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Thousands of people are injured in car accidents on a daily basis. Car crashes are some of the most common causes of serious injuries. If you or a family member have been injured in an auto accident in California, BD&J is here to help. Our Los Angeles accident attorneys understand how challenging it can be to pursue justice when you are dealing with medical bills, health complications, missed time at work, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of being involved in an accident. That is why we are here to help.

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Claim

The outcome of many car accident lawsuits hinges on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person or entity behaves in a careless manner that results in injury or harm to another person. Under the law, a person is required to exercise reasonable care whenever they are driving a motor vehicle, essentially staying aware of any pedestrians, road obstacles, or other drivers. In addition, they are responsible for controlling the speed their vehicle is going. If they fail to exercise this care, it can be considered negligence.

If you are dealing with catastrophic injuries that have caused you pain and suffering, as well as other damages following a car accident, BD&J can help you determine if any negligence was involved so the responsible party can be held liable for any of the damages.

Proving this negligence can be complex, requiring that you show:

  • The defendant owed duty to the injured party (plaintiff)
  • The defendant breached this duty in some way
  • That breach specifically caused the victim’s injuries
  • The harm could have been reasonably predicted based on the negligence
  • The victim suffered actual damages (medical bills, lost wages, etc.)

Depending on the case, the defendant may be automatically presumed negligent and will be required to prove otherwise if they wish to avoid paying damages. For example, if they were in clear violation of driving laws, whether due to drunk driving, right-of-way violations, or something similar.

Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers can not only hold the negligent party responsible, but also thoroughly assess your case to determine if there were any third parties that may have led to the accident, such as UberLyftPostmastesDoordashconstruction companies, bartenders, employers, and more.

Determining What Your Case is Worth

When it comes to a personal injury settlement after a car accident, you likely want to know what to expect. The answer depends on numerous factors and there isn’t an average settlement for a car accident case. Once your attorney knows the details of the case, they can better determine what your case might be worth and help you pursue the highest possible settlement. There are several factors that will likely impact the value of your claim. These include:

  • The type of insurance policy each party holds
  • Ability to document the scene of the accident to prove liability
  • Your current and future medical expenses
  • Your attorney’s ability to negotiate a full and fair settlement
  • How able you are to work after the accident
  • Property damage associated with the accident
  • The impact on your life, now and in the future

Pursuing Damages in Your Car Accident Case

There are 5 types of damages that we can help you obtain after your involvement in a car accident:

  • Property damage: Getting your car fixed and getting you in a rental car
  • Past medical bills: Ambulance bill and hospital bills
  • Future medical bills: What we determine will be the total cost of your medical expenses related to the accident
  • Time off work: Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering: This will be the cash advance at the end of your case, dealing with what you have suffered

We can help you get the results that you want and need. Don’t wait to contact our legal team for the guidance you need through your case!

What Our Los Angeles Car Accident Law Firm Can Do for You

Here are a few things we can do for you immediately:

  • Get you medical treatment with world-renowned doctors, therapists, and specialists
  • Collect key evidence
  • Collect medical records
  • Use our reputation and success record to get your case taken seriously with the insurance company
  • Get the ball rolling on developing and strategizing your case so you can receive maximum compensation for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and lost income

What happens during a car accident claim? Keep reading for a step-by-step breakdown.

What Caused Your Car Accident?

Reasons for car accidents typically fall into one of two categories: Those caused by driver error and those not caused by driver error. Driver error accidents typically occur due to negligence on the part of the vehicle operator or failure to adhere to traffic laws.

