Motor Vehicle Accident | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
The word “negligence” comes up a lot in personal injury situations, and our experts Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie are here to shed some light about what this really means.
Los Angeles is the hit-and-run capital of the nation, and Orange County also sees thousands of these accidents every year.
Did you know there are time limits to file a lawsuit over any car, truck, or motorcycle accident – especially if a government vehicle is involved? Generally, in California, you have two years from the time of the accident to file a claim, but in some cases the deadline could be as soon as 180 days. Don’t miss these critical time limits and risk waiving all your rights to collect damages! Your best bet is to contact our legal experts for a free consultation as soon as possible at www.allenflatt.com/contact.html or call (949) 752-7474.
Do you know what to do if you’re in a collision? You may be too shocked or shaken up to think and react clearly following an auto accident.
At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our Orange County car accident attorneys have been helping clients recover from auto accidents since 1974.
In addition to legal expertise, we offer you the depth of experience that comes from over 40 years of investigating wrecks, arranging treatment with doctors and medical specialists in the area, and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.
We know the local insurance companies, and they know us, too. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we urge you to contact us immediately: www.allenflatt.com/contact.html.
What happens to your loan if your leased vehicle is involved in an accident and is a total loss? Previously, as the leasor of the vehicle, you would be entitled to keep any equity the vehicle may have when the total loss loan is paid to the lien holder. However, finance companies are now writing into their contracts that they get to keep any equity in the vehicle, leaving you without a car or a down payment to put into a new car. What do you think? Are these new practices fair?
How can a black box from a car or truck help following an accident? More and more vehicles now contain black boxes or onboard computers.
The boxes can show speed immediately before an accident, braking activity, and even if the driver had their seatbelt on, along with other relevant information before impact. The onboard computer can be helpful in providing speed and evasive maneuvers after a wreck – which is helpful specifically in truck accidents.
It is important to preserve this evidence as soon as possible following an accident.
To learn more, visit www.allenflatt.com/auto-accidents.
Sometimes it just takes “rolling up our shirt sleeves” to uncover favorable evidence for our clients’ when they have been involved in a personal injury incident. For example, our office recently settled a case for a client referred to as “C.R.” who was involved in a motor vehicle accident, when another driver ran a red light and broadsided her vehicle. The reason this accident occurred, according to the opposing driver, was that our client C.R. ran the red light. However, there were no independent witnesses in this situation, and the police were unable to determine which driver was at fault.
The adverse insurance carrier denied C.R.’s property damage claim, arguing that the accident was C.R.’s fault. Following the accident, our client was left without the use of her car and an outstanding loan on the vehicle. In addition to her property damage, C.R. sustained injuries that required emergency medical treatment, follow-up, and ongoing medical attention.
At Allen Flatt Ballidis and Leslie, a personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach, CA, we were recently referred a female client who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and who had a long history of back issues.
Following her accident, our client contacted her physician to set up an appointment and they refused to see her since her increased back pain was due to a motor vehicle accident. Having received zero support from her own doctor who she turned to, she then contacted another physician and omitted telling them that her back injury was related to her accident. This second physician, and many others who treated our client along the way, recommended she have a very necessary back surgery. On a related note and during the last several years, our attorneys are finding these types of situations are becoming more common in the medical field, considering many physicians no longer want to “be involved” in medical legal cases.
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