this Covid lockdown and cannot fully help a new injured client. They may not be responding to calls, texts or emails and waiting until everything is back to normal. In our California personal injury law firm, we understand what injured people are going through and we are doing our best to help all of our new and existing clients with everything they need, despite all the hurdles presented by Covid.

Fortunately, with the technology we have available, it is not necessary to come in to our physical office in order for us to help you. We can call, text, email, Google Meet, Zoom, etc. with any of our potential clients or current clients. Our law firm is fully functional and able to handle all of our clients’ needs, from helping them get their cars repaired, to helping them find the right medical providers, to filing documents with the courts, resolving cases and getting our clients paid as quickly and as much as possible. We know that many of our clients need the money from their case more than ever now and we have successfully resolved many difficult cases during Covid. If you are injured, do not wait until the pandemic is over, call us right away so we can advise you on what to do to protect your rights.

Fewer Cars On Los Angeles Roads Leads to More 100+ mph Tickets

Fewer Cars On Los Angeles Roads Leads to More 100+ mph Tickets

The stay at home orders due to the current COVID-19 pandemic have meant fewer drivers on Los Angeles roads and roads statewide. However, according to the Los Angeles Daily News, the number of drivers pulled over for driving at speeds higher than 100 mph has increased dramatically, by 87%, in the first month of the stay at home order.

California Highway Patrol issued 2,493 citations to drivers driving 100mph or more from March 19th to April 19th. During the same time last year, only 1,335 citations of this kind were given out. Officers believe this increase in fast driving is due to the roads being “deserted by California standards.”

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