Santa Clarita Car Accident Lawyer
Santa Clarita is not only a beautiful residential city located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, it is also the third-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 23rd largest city in the state of California with a population of around 180,000 people.
This beautiful tree-lined suburb is perhaps best known for being close to Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park and is also home to many shopping, dining, entertainment, and education destinations.
In fact thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and friendly vibe, Santa Clarita has become more popular over the last few years for people that want to live close to the city of LA but get a little more bang for their buck when it comes to lifestyle and housing.
But as more people are drawn to Santa Clarita, the amount of cars and trucks on the road also increases, and any time there is an increase in motor vehicle traffic there is also an increase in the risk of being in a car accident.
If you or anyone you know has been involved or injured in a Santa Clarita car accident, call The Law Office of Daniel Kim today and let us help you get through this troubling time.
Why Contact The Law Offices Of Daniel Kim
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths across the US, and the sad reality is that anytime you get in a motor vehicle you are in some danger of being involved in a car crash.
If you have been injured in a Santa Clarita car accident, choosing the right attorney to represent you and build your case can be instrumental in making sure you receive the maximum compensation available.
But not any old attorney or friends with minimal legal experience will do. Insurance companies and their adjusters are experienced professionals whose primary goal is to save their company money and pay you as little as possible.
You will need an experienced and dedicated Santa Clarita personal injury attorney who understands not only how insurance companies work, but also all aspects and loopholes of car accident injury law.
That’s where The Law Offices of Daniel Kim comes in.
Daniel Kim and his experienced legal team are experts in building bulletproof personal injury cases and taking care of their clients.
Daniel Kim and his attorneys will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve and negotiate aggressively on your behalf with the negligent parties and insurance companies, taking care of every little detail to make sure you are compensated correctly.
Our law firm has well over 1000 positive reviews from former clients across websites such as Facebook, Google, and Yelp praising our team for the dedication and results.
We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and if you can’t come to our office we will come to you.
No sales pressure, just a free consultation and initial case review.
No fees until we win your case.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim has been serving the residents of Santa Clarita for many years and knows how to get the job done.
How Much Is My Car Accident Settlement Worth
This is a common question at all stages of your case, and especially in the beginning.
Sadly there is no way to give you an accurate estimate before we start seeing the medical reports, bills, and prognosis coming back.
You are entitled to seek compensation for damages as a result of a car accident, depending on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances regarding the crash.
For instance, if another driver was 100% at fault, then the liability falls squarely on them and their insurance company.
But if you were partly at fault, you may still be able to file a claim, however the amount you can recover may decrease.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, our primary goal is to make sure you’re on the road to a full recovery and that you are compensated fairly.
Every motor vehicle accident is different as is every settlement amount depending on the circumstances of the case.
Call Daniel Kim today and let us help you get your case started.
What Should You Do After A Santa Clarita Car Accident
The moments after being involved in a car crash can be a very confusing time. More often than not a collision happens when we least expect it and takes us by surprise.
But there are a handful of things you can and should do if possible.
Assess your injuries and the injuries of anyone else involved.
If you are physically able, help to render aid to anybody else hurt.
Call 911 to report the accident and ask for both police and medical help at the scene.
Take detailed photos and videos of all vehicles and property damage, any visible injuries, road conditions, weather conditions, road signs, and anything else you think may be useful. There is no such thing as too many photos.
Exchange driver’s license, registration, and insurance information with all other parties involved in the accident, and make sure to also collect complete contact information and phone numbers.
When the police arrived, tell them your version of the events but never admit any kind of fault or say you are sorry. Your words can and will be held against you.
Ask for the police officer’s name and contact information so that we can obtain a copy of the police report as soon as it is ready.
Get the names and phone numbers of any potential witnesses or bystanders that may have seen both the accident and what led up to it.
Seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident.
We cannot stress enough how important this is.
Even if you feel fine or think your injuries are too minor to warrant a trip to the hospital emergency room, you should go and get checked out just to be safe.
This is not only important for your health as quite often injuries are either masked by the rush of adrenaline after the accident or have not yet revealed themselves to be serious, but it is also important to strengthen your case moving forward.
Insurance companies will quite often attempt to question the severity of your injuries if they have not been diagnosed and treated immediately after the collision.
Finally, contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim and explore all your legal options and recourse to be compensated for the damages you received as a result of this Santa Clarita car crash.
Common Causes Of Santa Clarita Car Accidents
While the reasons behind all car accidents are unique, Daniel Kim and his legal team have seen them all.
And unfortunately, we see some more often than not.
Some of the most common car accidents in Santa Clarita are caused by:
Speeding – the number one cause of all motor vehicle accidents in California and across the United States.
Distracted driving – although Santa Clarita has taken aggressive steps to reduce inattentive driving, especially for teens with their Sheriffs Teen Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) which encourages residents to call a hotline to report license plates of teens driving erratically, there are still too many people on the road being distracted by phone calls, GPS, texting, and other passengers in the car.
Driving while intoxicated – driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is both highly illegal and incredibly dangerous. Inhibitions are lowered, and reflexes almost nonexistent. Whilst the rise in popularity of rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft has helped reduce the amount of drink driving arrests in many cities, there are still far too many accidents being caused by inebriated drivers.
Driver fatigue – driving while tired can be just as dangerous as distracted driving or driving while intoxicated. Your reaction time will be slowed and the chance of being in a serious accident increases. Unfortunately, this is a common cause of accidents with truck drivers and Uber drivers who both put in long hours on the road, even though they are both regulated.
Running stop signs or red lights – this major problem can also be attributed to all of the reasons above either individually or collectively. For instance, running through a stop sign or traffic light whilst speeding and not seeing the sign because you were checking a text message is a recipe for disaster.
Whatever the cause of your Santa Clarita car accident, the Law Offices of Daniel Kim have the experience needed to handle your case correctly.
Common Injuries From Santa Clarita Car Accidents
Just as the reasons for car accidents occurring in the first place are unique, so are the injuries that could be sustained as a result of a collision.
Injuries range from minor if it’s just a small fender bender, to the catastrophic when involving a heavy commercial vehicle like a truck or city bus.
Some of the most common injuries from car crashes include –
- Head injuries and concussion.
- Next and back injuries.
- Organ damage.
- Internal bleeding.
- Cuts and bruises.
- Broken and fractured bones.
- Torn ligaments.
- Soft tissue damage.
- Facial and dental trauma.
- Loss of limbs.
If you sustained any injuries as a result of a Santa Clarita car accident, seek medical treatment immediately and then call Daniel Kim for help.
Santa Clarita Car Accident Stats
There were 44 car accident-related fatalities reported in Santa Clarita between 2013 and 2017.
Just over a third of these car accident deaths involved a drunk driver.
There were more reported car accidents in Santa Clarita on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings than any other time during the week.
However, in 2018 thanks largely in part to its “Heads Up” traffic safety campaign, total reported collisions in Santa Clarita are reflecting a 12% decrease, with a 6% reduction in the number of accidents that produced injuries.
Worst Roads And Intersections In And Around Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita is bordered by two major freeways, Interstate 5 and the 14.
These roads are busy day and night, but especially the 5 which shuttles people between the greater Los Angeles area and cities to the north including Bakersfield, Fresno, and even San Francisco and Sacramento.
Approximately 90% of California’s most dangerous intersections are located in Southern California and about half of those are in Los Angeles.
Seven of these intersections are located in the Santa Clarita Valley.
- Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road
- Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road
- Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road
- Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road
- McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road
- Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road
- Langside Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road
Other busy roads include:
- Railroad Avenue
- Wiley Canyon Road
- Valencia Blvd
- Golden Vally Road