Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
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An experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney could be the difference between a good and great recovery after an auto accident. Bisnar Chase has the experience, expertise and financial resources to handle your car accident case with the skill and dedication you deserve. Our lawyers have an outstanding track record with a superior 97% success rate. We not only practice in Los Angeles County, but we practice throughout the state of California and have been helping people just like you since 1978.
In this Video: Los Angeles Car accident attorney John Bisnar addresses how much your auto accident claim may be worth. Medical expenses, therapy expenses, loss of income from work, loss of joy and other legitimate losses can be recovered.
Bisnar Chase is led by John Bisnar, a car accident survivor. It was his serious injury in a car accident in 1974, and the resulting disaster of an attorney representing him, that drove him to become, in his words: "The personal injury attorney I wished I had representing me."
You can count on Bisnar Chase being the "car accident attorney" that Mr. Bisnar envisioned representing him. He holds the entire law firm to this high standard and has been doing so since 1978. Mr. Bisnar sees to it that every client is cared for the way he wished he had been.
You will come away from your first meeting with a deep feeling of trust and confidence: trust that we are looking out for you and confidence that you really are being represented by a team that cares about and is doing a great job for you.
We do everything for you. You focus your attention on healing your injuries and getting back to your normal life. We focus our attention on your legal rights and recovering the financial compensation that you are rightfully due. We will take care of it all.
LA Car Accident Lawyer Who's In It to Win
Consistently ranked as one of the nation's top car accident law firms, Bisnar Chase is known for integrity and results. In fact, we have recovered over two hundred million dollars for more than 10,000 clients.
We are in it to win it -- and that means aggressive action from start to finish. You will receive the advantage -- that edge you need to get everything you are due.
Specializing in serious, complex and economically significant CA car accidents, we know what it takes to support victims as they navigate complex, confusing California car accident laws. And, most of all, how to win.
Car Accident Attorneys Who Put You First
Bisnar Chase offers free, immediate consultations with an experienced lawyer. So whether it's over the phone, in your hospital room or home, or online, we come to you or bring you to us, to get the facts of your case so that we can immediately put your mind at ease, take up the battle for you and deliver the goods for you at the end.
Once you've become a client, we advance all costs and expenses associated with your car accident lawsuit. And we never collect a fee unless we win your case. It's a strategy that's worked since 1978.
We guarantee that you will not have a better experience with any other car accident law firm. Our attorneys will give you first-class care. For more information on our commitment to professional excellence, aggressive litigation and serious results, contact Bisnar Chase for a free legal consultation today at 323-238-4683.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in California. There are over six million car accidents in the U.S. a year, killing over 40,000 people, and Los Angeles is ranked the number one city in California where car accidents occur. Car accidents also account for three million injuries -- two million of which are permanent, including brain injury, decapitation, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, coma, and wrongful death.
A car accident can devastate your health, earning potential and future. And with car accidents and medical costs on the rise, it's more important than ever to seek out an effective, aggressive Los Angeles car accident lawyer to handle your accident claim -- as fast as you can. You also need to make sure you choose someone you trust and feel good about.
Steps to Take after a Car Accident
There are several steps that you would be well advised to take in the aftermath of a car accident in order to protect your legal rights. Get immediate medical attention. If you cannot move after the accident, wait until emergency personnel arrive. Some accident injuries may not be apparent right away. However, it is best to see your medical care provider to ensure that you have not been injured.
Make sure that you file a police report. This will help document the incident and at a later point help determine fault. Gather as much information as possible from the accident scene. If you are able, you should take photos of the accident scene including the position of the vehicles, license plates and injuries sustained in the crash. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties.
Do not talk to insurance companies' representatives without first consulting a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are usually keen to diminish the value of your case or make it go away. What you tell them can and probably will be used against you.
Proving Fault and Liability
This can be a major challenge in an automobile accident even in cases where the facts may seem "obvious." A number of car accidents happen as the result of a driver's negligence, which means that the motorist was operating the automobile in a reckless or unsafe manner. Drivers are required under the law to use "reasonable care" while operating a vehicle. Examples of negligent driving include driving while impaired distracted or fatigued; violating the rules of the road such as running a red light or a stop sign; and driving over the speed limit.
In a car accident case, however, the burden of proving negligence rests on the plaintiffs. Auto accident lawyers have many ways of proving liability. They may rely on police reports, eyewitnesses, evidence gathered from the vehicle, paramedics' and doctors' reports and footage from red light cameras or surveillance cameras that monitor streets and intersections.
Plaintiffs' lawyers may also call on expert witnesses who can help judges and juries better understand the facts of the case. It is very important in all car accident cases to preserve the vehicle so it can be examined by an expert for evidence. In most auto accident cases, the vehicle is the most important piece of evidence. Destroying or repairing the vehicle prematurely may prove to be a costly mistake.
Damages in Los Angeles Car Accident Cases
Injured victims of LA car accidents can seek compensation for damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Hospitalization and surgeries
- Rehabilitation such as physical and occupational therapy
- Permanent injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Before You Do Anything Else, Read This...
Before you speak to an insurance adjuster or a LA car accident attorney, get the information you need to be able to deal effectively with the insurance company's trained representative. But remember that the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, and his job assignment is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Do not fall into the trap of thinking that the adjuster is helping you. Be careful. The adjuster may just be setting you up, sucking information out of you that you don't need to give and having you sign release forms that allow the insurance company to get every employment, medical, school and military record in your entire life. They have no right to most of those records, but they will certainly collect them and use them to their benefit if you let them.
The best car accident attorney will provide you a free consultation, answer your questions, point out your rights and options, analyze your circumstances and advise you about what to do and whether you even need a lawyer.
But keep in mind, there is a two-year statute of limitations in most California personal injury cases. However there are car accident cases that have a 180-day claims filing requirement. When that expires, you lose your right to collect your medical expenses and your other damages.
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