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Lancaster Car Accident Lawyers

Serving the Antelope Valley Since 1985

Have you been involved in a Lancaster car accident?

A car accident can change your life in a split second.

You or a loved one could be saddled with life-changing injuries, a totaled car, and weeks of lost work—all from a crash that wasn’t your fault.

When tragedy strikes, hiring a trustworthy legal advocate is absolutely crucial to obtaining the physical, financial, and emotional recovery you need.

PARRIS Law Firm is the Antelope Valley’s premier personal injury law firm. Since 1985, our attorneys have fearlessly battled insurance companies on behalf of California residents, securing $1.9 billion in victories for clients.

Let us fight for you, too. Contact us using the form below for a free case review.

PARRIS Law Firm: Trusted Lancaster Car Accident Lawyers

Since founding attorney R. Rex Parris first opened the doors to the PARRIS Law Firm in 1985, thousands of clients have chosen our firm to fight for them.

And we have not let them down—our attorneys have over a 99% success rate securing justice for clients. We know what it takes to win, and we don’t stop until our clients see victory.

Nationally Recognized

Year after year, PARRIS attorneys are recognized by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers as some of the top trial lawyers in the nation. In addition, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American Board of Trial Advocates have also recognized PARRIS as one of California’s premier personal injury firms.

Founding attorney R. Rex Parris has been honored in the Daily JournalMetropolitan News, and the National Law Journal as a trailblazer in his field. He uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to teach other lawyers in continuing legal education seminars and other speaking events.

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PARRIS has won many awards for our exceptional victories for clients.

A Proven Track Record of Results

After pursuing justice for the injured for nearly four decades, PARRIS attorneys have won $1.9 billion on our clients’ behalf. Our legal team regularly secures seven-, eight-, and nine-figure verdicts and settlements for victims of other people’s negligence.

Many of these client stories have come from the Antelope Valley and the surrounding desert areas.

  • One PARRIS client was driving his truck in Lancaster when a distracted driver, on the phone with her boyfriend, ran a stop sign. The resulting crash was so severe that our client’s truck rolled three times before skidding to a stop on its side. Our client suffered life-altering injuries in the crash, yet the at-fault driver’s insurance company refused to cooperate with our investigation and help him recover. PARRIS attorneys fearlessly fought for the victim, eventually winning a $120 million verdict for the man and his family.
  • PARRIS also represented two brothers involved in a serious truck accident. Our clients were on their way to Mammoth for their annual fishing trip when a big rig crossed over into their lane, hitting them head-on. The trucking company neglected to pull the truck driver, who had both a history of accidents and a criminal record prior to this incident, off of the road, resulting in devastating injuries to our clients. In the end, the trucking company paid our clients $56.6 million.
  • On a busy night in Palmdale during the holiday shopping season, a distracted driver T-boned our client’s car. The accident rendered him a quadriplegic who will require daily care for the rest of his life. After fighting for our client in trial at the LA County Superior Court, a jury awarded our client $41.6 million for his injuries, suffering, and ongoing care.
  • Another client, an 11-year-old girl, was walking home from a friend’s house in the Antelope Valley when she was struck by a car. This traumatic and preventable accident left our client with many broken bones, a punctured lung, and a traumatic brain injury. After relentlessly fighting for our client and her family, PARRIS attorneys secured a $14.8 million settlement to help restore her life.

Committed to Clients

The recovery period after a car accident may be one of the most tragic, difficult periods of your life. That’s why caring for you is our top priority.

When you choose PARRIS to represent you, we will spare no effort to ensure you see the results you deserve. That means thoroughly investigating your case, hiring the best experts, and putting in the hours to prepare your case for trial.

But most importantly, your client coordinator will update you at every step of your case, keeping you informed of any twists and turns along the way.

PARRIS is here for you. Schedule a free consultation today.

No Fees Until We Win

When you’re recovering from a car accident, you deserve to focus on your recovery, not the cost of the legal services you need. That’s why PARRIS lawyers work on contingency—you’ll pay no fees unless we win your case. If we are unsuccessful, you will owe us nothing.

Lancaster Car Accident Statistics

With a population of close to 160,000 people, the city of Lancaster stretches over nearly 100 square miles. Its long open roads, while the hallmark of freedom, can be dangerous at night—especially on dark corners.

Over a five-year period until 2018, there were nearly 10,000 crashes in Lancaster. According to a report prepared for the Lancaster City Council, 146 of these accidents resulted in severe injury, and 79 were fatal.

