California Proposes to Ban the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

July 6, 2022 Auto Accidents

Last September, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to end the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. In response,

Last September, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to end the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. In response, California regulators have introduced a proposal to ban the manufacture of new gas-powered cars. It is expected to be voted on in August. If approved, it would be enacted in different stages–35% of new passenger vehicle sales be powered by batteries or hydrogen by 2026, and 100% of sales to be net-zero emissions by 2035.

However, it is important to remember that this does not mean the end of gas-powered vehicles as the proposal wouldn’t apply to sales of used cars nor would it be illegal to own them.

Impact of Banning the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars

If approved, this measure would be the first of its kind in the country. It will have a considerable impact because California accounts for about 11% of all new passenger car sales, the highest for any state. In addition, the approval is expected to benefit the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry. Ride-hailing companies that want to transition to the EV framework will also benefit. Environmental activists have also hailed the initiative as it will lead to a decrease in harmful emissions. This is particularly telling because gasoline and diesel fuel-powered vehicles are California’s most significant cause of greenhouse gasses and smog.

Overall, this should lead to a better and more sophisticated EV infrastructure with more charging stations all across the state. At the moment, California is lagging behind on that front. Currently, there are about 70,000 charging stations in California. However, nearly 1.2 million chargers will be needed by 2030.

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California Regains the Legal Right to Regulate its Own Air Pollution

June 23, 2022 Auto Accidents

This March, the Biden administration restored California’s legal authority to set stringent auto pollution rules. California can once again implement its

This March, the Biden administration restored California’s legal authority to set stringent auto pollution rules. California can once again implement its own greenhouse gas emission standards to protect public health and slow the effects of climate change. Given that transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in the nation–accounting for almost 30 percent of total emissions–this reinstatement of power signifies an important milestone.

Environmental advocates have praised the EPA’s decision to restore the Clean Air Act Waiver to create a zero-emission world for California and the rest of the country.

California’s Clean Air Act Waiver reinstated

California Governor Gavin Newsom said this decision “comes at a pivotal moment underscoring the need to end our reliance on fossil fuels.” Since the 1960s, the Golden State has received multiple waivers allowing it to set stringent standards for tailpipe emissions. These regulations have significantly improved air quality in Los Angeles and other cities continually cloaked in smog. As the most populated state, California has exerted influence on the biggest automakers while setting a benchmark for the rest of the nation. 

President Biden is taking measures to reverse the actions taken by the previous administration, which took away California’s power to tighten emission standards. Biden is pushing to transition from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric cars that are not dependent on fossil fuels.

Pioneering standards to reduce air pollution and slow climate change

Electric cars account for a mere 4 percent of new vehicle sales in the United States, but this may change in the coming years. Some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers are now espousing a healthier, more sustainable future based on electric vehicles. Many have pledged billions of dollars toward achieving this goal. Ford and General Motors have announced the goal of eliminating all gasoline-fueled vehicles by 2035.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone stated that the reinstatement of the Clean Air Act Waiver in California overturns one of Trump’s “most indefensible actions.” In 2019, Trump rolled back environmental legislation that was deemed burdensome for business.

The EPA has also withdrawn limitations of the Clean Air Act that would prohibit other states from following California’s fuel efficiency and Green House Gas emission standards.  Along those lines, at least twelve other states have adopted California’s directive to sell only zero-emission vehicles after 2035.

California vehicle regulations have always been progressive, whether dealing with the smog problem, tailpipe emissions, or improvements in environmentally friendly technology.

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Salamati Law applauds any efforts that improve public health and combat climate change. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping Southern California residents get the compensation they deserve after being injured in motor vehicle accidents. Contact our Los Angeles office for a free consultation with a car accident lawyer who can protect your rights.

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California Gas Rebates May be Delayed Until Late Summer

June 23, 2022 Auto Accidents

If you are frustrated with California’s high gas prices, you are not alone. California has some of the highest gas

If you are frustrated with California’s high gas prices, you are not alone. California has some of the highest gas prices in the nation. Unfortunately, this crisis is not showing any signs of abating, as the city of Mendocino here in California has recently approached $9.60 per gallon. There is no telling when this crisis will end. Needless to say, this affects many people here, and across the nation.  

