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Pasadena Auto Accident Lawyers

Don't Face the Insurance Companies Alone

An automobile accident can and has caused permanent, and even life-ending, consequences for many individuals. In such cases, it is imperative to hold the liable party responsible for their actions by forming a case that demands just compensation for the injuries of the victim. If you or someone you love has been injured under such circumstances, get the skilled representation that you deserve with Tedford & Associates.

Since 1994, our firm has provided the Pasadena area with quality legal representation in matters of automobile injuries. We believe that every injured individual has the right to pursue compensation for their injuries, and we utilize our vast knowledge of personal injury law to uphold your rights in every way possible.

Contact us today to get our skilled Pasadena car accident attorneys on your side.

California Car Accident Statistics

Car accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in California. According to preliminary data from the National Safety Council, 1,535 motor vehicle deaths were reported in the first six months of 2019 in California. This is slightly less than the 1,538 motor vehicle deaths reported in the first half of 2018, and a nearly 3% increase over the 1,492 deaths in the first half of 2017.

  • 485,866 crashes were reported in California in 2017, including 3,898 deaths and 276,823 injuries
  • California accounts for 11% of car accident deaths in the United States
  • Car accident deaths in California have increased by nearly 24% since 2013
  • Los Angeles County is the most dangerous county in California for car accident fatalities and injuries
  • 11% of fatal crashes in California involve a driver under the influence of some type of drug
  • 80% of crashes involve some level of driver distraction or inattention
  • 74.8% of drivers in California admit to using a cell phone while driving

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important you remain calm. While you may be shaken up immediately following the crash, you must stay focused and be mindful of your actions which may have an impact on your ability to seek compensation.

After a car accident, be sure to do the following:

  • Stay at the scene and render aid to all injured parties - never drive away!
  • Call an ambulance if anyone needs immediate medical attention
  • Call the police and report the crash, even if it seems minor
  • Exchange contact and insurance information from all involved drivers
  • Gather the contact information of any witnesses to the crash, as well as any responding police
  • Take photographs of all damage and injuries
  • Never admit fault and avoid making any unsure statements
  • Seek medical attention immediately following the crash, even if initially you feel fine
  • Report the crash to your insurance company
  • Contact an attorney and explore your legal options

California Car Accident Statute of Limitations

Like most personal injury claims, car accident claims in California are subject to a "statute of limitations" which sets a limit on how much time you have to pursue legal action. Under California Code of Procedure section 335.1, car accident injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the collision. Property damage claims are given a slightly longer three year window. Filing a claim after the statute of limitations has expired will usually result in your claim being dismissed, thereby permanently preventing you from recovering damages.

Why Choose Tedford & Associates?

Put simply, our attorneys fight tooth and nail for each and every client that walks through our doors. With an emphasis on compassion for our clients and a commitment to produce results, we have successfully handled numerous personal injury cases. An automobile injury can be an incredibly serious and traumatic experience. That is why we provide each and every client with the respect to tell us their story.

However, as many of our clients must deal with medical issues following an injury, we make sure not to overwhelm anyone with the legal process. When we have gained a comprehensive understanding of your situation, our attorneys can begin to form a case that effectively holds the liable party responsible.

Other benefits of choosing Tedford & Associates include:

  • 35+ years of combined experience.
  • Free consultations.
  • No fees unless we win.
  • Se habla Español.
  • We will give you our personalized attention.

Don't wait to take action. Call our office at (626) 325-0142 to speak to a Pasadena car accident attorney about your situation and set up a free consultation.

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What Makes Tedford & Associates the Right Choice?

  1. We have over 35+ years of combined experience.
  2. Se habla Español.
  3. We offer free consultations.
  4. There are no fees unless we win.
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