Pasadena Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
While motor vehicle accidents are common and comprise a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims, they are not always simple to resolve. If you suffered an injury from a car accident, you need an experienced attorney to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
For more than 30 years, McNally Law Office has represented victims of car crashes and other auto accidents in Pasadena, Los Angeles and other cities in Southern California. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
We handle personal injury and wrongful death accident cases involving:
- Automobile accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Alcohol-related crashes
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Passenger and driver injuries
- Truck accidents, including semi-truck and tractor-trailer crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bike accidents
- Public transportation accidents, including bus accidents
Our personal injury law firm works hard to make sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Attorney Frank McNally understands the rules of the road and the special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers. He also understands the complex scientific and engineering principles often necessary to unravel just how an accident occurred on the roadways of California and who, if anyone, was at fault.
Understanding Motor Vehicle Accidents In Los Angeles
California’s many popular roadways make traffic accidents far too common. According to the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Los Angeles County ranks second in California for traffic accident injuries and deaths, with more than 90,000 in 2018. Pasadena ranks 21st out of 59 cities with similar populations in terms of the frequency of traffic accidents. The high rate of accident in our city and county have a lot to do with the many popular highways running through them. For instance, the I-110. As the oldest freeway in California, its narrow and winding stretches can make it perilous for drivers from Pasadena to Los Angeles to Eagle Rock.
The I-210, also known as the Foothill Freeway, is a common route for travelers going between L.A. and San Bernardino. Crashes on this route have claimed the lives of many drivers, from locals to tourists going to see the San Gabriel Mountains. And, though Glendale ranks low for accidents compared to similar-sized cities, Highway 134 and Highway 2 are common locations for serious accidents – including fatalities.
What Is The Process After A Car Accident?
The first step after a car crash is to seek medical attention. Many injuries do not appear until weeks after an accident, so you should consult a medical professional even if you do not have lacerations, bruises or other visible injuries. At the accident scene, try to get the other party’s name, insurance information and contact information. Take pictures of the crash and contact the police to file a report so you have documentation.
Next comes the complex insurance and legal steps. A representative from your insurance company will contact you, but you should not speak to them without an attorney. Insurance representatives have ways of getting you to admit fault so they do not have to pay you the full and just compensation that you deserve. Instead, speak with a lawyer who can communicate with the insurer for you. If your insurance company or the insurance company of the other party does not offer a high enough settlement to pay your damages, you may need to consider a lawsuit. If you reach this step, your attorney can file a legal action against the individual who caused your crash or their insurance provider.
Every Case Is Unique
Every motor vehicle accident in California is different. While most car crashes in Southern California are unintentional, caused by mere negligence and momentary lack of attention, some drivers cause accidents with seriously wanton and reckless behavior. Reckless behavior such as high-speed driving, drunk driving or driving under the influence is not only negligent but also criminal. We will hold them accountable for causing your injuries in a car crash while law enforcement handles the crime they committed.
Similarly, every set of damages, injuries and losses is unique. Damages can include much more than just hospital bills and healthcare expenses including:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
When it comes to accidents involving a motor vehicle, accountability become paramount. Our attorneys are focused on advocating on behalf of injury victims from our Pasadena office.
Accident victims deserve to be made completely whole after suffering a personal injury. When it comes to recovering full compensation, we believe that we must be intimately involved with our clients day-to-day to have the foresight to anticipate our client’s future problems and needs. We aim to address the unique circumstances of every individual case by constantly communicating with our clients and remaining adaptable to what each case demands.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
We can use our knowledge and experience to help you recover fair and just compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a car accident, please call our office at today or send an email to schedule a free consultation. Our law firm is conveniently located in downtown Pasadena and we offer 24-hour emergency phone service.