Fortunately, our state government is also concerned about this crisis. As a result, there might be some relief for you and other Californians. There are several states across the country that are proposing gas rebates to help their citizens in this time of need, and California is no exception.

Relief is coming

Under a proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom, registered vehicle owners would be eligible for rebates at $400 per vehicle, capped at $800 for two vehicles, totaling $9 billion in direct payments to millions of Californians. However, the state legislative leaders have proposed a different plan, under which taxpayers earning annual salaries of $125,000 or less would receive $200, and an additional $200 for each child or dependent. This is a point of contention between the Governor and the State Legislature. The next issue is–which state agency will oversee this program? The governor wants to hire a third party to distribute the checks in conjunction with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In contrast, the state legislative leaders want the State Franchise Board to handle the process.

Meanwhile, thousands of Californians are still waiting for COVID relief checks. Therefore, it is still unclear when the gas rebate checks will be delivered. A clearer picture will arise when the state budget is finalized this month.

However, it is expected that these checks will probably go out at the end of the summer. Some are suggesting September as the time when these rebate checks will arrive in the mail. Regardless of which plan is finalized, most Californians can expect to receive some financial assistance to help them weather this storm.

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Tesla Driver Jumps 50 feet in Echo Park Stunt

May 26, 2022 Auto Accidents

Just after midnight on a Sunday morning in March, the driver of a rented Tesla raced up a leafy stretch

Just after midnight on a Sunday morning in March, the driver of a rented Tesla raced up a leafy stretch of Baxter Street in Los Angeles’s Echo Park neighborhood. Hitting the crest of the hill propelled the car into the air for a few seconds, sending it an estimated 50 feet or more before crash landing on its front bumper and careening into two parked cars and several garbage cans. The driver and his passengers, including a cat, abandoned the 2018 Tesla S-BLM and fled the scene, said witnesses. One of them includes the owner of a Subaru damaged in the crash–who video-recorded the aftermath on his phone.

Although it’s been called a stunt by numerous commentators on Twitter and other social media platforms, it was a hit-and-run incident. Moreover, it will get the driver slapped with hit-and-run misdemeanor charges, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

California is an at-fault insurance state

California is an at-fault insurance state. The person found to be responsible for causing the wreck and their insurance provider must pay for the costs of any property damage and personal injuries caused by the accident. However, it’s still necessary for the plaintiffs’ car accident lawyers to prove the driver’s liability to be compensated for their losses.

In the Echo Park crash, video of the entire incident, including the speeding ascent of the hill, went viral. That, compounded by witnesses’ statements of seeing the driver and passengers in the rented Tesla flee the scene, should provide sufficient evidence to support negligence claims.

In addition, there was a coordinated meetup of Tesla drivers that the rental driver attended before the wreck. This was reported by the meetup’s host, car aficionado Alex Choi, in a video post to his own YouTube channel. If the meetup is found to have played a part in motivating the stunt, it could potentially drag Choi and others into the web of liability for the accident.

With negligence claims, a plaintiff’s lawyer needs to show:

  The driver had a duty of care to operate their vehicle safely.

  The other driver breached this duty of care.

  The actions of the other driver caused the accident.

  The accident directly caused injuries or financial losses.

Further, anyone who sustains injuries in a car crash has two years to file a personal injury claim. Owners of cars and other property damaged in an accident have three years to file a property damage lawsuit–to recover economic costs such as car repairs, car rental expenses, and other expenses.

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If you have been injured in an accident involving a rental car or have had your property damaged due to the reckless conduct of a rental car driver, the attorneys at Salamati Law can help you build your claim for compensation.

We have years of experience helping clients in Los Angeles County and Southern California determine liability issues around rental car accidents. Our team will help you recover the money you deserve to cover car repairs, medical bills, lost income, and other financial losses resulting from the accident. For a free consultation, contact our Los Angeles offices right away.

