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Importance of Legal Representation in Auto Accidents

Every year, 2.35 million people are injured, disabled, or killed in auto accidents. Many people will mistakenly put their lives in the hands of insurance companies after an accident. Unfortunately, they know exactly what benefits you have and will do whatever they can to keep money out of your pockets. Settling on your own signs away the benefits and compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, loss of income, and vehicle repair or replacement. A Pasadena car accident lawyer will evaluate your claim, advise you on your rights, interface with insurance companies, and do everything we can to take the stress out of your recovery.

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How can a Pasadena Car Accident Lawyer Help You?

Understanding the process of your insurance company can become overwhelming and most insurance insurance companies will offer the smallest amount they can. It is important that you never accept a settlement before consulting a Pasadena auto accident attorney.

Car accident cases involving personal injury or wrongful death are common, and we understand that many accidents involve negligence. We are here to fight for your justice. We will make sure you do not miss out on valuable compensation by knowing all your legal options.

A GBG auto accident lawyer will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients best interests, and make your fight our right.

We serve car collision victims throughout Southern California.

Additional Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Team

Skilled on the Subject Matter

When it comes to the finer details of the law regarding accidents, our California auto accident lawyers are skilled in the industry.

Professional Negotiators

Attorneys are professional negotiators. This allows us to negotiate from a position of power and knowledge, and not from an emotional standpoint.

Present your case in an organized manner

Having your case well-organized allows the best presentation for negotiation or legal presentation.

Knowledge of Court Trials

Our Pasadena car accident attorneys know how to properly prepare and present a case in a courtroom setting. This allows clients the best possible outcome when insurance companies don’t want to pay out fairly.

Save you time and money

We will be able to clarify the law that is pertinent to your situation and help avoid wasting time and energy on unnecessary procedures.

Better Settlements

A personal injury team knows how to talk to insurance companies and others involved. They're good at getting the best deals for you, making sure you get the compensation you deserve.


What to do After an Auto Accident 


1. Safety

Determine your safety, along with the safety of your passengers. If you or a passenger needs medical assistance, call a paramedic or 911 immediately or ask someone at the scene to do so.

Remove From Danger

2. Remove From Danger

Move yourself and vehicle out of the way, if possible, to the side of the road if it is a minor accident, out of traffic and where it is safer to collect information. Turn on your hazard and emergency lights. If your accident is severe, do not move your vehicle.

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3. Contact The Police

It is important to report all car accidents. After you have made sure everyone is safe and removed from danger if possible, call the police. Answer all questions asked honestly, giving a complete description to the police with details included. Be sure to obtain a copy of the accident report when complete.

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4. Collect Important Information

Obtain the name, address, phone number and drivers license of everyone involved in the accident. Taking photos of these items with your cell phone may be the easiest way of obtaining this information. Document license plate numbers, insurance companies, and policy numbers. Also, record the police officer's name and badge number.

 Document The Scene

5. Document The Scene

Using your smartphone, collect video and photo documentation of the scene, if safe to do so. Include damages, street marks, street signs, and directions that each vehicle was driving in.

Avoid Roadside Chatting

6. Avoid Roadside Chatting

Be sure to wait for the police to arrive to mediate all conversations. All information and descriptions of the scene, scenario, and details should be communicated to the police to make a complete report, avoiding any confusion.

Call For Roadside Assistance

7. Call For Roadside Assistance

If your collision led to your car to not being able to move, call for a tow truck. Be sure to describe the scene and details to the tow truck company, so they are prepared upon arrival. Complete any instructions they give you. 

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8. Seek Legal Assistance

Contact Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan, California auto accident lawyers, to discuss your case. It is important to pursue legal assistance to pursue your claim and deal with the complexities of insurance providers.

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9. Have Your Attorney, Not You, File A Claim

Have your attorney contact your insurance provider, as well as the other insurance provider. Insurance companies love to take statements from the individuals themselves so as to tie them down to statements that may be difficult to amend later. Insurance companies also like to ask questions that are beneficial to their bottom line (paying as little as possible for a claim) and damaging to the claimant's rights.

