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The Data on Car Accidents in Sun Valley

Home to more than 85,000 people, the Sun Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles is located near the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley, near Burbank. The community is densely populated: though the more mountainous areas of the neighborhood are spread out, Sun Valley’s more urban neighborhoods have as many as 17,000 people per square mile, according to one source.

A high population density leads to increased traffic in urban areas of Sun Valley. The proximity of the 5 and 170 freeways and the Hollywood Burbank Airport exacerbates this traffic, leading to congested freeways and arterial roads on weekdays.

Unfortunately, busy, crowded streets lead to a higher frequency of car accidents—and Sun Valley sees far too many tragic collisions each year. Busy thoroughfares such as Roscoe Blvd, San Fernando Rd, Lankershim Blvd, and La Tuna Canyon Rd are frequently the sites of rear-end collisions, sideswipes, and T-bone accidents. In addition, like most in the San Fernando Valley, Sun Valley’s streets are wide and straight, which reckless drivers may see as an opportunity to speed.

It takes one distracted, reckless, or drunk driver to cause an accident that changes an innocent family’s lives forever.

Have you been involved in a Sun Valley car accident?

When these tragic accidents affect you or your loved ones, you need a trustworthy legal advocate on your side who will make sure you receive the medical, financial, and emotional recovery you need.

PARRIS Law Firm is ready to fight for you.

PARRIS is one of LA County’s premier personal injury law firms. Our attorneys have tenaciously fought insurance companies on behalf of California residents, securing $1.9 billion in victories for clients.

Let us fight for you, too. Contact us today for a free case review.

You will need legal guidance when working with insurance after a car accident.

Do I really need a Sun Valley car accident lawyer?

Perhaps you are reading this and thinking: What do I need a lawyer for anyway? When accidents happen, can’t I directly negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company?

Yes, you can certainly try to negotiate a settlement on your own, but in our experience, this will not result in the best outcome for you and your family. Initial settlements may be insufficient to cover the complete costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and the loss of enjoyment for so many things you used to do before and no longer can due to your accident.

Truthfully, insurance companies may not have your best interests in mind. They exist to turn a profit. In the case of a car accident, that means settling the case for the least amount of money they can. Sometimes your settlement could be delayed by an insurance adjuster acting in bad faith. They might offer a settlement that’s way too low, or deny your claim altogether.

This is precisely why having an attorney on your side is so important. With a PARRIS attorney, you will have someone in your corner that doesn’t back down—who will represent your interests alone.

Our Sun Valley car accident lawyers at PARRIS Law Firm know how to battle with an insurance company for a favorable settlement or a verdict you deserve. We don’t shy away from taking a case to trial if we need to in order to make sure you make a full recovery.

Our personal injury lawyers have the experience you need to fight for your rights and win.

Contact us now for a free consultation.

PARRIS fights for Sun Valley residents

If you live in Sun Valley, you may have heard of our firm before. That’s because we’re already fighting for the rights of thousands of Sun Valley residents.

In December 2020, The PARRIS Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of thousands of Sun Valley and Pacoima residents exposed to a methane leak at the LA Department of Water and Power’s Valley Generating Station. Many residents have experienced exacerbated health problems and symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea throughout the duration of the leak.

This leak is a great injustice to the Sun Valley community, which already faced the terrible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You deserve to know about—and be protected from—the exposures you may face in your community. Yet the LA Department of Water and Power failed to disclose the extent of the leak for years.

PARRIS Law Firm is committed to protecting the rights of Sun Valley residents. Whether your livelihood is threatened by a gas leak or a car accident, our attorneys are here to help you get the recovery you need.

PARRIS Law Firm: Trusted Sun Valley Car Accident Lawyers

Since the PARRIS Law Firm first opened its doors in 1985, thousands of clients have trusted our firm to fight for them.

And we have proven that trust was justified—our attorneys have won more than 99% of cases for our clients. There isn’t a hill we won’t climb to achieve victory.

Acknowledged Nationwide

PARRIS attorneys are routinely selected as among the top trial lawyers in the country by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers. In addition, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American Board of Trial Advocates have each honored PARRIS as one of California’s premier personal injury firms.

The Daily Journal, Metropolitan News, and National Law Journal have each singled out founding attorney R. Rex Parris as a trailblazer in his field. 

In addition to leading the firm, Parris teaches other attorneys 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 History of Success for Clients

After nearly 40 years of seeking justice for our clients, PARRIS attorneys have secured more than $1.9 billion for the clients we represent. Our legal team routinely wins seven-, eight-, and nine-figure verdicts and settlements for victims of other people’s negligence.

Here are a few of our clients’ stories:

  • In one case, our client was driving his truck when another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, causing a T-bone style rollover accident. Though our client suffered severe injuries through no fault of his own, the at-fault driver’s insurance company failed to cooperate with our investigation. The attorneys at PARRIS Law Firm fought valiantly on his behalf, and our client was awarded a $120 million jury verdict.
  • In another case, our client was riding his motorcycle when another car cut him off while making a left turn, causing a horrific accident. Our client sustained a traumatic brain injury and will require 24-hour nursing care for the rest of his life. Though the intersection where the crash happened had been the site of 10 previous car accidents, Caltrans failed to take any measures to prevent such a tragedy. PARRIS attorneys fought Caltrans on our client’s behalf, eventually securing a $31.5 million verdict for him and his family.
  • Our client was a passenger in a truck when the speeding driver recklessly turned a corner, causing his car to roll over multiple times into a cement wash. Tragically, our client sustained injuries that will impact him for the rest of his life. The attorneys at PARRIS fearlessly fought for him, eventually securing a $23 million settlement on his behalf.

Client Care Comes First

In times of need, recovering from a car accident could take everything you’ve got in terms of energy and physical demand. That’s why caring for you is our number one priority.

Deciding to let PARRIS represent you means that you will have a persistent advocate on your side. This means that we will deploy an investigative team to research your case, hire the best experts in their fields, and put in the hours to prepare your case for trial so that in the end, you come away with the results you deserve.

No Fees Until We Win

After a collision, recovering from your accident should be your first concern—not how you are going to pay for legal services. That’s why PARRIS attorneys work on contingency, which means that we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.

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If I’m in an accident, what types of injuries may affect my long-term health?

Though many car accident injuries are minor, others are life-changing. 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. Older adults and women are more susceptible to these chronic pain conditions, which may have debilitating effects on a person’s long-term health.

If you or a loved one have experienced any of these conditions following a car accident in Sun Valley, speak with our legal team about your case today.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Sun Valley

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

  • Get to safety. Don’t cross or enter any roadways, if possible.
  • Call 911 if anyone is hurt. Emergency services will likely send both emergency medical help and law enforcement. If property damage is significant, it is wise to call 911 even if no injuries are apparent.
  • Collect 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 can.
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In the days or weeks that follow:

  • Report the accident to your insurance company, regardless of fault. California law prohibits insurance companies from raising insurance rates for people involved in accidents that weren’t their fault.
  • If anyone was hurt or if property damage exceeded $1,000, you must also report your accident to the California DMV.
  • If you are hurt in any way, including any pain that appears later, visit a doctor and get the medical care you need.
  • Keep record of any expenses you incur due to your accident, such as repair bills, medical records, or record of missed work.
  • Call PARRIS Law Firm to discuss the accident, your rights, and your options going forward.

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

Schedule a free case review to learn more about what you can recover today.

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