La Habra Car Accident Lawyer

We see car accidents all over the place in La Habra. Smashed cars are often sitting on the side of Lambert Road, and other vehicles are stopped at intersections and in parking lots after rear-ending collisions. These accidents do more than cause inconvenience to the other motorists trying to squeeze past. They also lead to serious injuries and financial loss for those involved in the crash.

Contact Heidari Law Group, P.C. today. It is possible to receive compensation after a wreck, but a lawyer’s help is beneficial. Our La Habra car accident lawyer can explain more in a consultation.

Compensation for a Car Accident

Motorists have many expenses after a collision. We can help you get money to cover:

In some accidents, it is also possible to seek punitive damages as a penalty for a driver who was especially dangerous. For example, someone who drove into a crosswalk full of pedestrians should pay punitive damages to deter them from doing it again.

Determining Fault for Your Car Wreck

Fault is the most important legal concept for car accidents. A motorist at fault will need to pay compensation to those injured in a crash. Under California law, fault can be shared. For example, in a rear-end collision, both motorists could have driven negligently, which would make them both at fault.

Determining fault requires a sensitive review of all available evidence. We are looking for some mistake or reckless choice made by the driver who hit you.

There are many negligent behaviors which make a driver at fault, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Running a red light
  • Failure to observe pedestrians

Important Steps to Take Following a Wreck

Receiving compensation in a settlement is a difficult task. There are many things that can go wrong. To help your case, we recommend taking some sensible steps.

First, remember to do the following at the accident scene:

  • Swap personal information and insurance cards with the driver
  • Call the police to come to the scene
  • Avoid fleeing the scene
  • Get an ambulance for anyone who is seriously hurt

We also recommend that people start documenting their crash right away if they are able. This means taking photographs of all cars involved in the wreck. (Using your phone is fine.) Then remember to identify any witnesses who observed the collision. Ask for their phone number and other contact information.

When you finish at the scene, go to the hospital as soon as possible. A doctor will order diagnostic tests and recommend treatment. Remember to follow your doctor’s orders closely. If you don’t, the other driver will blame you for your injuries and pain.

The Benefits of an Attorney

You might try to negotiate a settlement for a car accident on your own before realizing how hard it is. Many badly injured people don’t have the time to gather all necessary evidence and complete forms. Even worse, the insurance companies might deny a claim.

A seasoned La Habra car accident lawyer can document your accident and argue with the insurance companies about fault. We have years of experience getting fair compensation for an accident victim. Do not leave anything up to chance.

Nearby Heidari Law Locations

Car Accident

Heidari Law Group (Buena Park Office)

17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614

tel: (949) 239-1020

fax: (949) 239-1021

Contact a La Habra Car Accident Lawyer for More Information

We are seasoned legal advocates who always place our client’s well-being ahead of everything else. If you contact us today, we can get to work on your claim immediately. We can file a lawsuit, if necessary, or engage in back-and-forth negotiations. Even better, we don’t charge an upfront legal fee unless we win your case. This means there is no risk to calling and scheduling a consultation in English or Spanish.