Living in Huntington Beach is for the most part like paradise, but like any decent sized city there is always a chance of being involved in a car accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident then you need to be proactive and figure out what your next steps are going to be.
Some car accidents like a minor “fender bender” might not even require calling the police (how to fix an incorrect police report), and if you’re lucky you won’t suffer any injuries from a minor accident.
If you did suffer an injury then make sure you get proper medical treatment and contact our law office today for a FREE consultation.
Why Contact Law Office of Daniel Kim
Daniel Kim is an award winning lawyer that has been helping Huntington Beach residents for years.
More important than the awards is the compassion that Daniel has for his clients and the work ethic he has.
We only deal with motor vehicle accidents, so while other law firms spend time on cases related to dog bites, Daniel and his team are getting more and more knowledge about car accidents and the potential pitfalls that his clients might have to deal with.
We know how frustrating it can be to deal with injuries suffered from a car wreck, and when you add to that the emotional damage and medical bills, the whole thing becomes overwhelming.
More Reasons To Contact Daniel Kim
- Serving HB and all of Orange County
- We can come to you if you are unable to come to our office
- Free consultation and no sales pressure
- We have over 1000 Positive reviews on Yelp and Google, FB
- You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
How Much Is My Car Accident Settlement Worth
This is always a question that our clients have, and understandably so.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, our biggest goal is to treat our clients ethically and make sure we keep them informed about their case the entire time.
Below is a list of damages that relates to compensation –
- Medical bills – any bills from your injuries
- Loss of wages – hours you miss at work due to injuries
- Punitive damages – sometimes awarded if the conduct of defendant was considered outrageous
- Pain and suffering – refers to physical pain and mental suffering
- Rehabilitation costs – for victims with serious injuries who need physical therapy, etc.
Dealing With The Insurance Companies After An Accident
If you have ever dealt with an insurance company you already know how annoying and stressful it can be, even just buying car insurance can be a real hassle.
If you are injured after riding as a passenger in an Uber accident, or just hit by a car in Huntington Beach while riding your bike, you need to be very aware of how you deal with the insurance companies.
Once a report is filed and the insurance adjusters start calling you to determine fault, etc., just remember they aren’t going to be excited to pay out a bunch of money for your injuries.
Once you start to give recorded statements and signing papers you might as well just admit guilt.
A common approach for the insurance companies is to offer you a quick settlement so they can close your claim and avoid paying you fair compensation.
The best move is to call Daniel Kim today for a FREE consultation.
Common Causes For Car Accidents In Huntington Beach
There is a multitude of reasons why car accidents can occur in Huntington Beach but our lawyers have seen a lot of comparable circumstances over the years.
Regrettably, many accidents are caused by distracted drivers and often enough could possibly have been avoided.
Car accidents can cause many problems in one’s life.
Not only are there often physical damages to property or persons but mentally stress can be very problematic as well.
Car accidents can be very disruptive and lawfully confusing.
Always protect your legal rights and contact a car accident lawyer for help when you are dealing with insurance companies.
Our clients who were injured in a car crash just want answers and assistance.
Here are some common reasons for car crashes in Huntington Beach –
- Speeding (causes way too many car crashes)
- Distracted drivers (texting, emailing, etc.)
- Drunk driving (DUI is responsible for many accidents in HB)
- Poor road conditions (potholes, uneven surfaces, etc.)
- Running a red light or stop sign (if at any speed can cause incredible damage)
- Bad weather (even rain in HB can cause havoc on the freeways)
- Sleepy drivers (falling asleep at the wheel, please pull over before this happens)
- Tire blowouts (can come out of nowhere, difficult to control the vehicle)
Common Injuries From a Car Accident
All car accidents in Huntington Beach happen for an assortment of reasons, and if luck is on your side, your injuries might be insignificant.
If you happen to be unlucky, injuries from a car accident can be damaging and life changing.
There are so many factors that can impact what injuries you suffer in a crash.
In a car accident, the size of the vehicles, speed, airbags deploying and seatbelt status can have a lot to do with the outcome of the crash.
If you are injured in a car accident it’s very important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Ideally you want to go from the scene of the accident to the ER or doctor in order to prove your injuries.
The longer you delay necessary treatment, the more likely the defendant’s insurance company will argue that your injuries were not serious (or possibly related to another accident).
Ultimately the severity of your injuries (along with other factors) will play a major role in your settlement so call Daniel Kim today for a Free phone consultation.
Below is a list of every day injuries from motor vehicle accidents in Huntington Beach:
- Spinal injuries (damage of the spinal cord can result in serious long-term complications)
- Broken bones (legs, ankles, arms, wrists and ribs depending on the impacted area)
- Burn injuries (these can be minor to extreme depending on the accident)
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury, skull fractures, concussions etc.)
- Neck injuries (commonly happens from whiplash, sprains, strains)
- Facial injury (bruises, fractures, contusions, common when hitting windshield or airbag)
- Soft tissue injuries (muscles, tendons or ligaments stretched or torn)
- Amputation (horrific life changing injuries)
- Death (the worst-case scenario)
Huntington Beach Car Accident Stats
Automobile accidents in Huntington Beach are quite common, but that is to be expected when you have more than 3 million automobiles driving on Huntington Beach roads each and every single day.
Thankfully though, Huntington Beach is not one of the more dangerous cities in Orange County when it comes to overall automobile accidents as less than 100 accidents were reported per 1000 people in 2017.
Deaths From Car Accidents In Huntington Beach
Car accident fatalities in Huntington Beach during 2017 were also quite low, especially compared to the rest of Orange County – at least according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Six people passed away as a direct result of injuries sustained during an automotive accident in Huntington Beach during the year 2017, with nine different vehicles involved in these accidents.
Three of those fatalities were a direct result of a driver operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Injuries From Car Accidents In Huntington Beach
Injuries stemming from car accidents in Huntington Beach are quite common, and it’s not at all unreasonable to expect that 80% of all automobile accidents in Huntington Beach are going to involve some sort of injury reported at the scene or after seeing medical professionals.
How Many Licensed Drivers Are There In Orange County
More than 2 million people in Orange County today are licensed to drive by the state of California.
The overwhelming majority of these drivers hold a traditional driver’s license, but more than 50,000 have licenses to operate motorcycles and more than 1000 have licenses to operate commercial trucks or vehicles.
Bad Intersections In Huntington Beach For Car Accidents
Anything that intersects with Beach Boulevard is incredibly dangerous, though there are a considerable number of other dangerous intersections that drivers will want to be on the lookout for as well.
Brookhurst Street and Adams Avenue isn’t just one of the most dangerous intersections in Huntington Beach but it’s also one of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in all of California – and has been for more than 10 years.
% Of Car Accidents Involved Drugs Or Alcohol
Operating vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are still a huge problem in the state of California and here in Huntington Beach.
11% of all motor vehicle accidents are found to have been caused by an operator driving a vehicle while under the influence of some form of drug, and DUI charges are up 30% over the last five years throughout the state of California.