Personal Injury Attorneys in Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront city located in western Los Angeles County. Due to its favorable climate and proximity to Los Angeles, it’s always buzzing with activity. Unfortunately, it’s not immune to bad accidents caused by negligent behavior.
For example, the latest annual OTS Crash Ranking Results (used to compare a city’s traffic safety statistics to those of other cities with similar-sized populations) show how Santa Monica ranks out of 105 cities:
- Ranks #1 in the number of motorcycle victims killed or injured.
- Ranks #3 in the number of pedestrians killed or injured.
- Ranks #8 in the number of bicyclists killed or injured.
If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in an accident, you might be entitled to claim damages.
Our Santa Monica personal injury attorneys help clients who have been badly injured in an accident caused by the negligent behavior of another party to get the compensation they deserve.
Common injuries include:
Within a legal context, “personal injuries” refer to cases where an individual suffers physical, emotional, or reputational damage caused by another person or entity.
The three grounds on which you can file a personal injury claim are:
- Negligence (the most common)
- Strict Liability
- Intentional Wrongs
Accidents that might cause personal injuries and lead to a personal injury claim include:
Car Accidents – Car accidents are typically the leading cause of personal injury claims in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, and the rest of California. They can usually be attributed to speeding, driving under the influence, fatigue, improper turning, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and mechanical failure.
Truck Accidents – The odds are not in your favor if you’re involved in an accident with a large truck that weighs between 20 and 30 times more than your car. According to statistics published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 97% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck are occupants of the passenger vehicles.
Motorcycle Accidents – Riding a motorcycle is a popular way of traveling in Santa Monica. But as previously mentioned, Santa Monica ranks #1 out of 105 cities in the number of motorcycle victims killed or injured every year. As a rider or passenger, you have a much higher chance of sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. Motorists are often not observant enough to avoid an accident with a motorcycle they didn’t notice in time.
Uber and Lyft Accidents – In most cities, including Santa Monica, many residents depend on ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to get them to their destination. It’s a convenient alternative to conventional transportation, especially if you don’t own a car. Unfortunately, as the number of people using ride-hailing services increases, so do the number of Uber and Lyft accidents and personal injury claims.
Slip and Fall Accidents – Statistics released by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Every year countless people are injured in slip and fall accidents across California. Santa Monica is no exception with many people sustaining injuries from slipping and falling on wet floors and uneven surfaces, causing them to lose their balance.
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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?
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With over 45 years of experience, we have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients!
Our list of accomplishments includes winning The Litigator Award™ – an honor given to only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
If you need a respected law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.
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