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Study Shows Los Angeles Car Accidents Down by 21% in 2020

January 7, 2021 Auto Accidents

If there is an upside to the pandemic that has affected our lives so profoundly, it is that motor vehicle

blurry car windshield highway

If there is an upside to the pandemic that has affected our lives so profoundly, it is that motor vehicle accident rates dropped significantly last year. That is likely the result of stay-at-home orders.

While it is good news that car crashes are down by more than one-fifth, that does not mean less need for diligence. Los Angeles remains overwhelmingly dependent on them for transportation.

National Study Results

The analytics company INRIX conducted a study on the impact of Covid-19 on the nation’s busiest and most dangerous roadways. From April to October 2020, the number of collisions in Los Angeles dropped by 21 percent over the previous year. That is the 19th largest reduction in crashes out of 25 metropolitan areas.

According to the study, the riskiest hotspot for a Los Angeles crash was Long Beach Boulevard at the I-105 Century Freeway. However, Interstate 10 is usually the site of the most accidents in the Los Angeles area, and those numbers came in 26 percent lower.  

Other major California cities saw similar motor vehicle accident reductions. In San Francisco, collisions dropped by 28 percent, and 29 percent in San Diego. Sacramento was down by 30 percent. Nationally, New York City saw the most significant decrease, at 38 percent.

Trends Revealed

The INRIX study reveals several trends accounting for the sharp drop in accidents. Consumer trips– those formerly casual jaunts to stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, and the like– are down “massively.” The study notes that trip reductions mirror guidance for working at home when possible, social distancing, and sheltering in place.

INRIX forecasts more cities will experience what the currently most impacted metro areas are going through as the pandemic continues to spread.

Gridlock Back in Places

Gridlock is coming back in some parts of Los Angeles. In fact, one of the ways local officials monitor increasing traffic volume is by a rise in the number of collisions. While the traffic numbers are still down from the prior year, much will depend on the course of Covid-19 and the mandated restrictions.

While traffic jams are not what they once were in LA, more room on the road has led to an often-deadly increase in speeding. Less traffic on the roads does not necessarily mean fewer deaths and severe injuries due to speeding drivers. Traffic jams force people to slow down, and collisions at low speeds do not generally wreak the damage of a high-speed crash.

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If you or someone you know was injured in a motor vehicle crash because of another driver’s negligence, contact a  car accident lawyer in Los Angeles at Salamati Law. Arrange a free consultation by completing our online form or calling or texting 24/7.  

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New California Traffic Laws Go Into Effect January 1, 2021

January 6, 2021 Auto Accidents

New traffic laws went into effect in California on the first day of 2021. Most of this year’s changes amend

New traffic laws went into effect in California on the first day of 2021. Most of this year’s changes amend or expand existing state traffic laws.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a major cause of collisions. As of 2021, anyone caught texting or talking on a cellphone more than once during a three-year period receives a point on their license. Hands-free technology is not affected. By law, a driver cannot hold a cellphone while driving.

While a distracted driving citation involves fines, it does not add points to the driver’s license. This second offense with 36 months changes that. Accumulate at least four points within a 12-month period, or six points or more in 24 months, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) considers you a negligent driver. Auto insurance rates will likely rise, and the DMV may refuse to renew the driver’s license.

Move Over Law

Before this year, drivers were only required to move over for emergency vehicles or road maintenance crews if they were on a freeway. Now, the Move Over Law extends to any type of roadway.

Working on a road crew poses various dangers. Getting struck by a vehicle that failed to slow down or move over in the construction area is among the worst.

Civil Liability Protection

New legislation protects a person from civil liability in the event they break open a car’s window to rescue a child. Protection from civil liability when coming to another’s aid is known as a Good Samaritan law. The new law also prevents the person from facing criminal charges for breaking into the car.

For instance, someone spotting a child under age 6 alone in a closed vehicle on a hot day can break open the car window to save a youngster in distress from heatstroke. They are free from liability for breaking the window if the child’s life was in danger. There is already a law in place mandating criminal penalties for anyone leaving young children unattended in vehicles. The law already exempts those rescuing an animal locked in a very hot or very cold car from civil and criminal penalties.

