Pasadena, a small city located in Los Angeles County, is home to approximately 140,000 people and many of Southern California’s most notable scientific and cultural centers. Pasadena is possibly most well-known for is annual Rose Bowl and Tournament of Roses Parade. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Pasadena each year to attend school, visit museums, and watch football.
Pasadena’s gorgeous landscape and popular attractions also make it an accident-prone city. Each year, thousands of injuries are reported in Pasadena. These injuries may be caused by any number of different accidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, negligence, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, or wrongful death. An experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney can help clients pursue the compensation they need recover from their injuries.
How a Personal Injury Can Help
After an accident or injury, it may seem easy enough to file a claim for damages with your insurance company or the insurance company of the at-fault party. However, California’s personal injury laws are complex and often confusing to clients who are struggling to deal with an unanticipated injury. Insurance companies are also tough opposition, and injured clients benefit from the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney when going up against the big guys.
The attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have decades of experience helping Pasadena area clients recover compensation for injuries from at-fault parties and insurance companies. Our experience and in-depth understanding of California’s complex personal injury laws has allowed our attorneys to successfully recover millions for our clients – including multiple seven figure settlements.
If you have been injured – or have lost a loved one – in a Pasadena accident contact the law offices of Joshua W. Glotzer to learn about your legal rights and options. When you make your free, no-commitment call we will review the details of your accident, answer questions you may have, and explain legal options you may have to recover compensation for your injuries.
We understand that unexpected injuries can trigger stress – both financially and emotionally. To encourage injured parties to seek legal assistance, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Pasadena Accidents on the Rise
A spike in traffic-related accidents in injuries indicates that Pasadena is enjoying life in the wake of the recovering economy that tanked nearly a decade ago. As the economy continues to improve more and more vehicles are on the road. Increased traffic means an increase in accidents and injuries. Experts report an increase in accidents caused by prescription drug use and distracted driving. A study by AAA indicated that 40% of California respondents admitted to checking emails and texts while operating a motor vehicle. Los Angeles County – home to Pasadena – also sees the highest rate of motorcycle crashes and injuries each year. In fact, Los Angeles County has more than two times as many motorcycle accidents than the next highest county. With more than 1.7 Million daily motor vehicle miles traveled in Pasadena each day, accidents are inevitable. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Pasadena car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you have been injured in a Pasadena accident you probably have a lot of questions. Who is liable for the out of pocket expenses you’re spending for medical care? What happens if I am partially at-fault for the accident? Do I have to file a claim for damages right away? These are all common – and important – questions in the wake of an accident.
Determining Liability After an Accident
In California, liability can be divided between any parties involved in an accident to the degree to which they were responsible. This is known as pure comparative negligence and allows injured parties to recover compensation from another party even if they were partially to blame. For example, if you were speeding and involved in an accident with another driver who was texting while driving, you would both likely found to be partially at-fault. If you are found to be 25% responsible for the accident you would only be permitted to recover 75% of your damages from the other driver. Similarly, the other driver would be permitted to seek damages from you or your insurance company, but his or her recovery from you would be limited to 25% of his total damages.
Insurance Companies and California Accidents
In many cases, our clients end up seeking compensation from an at-fault party’s insurance company. This can be true for traffic-related cases, slip and fall cases, or premises liability cases. Insurance companies are not in the business of handing out money. When you submit a claim they will do everything in their power to pay as little to you as possible. In many cases, they may deny claims without much – or any – thought.
Your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation you require to recover from your injuries improve significantly when you enlist the assistance of a qualified Pasadena personal injury attorney. Attorneys are trained negotiators and understand the complicated processes involved in pursuing compensation. The attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have battled insurance companies for decades. This experience has allowed us to understand the tricks and tactics they employ to minimize payouts to accident victims. We use our experience to help clients negotiate appropriate and meaningful settlements to help get their lives back on track.
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?
California imposes a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This window is shorter if the at-fault party is a government entity. In those cases, an administrative claim must be filed within 60 days of the incident. Even though you generally have two years to file a claim you should start the process as soon as possible after your accident. The at-fault party’s insurance company will begin collecting evidence and building a defense immediately. Enlisting a personal injury attorney shortly after an accident can help to ensure you have the time and resources to create a persuasive case. Evidence may disappear and eyewitness memories will fade with time, so it is incredibly important to document and recover these as soon as possible.
Our Practice Areas
Throughout Pasadena, we assist clients injured in:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death Claims
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Call us today to discuss your case.
If you have been involved in a Pasadena accident you may be able to recover compensation from an at-fault party for your injuries. Compensation in California personal injury cases is generally broken down into two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are those awarded for verifiable, calculable expenses you incur and may include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, nursing care, and lost wages. Non-economic damages are those awarded for injuries that are harder to assign a monetary value. These often include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
Punitive damages are generally not available in California personal injury lawsuits. There are a few exceptions, such as when an accident is willful or malicious or results in death while executing a felony.
Call Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney Joshua Glotzer Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Pasadena accident, contact our offices today for a free, no-commitment consultation. We understand that an accident can be incredibly stressful and want to help ensure you recover the compensation you need to heal. Accidents often drain the financial reserves we have set aside and impose additional hardships that victims were are not equipped to handle. Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless and until our clients do. The chances of recovering compensation increase when an attorney is involved, so it is important that money is not a reason victims do not ask for help.
When you call we will review the details of your case, determine liability, and explain legal options you may have available. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation you require to heal from your accident and injury. To learn more, contact us today.
We are located at 301 E Colorado Blvd #600, Pasadena, CA 91101 and can be reached at (626) 364-9244.
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