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A Resilient Beachside Community

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the north, and the Chevron refinery to the south, the city of El Segundo is somewhat isolated from the surrounding South Bay area of Los Angeles. The roughly 17,000 people who live there enjoy the city’s quaint, beach town feel while remaining surrounded by industry on all sides.

While El Segundo is a fairly small city—roughly 11 square miles—heavy traffic through the area during rush hour leads to a significant amount of car accidents. In 2018, there were 102 traffic accidents in El Segundo resulting in pain or injuries. Six of these caused severe injuries, and one led to a person’s death.

When negligent actors threaten the community of El Segundo, PARRIS Law Firm is here to fight for your rights.

Our El Segundo car accident lawyers know what it takes to get results. With nearly four decades of experience, we’ve amassed more than $1.9 billion in legal victories for our clients.

If someone else’s driving has left you or someone you love with injuries, you deserve to make a full recovery. Call PARRIS Law Firm today for a free review of your case. You won’t pay anything in legal fees until we secure a victory for you and your family.

Why PARRIS Law Firm?

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Fighting for El Segundo Since 2021

If you live in El Segundo, you may have heard of PARRIS before. That’s because PARRIS Law Firm is already fighting for the residents of El Segundo—in this case, against the city of Los Angeles and its sanitation department.

In January 2022, our firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of El Segundo residents seeking damages for the release of noxious odors out of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Facility.

Flooding at the plant caused engineers to release in July 2021 nearly 17 million gallons of raw, untreated sewage into the plant’s outtake pipes that empty into the ocean. But that wasn’t the worst of it.

For months, residents suffered through debilitating odors that caused them to move out of their houses, purchase costly air filters, and generally experience a diminished quality of life in their own homes. For some, the rotten egg smell had health consequences.

Both the Hyperion sewage spill itself and the way El Segundo residents were treated in its aftermath was a great injustice to the local community. Nobody deserves to suffer from someone else’s mismanagement and mistakes.

PARRIS Law Firm is standing by the residents of El Segundo, protecting your right to enjoy clean air and water. Whether your life was upended by toxic smells or a car accident, our lawyers are here to fight for you and get the recovery you need.

A Wide Range of Experience

However, PARRIS attorneys are equipped to protect victims from more than just environmental disasters.

Over nearly four decades of practice, we’ve honed our skills in and out of the courtroom, enabling us to obtain incredible outcomes for our clients in a wide range of practice areas. We protect the rights of victims of the following accidents:

  • Car accidents, including:
    • Distracted driving crashes
    • Drunk driving crashes
    • Crashes related to vehicle malfunctions or road defects
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Crashes that happen while a person is working
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Dog bites
  • Dangerous or defective products
  • Wrongful deaths
 

The people of California have a right to be protected from other people’s negligence, no matter what form that negligence takes. 

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A Track Record You Can Trust

When someone you love has been badly injured in an accident, hiring an attorney is not a task you take lightly. You’ll need an attorney you can trust to get the result you need—a firm that practices what it preaches.

At PARRIS Law Firm, we let our results for our clients speak for themselves. Here are some of our clients’ stories.

  • One of our clients was badly injured when a distracted driver ran a stop sign and T-boned his truck, causing it to flip over multiple times. Despite our client’s horrific situation, the at-fault driver’s insurance company refused to cooperate with our investigation. The judge reprimanded the defense counsel multiple times for failing to turn over evidence, which revealed the at-fault driver was on her cell phone when the crash occurred. Though the road to his recovery was not easy, PARRIS fought for him every step of the way, eventually securing a $120 million jury verdict on his behalf.

  • Another PARRIS client, a CHP officer, was riding his motorcycle on duty when a distracted driver rear-ended him, ejecting him from his motorcycle. His subsequent injuries changed the course of his career and caused great pain for him and his family. After a significant legal battle and lengthy trial, the jury awarded our client and his family an incredible $49.6 million verdict.

  • Three family members were driving in Palmdale, CA when a drunk driver slammed into their car. Though all three occupants were injured, the at-fault driver’s insurance company failed to offer the policy limit amount to the plaintiffs in a reasonable time. The case made it all the way to trial, where the PARRIS team secured a $21 million verdict on their behalf.

  • One PARRIS client, an 11-year-old girl, was tragically struck by a car while crossing the street in the desert. There were no stop signs, traffic signals, or crosswalks for several miles leading up to the intersection where the accident occurred, forcing her to cross six lanes of traffic without any traffic controls. The accident put our client in the hospital for five months after she suffered a severe brain injury, a punctured lung, and multiple fractures. After battling with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, PARRIS attorneys secured a $14.8 million settlement on her behalf.

Each of these preventable accidents brought unspeakable tragedy to our clients and their families. At PARRIS, we’re committed to restoring justice and balance to our clients’ lives by fighting for the compensation they deserve. 

Let us fight for you, too. Speak to our legal team about your case.

