Malibu Car Accident Lawyers
You were enjoying the beauty of the California sun when out of the blue a negligent driver changes your life forever. Now you are facing a long recuperation, possible job loss, economic stress, loss of a vehicle and a host of other issues. During this difficult time, you need good legal counsel, and we are here to help. The Malibu car accident lawyers at Ellis Injury Law can work hard to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Car accident injuries
When a serious car accident occurs, the injuries may have a profound impact on the lives not only of the victims but on their families as well. The injured person may not be able to work and the bills pile up. Common, severe automobile accident injuries that may result in permanent impairment include:
- Multiple fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Vision loss
Statute of Limitations
In California, a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a car accident typically requires filing within two years of the date of the accident. That may sound like a long time but consulting a Malibu car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the crash is imperative. The longer time goes by, the more likely evidence disappears or witnesses’ memories fade.
We hire experts in various fields, such as accident reconstruction, and investigate cases thoroughly. The sooner a person injured in a car accident contacts us, the sooner we can get to work helping them receive compensation.
California car accident damages
Damages, or compensation, in a California car accident may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
What to do after a car accident
If not seriously injured, it is crucial to document as much of the circumstances surrounding the car accident as possible. Get the contact information of everyone involved, including witnesses.
After calling 911, take photos or videos of the scene and all vehicles and individuals involved. Evidence to record includes any skid marks or similar marks, along with the road condition.
Take photos of injuries suffered by victims. If you suspect impairment on the part of the other driver, record his or her behavior. Ask witnesses to comment on what they saw. Record your own impressions of the crash immediately or write down what happened.
Call today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of an experienced Malibu car accident attorney at Ellis Injury Law. We have recovered more than $350 million in settlement for our clients. Call our office today or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win.