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Santa Clarita Car Accident Lawyers

Serving the Santa Clarita Valley Since 1985

Car Accidents in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is a sprawling suburban city nestled in the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley, 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 

Composed of the neighboring communities of Newhall, Valencia, Saugus, and Canyon Country, the city is home to over 230,000 people, making it the third-largest city in Los Angeles County.

Santa Clarita has garnered a reputation for being a safe place to live. Despite this reputation, however, the people of Santa Clarita face danger every day—every time they drive on the city’s roads.

Negligent drivers cause car accidents in Santa Clarita nearly every day. According to a state database, Santa Clarita experienced 695 car accidents in 2018. 39 of these collisions resulted in severe injuries, and six of them were fatal.

Car accidents can alter a person’s life forever. The injuries you sustain in a collision may lead to lurking, long-term health issues, limit your capacity to work and affect your ability to enjoy life.

When devastation strikes, you deserve to have an advocate on your side who can help you get the recovery you need. The attorneys at PARRIS Law Firm are here to help.

PARRIS Law Firm has been serving Santa Clarita residents since 1985. We know what it takes to fight for our clients, and we regularly win seven-, eight-, and nine-figure verdicts on their behalf.

What types of car accidents happen in Santa Clarita?

The most common types of vehicle collisions, as categorized by law enforcement, include:

  • Rear-end crashes, where the front end of one car strikes the back end of another
  • Broadside or T-bone crashes, where the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another, forming a “T” shape
  • Sideswipe crashes, where two cars traveling in the same direction hit each other on the sides
  • Head-on crashes, when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions hit one another head-on
  • Rollover crashes, where a car (usually a truck or an SUV) rolls onto its top or side during an accident
  • Single-vehicle crashes, where a car strikes an object or runs off the road due to impaired driving, an object in the road, or another driver’s poor decisions
  • Vehicle/pedestrian crashes, when a car strikes a pedestrian
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In Santa Clarita, the types of car accidents that occurred in 2018 were broken down as follows:

  • Rear-end crashes: 36%
  • Broadside crashes: 29%
  • Striking an object: 13%
  • Sideswipes: 11%
  • Head-on crashes: 5%
  • Vehicle/pedestrian accidents: 3%
  • Rollover accidents: 2%
  • Other: <1%

Rear-end accidents—caused by following too closely and distracted driving—have become more common as cell phone usage while driving has increased in recent years. Broadside crashes, which make up nearly a third of all Santa Clarita’s car accidents, occur most frequently in intersections and parking lots.

Why does Santa Clarita experience so many accidents?

Santa Clarita experiences a high volume of car accidents for several reasons:

  • Two busy freeways run through Santa Clarita: the 5 freeway, which forms the city’s western boundary, and the 14 freeway, which runs through the city’s eastern end. These freeways experience frequent traffic jams during rush hour, leading to an uptick in accidents.

  • During the summer, traffic to the nearby Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park increases the likelihood of rear-end accidents, T-bone collisions, and pedestrian crashes.

  • Though Santa Clarita has a low population density overall, the city’s 230,000 inhabitants take the same major thoroughfares to get from one side of the valley to the other. This causes further traffic congestion. These thoroughfares include:

    • Soledad Canyon Rd/Valencia Blvd
    • McBean Pkwy
    • Sierra Hwy
    • Bouquet Canyon Rd/ Railroad Ave
    • Newhall Ranch Rd
    • Golden Valley Rd

The vast majority of Santa Clarita’s car accidents occurred during the weekday morning rush hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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The most common causes of these accidents included:

  • Unsafe speed: 27%
  • Vehicle right-of-way: 15%
  • Improper turning: 11%
  • Driver or bicycle DUI: 9%
  • Traffic signals and signs: 9%
  • Following too closely: 7%
  • Unsafe lane change: 6%
  • Wrong side of road: 2%
  • Pedestrian right-of-way: 1%
  • Pedestrian violation: 1%
  • Other than driver or pedestrian: 2%

When accidents happen, you’ll need a firm on your side with a trusted track record of results.

PARRIS Law Firm will fight for you.

What type of Santa Clarita car accident cases do PARRIS lawyers take?

When car accidents happen in Santa Clarita, hiring a car accident lawyer is the best way to protect the rights of you and your loved ones. PARRIS Law Firm has experience protecting victims’ rights of many types of vehicular crash cases, including:

  • Car accidents of all kinds, including those caused by:
    • Impaired driving
    • Road defects
    • Faulty vehicle manufacturing
  • Big rig truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Car accidents involving people on the job
  • Accidents resulting in wrongful death

You May Have Recovery Options

Every driver has an obligation to drive safely. When a motorist drives carelessly and causes an accident, their negligence may cause great physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to you or your loved ones.

When this happens, California law allows you to recover certain costs through a personal injury claim. Depending on your situation, these costs may include:

  • Medical bills, including ambulance costs, prescriptions, and visits to the hospital, primary care physicians, and specialists
  • Damage to your car or property inside your car
  • Any lost wages due to missed work or your loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Your loved ones’ loss of companionship damages
Your personal injury lawsuit may help cover medical costs after a car accident.
PARRIS has won many awards for our exceptional victories for clients.

Why Trust PARRIS Law Firm With Your Car Accident Case?

Four Decades of Results

Since PARRIS first opened its doors to clients in 1985, our attorneys have served thousands of clients from all over California, winning over $1.9 billion on their behalf.

Our firm has been recognized throughout our 37+ years in practice for our landmark cases and 99% success rate. Some of our most recent victories include:

  • A $120 million verdict for a man involved in a horrific T-bone accident in Lancaster
  • A $46.6 million verdict for a CHP officer rear-ended and thrown off his motorcycle on the 5 freeway
  • The landmark $1.8 billion settlement for victims of the 2015-16 Porter Ranch gas leak

Attorney recognition programs such as Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers have PARRIS attorneys annually for over a decade. Founding attorney R. Rex Parris has been recognized by the Litigation Counsel of America, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his herculean legal victories on behalf of California residents.

When you’re injured in an accident, you deserve a law firm you can trust to deliver results. Look no further than PARRIS Law Firm.

Serving Clients First

The secret to our success? An unabashed commitment to our clients.

The PARRIS process was developed with your interests in mind:

  • We deploy an investigative team of researchers to examine your accident thoroughly.
  • We hire some of the best experts in their fields to provide insight into your case.
  • We demand documents and other pieces of information through discovery.
  • We carefully prepare your case for trial.

All the while, our client care coordinators will keep you updated at every twist and turn of your case.

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No Fees Until We Win

The personal injury attorneys at PARRIS Law Firm work on contingency, meaning we do not charge any fees unless we win the case.

If we successfully secure compensation for you, we will charge a percentage fee for our services. However, payment will never be required up front so that you can turn your attention to what matters most: your physical and mental recovery.

Like the Lion, We Fight Fearlessly For You.

Following an accident, you may think that it’s simpler to settle with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your own.

However, insurance companies are not necessarily in your corner. An insurance adjuster’s job is ultimately to increase profits for their company, not to pay out the financial recovery you may need. Therefore, an insurance adjuster might work to reduce or deny your claim to save their company money.

One of the most common tactics we’ve seen insurance adjusters use is leading with a lowball settlement, hoping you will take it without consulting an attorney and determining the true value of your claim.

Hiring a trustworthy, yet relentless, attorney is the surefire way to protect your rights after an accident. Our Santa Clarita car accident lawyers have seen every insurance play in the book—and we know how to deal with them.

After your accident, don’t hold off on discussing your legal options with an attorney. Protect your rights from the start.



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