Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyers at Pocrass & De Los Reyes are highly experienced at assisting people who have suffered serious personal injuries and families who lost a loved one to a wrongful death due to a motor vehicle accident.
When a Pocrass & De Los Reyes Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyer is handling your case, you are able to concentrate on recovering from your injuries. That is why we take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay us nothing until your case is resolved. To speak to a Los Angeles motor vehicle lawyer, contact us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
We handle serious motor vehicle accidents that involve:
Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits Are Complicated
To get the best possible results from your motor vehicle accident lawsuit, you want a Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyer who is experienced in motor vehicle accident law.
Determining who is to blame – or who is liable – can be complex. It might seem obvious that the person who hit you is liable, but there may be complicating issues. For instance, if the person who hit you was driving on business, their employer also might be liable for the car accident. Others that could be all or partially responsible for your accident could include:
- The other driver(s)
- The city, county, state, or federal government who designed, built, or maintains the road, signage, or lighting
- The manufacturer of the motor vehicles
- The seller of the motor vehicles
- The owner of the motor vehicles
- The tire manufacturer or other product manufacturer
Your Pocrass & De Los Reyes Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyer will investigate all the possibilities to ensure that you receive all the compensation you are due under the law.
If You’re Hit by a Driver with No Insurance Or You’re in a Hit-And-Run
If you are in a hit-and-run or the driver who hits you has no insurance or not enough insurance to cover your damages, that is when your own Uninsured – Under Insured Insurance kicks-in.
Almost all car insurance policies include some amount of Uninsured – Under Insured Insurance. Los Angeles car accident attorney Jim Pocrass urges you to increase your Uninsured – Under Insured insurance as high as your insurance company will allow you. The cost is pennies on the dollars and can be invaluable.
If you are hit by a driver with no insurance or with not enough insurance to cover your damages, or if you are the victim of a hit-and-run, your Uninsured – Under Insured insurance will cover your damages. And if you have to use your own Uninsured – Under Insured insurance, California law does not permit your insurance company to raise your rates.
Comparative Negligence in California
What if you think you are partially responsible for the car accident? First of all, don’t share that information with ANYBODY but your motor vehicle accident lawyer. That’s the type of information that will come back to bite you. The truth is, it’s likely that you won’t know exactly who is liable for the damages until an investigation determines what exactly happened and by whom.
California has comparative negligence laws. This means that the court could determine that you and the other party share liability for the car accident. For instance, the court could come back and say you are 10% responsible for the car accident and the other driver was 90% responsible. If you were awarded a $100,000 verdict, the other driver would have to compensate you with 90% of the $100,000, or $90,000.
Insurance Companies Are Not Your Friend
Insurance companies are a business. No matter how nice the adjuster is (and they always are), they are not on your side. Their priority is to make money to pay their shareholders. Insurance companies routinely pay as little as possible on claims because they are worried about protecting their bottom line – not yours.
Never accept money from an insurance company without speaking to your motor vehicle accident attorney first. Chances are that the insurance company is trying to “lowball” you with the hope you will go away.
In a serious motor vehicle accident you may need compensation to reimburse you for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and benefits
- Replacing your car or other property
The Cost of a Motor Vehicle Attorney
Pocrass & De Los Reyes takes cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
But for best results, it is important that you contact a Los Angeles motor vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible.
Valuable evidence in your case may disappear or become destroyed if you wait too long to contact a motor vehicle accident attorney. Witnesses may forget what happened, move away, or even die as time passes.
There also are statutes of limitations (deadlines) that must be met in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, you give up your rights forever to take legal action.
Get a Free Consultation
Contact a Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Once you learn about your legal options, you can make the best decisions for you.
Motor Vehicle Case Results
$2 Million Settlement
Car Accident – Wrongful Death
Our clients’ son, an 18-year-old college student, was stranded on the freeway when his car spun out in the rain and stalled in one of the lanes of traffic. While our clients’ son waited in his car for assistance, his car was struck from behind by the driver of a truck. The truck penetrated the passenger compartment of the car. The young man was killed on impact.
$1.9 Million Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Our client was t-boned in a motor vehicle accident by a realtor driving on business. We collected the driver’s insurance limit of $100,000 and the driver’s employer was held liable for the remaining compensation to our client.
$1.7 Million Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident – Product Liability
An 18-year-old man was driving a Suzuki Samuri on the 405-freeway when he swerved to avoid a rolled up carpet that fell off a pick up truck. The Suzuki rolled over and the man suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The total payout of settlement over the man’s life is in excess of $15 million.
$1.2 Million Verdict
A dog walker was in a Malibu car accident and suffered serious personal injuries to her leg causing her to lose her business.
$1 Million Settlement
Car Accident – Serious Personal Injuries
While stopped in traffic on the 5-Freeway in Castaic, our client was rear-ended by another car. The impact caused our client’s seat to break and made him strike his head on the door. He sustained serious personal injuries, including a neck injury that required surgical repair.
While in a left-hand only turn lane, a car reversed into our client when the driver decided he didn’t want to make a left turn. She suffered serious personal injuries including the loosening of hardware from a surgery that was done in 2013.
Our client suffered serious personal injuries when he was rear-ended in a heavy impact accident.
A passenger in a car was riding in the front passenger seat with his hand partially out the window, holding the door frame when the car he was riding in was t-boned on his side. His thumb was partially ripped off.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.