New Emergency Vehicle Warning Sound

When drivers hear a siren, they know an emergency vehicle is in their midst and respond accordingly. As of this year, emergency vehicles may use a “hi-lo” warning sound rather than a siren. The actual sound is not yet standardized statewide, but the CHP is currently working on this standardization.

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Distracted driving and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle or road crew can result in serious injury or death. If you or someone you know were injured by a distracted driver, seek legal advice as soon as possible.  A Los Angeles car accident lawyer at Salamati Law will review your claim and let you know your options. Fill out our online form or call or text us 24/7 to arrange a free consultation.

Because we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless you receive compensation.

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What are the Most Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents?

November 25, 2019 Auto Accidents, Personal Injury Lawsuits, Wrongful Death Claims

Both throughout the nation and in California, far too many deaths are caused by car accidents. What are the most

Both throughout the nation and in California, far too many deaths are caused by car accidents. What are the most common causes of fatal car accidents? Read on.

The #1 Most Common Cause: Driving Under the Influence

Drunk driving, or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, is the cause of roughly 33% of all fatal car accidents through the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In most states, including California, a driver is considered to be DUI if they have a blood alcohol count (BAC) of 0.08% or above.

The #2 Most Common Cause: Speeding

Driving over the speed limit is estimated to be the second most common cause of deadly crashes, resulting in roughly 30% of traffic deaths.

It’s important to be aware that speeding is a contributing cause to multiple types of accidents. Side collisions, for example, are fatal 27% of the time, partly because that category of accident includes the type termed T-bones, where a car hits another directly in the side, impacting people sitting on that side.

T-bone accidents are frequently caused by a driver going too fast to stop properly at an intersection. The driver whose turn it is pulls out, not realizing the other driver isn’t stopping.

The #3 Most Common Cause: Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is the third most common cause of traffic fatalities. This includes failure to stop at intersections, passing improperly, following other cars too close, and violating other rules of the road. Rear-end crashes, which can be caused by following other vehicles too closely, cause 29% of all accidents.

Reckless driving also includes not paying attention to weather or climate conditions. Rain can make southern California roads very dangerous, increasing the risk of hydroplaning. Smoke or fog can affect visibility, which increases the risk of collisions. Drivers need to take into account weather and climate conditions.

The #4 Most Common Cause: Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving caused 10% of all fatalities in 2015. Distracted driving can be caused by using smartphones while driving (to message, read, or talk on the phone). It can also be caused by a driver paying more attention to passengers or the passing scene than the road.

Distracted driving has been an increasing threat to motorists for at least a decade.

When You Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles

Fatal car accidents are a tragedy, especially because so many are easily prevented.

If you or a loved one was the victim of a car accident, Sean Salamati can help. Please call the expert Los Angeles auto accident attorneys at the Salamati Law Firm at 800-957-9898 today to discuss your case. We are experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles.

Your case will be reviewed by seasoned professionals and there is no charge to you for an initial consultation.

Additional Resources:

  1. Campanella, Joe. 5 Common Causes of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them. The Allstate Blog. https://blog.allstate.com/common-causes-of-car-accidents/
  2. King, Laiza. “Top 15 Causes Of Car Accidents And How You Can Prevent Them.” Huffington Post. August 31, 2016. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/laiza-king-/top-15-causes-of-car-accidents_b_11722196.html
  3. United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Motor Vehicle Safety. Impaired Driving. Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets. https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/states.html
  4. United States Department of Transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted Driving 2015. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812_381_distracteddriving2015.pdf
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Should You Take Time Off Work After a Car Accident?

January 14, 2019 Auto Accidents

A car accident of any degree of severity can throw your life off track, and dealing with its aftermath can

 road accident scene

A car accident of any degree of severity can throw your life off track, and dealing with its aftermath can seem like a full-time job in itself. Before you make any major decisions, consider talking to a car accident lawyer. An experienced attorney can address all of your questions, like whether taking time off from work after the crash might affect your claim or compensation.