Personal Injury Cases, Handled Personally

When PARRIS founding attorney R. Rex Parris was a boy, his father lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. After experiencing the devastating effects of someone else’s negligence firsthand, Rex committed his life to protecting the rights of the injured throughout California.

This is why we handle every case at PARRIS with a personal touch. When you hire us, you become family—and we fight for our own. You’ll get to know the people fighting for you, and your client care coordinator will keep you updated at every twist and turn of your case.

Additionally, your team at PARRIS is dedicated to making the legal process as easy for you as possible. Therefore, our attorneys work on contingency, meaning you won’t be responsible for any legal fees until we secure your compensation. Our payment comes as a percentage of the result we obtain for you. If we are unsuccessful, you won’t owe us a cent.

Call our firm today to speak with our legal team about your case.

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El Segundo Car Accident Statistics

El Segundo might be a quiet enclave sheltered from some of the worst traffic congestion common to Los Angeles. However, that doesn’t mean the city is immune to dangerous car accidents.

Out of the 102 collisions that took place in El Segundo in 2018,

  • 58 left occupants complaining of pain,
  • 37 resulted in visible injuries,
  • 6 caused severe injuries, and
  • 1 was fatal.

Most of El Segundo’s accidents occurred along busy Pacific Coast Highway, which bisects the city into its residential portion and its business sector. Other major thoroughfares where accidents occurred include Douglas Street and El Segundo Boulevard.

The types of car accidents that occurred in El Segundo in 2018 were broken down as follows:

  • Broadside: 32%
  • Rear end: 30%
  • Pedestrian: 12%
  • Sideswipe: 10%
  • Hit object: 10%
  • Head-on: 6%
  • Overturned: 1%
  • Other: 1%

Car accidents in El Segundo occurred most frequently on Friday between 12 noon and 3 p.m. The next most common day and time for accidents was Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon.

Traffic violations that caused accidents in El Segundo included:

  • Unsafe speed: 24%
  • Vehicle right of way: 21%
  • Improper turning: 19%
  • DUI: 12%
  • Traffic signals/signs: 10%
  • Pedestrian right of way: 6%
  • Unsafe starting or backing: 3%
  • Jaywalking: 2%
  • Wrong side of the road: 1%

What types of car accident injuries may affect my long-term health?

Many car accidents result in minor damages, but the consequences can be life-changing for those who suffer severe injuries.

Many severe injuries associated with car accidents can lead to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Others can aggravate pre-existing conditions such as arthritis or back/neck weakness. Older people are more susceptible to these lasting chronic pains, which can have more life-altering effects on more vulnerable populations.

Here are some of the most common types of injuries caused by car accidents:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries

 

If you or someone you love has suffered from any of these ailments, our El Segundo car accident attorneys may be able to help you recover. 

Speak to our firm today to discuss your case for free.

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How can an El Segundo car accident lawyer help me recover?

If you were the victim of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, California law entitles you to recover damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. These damages may include:

  • Medical bills, including hospital visits, prescriptions, and specialists;
  • Property damage;
  • Lost wages, including future lost wages and loss of earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering from your injuries or life circumstances after your accident; and
  • Loss of companionship for your loved ones (legally referred to as “loss of consortium”), among other forms of recovery.

Despite the law, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may not be eager to provide you with the full recovery amount you deserve. Insurance companies are businesses first, and the less they pay out in claims, the more they benefit their bottom line. The insurance’s initial settlement offer after your accident may not be the full amount you deserve.

This is where a qualified attorney can help. PARRIS Law Firm has achieved verdicts and settlements for clients far above the insurance policy limits. We know the industry, and we’re prepared to fight for you.

Discuss your case with us for free today.

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What do I do if I was involved in an El Segundo car accident?

Car accidents can occur in a split second. Before the dust settles, there are some critical pieces of information that you will want to collect. If you are able, here are some of the important things you will need to gather beginning at the scene of the crash:

  • Information from the other driver, including:
    • The other driver’s name, address, phone number, and driver’s license
    • Their license plate number
    • Their vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • Their insurance card
    • The make, model, color, and year of their car
  • Photos of the scene, including the surrounding areas and nearby road signs
  • The contact information of any witnesses

In the days or weeks that follow, you will need:

  • A police accident report, which you can obtain from the police department a few days after the accident
  • Car repair receipts, including:
    • Towing costs
    • Rental car bills
    • Repair charges
    • The valuation of your car prior to the accident (obtainable through Kelly Blue Book)
  • Medical information, including:
    • Any and all medical bills
    • Prescription forms
    • Records of emergency care and/or hospital admission
    • Insurance statements
  • Proof of income loss, which can include any documents that specify your employment status, regular hours and pay rate before your accident, and the number of hours you missed after the accident. These documents can include:
    • Tax returns
    • 1099s
    • Pay stubs
    • Emails with your employer
  • A car accident journal containing a record of your experiences and recovery

 

Hiring PARRIS car accident attorneys to help navigate this process can make all the difference in the world. Our skilled trial lawyers will obtain all the documents you’ll need, fight insurance companies on your behalf, and ensure you get the care you deserve.

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