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Californians love their cars, and most people in and around North Hollywood and the LA Metro area use them for all their transportation needs. Unfortunately, the prevalent role our vehicles play in our daily lives also contributes to the large number of car accidents that occur in the area every day. Despite the fact collisions are a routine occurrence on the city streets and freeways, victims suffering injuries in these collisions would likely describe the experience as painful, expensive, and unnecessary. The experienced North Hollywood car accident lawyers at Walch Law know what you’re going through in the aftermath of a crash. That’s why we believe it’s important to start working as soon as we’re hired to resolve your case with no unnecessary delays– we know how much relief a check and a feeling of closure can bring to accident victims. Contact us today to learn more about the process and get started!

Car Accident Risks in North Hollywood

North Hollywood is located just north of downtown Los Angeles. Boxed in by the crowded, dangerous 5, 134, and Hollywood freeways, its roads are some of the most heavily trafficked in the metro area. The proximity to these freeways and major city streets like Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Victory Boulevard make it easy to access other parts of the city and the surrounding area. However, these busy streets are always packed with vehicles being driven by motorists who often don’t give the road their full attention.

Nearly 25 percent of all car accidents are caused by distracted driving; not surprising considering nearly 80 percent of the entire driving population in the country admit to texting and driving at least occasionally. Distracted driving and other careless, negligent behavior behind the wheel lead to disastrous consequences – earlier this year a motorist was killed when he was rear-ended, pushed across the Hollywood Freeway south of Roscoe Boulevard, and his car caught fire.

How to Win a Car Accident Injury Case

If you’re injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s no surprise you may think you’re entitled to compensation from the responsible party for your damages. Most victims pursue damages by filing personal injury lawsuits claiming a defendant’s negligence injured them. This is not limited to other drivers – any company, individual, or agency whose breach of a legal duty of care owed to you caused you harm can be held to have acted negligently and be liable for your damages. You may be able to recover from:

  • A government department that failed to keep roads free of hazards and in safe condition
  • A repair shop that performed negligent maintenance or repair work on a vehicle
  • A vehicle or parts manufacturer who produced or marketed a defective product
Negligence Per Se

California allows victims to skip over proving the general elements of negligence and establish a presumption that the defendant was negligent. If they can show a defendant injured them while breaking a law or regulation in place to promote safety or protect a group of individuals, negligence per se applies. There are hundreds of traffic laws in place that North Hollywood motorists must obey but often break, such as:

  • Texting while driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Speeding

IF you can prove another driver was engaged in one of these behaviors at the time of the accident, they’ll likely be liable for your damages.

Damages You May Be Able to Recover

North Hollywood car accident victims who can establish a defendant negligently harmed them may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. Forceful collisions can leave victims unable to work, dealing with catastrophic injuries, and facing mountains of medical and repair bills to pay. Courts may award a victim damages to make them whole for harm they prove was caused by the defendant’s negligence, including:

  • Lost wages and diminished future earning ability
  • Hospital bills
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
Get in Touch with a Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have been injured during a car accident, you understand how quickly and completely they can turn your physical and financial future upside down. If you’re dealing with mounting hospital bills, can’t work due to your injuries, and struggling to make ends meet, it’s normal that you might think affording an attorney is out of your reach. The experienced North Hollywood car accident attorneys at Walch Law understand the financial stress you’re under, which is why we agree to take every case based on a contingency fee. That means you don’t pay us until after we’ve gotten you paid first. Contact us today to learn how Robert and Gary’s 40-plus years representing clients like you with a success rate over 98% can benefit you in your fight for much-deserved compensation.

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You guys did a great job in settling my case! Hope you all do well and prosper. Thank you for a job well done. Jackie C.
We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you! A.M. and M.A.
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