If you have recently been involved in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Glendale car accident lawyer at KN Law Firm, APLC at (888) 950-0011 to learn about how we can help you maximize the settlement or award you receive. We offer a free consultation.
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. In Glendale, there are an average of 5,000 car accidents each year. While Glendale is by no means the most dangerous city for California drivers, it certainly is not the safest either. No matter how careful you are behind the wheel, chances are fairly high that you’ll be involved in a car accident at some point in your life.
Car Accidents in Glendale, CA
Over the past several years, Glendale, California has been highlighted in the media for being one of the most dangerous cities for drivers. In 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that drivers in Glendale were 83 percent more likely to get into an auto accident than the average driver across the United States.
Glendale ranked 195 out of 200 cities in 2017 on the list of most dangerous cities ranked by Allstate. The insurance company reviews claims among comparable cities, and ranks the top 200. Glendale has never ranked higher than 190.
Glendale also ranked low on the list compiled by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in recent years. Most recently, Glendale ranked 49 out of 57 cities analyzed by the OTS, with the following data:
- Glendale ranked 35 for injury or fatality accidents
- Glendale ranked 51 for accidents involving alcohol
- Glendale ranked 16 for pedestrian accidents
- Glendale ranked 47 for accidents involving pedestrians younger than 15
Despite being consistently ranked as a good place to live or work, Glendale continues to be ranked poorly in terms of traffic safety. Though it is unclear why, Glendale is considered to be “bad at pedestrians”, which may serve as a warning if you are planning to visit Glendale, or if that is where you call home.
Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
You should strongly consider hiring an attorney after an auto accident. Here are a few reasons why. If you have been injured in a car crash you need to focus all of your time and energy on getting better. Serious injuries require extensive medical care and proper rehabilitation.
The last thing you should be doing is trying to fight an insurance company to recover the compensation you deserve. Stress from these negotiations can make your recovery much more difficult.
At the same time, you are less likely to recover the money you need if you try to handle the case on your own. The chances of maximizing your compensation increase significantly when you hire a lawyer to handle your case.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
Hiring an attorney is the best thing you can do if you have been injured in a car accident. Here’s how our attorney will help you get the money you deserve.
1. Level the Playing Field
When you are injured in a car accident you’ll probably be dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Your health and well-being are not an insurance company’s first priority. These companies just want to limit the amount of money you can get. In fact, they will do anything they can to protect their profits.
Hiring an attorney to represent you will level the playing field and protect you from unfair tactics. Insurers want you to accept a lowball offer. Our attorneys will make sure that any offer you accept is sufficient to cover all of your accident-related costs. We’ll hold insurance companies accountable for the damage caused by their insured drivers.
2. Ensure Your Case is Valued Properly
Who gets to decide what your injury case is worth? How do you value something like reduced earning capacity or emotional distress? If you try to handle the case yourself an insurance company will probably assess the value of your case. Since they want to minimize their payout, you can be sure that they will undervalue your injuries.
At KN Law Firm, APLC, we work with experts to make sure that all of your damages are identified and valued properly. We don’t just look at what your costs are today, but also determine how your injury may affect you financially in the future. We support our valuation with hard evidence and reliable testimony. This makes it tough for insurance companies to offer anything less than you deserve.
3. Identify Responsible Parties
It’s important to determine the precise cause(s) of your car accident. Why? More than one person may be to blame. In Florida, you have the right to demand compensation from anyone who caused you harm. Identifying all parties who played a role in your accident will help to maximize your financial recovery.
4. Limit Liability If You Share Fault
Just because you share fault for your accident doesn’t mean you can’t recover compensation. However, the amount of money you can recover will be limited. The more fault you share for an accident, the less money you are entitled to receive. Insurance companies and others at fault will try to shift as much of the blame to you as possible.
At KN Law Firm, APLC, attorney Chris Nalchadian will thoroughly investigate your accident and help to limit your own liability. We will find evidence that proves others are mostly to blame.
Where Do Most Auto Accidents Happen in Glendale?
Statistics show that while car accidents can happen anywhere in Glendale, certain locations tend to see more crashes than others. The most dangerous roads in Glendale, touting the highest fatality rate per mile in the last 5 years, include:
- Brand Blvd. & Sanchez Dr. 67 accidents.
- Brand Blvd. & Goode Ave. 67 accidents.
- Colorado St. & Brand Blvd. 59 accidents.
- Glenoaks Blvd. & Western Ave. 59 accidents.
- Glendale Ave. & Wilson Ave. 58 accidents.
- Honolulu Ave. & Lowell Ave. 54 accidents.
- Chevy Chase Dr. & Glendale Ave. 53 accidents.
- San Fernando Rd. & Western Ave. 48 accidents.
- Verdugo Rd. & Colorado St. 47 accidents.
- Glendale Ave. & Broadway. 47 accidents.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Approximately half of all car accidents in Glendale result in an injury. At KN Law Firm, APLC, our experienced attorneys understand that any unexpected injury can make life difficult.
For years, we have been dedicated to helping car accident victims recover compensation for a variety of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Eye injury
- Chest injury
- Degloving injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Catastrophic injury, including paralysis, and
- Wrongful death.
Have you been injured in an accident? Call us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We are available to assist you throughout Southern California.
Call Glendale Car Accident Lawyer Chris Nalchadjian Today
Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Contact Glendale car accident lawyer at KN Law Firm, APLC, to find out if you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We know that the time after an accident can be overwhelming and will fight to make sure that you receive the money you deserve. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your accident, so call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more.
Attorneys at KN LAW FIRM have an excellent understanding of the local courts and an extensive knowledge of California’s personal injury justice system. We can represent you in most of Southern California cities, including Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, North Hollywood and Los Angeles.
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