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Car accidents in and around West Covina and Los Angeles are common. According to information from the Los Angeles Almanac, there were more than 7.7 million cars registered in 2017. With so many cars driving around, it’s no surprise that many drivers are involved in vehicle accidents every day in the area. Curbed Los Angeles reports that someone is killed on the streets of Los Angeles due to a car accident every 40 hours, making the city the deadliest for traffic deaths in the nation.

After you’ve been in a car accident, you can be left physically and mentally traumatized. Someone else’s negligence or recklessness ruined your car or, even worse, physically injured you. You need to get your life back to normal as soon as possible. You must take the right steps the first time around to preserve your rights and the value of your case.

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Car accidents are very dangerous. Even minor impacts can cause serious damage. You should contact the police to respond to the accident at the scene, file a report, and interview any witnesses. If you are injured, an ambulance will take you to the hospital.  It’s important to take care of your health by seeking medical treatment for your injuries. After treatment, you can then file a claim with your auto insurance company.

As soon as you are physically able, you should talk to an attorney that can assess the value of your case. It is particularly beneficial to discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney if you have sustained severe injuries or any disputes have arisen about who is at fault.


In some cases, a car accident may occur because of an issue that is outside the control of both drivers, such as a person or animal crossing the road unexpectedly, a vehicle malfunction, or sudden change in weather conditions.

However, these situations are less common than accidents being caused by driver error. In an increasingly distracted world, people are paying less attention to the road, causing an increase in the number of accidents happening. The Zebra reports that a driver is three times more likely to be involved in a crash when eating or drinking while driving, and eight times more likely when reaching for something in the car.

Distracted driving is a risky behavior that can happen when someone is:

  • Looking at a cell phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Tending to children or pets in the car
  • Even adjusting the radio

Additional risky behaviors that can lead to accidents include driving while impaired, failing to yield, driving aggressively, and driving too fast. If you’re involved in an accident caused by one of these driver errors, you may need legal help to get the outcome you deserve.


Hiring an attorney who specializes in car accidents can help to lighten that burden on your shoulders, allowing you to get your life back to normal as soon as possible. With the help of an attorney, you can receive the support needed to ensure that your vehicle is properly repaired, get a rental car, cover the costs of any medical bills, recover lost wages for the time you weren’t able to work and recover damages for your pain and suffering.

In addition to the legal assistance you’ll receive to get the case resolved, we will also help by assisting with all the complexities and issues that arise after an accident. If you have concerns about the situation, we will listen to you with compassion and help answer any questions you may have during the legal process. My goal is to help restore peace and normalcy to your life after an accident has caused a major disruption. Your needs are important to us, and we’ll take the time to talk to you throughout the entire process, keeping you informed and up to date.


Contrary to their catchy slogans, insurance companies aren’t looking out for the consumer. Insurance companies look out for themselves first and foremost. Collectively, the U.S. insurance industry has $3.8 trillion in assets. They save this money by denying and minimizing claims as much as possible. Without an attorney, you probably won’t be able to get the best settlement for you and your family.

The United States insurance industry has assets of $3.8 trillion for a reason – they make and save a lot of money. How do they save money? They save money by denying, delaying, and defending claims on a routine basis. The odds are that you are not going to get the best possible result for your case by settling with an insurance company on your own.

Don’t leave money on the table by letting an insurance company take advantage of you. Give Lem a call, and we’ll let you know if you’ll receive a better settlement if we represent you (even after attorney’s fees).

As experienced car accident attorneys, we can provide the legal support you need to get the best outcome in your case. We have been working with local clients for several years and provide a promise to deliver results to each and every client we serve. If you’ve been in a car accident, contact us to find out how I can help.

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After a car accident, feel free to give me a call anytime. I provide FREE consultations to car collision victims throughout Southern California. I am committed to giving you and your case the personal attention and respect you expect from your personal injury lawyer.

CALL (626) 337-1111 OR TEXT (626) 252-2168.

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For Accidents and Injuries

1720 W. Cameron Ave., Ste. 210
West Covina, CA 91790

17777 Center Court Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
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(626) 337-1111


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