Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident in Pasadena? Regardless of the type of accident you’ve experienced, the aftermath can be overwhelming. While you focus on your recovery, medical expenses can mount, adding to your stress. We’re here to offer assistance. Belal Hamideh, an experienced accident attorney serving Pasadena and the surrounding area, has helped numerous individuals in situations like yours.
Drawing on this expertise, our team in Pasadena is dedicated to helping you secure the maximum compensation you deserve. Hablamos Espanol.
Our clients are only charged if we win your case, operating on a contingency basis. With our 99% success rate, we have the knowledge and determination to represent clients like you aggressively and effectively. If you suspect you or a loved one has a case, we encourage you to contact us for a complimentary case evaluation.
We Handle All Types of Accident Cases
Whether you’ve been involved in a car accident, a bus accident, a motorcycle accident, or any other type of incident caused by negligence or recklessness, we can take on your case. Some examples of cases we handle include:
- Car Accidents: Even minor vehicular accidents can lead to long-lasting damage, and we are committed to ensuring you receive maximum compensation.
- Bus Accidents: Due to the scale of buses and the number of individuals involved, bus accidents can be particularly catastrophic.
- Motorcycle Accidents: Despite popular misconceptions, most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist. We are here to assist if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident.
- Passenger Accidents: If you’re injured while riding in someone else’s vehicle, we use our experience to determine liability and build a strong case on your behalf.
- Pedestrian Accidents: When you’re on foot and involved in an accident, you lack protection against the vehicle that struck you.
- Bike Accidents: Cycling is a popular and enjoyable way to get around and stay active. If you’re injured in a biking accident, we’ll fight to make certain you receive fair compensation.
- Truck Accidents: Big rigs, 18-wheelers, and similar vehicles can cause significant injuries, chain reaction accidents, and worse.
- Uber and Lyft Accidents: Whether you’re a passenger or driver, we have experience with rideshare accidents and can uncover the truth to support your case.
- Construction Accidents: Even diligent construction workers can sustain injuries on job sites, and we can help you pursue compensation.
- Cruise Ship Accidents: Cruise ships are meant to be enjoyable, but when accidents occur, we’re here to help.
- Airplane Accidents: You don’t need to be in an airplane crash to suffer injuries in an airplane accident. If you were hurt on an airplane, we can assist you.
- Product Defect Accidents: When a defective product causes harm, we can file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: If you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation, and your case can prevent future accidents.
- Dog Bites: If you’re attacked by someone else’s dog or another animal due to their lack of control, it may be time to consider legal action.
- Wrongful Death Cases: In the most tragic accidents resulting in loss of life, we can help you recover compensation for the expenses incurred due to the accident so that you can better transition to the next phase of your life.
These are just a few examples of the accident cases we handle. If you believe you’ve been injured in an accident, we encourage you to contact us.
The Benefits You Can Receive for an Accident
Each accident is unique, and various factors can affect the benefits you’re entitled to. In California, accident cases involve both economic and non-economic benefits. We are dedicated to helping you recover all the benefits you deserve.
Economic damages include medical bills, rehabilitation, medical treatment, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, and transportation costs related to your accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to return to work or have had to stop working entirely. We can help you recover lost wages and future earnings you would have earned if not for the accident.
Non-economic damages encompass pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and more. These are just some of the benefits you may be entitled to. If you don’t have a medical care provider, we can connect you with medical care providers who also work on a contingency basis, ensuring you receive the care you need.
Identifying Liable Parties
Numerous parties may be liable for your accident and the resulting injuries. While it may seem clear that another driver is responsible in many car accident cases, other parties may also share liability. For example, the government agency responsible for road maintenance, or a defect in your vehicle, could contribute to the accident’s severity.
This principle applies to various cases, not just car accidents. In truck accidents, the driver may be liable, but the company employing the driver, those responsible for improper loading, and the mechanic who may have cut corners with maintenance can all share liability.
From product defect cases, where manufacturers, distributors, and others may be liable, to construction site accidents involving the makers of tools and more, we will identify all responsible parties and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Steps to Take After an Accident
If you find yourself in an accident of any kind, it’s crucial to take the following steps:
- Ensure your safety by moving away from the accident scene if possible.
- Check on the well-being of others involved, including passengers, drivers, and pedestrians.
- If the accident involved another party, collect their contact information, insurance details, and any relevant information, all while maintaining a polite and cordial tone. Avoid admitting fault in any way.
- Safely take pictures of the accident scene, including the vehicles, environmental damage, and injuries sustained.
- For product defect injuries, photograph your injuries and the product itself if safe to do so. Retain the product as evidence.
- Contact the authorities, even if injuries seem minor, as a police report can benefit your case.
- Seek prompt medical attention, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
- Notify your insurance company and agent.
Once you’ve completed these steps, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We offer comprehensive case evaluations to determine the best course of action for your situation.
Partial Fault and Comparative Negligence
In California, the concept of comparative negligence allows you to receive a proportionate amount of recovery based on your level of fault in an accident. For instance, if you were 30% at fault for the accident, your compensation would be reduced by 30% compared to a scenario where the accident was entirely the other party’s fault.
Accident Attorney in Pasadena to Turn Your Injury Into a Victory
The period after an accident may be one of the most difficult in your entire life. It’s natural to feel like the last thing you want to do is to reach out to an attorney. However, we can’t just help you through this time but also turn it into a victory. While you recover, we can be hard at work on your behalf, taking on the insurance companies so that you can receive compensation for everything that you’ve been through.
Belal Hamideh is a genuinely compassionate attorney. When he says that he cares about his clients and families, it’s not talk. Indeed, it’s backed up by several years of not just great settlements, but the connections he’s made to his clients. His portfolio speaks for itself, as does the compensation he’s won on behalf of his clients. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you can to an attorney who really can help. Schedule a free consultation today via phone call or through the contact form.