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California Car Accident Lawyers

California Car Accident Attorneys

Have your case reviewed for free! The California car accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase have more than 44 years of experience and have won over $750 million for our clients. 

Working with a personal injury trial attorney is vital to winning your auto accident case & personal injury claim and getting you the best compensation possible for you or your family members. Not all personal injury attorneys go to trial, but we do – with outstanding winning results.

If you have been involved or injured in a motor vehicle accident, please call our Southern California personal injury lawyers at (800) 561-4887 to discuss your rights and compensation. We have locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego that serve you day or night.

Time is of the essence when it comes to preserving your rights and making a car accident claim. Our law firm will provide you with a free consultation that will allow us to assess the motor vehicle accident and medical treatment for your insurance claim to determine the best option for you.

Bisnar Chase has represented auto accident victims since 1978 and prioritized the client. Our clients are treated to a first-class experience with a personal touch. We will also help to shield you from financial challenges by advancing many initial costs. You won’t pay anything unless your case is won. Year after year, we have been rated among the best auto accident attorneys in California and holding at-fault parties responsible.

Medical treatment can be costly and even destroy your financial security, which is why we work with medical providers to put your medical debts on a lien until your case is won. In addition, we also successfully negotiate many of our client’s medical treatment costs for reduction so that you keep more of your awarded money.

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Choosing the Right California Car Accident Lawyer

Hiring the right California car accident lawyer is paramount in achieving a fair outcome in your case. Inexperience and lack of resources could cost you. Our legal team has the resources, experience, and passion for winning even the most complex cases.

We provide a superior client experience, giving you the highest quality of care. We will fight to get you the most significant recovery possible from your automobile accident. Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, both sides need to commit. A successful case requires a dedicated lawyer and an involved client. Sometimes the most challenging part of winning a car crash case is keeping the client on track to meet all medical-related appointments. Treatment and a long-term healing plan are essential for your personal injury case.

From protecting your lost wages to shielding you from financial responsibility, we provide a framework of experience crafted by nine trial lawyers who have been winning complex car accident cases throughout California for decades. We have spent decades in and out of California courts representing Los Angeles car accident clients and Orange County auto defect victims.

Brian Chase, national auto defect attorney

Brian Chase, Senior Partner of Bisnar Chase:
"I always knew I wanted to practice injury law. I wanted to make a difference in people's lives and hold wrongdoers accountable."

Negligent Parties Must Pay Fair Compensation

You may be eligible to collect compensation from any negligent or at-fault parties if you are injured in an auto accident, including a hit-and-run car accident. If you have sustained an injury, you should hold the negligent parties responsible for any loss of income, pain, suffering, and medical expenses. Through no fault of your own, an injury has occurred. You are entitled to fair compensation.

By contacting one of our qualified California auto accident attorneys specializing in serious motor vehicle injuries, you make the smartest choice in legal representation. We will investigate the crash scene, the vehicles, and any other evidence that came into play during your auto accident and pursue the at-fault party.

We will stand up for you against any insurance company, wrongdoer, trucking company, or anyone else who has caused you harm through no fault. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended.

The Dangers of Driverless Vehicles

Self-driving cars – also referred to as autonomous cars – are becoming a reality. With Tesla and Google taking the helm in leading the autonomous car revolution, more people are being injured as these companies continue to use our highways to test self-driving cars.

So far, several deaths have already been linked to driverless cars and reports of test vehicles that have caught fire while parked and not running. Some of these fires have been linked to vehicle ion batteries. There are pros and cons to driverless cars, but we are sure that our national highways should not be used as a test track for potentially unsafe innovations.

Until the safety features of these driverless cars are further tested, someone should remain behind the wheel. Contact an injury attorney well-versed in these accidents if you’ve been injured by a self-driving car.

Auto Defects Can Kill

Millions of cars are recalled every month for a variety of auto defects. While vehicle recall laws do help, many times, the recall doesn’t take place until someone is injured or killed. From cases involving everything from faulty safety belts to exploding airbags, we have built a reputation for being one of the country’s best auto defect law firms. Our managing partner Brian Chase is a national auto defect lawyer with decades of experience and regularly teaches other lawyers how to try these difficult and complicated cases.

Top 5 Most Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Driving is a daily task most of us need to do as a standard part of our professional, personal and recreational lives.

Getting from one place to another isn’t always easy without a vehicle. That being said, with the huge number of other people using similar forms of transportation and traveling along the same streets and highways simultaneously, driving can also become hazardous.

Here is a list of the Top 5 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents:

  1. Speeding: Speeding is unsafe. Traveling at excessive speeds, especially around other drivers and pedestrians, can prove fatal in milliseconds. When speeding, it is more difficult to observe and react to road hazards, judge a turn, or stop in the situation of a sudden and unavoidable obstacle. The speed limit is set for a reason.
  2. Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of substances such as drugs or alcohol can often result in catastrophic accidents. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the U.S. It is responsible for nearly 30% of all fatal traffic crashes, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths annually. Drunk drivers put everyone at risk, including the drivers around them, pedestrians, cyclists, and themselves.

    Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are working across the United States to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and strive for stricter impaired driving policy, whether that impairment is caused by alcohol or any other drug.

  3. Distracted Driving: Most people think they can drive while using a cell phone to talk perfectly, text, use social media, play music, or set the GPS. It is not just cell phones; anything which diverts the driver’s attention away from the road can potentially cause vehicular severe dangers—attempting to multitask while driving can be a serious form of negligence.

  4. Auto Defects: Any vehicle, including cars, trucks, vans, buses, and motorcycles, can carry faults, from design flaws to manufacturing mistakes. Frequent recalls on certain products due to auto defects can create significant dangers for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Brake failure, seatbelt malfunctions, roof crushes, and other defects can make your drive unsafe and potentially fatal.

  5. Driver Error: Sometimes drivers simply make mistakes, from errors in judgment caused by inexperience to over-aggressive dangerous driving. This is another form of negligence that can easily cause a traffic accident. Inexperienced drivers, teenagers, or adults getting their license for the first time or first time in a long time can be dangerous to themselves, passengers, and other drivers and/or pedestrians, as can arrogant drivers with no respect for others on the road. Stay alert, stay safe, stay alive.

Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Any vehicle collision can cause serious property damage and injuries and financially and emotionally impact car accident victims. The most common forms of car accidents include:
  • Rear-End Collision: One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted drivers rear-ending another motorist. These types of accidents can result in serious back and neck injuries.
  • Head-on Collisions: Head-on crashes will often cause severe injuries. Many head-on collisions occur when a vehicle is attempting an overtaking maneuver and will typically cause catastrophic front-end damage to the vehicles involved and the drivers and passengers.
  • T-Bone Accidents: A T-Bone collision is when the middle of the vehicle is hit by another vehicle’s front or back end.
  • Rollover Crashes: A rollover accident can be deadly, especially if a roof crush is involved.
  • Sideswiping: A sideswipe crash usually happens when one vehicle drifts into another lane or a driver attempt to pass.
  • Hit and Run: Fleeing at the scene of a car accident is illegal and can put the injured person in grave danger. A hit-and-run attorney can help you recover compensation, whether or not the culprit is caught.

Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Among the most common injuries sustained by car crash victims are:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones and severe fractures
  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Massive bruising
  • PTSD, anxiety, and emotional issues

Time to File a Claim for Car Accidents - How Long Do You Have?

Auto accident victims have a limited time to file a claim for damages. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a serious vehicle accident, you must act within the statute of limitations according to California law. Victims have two years from the accident to file a car crash claim and three years to file a property damage claim. Obtaining injury damages to cover your medical bills and compensate you for your pain and suffering is practically impossible if you have passed the time limit to file a claim.

Hiring a California car accident lawyer has many benefits. A top-rated attorney will help you build a strong case after your accident and ensure that it is appropriately filed within the time frame. Do not delay; contact the car accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase now.

Call us at (800) 561-4887 to receive a free case evaluation and consultation with expert legal guidance on how to proceed with your case.

Protecting Your Interests

Vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. A car accident lawyer is essential to help protect your interests. As more and more vehicles enter our roadways, more risks and threats are present to drivers.

If you are involved in a vehicle wreck, it is important to hire a qualified car accident attorney who has practiced in California. Bisnar Chase has been representing injured plaintiffs in California for more than 44 years. Our attorneys have a 99% success rate and have won over $750 million for our clients.

Auto Accident Checklist

Refer to this car accident checklist for advice on what to do after you have been involved in a car collision in California. Following these steps will helps ensure your own health and safety and boost your insurance claim if you decide to take legal action.

  • Seek immediate medical attention and tell your physician everything you can about the accident, including any pain you have.
  • File a police report as soon as possible.
  • Get the insurance information from the other driver(s), including their driver’s license number.
  • Get all witnesses’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
  • Take a good number of pictures of the accident scene. Include all cars involved and photograph all visible injuries of all victims in the auto.
  • Do not talk to anyone about the accident or injuries, especially an insurance adjuster. Only discuss with your doctor or attorney regarding treatment.
  • Before you sign anything, consult a qualified California car accident lawyer to avoid mistakes.
  • Please report if you are disoriented, confused, or having trouble remembering things. These are all symptoms of brain trauma.
  • Educate yourself with pertinent car accident resources.

Common Mistakes After a Motor Vehicle Accident

The period after an auto accident can be a stressful time. However, it is important that you remember to avoid these common mistakes in order to maximize the chances of car accident injury lawsuit success:

  • Posting information on social media including pictures or making written statements that can be used against you.
  • Not recognizing the seriousness of your injuries right away. This can lead to additional injuries down the road.
  • Speaking with insurance companies from either side. The first phone call should be to your lawyer.
  • Not being 100% truthful with your attorneys. This can affect your case if information comes out later to the defense.
  • Not collecting evidence. Take pictures, obtain witness statements & file a police report.
  • Admitting liability. Only your lawyer should discuss the case with you and the details of your insurance claim.

