Monterey Park Car Accident Lawyers
We buy car insurance under the guise that the provider will reimburse us for our losses in the event of an accident. While this may be true for a small Monterey Park fender-bender valued below $5,000 in damage, time and time again, insurance payouts come up short in compensating serious injuries.
The National Safety Council estimates the average economic cost of a disabling car accident injury to be around $93,800. This greatly exceeds the $15,000 in bodily injury protection California drivers are required to carry. The cost of a lost life is estimated at over $1.6 million. When your medical bills and lost time off work escalate, the car accident lawyers at Ellis Injury Law are the “Ace” in your pocket.
If you were involved in a serious car accident within the last two years, it’s worth looking into exactly what happened to determine if another party’s negligence or recklessness caused the crash. Our team of investigators comb police reports, visit the accident scene, interview witnesses, obtain surveillance camera footage, take photographs, speak with medical professionals, and tap expert knowledge to discover what happened and build a substantial case, jam-packed with irrefutable evidence.
We establish liability
California is a “fault” state, meaning that the driver whose negligence caused the accident is responsible for paying damages. The other driver can be considered “negligent” for speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, using a cell phone, driving an improperly maintained vehicle, or failing to maintain the right of way. Establishing liability is the first step of successful litigation, but the fight’s not over.
We recover maximum damages
Ellis Injury Law has secured over $350 million on behalf of plaintiffs in Monterey Park and the surrounding area over the last 25 years. We are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
California allows for “comparative negligence,” meaning that the total amount you receive can be reduced if you are determined partially at fault. For these reasons, it is vital to have a strong representative who can investigate and collect evidence to prove liability.
Damages allowed in car accident lawsuits include:
- Actual Damages – The direct cost of car repair or replacement and medical bills.
- Economic Damages – Payment for lost time off work and reduced earning capacity.
- Emotional Suffering – Compensation for diminished quality of life and mental after-effects of an injury.
We cover the initial expense of litigation
Consultations are always free. If we decide to move forward following your initial consultation, a car accident lawyer at Ellis Injury Law will work with you on a contingency fee. This means that we cover all the expenses of filing a lawsuit for you, so you don’t have to worry. We only accept payment if we negotiate a successful settlement or win a jury award on your behalf. No recovery, no fee!
We aid your recovery
Most importantly, the attorney you choose serves as a valuable friend in your time of need. Whether you’re looking for a referral to the best Monterey Park shoulder surgeon, you need a ride to the court room, or you have a question about your case in the middle of the night, a car accident attorney from Ellis Injury Law will be here for you.