Broadside crashes were the most common type of accident, followed by rear-end collisions and sideswipes. Most of the fatal accidents involved pedestrians and took place along east-west arterial streets, such as Avenue J, Avenue K, and Avenue L.

The City of Lancaster broke down the most common causes of the city’s car accidents as follows:

  • Right of way violations – 21%
  • Improper turning – 17%
  • Unsafe speed – 15%
  • Disobeying traffic signals and signs – 8%
  • Following too closely – 6%
  • Driving under the influence – 6%
  • Unsafe lane changes – 5%
  • Unsafe starting or backing – 4%
  • Other – 18%

Have You Been Involved in a Lancaster Car Accident?

If you experienced a recent car accident in Lancaster, you probably have a lot of questions.

  • Will I be able to receive compensation for a car accident that wasn’t my fault?
  • What kind of car accident cases do you take?
  • What can I recover?
  • Do I really need a lawyer after my accident, or can I just figure it out myself?

If you sustained serious injuries, you may have more significant concerns about your health and future.

  • How will your injury affect your long-term health?
  • How will it impact your employment and earning potential?
  • What future losses have you not considered?
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The Lancaster car accident attorneys at PARRIS Law Firm are here to answer all of your questions in a free case consultation. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most common questions our clients have for us when they are seeking representation after a car accident.

What kind of accident cases do PARRIS lawyers take?

When you’re involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to collect compensation from the at-fault driver (or their insurance company) on the basis of negligence. In simpler terms, drivers are negligent when they fail to uphold their duty to drive safely and responsibly, causing accidents that harm innocent victims like you.

Car accidents are painful, traumatic experiences that no one should have to endure. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims of all types of accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Big rig truck collisions
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Car accidents involving people on the job
  • Accidents involving dangerous road conditions
  • Crashes caused by car defects
Your personal injury lawsuit may help cover medical costs after a car accident.

What can I recover?

Car accidents can destroy lives—there’s no doubt about it. That’s why our attorneys are in the business of restoring lives.

Under California law, your personal injury settlement or verdict should cover the cost of your:

  • 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.

Do I really need a Lancaster car accident lawyer?

If you are not at fault for your car accident, you might be tempted to accept a settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Maybe you feel like going to court with an attorney is too much hassle. Maybe the settlement offer seems reasonable to you.

However, these initial settlement offers may be insufficient coverage for the true cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and the inability to do many things that made life so enjoyable before the accident.

You see, insurance companies do not have your best interests at mind. They have the interests of their company in mind. The goal of any insurance adjuster is to settle the case for the least amount of money possible to benefit their bottom line. Because of this, some insurance adjusters act in bad faith by delaying your settlement offer, offering you a lowball settlement, or denying your valid claim altogether.

This is precisely why you need an attorney that isn’t afraid to fight for you; someone who will represent your interests alone.

At PARRIS Law Firm, our Lancaster car accident lawyers know how to take on an insurance company and get you the settlement or verdict you deserve. We are not afraid to litigate as much as we need to in order to ensure you are treated fairly.

Our attorneys have the experience to fight and win the battle for your rights.

Contact us now to discuss your case for free.

A woman with a short-term disability after a car accident in California.

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

Though most car accidents cause minor injuries, many cause debilitating injuries or aggravate existing conditions that change the way you live your life.

Some of the common injuries caused by a car crash include:

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

Many of these injuries can lead to other chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Others can aggravate existing conditions, such as arthritis or a weak neck/back.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Lancaster

When you are in a car accident in Lancaster, be sure to:

  • Get to safety.
  • Call 911 if anyone is injured.
  • Call the police if property damage is significant or if anyone is injured.
  • Gather the other driver’s information, including their VIN number, license plate, driver’s license, insurance information, and any contact information they might need.
  • Take photos of the accident, if you are able.

In the days or weeks that follow:

  • Call your insurance company to report the accident.
  • Report your accident within 10 days to the DMV if anyone was hurt in the accident or property damage exceeded $1,000.
  • Get the medical care you need as soon as possible.
  • Keep any and all records of repairs, doctor visits, missed work, or any expenses you incur related to your accident.
  • Call PARRIS Law Firm to discuss the accident, your rights, and your recovery options.

The Lancaster car accident lawyers at PARRIS Law Firm have the expertise, experience, and passion to protect your rights until you see the recovery you deserve.

Speak with our legal team about your case today.

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