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California roads are bustling with traffic, making car accidents an unfortunate common occurrence. If you’ve been in a car accident, securing the right auto accident attorney is crucial in protecting your rights and securing maximum compensation.


RTM Law is committed to helping California residents navigate the complex legal process after being injured in an accident. Reach out to us for a free case review.

Common Injuries From Auto
Accident Cases in CA

A car crash can leave victims dealing with various types of injuries, some of which may have long-term implications and even lead to death.

  • ✔ Whiplash
  • ✔ Broken Bones
  • ✔ Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • ✔ Spinal Cord Injuries
  • ✔ Internal Bleeding
  • ✔ Burn Injuries
  • ✔ Psychological Trauma
  • ✔ Lacerations
  • ✔ Organ Damage
  • ✔ Loss of Limbs
  • ✔ Concussions
  • ✔ Dislocated Joints
  • ✔ Facial Injuries
  • ✔ Death

Types of Car Accident Cases That Lead to Injuries

There are multiple types of automobile accidents that can lead to severe injuries. Here, we highlight the common ones:

Rear-End Collisions

Often caused by tailgating or sudden stops, leading to injuries like whiplash.

Head-On Collisions

Most dangerous and often result in fatalities or severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.

T-Bone Accidents

Occur when the front of a car hits the side of another, often leading to serious injuries due to the lack of protection on the sides of vehicles.

Rollover Accidents

Often caused by high speeds, sharp turns, or collisions, these can result in severe injuries as cars flip over.

Hit and Run Accidents

Besides the physical injuries, these can lead to significant psychological trauma as offenders flee the scene.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

These accidents involve three or more vehicles and often result in a multitude of injuries due to the multiple impacts and chaos.

Each type of crash carries its unique risks and potential injuries, emphasizing the need for careful driving and adherence to traffic rules. When any of these happen to you, having access to the best California car accident attorney is a great advantage.



Types of Compensation
From a Car Accident Claim

What can accident victims claim if they find themselves injured from a situation that wasn’t their fault? Here are some of the things motor vehicle accident victims may be be entitled to:

Medical Expenses

This includes hospital bills, cost of medication, physical therapy, and any future medical costs related to the accident.

Lost Wages

If the accident has caused you to miss work or reduced your ability to earn, you can be compensated for the lost income.

Pain and Suffering

These are non-economic damages intended to compensate for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident.

Property Damage

If the accident has adversely affected your relationship with your spouse, you may be entitled to these damages.

Loss of Consortium

This includes hospital bills, cost of medication, physical therapy, and any future medical costs related to the accident.

Wrongful Death

If a loved one was killed in the accident, the surviving family members can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.



Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

In the tragic event that a car accident results in the untimely death of a loved one, California law allows the surviving family members to pursue a wrongful death claim.


Through a wrongful death filing, families can seek compensation for losses including, but not limited to, funeral and burial expenses, lost prospective income, loss of consortium, and the pain and suffering endured by the decedent prior to their death.


Those who file for wrongful death are the person’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or other dependents.


The value of a wrongful death claim from a car accident can vary greatly depending on factors such as the age and health of the victim, their earning potential, and the circumstances surrounding the accident.


Our experienced California car accident lawyer understands the nuances involved in these cases and will fight to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.


If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident and believe negligence was involved, contact our experienced attorneys to learn about seeking compensation for your losses.



Why Work With RTM Law?

Award-winning Personal Injury Lawyers

Our team features personal injury lawyers adept in California’s car accident law. Their years of experience equip them to tackle complex cases with skill and precision.

Client-Centric Approach

Our accident law firm personalizes legal strategies to align with each client’s unique needs, ensuring your concerns are central throughout your case.

Millions of Dollars Won

Our attorneys have a strong record of securing multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, offering clients both confidence and financial security.

Car Accident in California: Car Accident Statistics

According to Forbes, Fresno and Los Angeles are in the top 10 list of cities with the most car accidents in the United States, logging a relative collision likelihood of 31.9% and 82%, respectively.


The statistics we share below, mostly from the OTS, not only reflect the current state of road safety in California but also underscore the importance of responsible driving and adherence to safety norms.


As legal professionals, we’re dedicated to raising awareness and supporting victims in navigating the aftermath of such accidents in the Golden State.

Increased Traffic Fatalities

  • ✔ Overall Increase: There was a significant rise of approximately 7.6% in traffic fatalities, climbing from 3,980 in 2020 to 4,285 in 2021.
  • ✔ Mileage Death Rate (MDR): The 2021 MDR, which measures fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, stood at 1.38, indicating a persistent risk on the roads.

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities

  • Rising Concern: Fatalities involving alcohol-impaired driving (involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a BAC of 0.08 or higher) saw a sharp increase of 16%, from 1,180 in 2020 to 1,370 in 2021.
  • ✔ Growing Risk: This rise highlights the growing risk and consequences of alcohol-impaired driving on California’s roads.

