BHL Palos Verdes Offices


609 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 200, Office 257

Rolling Hills Estates


Were you injured in an accident in or around Palos Verdes? Did someone else’s actions cause you or someone you love an injury? If so, you could be eligible for compensation. Belal Hamideh can help. An experienced Palos Verdes accident attorney, he’s helped people from all walks of life to receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Now, he can do the same for you. Hablamos Espanol. 

If you believe there’s even a remote possibility that you were injured due to another person’s negligence and/or recklessness, it’s worth it to schedule a free case evaluation with Belal.

When you’re in that free case evaluation, he’ll let you know definitively what your case is worth in addition to how he can help.

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What You Can Expect With Belal Hamideh

Never an Upfront Fee

To pursue your case, we front all costs. There is no upfront fee. You don’t have to pay until we win. Even then, our payment will come out of your eventual settlement. 

Maximum Compensation

Experienced legal team dedicated to securing the highest compensation for your injuries.

Referral to Best Doctors

Ensuring you receive the best medical care to aid in your recovery.

Peace of Mind

Our client-focused approach means you won’t regret choosing us.

Financial Freedom

Empowering you to regain control of your life without the burden of financial hardship.

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What Kinds of Cases Does Belal Hamideh Handle?

In his capacity as a personal injury lawyer, Belal handles many cases that include vehicular accidents. These include:

Automobile Accidents

Drivers have a “duty of care” on the road. If they violate that by operating their vehicle in a reckless and/or negligent fashion leading to your injury, you deserve to be compensated for it.

Pedestrian Accidents

You don’t have to be in a vehicle to be hit by one. If someone disobeys the rules of the road and strikes you with their vehicle causing an injury, you deserve compensation. 

Motorcycle Accidents

More often than not, when a motorcycle crashes into another kind of vehicle, the motorcyclist is not at fault. We’ve represented those injured in motorcycle accidents for years, helping them to get what they deserve.

Bicycle Accidents

Bike lanes are protected for a reason. Bicycles have far, far less protection than a vehicle does, so when you’re struck and injured, you very well may have a case.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

When a big rig/semi-truck hits and injures someone, it could be the fault of the driver, the manufacturer, the truck owner, those who loaded the truck, and others. We find the truth.

Uber / Lyft Accidents

If you were the passenger or driver of an UBER or Lyft vehicle that was in an accident, it’s possible that you can make a claim against UBER or Lyft’s insurance policy. You can also receive compensation if you were struck by an UBER or Lyft. 

Belal also handles many cases that do not involve vehicular accidents. These include but are not limited to: 

Slip and Fall Accidents

If you’re on someone else’s property, and you slip, fall, and are injured due to something that the owner could have fixed, you may qualify for damages and compensation.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be dangerous. Whether you’re a worker or someone who’s injured while passing through, Belal may be able to help. 

Wrongful Death

No amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one. We can represent your case aggressively, working to make sure that you receive damages for the next stage of your life. 

Workers’ Compensation

If you were hurt on the job in the state of California, you are eligible for workers’ compensation. Belal Hamideh can represent you as aggressively as possible so that you recover the compensation you deserve, even if your claim was previously denied.

Wrongful Termination

Your boss can’t fire you for any reason whatsoever. If you were fired illegally, Belal can help you to recover maximum compensation for all that you’ve been through.

What Should I Do if I’m in an Accident in Palos Verdes?

First things first: don’t leave. Don’t ever leave the scene of an accident.

As difficult as it may be, try to stay calm. Make sure no one is hurt and then check your vehicle for damage. 

Make sure you’re safe by checking your surroundings. Should there be oncoming traffic, warn them by turning on hazards, using flares, and so forth. This could include moving your vehicle to get it out of the flow of traffic if necessary.

Once you’re out of harm’s way, call 911.

If anyone is injured, don’t move them unless it’s to get them out of danger. Keep them warm, too.

After you’ve made sure that everyone is all right and help is coming, get as much information as you can. That means the name of every driver involved, as well as their license plate, insurance company, and even policy number. You’ll also want to collect information on witnesses, passengers, the vehicles involved, and where they’re located.

Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the accident scene itself, damage to passengers, and others as well.

Don’t apologize to the other driver. Keep discussion simple and to the point. 

Once you’ve done all of the above, then reach out to Belal. 

Who is Liable in a Car Accident?

Every case is different, so different parties may be found liable for the damages that you have suffered in your car accident. Often, the liable party is another driver, someone whose reckless and/or negligent actions led to your injuries. However, they are often not the only liable party. 