The Car Accident Settlement Process

Your injury attorney will discuss the details of your case with you straightforwardly, including the odds of having to go to trial. A good car accident legal team will have the ability to go to trial if needed. Of course, this can be a good outcome if this can be avoided while still securing a favorable settlement for you or your family members.

Don’t let an attorney talk you down regarding settlement for your insurance claim if you feel it is not a fair representation of your injuries and suffering. To reach an experienced California car accident attorney, call us toll-free at (800) 561-4887.

California Car Accident FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to our most frequently asked car accident questions. If you have a query that is not answered below, contact Bisnar Chase now

It is always best to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible after your collision. There is a two-year statute of limitations in California, meaning that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. But it is best to get started as soon as you can. A lawyer will be able to provide legal expertise and guidance on how to proceed.

It is always best to contact your insurance company if you have been involved in a car accident. However, the information you provide an adjuster with should be limited. Insurance firms do not have your best interests at heart and will not pay out if they don’t have to. Contact a car accident lawyer at Bisnar Chase first, and let our experienced negotiators handle the insurance agents.

The best car accident lawyers will work on contingency. Bisnar Chase advances all costs needed to win your case as part of the firm’s ‘No Win, No Fee’ promise. This prevents clients from having to pay out of pocket and ensures everyone can afford to fight for justice.

Yes, you can. California uses a system called comparative negligence. This allows victims to make claims based on the negligence of another person or party, even if they share some portion of responsibility.

It depends on the details of the case. Some car accident lawsuits are decided by a settlement out of court. In other cases, a fair settlement cannot be agreed upon. The Bisnar Chase team is made up of experienced trial attorneys and will take your case to court if necessary. Your lawyer will discuss all of the options with you before a decision is made.

The compensation award or settlement will depend on the circumstances of your case. It can be impacted by a variety of factors, including the severity of the victim’s injuries, their medical expenses, and any lost wages, as well as the level of pain and suffering endured. An expert attorney at Bisnar Chase will be able to tell you more once they have assessed the specifics of your case.

Awards & Honors

  • 2020-2022 Top Plaint Lawyers
  • 2019 Million Dollar Advocate
  • 2019-2022 Lawyer of the Year
  • 2022 Nation’s Premier Top Ten Attorneys by NAOPIA
  • 2017-2022 America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017-2022 Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017-2022 Top 100 High Stakes Litigator
  • 2016-2022 Top 10% Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2014-2022 SuperLawyer
  • 2016-2022 Best Lawyers
  • 2015 CAOC President
  • 2015 NADC Top One Percent Lawyers
  • 2014, 2004 OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability OCTLA

Some of Our CA Car Accident Case Results

  • $16,444,904 – Dangerous road condition, driver negligence
  • $11,282,000 – Catastrophic car accident
  • $9,800,000 – Motor vehicle accident
  • $8,500,000 – Motor vehicle accident – wrongful death
  • $2,432,250 – Motor vehicle accident
  • $2,360,000 – Wrongful death, commercial vehicle – motor vehicle accident

Contact a California Car Accident Lawyer Today

Too often, victims of serious injuries, including family members, due to road collisions receive incorrect information and make decisions that negatively affect the outcome of their car accident lawsuit.

Car crash victims do not have the luxury of receiving second chances; insurance companies will utilize any means to give them grounds for denying your car crash claim and are counting on you to dig your own hole. Unfortunately, this strategy is highly effective, and many auto-collision victims are left with a lifetime of regret.

Bisnar Chase car accident attorneys have set the bar for superior client representation and courtroom accomplishments for over 44 years. Having represented over 12,000 clients over that time, our accident lawyers know exactly how to get maximum compensation for one’s injuries in as little time as possible.

Our accident attorneys utilize aggressive litigation combined with extensive experience and professionalism to reach case outcomes that could not be obtained anywhere else. Our reputation precedes us, and we can utilize our national presence to come to quick and favorable resolutions to our client’s cases, affecting their family members’ lives.

We’ve got 5 locations in California to ensure that we have a car accident lawyer near you.

Contact the California car accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase now. Call (800) 561-4887 or click to contact us by email.

The Ultimate California Car Accident Guide 2022

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Click below to download The Ultimate California Car Accident Guide 2022, produced by Bisnar Chase.

California Car Accident Attorneys

  • Serving California car accident victims since 1978.
  • Recovered over $750 million in verdicts and settlements.
  • Rated top attorneys year after year.
  • No recovery, no fee promise.
  • If you or a loved one have suffered a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact a California car accident attorney today.

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Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B
Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.
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Bisnar Chase is a model #veteranowned business that is purpose-driven — showing the power of patriotism in action! Because of Bisnar Chase, low-income veterans will be able to forge new futures at home through pro bono legal care. Team Veterans Legal Institute is grateful to have Bisnar Chase as a sponsor for Lawyers for Warriors — supporting the promise to be there for our veterans when they need it most.

KellyAnn Romanych
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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

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