Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Helping You After A Car Crash
Car accidents can result in serious injuries and long-term complications. The physical, emotional and financial impact of an accident can affect the rest of your life.
Assertive Representation And Compassion For You
At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of accidents find the best road to recovery. Attorney Mauro Fiore, Jr., has more than 15 years of experience handling personal injury claims on behalf of victims and their families.
Our law firm is known for providing assertive legal representation and compassion for our clients. We will advocate for your interests, helping you navigate the legal process and filing a claim with the insurance company.
We represent individuals injured in auto accidents in Los Angeles County and throughout the Inland Empire. We understand the challenges you face after an accident. We will explain your rights to pursue a claim, what benefits are available through your insurance policy and what action we can take to maximize your recovery.
Filing A Claim After A Car Accident
Our firm obtained a $1 million settlement for women who were killed in defective tire blow out accident case.
You deserve full and fair compensation if you have been injured in a car accident. We will protect your rights and help you file a claim to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Do you know what to do after an accident? Visit our page to learn tips about what steps to take after being involved in a crash.
Our lawyers have decades of experience helping victims with all types of injuries after an accident, including:
- Brain, neck and spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Broken bones
Our attorneys closely follow and comment on developments in road safety. These are some of the informative articles they have written:
- Reducing teen driver accidents
- How California laws against cellphone use are reducing traffic accidents
- Repeat DUI offenders and traffic accidents
Learn About Your Legal Options
Whatever type of injury you have, we can help you evaluate your legal options and help you get the medical attention and care you need. Do not wait to contact us if you have been injured in a crash. Contact our firm by calling 866-262-3670 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Los Angeles car accident attorney. Our attorneys are bilingual in English and Spanish. We have personal injury law offices in Los Angeles, Monrovia, West Covina and Palm Desert.
People Also Asked (Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions)
What injuries can you get from a car crash?
Car crashes can result in many types of injuries – some are minimal and some can be severe/catastrophic. In some cases, car accidents can result in death. Some of the common injuries we see involving car crash accidents are:
- Brain injuries (including traumatic brain injuries like concussions)
- Neck and spine injuries, including whiplash, quadriplegia, and paraplegia
- Broken bones and bone fractures (often broken arms, broken legs, and broken ribs)
- Disfigurement (severe damage to the face, or amputation of limb(s)
What is the most common injury in a car accident?
More than anything, in terms of sheer numbers of injuries, the most common injuries in car accidents are soft tissue injuries, which the ABI defines as connective tissue damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons caused by a car accident. Whiplash is included in this description; Whiplash is the stretching of head and neck muscles and ligaments in reaction to the sudden movement of a car accident/collision.
What is the average payout for a car accident?
This is a tremendously hard question to answer, because the severity of injuries – both personal and property – vary greatly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in California, the average cost of a car accident with injuries is around $22,000.
How long after a car accident can you file a claim for injury?
Depending on the type of injury, here are the standard statutes of limitation for filing a personal injury claim in California:
Injury to Person
Personal injury: 2 yrs. Civ. Proc. §335.1;
False imprisonment: 1 yr. Civ. Proc. §340(c)
1 yr. Civ. Proc. §340(c)
3 yrs. Civ. Proc. §338(d)
Injury to Personal Property
3 yrs. Civ. Proc. §338(b), (c)
Legal: 1 yr. from discovery, max. of 4 yrs. from the wrong Civ. Proc. §340.6;
Medical: 1 yr. from discovery, 3 yrs. if injury known Civ. Proc. §340.5;
Vet.: 1 yr. for injury or death of animal Civ. Prop. §340(c)
3 yrs. Civ. Proc. §338(b)
Collection of Rents
4 yrs. Civ. Proc. §337.2
Written: 4 yrs. §337;
Oral: 2 yrs. Civ. Proc. §339
Collection of Debt on Account
4 yrs. (book and stated accounts) Civ. Proc. §337
10 yrs. Civ. Proc. §337.5
Do you need a lawyer after a car accident?
We always recommend having a free consultation with a car accident lawyer. First, insurance companies exist and thrive because their goal is to pay you as little as possible. Second, some injuries take time to manifest and you want to be sure you have all the medical care and coverage you are rightly titled to. Get a free case review with a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer to explore your options.
Why hire a car accident lawyer?
Remember, the insurance company is not your friend! By consulting with and hiring a car accident lawyer, you are positioning yourself and your loved ones in the greatest position for success. Insurance agents often come across as very nice and sympathetic, but their entire job is to minimize how much they pay you for your injuries. This is why you want a top-rated car accident attorney on your side.
What do car accident Attorneys do?
Car accident lawyers are first and foremost your advocate. They will work on your behalf to negotiate with the insurance companies to secure a larger settlement that more accurately reflects the damages you’ve been subjected to. The best car accident attorneys get to know you as a person so they can more fully understand the pain and suffering caused by the accident, and use that to get you the maximum compensation. Remember, the insurance company is not your friend!
Should I hire a lawyer for a minor car accident?
Any time somebody is injured and/or if there was damage to property, you would be well advised to have a consultation with an attorney. Many attorneys offer Free initial consultations to review your case.
How much for a car accident lawyer?
When it comes to car accidents and injuries from auto accidents, attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means you as the consumer do not have to pay up front for the services. Instead, you agree to a fee up front, and upon verdict or settlement, the attorney’s fee will be deducted from the final award. Most attorneys fees range from 30% to 45% (if it is pre-litigation work, the fees are lower. But if the case proceeds to trial, the fees increase. But your retainer agreement with the attorney should clearly illustrate the fee structure so you have the information in advance.)
What steps should you take if you get into a car accident?
Below is a list of steps to take after being involved in a car accident:
- Make sure everyone is okay and call for emergency medical attention if necessary.
- Do not leave the scene of an accident.
- Call the police to report the accident.
- Exchange information with all other drivers involved in the crash and any witnesses.
- Do not admit fault to the accident.
- Report the accident to your insurance company but do not sign any settlement.
- Document your injuries and medical care.
- Take pictures of the accident and any relevant notes.
- Don’t talk to others about the accident.
- Contact an attorney.
How much do you get for pain and suffering in a car accident?
California has very clear laws and guides for determining pain and suffering. The calculations are determined on many factors, not least of which is the severity of the injury. It’s much too nuanced to describe here, but give us a call and we’d be happy to review your case for free.
Should you sue after a car accident?
That all depends. Many of the car accidents we deal with never proceed to a litigation lawsuit. Many times, we’re able to help our clients get more compensation by using our proven negotiation strategies with the insurance companies to get you back to your regular life with minimal concern. Of course, our Expert Trial Team has decades of litigation experience, and if your case ends up going to court, our only goal is to win!
Can I sue if I wasn’t injured in a car accident?
Again, that depends. If you were not at fault, but the insurance companies are not providing the right amount of compensation for you, then you should definitely speak with an attorney. In fact, we recommend speaking with an attorney any time you are involved in a vehicle accident. Even if you don’t feel injured right away, many injuries take time to manifest, and it’s best for you to have everything properly documented.