Drug-Impaired Driving Trends

  • Testing and Results: In 2021, 52.9% of drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes, who were tested, tested positive for legal and/or illegal drugs.
  • ✔ Slight Decrease: This figure represents a decrease of approximately 5.5% from 2020, suggesting a mixed trend in drug-impaired driving fatalities.

Issues with Occupant Protection

  • Unrestrained Fatalities: Unrestrained passenger vehicle occupant fatalities in all seating positions rose by 12.4%, from 782 in 2020 to 878 in 2021.
  • ✔ Lack of Seatbelt Use: This increase underscores the critical issue of many occupants not using seatbelts, which remains a key factor in fatal accidents.

For the most current and detailed statistics on car accidents in California, consult official sources such as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), or local law enforcement agencies.



Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California auto accident lawyers.

Based on 66 reviews
Spencer Shields
Spencer Shields
I was extremely thrilled with Ramin. His work ethic and professionalism made me feel very comfortable during my case. His punctuation was great and he was personable to talk with. I would highly recommend him as solid representation. Thank you so much 😊
Kayla Neff
Kayla Neff
My experience with RTM LAW was very good! I got into a car accident and sustained bodily injuries, and they were very helpfully and commutative during the entire process. They are very nice people and I would absolutely recommend them to any of my family and friends.
Lester Alvarez
Lester Alvarez
I recommend this group
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Dreaa xxo
I had a great experience working with RTM! Rina my case manager was the best, always worked overtime just to adhere to my needs. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends!
Wendy Diaz
Wendy Diaz
Highly recommend. Extremely satisfied with RTM Law and all the staff who helped in this case.
Michelle Manian
Michelle Manian
Ramin is a very kind understanding patient person who helped me with a situation. He gave me some great advice and insight. I found him via Google search, and I would recommend him. If you need legal advice, give him a call.
Jeff Fayngor
Jeff Fayngor
Amazing law firm. We work with RTM law on multiple cases and can say with certainty they are a solid firm. They always treat our clients right and fight for whats right. They are a no nonsense type of firm. If you need a fighter in your corner call RTM
Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

Victim of an accident caused by someone else?

California Car Accident Attorney: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

What should I do immediately after being involved in the accident?

Immediately after a car accident, ensure your safety and the safety of others. Call the police and seek medical attention whether or not you think your injuries are serious. Documentation helps verify fault for the accident. It’s important to gather as much information as possible from the scene, so the odds are in your favor when you file a lawsuit or a claim.

Should I contact my car insurance company immediately?

No, the first thing you should do is secure your safety by seeking medical attention and then contact your auto accident lawyer. Your attorney will advise on how to speak with your insurance company, or they can do it on your behalf. Do not try to talk to insurance providers before getting legal help; they may try to take advantage of your vulnerable state and give you a lowball settlement offer.

How soon after my accident should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

It is advisable to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following a car accident. Quick legal guidance can help preserve crucial evidence, deal with insurance companies more effectively, and ensure timely filing of your claim within legal deadlines. Delay could potentially weaken your case. RTM Law’s California car accident lawyer is available 24/7 to provide a free case evaluation and immediate support.

How much will I have to pay your law firm for services?

RTM Law operates on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay us a single cent until we win your case. In this way, you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. We also give a free initial consultation, so you can determine whether or not you are eligible for compensation.

What if the accident was partially my fault?

California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that even if the accident was partially your fault, you may still be able to recover damages.

I got injured in an auto accident. How long do I have to file a car accident claim in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically two years from the date of the accident, as per California law.

What if the other driver was uninsured?

Even if the other driver was uninsured, there may be other avenues to recover damages. This could involve filing a claim with your own insurance company under your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

Can I file for compensation for accident injuries if I was a pedestrian or cyclist involved in an auto accident?

Yes, pedestrians and cyclists have the same right to compensation as motorists. If a motorist’s negligence caused your accident, you could file a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover damages for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

What happens if the person who hit me flees the scene of the accident?

Throughout the state of California, the law requires all drivers involved in an accident to stop and exchange information. If the at-fault driver flees the scene, it’s considered a hit-and-run — a serious crime. You should notify the police immediately. Your California car accident lawyer can help in investigating the incident, and you may still be able to recover damages through your own insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.

Do you cater to car accident victims who have special needs?

Yes. As autism advocacy lawyers, helping accident victims who have special needs is very personal to us. Our California personal injury attorneys are trained to handle such cases with sensitivity and understanding. We can also refer you to the best medical professionals for evaluation and treatment of your specific needs.


We understand that people in the autism spectrum may have difficulty communicating their car accident injuries. Our goal is to provide a strong and empathetic legal foundation so that special needs victims are treated fairly.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

Get a Free Consultation With Our California Car Accident Lawyers

Experiencing a car wreck can be a life-altering event filled with pain, loss, uncertainty and distress.


RTM Law’s mission is to ease your burden and smoothly guide you through the legal process. Our top-rated California car accident lawyers are committed to fighting on your behalf and seeking the highest possible compensation. 


Don’t let the aftermath of an accident overwhelm you — allow us to advocate for you while you focus on healing.


Experience the difference that personalized legal counsel can make.


Call RTM Law today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate the road to recovery.