If you were hit by someone who was driving as part of their job, their employer could be liable. The owner of the vehicle could be liable. 

Over the years, we’ve found many different parties could be liable: shipping companies, manufacturers, even marketers – as car accident attorneys, one of our responsibilities is to find all of the parties responsible for your injuries and make sure that you receive maximum compensation. 

This is true even if you were partially at fault for your accident.

Belal Hamideh: Palos Verdes Accident Attorney With Experience

untitled design Belal Hamideh has a 99% success rate. Through his experience and dedication, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Hamideh graduated from UCLA with Dean’s List Distinction. Continuing his education at the Pepperdine School of Law, he graduated in the top third of his class. 

Since opening his practice, Mr. Hamideh has successfully handled more than 1500 cases, winning both numerous awards as well as (far more importantly) large awards for his clients.  

Always, Belal goes the distance for his clients to ensure that they receive fair compensation. He makes it a priority that his law office provides the best customer service for his clients, which is a task handled by Belal as well as his experienced and friendly legal staff. 

How Long Should I Wait to File a Car Accident Claim in Palos Verdes?

If anyone in the accident was injured or killed, or the accident resulted in more than $1,000 in property damage, you have ten days to notify the California DMV. This is by no means the same as suing for damages.

You have up to two years from your accident to sue for injuries from a car accident, per California’s statute of limitations. Additionally, you have three years to file for property damage.

However, if the defendant is a governmental entity, you have 6 months to file a claim for damages. If your claim is denied, then you have 6 months from that denial to file a lawsuit.

Other types of cases, such as medical malpractice, have a statute of limitations that’s just one year. With so little time, it makes all of the sense in the world to file a claim as quickly as possible.

What Are The Main Causes of Car Accidents in Palos Verdes?

There are many different causes of vehicular accidents in California and the surrounding area. The most common are:

Excessive Speeding

This makes it more difficult for drivers to react and for other drivers as well as pedestrians to get out of the way.

Driving Under the Influence

Roughly one-third of all fatal traffic accidents nationwide are a result of driving drunk or under the influence of drugs.

Driving Distracted

Texting, using social media, talking, setting/checking directions, and changing the music are just some of the distractions drivers could face.

Vehicle Defects

Malfunctioning seat belts, engines, brakes, and more cause more accidents than many realize.

Driving Mistakes

This could include following drivers too close, failing to yield the right of way, running red lights, inattentiveness, too-sudden lane changes, and more.

Common Car Accident Injuries & How to Calculate Compensation

Just as every car accident is different, so too are the injuries you and yours could suffer. Some of the most common injuries include:

  1. Whiplash

  2. Road rash and/or cuts

  3. Back injuries (including paralysis)

  4. Head and Neck Injuries

  5. Traumatic Brain Injuries

  6. Broken bones

  7. Massive Bruising

  8. Emotional distress (PTSD, anxiety, and other emotional issues)

The compensation you receive for your injuries depends upon factors such as how severely you were injured, how much you were at fault (if at all) in the accident, and more.

Belal, always, makes it a point of emphasis to represent you as aggressively as possible. In our experience, that leads to the best outcome. 

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What Benefits Am I Entitled to?

Depending on my factors, you could be entitled to many benefits. One of the most common: payment of all of your medical expenses. 

If you do not have a medical care provider, we may be able to set you up with a medical care provider who, like us, will work on contingency. 

The repair of your vehicle (without any charge to you) may be a benefit you receive, as well as reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident.

Many clients, after having been injured in a car accident, lost wages from being unable to work their jobs. You may receive recovery of lost wages as well as compensation for wages you might lose in the future, too.

Additionally, you may be able to receive compensation for any medical care you may need in the future for injuries resulting from this accident. You may receive payment for the pain and suffering you’re dealing with now as well as payment for future pain and suffering, too. 

Palos Verdes Accident Statistics

Without doubt, Palos Verdes is one of the most gorgeous areas in not just Southern California, but anywhere. That said, there are too many vehicular accidents. 

In just 2021, 25 victims were killed and injured. Four of those involved alcohol. There were 19 arrests for DUI as well. That may not sound like many, but Palos Verdes is by no means the largest, by population, area in Southern California. Any accident, any fatality, is too many.  

Belal and the team always encourage safe, sober driving. If you’re the victim of an accident, Belal and the team can help.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today

Belal Hamideh has helped so many who are in the exact position that you are right now. You didn’t ask to be in an accident. Should someone else’s actions have led to it, you deserve to be compensated. 

You can turn your injury into a personal victory. Schedule a free case evaluation with Belal today. You can do so through our site or by calling.