Some common factors that can often lead to car accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving (talking/texting on the phone)
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Vehicle failure

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Drunk Driving Accidents Drunk Driving Accidents Drunk driving and drunk drivers in car accidents are becoming more common, sadly. Drivers under the influence with judgment impaired should obviously not sit behind the steering wheel. When they do, injuries can become devastating for everyone involved including other passengers as well as the other driver who may feel helpless. We can obtain proper financial restitution and compensation for you on your behalf, help you obtain medical treatments and make sure you can recover at ease while we fight the good fight.
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Lyft Accidents Lyft Accidents If you were a passenger in a vehicle operated by Lyft, or a driver/passenger in the vehicle colliding with the Lyft vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If the driver of the Lyft vehicle was negligent, failed to properly stop at a red light or stop sign, or could be deemed at fault for colliding with the other vehicle or individuals, you may have a successful legal claim. If the passengers or driver of the other vehicle were injured or sustained bodily harm, this will bolster the monetary compensation you are able to recover from the insurance company.
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Postmates Accidents Postmates Accidents As more and more people are in a hurry on the road, and more deliveries need to be made, Postmates accidents are on the rise. Drivers operating on behalf of Postmates delivery service are frequently having more car accidents. If you or a friend were in a vehicle that collided with a car operating for Postmates at the time of the accident or collision, you may be entitled to significant compensation. If you had passengers in your vehicle who were also injured, we can definitely help each of you maximize your personal injury lawsuit against Postmates.
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Uber Accidents Uber Accidents Many of the cars and SUVs on the road work for Uber. Transporting people from place to place is a business that requires the utmost caution and care. Uber drivers can and sometimes do drive negligently leading to an accident with injuries all around. Both the driver and passengers of the second non-Uber vehicle as well as the passengers in the UBER vehicle can bring a personal injury lawsuit against UBER for any personal injuries sustained in the accident.
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Distracted Driving Accidents Distracted Driving Accidents If you were involved in a car accident or collision because of the failure of the other driver to drive appropriately or do a specific act, you may have a claim for distracted driving. If the accident was directly or indirectly caused by a distracted driver who may have been on the phone or texting while the collision occurred, you will be able to bring a claim for your personal injuries sustained.
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What to Expect at Each Phase of a Car Accident Lawsuit

There are several phases someone who has been in a car accident and subsequently files a lawsuit can expect to experience. While not all cases will go to trial, here is what to expect after you file a lawsuit:


Interrogatories are the first phase of discovery following the filing of an accident-related lawsuit. Interrogatories are a list of questions, typically 30 or so, which are sent to the opposing party to gather information. This list is most often limited to no more than 45 questions to protect the recipient from harassment. The types of questions included in interrogatories are usually broad-stroke inquiries regarding how the car accident occurred, what injuries the party is claiming, and what type of medical treatments have been received since the car accident.


Depositions are the second stage of gathering information during a lawsuit. These typically involve the oral interview of the party involved in the accident by a skilled car accident attorney. Various individuals may be interviewed during a deposition, including involved drivers, passengers, witnesses, police officers, and doctors who treated resulting injuries. Each deposition usually takes a few hours and is scheduled ahead of time to give all interviewees due notice.

Collecting a Settlement

The winning party will be awarded a settlement as compensation for damages or injuries sustained in the car crash. Settlements take place before a trial concludes and often are a way to avoid the trial process altogether while still granting recompense to the affected parties. If a settlement is reached, it is the legal obligation of the indebted party to pay the amount due in a timely manner. Failure to do so could result in garnished wages or other punitive actions. While it may take a long time to start receiving payments, you should be able to eventually collect your full reward.

The Trial Phase

Most car accident claims are resolved via settlement. However, if no agreement can be reached, a trial is necessary to determine fault and liability in the matter of the car accident. The trial process is comprised of 6 parts: Jury selection, opening statements, presentation of evidence, closing arguments, jury deliberation, and verdict. Once the jury has decided who is at fault, the case is closed, and payments will be ordered for the winning party.

Injured in a car accident in LA? Call our firm at (855) 906-3699 today!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident that resulted in damage or injury, our seasoned car accident lawyers in Los Angeles are available to help. BD&J can review your case today and help you determine your next best steps. We have recovered impressive case results for clients, including a $34.5 million verdict for a semi-truck and bicycle accident. Our attorneys know how to handle complex personal injury cases.