Time Limit for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in California

You should always call the police at the scene of the incident. A police incident report will allow for an unbiased account of what happened and why. Police will also gather any evidence that an ordinary civilian is not trained to look for or collect, such as skid marks and witness statements.

In the case of an injury or death after a car accident, California law states that you must file a complaint in Court within 2 years of the collision. This may vary depending on the age of the person's injuries, the entity causing this injury, etc. You should contact a Pasadena car accident lawyer ASAP to be advised as to the applicable statute of limitations.

Request Your FREE Accident Consultation Today

At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Office, we help victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. To learn more, do not hesitate to contact our team today for immediate legal assistance. We serve auto accident victims throughout Southern California.

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Common Injuries From Car Accidents

  • Head Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal
  • Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs

Common Causes Of Car Accidents

  • Reckless
  • Driving
  • Intoxication
  • Texting
  • Distraction
  • Speeding
  • Carelessness
  • Weather

Compensation in a Car Accident Claim

A consultation with Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan will help determine whether you have a case, if you should file a claim, and what compensation you might receive. Here are the types of compensation that may be relevant to your situation.

1. Medical care

2. Future medical care

3. Lost income

4. Lost future income

5. Property damage

6. Funeral expenses

7. Burial costs

8. Property loss

9. In-home care

10. Pain and suffering

Regardless of your unique situation, a GBG Pasadena car accident lawyer will help guide you in determining accurate compensation negotiation and we will always fight for your right to fair and adequate compensation.

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GBG is an amazing firm to work with. I felt like I was their only client. They are so personal and accommodating and very attentive to my case and the process.
They just closed my case, got me out of a jam, and got me and my partner paid. I am recommending them to everyone. They really fought for me and got me all the help I needed. Ivy thank you, I am extremely grateful, and I won't hesitate to give you a call if there ever is a next time! We're glad to have had you and your team fighting for us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents

When should I call a lawyer?

Immediately! An injured party, after seeing a doctor in cases of emergencies, should contact an attorney as soon as possible, for many reasons. For one, an injured party should find out if he or she has rights under the law, and what steps need to be taken to preserve those rights. These rights may be compromised if the party speaks to the insurance company, who often have different interests than that of the injured party. It is crucial to speak to a qualified and experienced auto accident attorney at the earliest possible stage of your injury case.

Should I hire an attorney to settle my case?

You should hire an attorney to advise you of your rights, protect your rights, and guide you through the minefields of our complex California legal system. If a settlement is taking place, an attorney should be reviewing the settlement agreement, and making sure that the insurance company or their defense attorney is not taking advantage of you and your rights, which very often happens when we see individuals not represented by an attorney at the time of settlement. 

How would you charge for my case?

Contingency Fee. We do not charge an upfront retainer fee or hourly rate. We charge a fee only if we are successful in obtaining a recovery for our clients, and only then. This is referred to as charging on a contingency fee basis, which is how a large majority of personal injury firms charge in California and the country.

How do I choose a personal injury lawyer?

We believe that word of mouth is the best way to choose a personal injury attorney. Ask your friends, family, and if that fails, research attorneys in your geographical area, and look at reviews. At GBG law, we focus on auto collision injuries, pedestrian collisions, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, truck accidents, Uber and Lyft accidents, and wrongful death. 

What type of compensation do I receive from my car accident claim?

The monetary sum that clients receive from their personal injury case varies from case to case depending on a number of factors including the following: the type of injury, the seriousness of the injury, who the responsible or at-fault-party is, if they have insurance, if you as the injured party has applicable insurance, the jurisdiction of your case, among other factors.

How long will a car accident case take to resolve?

The length of a personal injury case varies from case to case. Some cases can take a few weeks, whereas other cases can take a few years. An experienced attorney at GBG can give you a better estimate after reviewing the facts of your case during a Complimentary Consultation.

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