The onset of car crash injuries

It’s usually not a good idea to return to work immediately after an accident, especially if you haven’t seen a doctor yet. You may have injuries that you aren’t aware of. During an accident, your body releases a surge of adrenaline that can mask the symptoms of injuries, some of which may be serious. Another consideration is that some injuries are not evident until a day or two after the accident. One common injury after a car accident is whiplash, which might develop as late as 72 hours after the crash.

Because of the potential for late-onset symptoms and slow-developing injuries, you should receive a full medical evaluation before considering going back to work. You’ll also need to see a doctor to substantiate your legal claim. If you need to have medical bills reimbursed by the insurance company, or if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll need those medical records to document your losses.

The advice of your doctor

You should always follow your doctor’s advice in the wake of an accident. You should also get that advice in written form. If your doctor suggests that you take time off work, ask her to write a note to that effect. Even if your employer doesn’t require a doctor’s note, you may need that written documentation to substantiate your legal claim.

Too many accident victims try to return to work too soon after being injured. They might worry about the burden placed on their co-workers or they may be concerned about the lost wages. But it’s not a good idea to return to work before you’re medically cleared to do so, especially if you have a physically demanding job. This could only slow your recovery. It may even worsen your injuries, which could complicate your legal claim.

Your legal claim

Keep track of the number of days you’re out of work. Your personal injury lawyer can add your lost wages to your compensation demand. You might be using up sick days or vacation days to recover from your car crash injuries, and you may still be entitled to receive compensation for them. The value of each sick day or vacation day is one full day’s wages. Let your lawyer know about the logistics of your time off, and he’ll do everything possible to help you recover compensation for those lost days.

Get customized legal guidance tailored to your situation

Thousands of car accidents occur in the U.S. every year, but no two car accident survivors are alike. After a crash, you need personalized legal guidance you can count on. You can turn to Sean Salamati, an accomplished car accident attorney in Los Angeles. At the Salamati Law Firm, you’ll receive the personalized client care and the informed guidance you need to put your life back together after your accident. Call (213) 372-0218 or email [email protected] to request your confidential consultation.

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How Do I Locate the Hit-and-Run Driver That Caused My Accident?

January 10, 2019 Auto Accidents

Most of the time, drivers involved in a car accident will stop and stay on the scene until police arrive.

car accident sceneMost of the time, drivers involved in a car accident will stop and stay on the scene until police arrive.

But sometimes, a driver involved in an accident speeds away before either the police or other drivers can obtain their name or insurance. They may not even get a good glimpse of the driver. It’s called a hit-and-run accident. Drivers might do this because they are frightened of the consequences, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or even because they are afraid of losing their licenses or having an accident on their record.

But it’s often important to find the hit-and-run driver, especially if that driver was responsible for the accident.

Here are steps to take to find the hit-and-run driver.

1. Call the police

Police should be called in any accident, and a hit and run is no exception. An officer will get the information about what happened and file a police report. The police report is an important piece of information for your insurance carrier, so be sure to have it with you when you call your insurance company.

The police can also try to contact witnesses. Passersby, other motorists, or people in nearby houses can all have seen something that could identify the car (such as a license plate) or, failing that, could identify the car or the driver.

The police can match a full license plate to the driver. From there, the driver can be located, as the driver’s address and contact information will be associated with the license plate. Police can also attempt to identify the car if they have enough information about it.

Police may also know if there are surveillance cameras on streets, traffic lights, or other locations nearby. If there are, surveillance cameras can be used to identify the license plate. If there are cameras but they didn’t capture the entire license plate, they may have captured other identifying information that will help the police locate the driver.

2. Ask witnesses

You can also ask people who were around at the time of the accident if they saw the car, its license plate, or identifying details of the car or the driver. A hit-and-run driver may speed, for example, or stop very quickly to pick up a waiting passenger. They can give you clues that you could use to take to the police.

If you were in a mall, for example, you can canvass businesses to ask if anyone saw anything about the accident.

When You Need a Seasoned Car Accident Attorney in Southern California

Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. If you or a loved one was in a car accident caused by a hit-and-run driver, call the experienced Los Angeles auto accident lawyers at Salamati Law Firm, 800-957-9898. Sean Salamati has been obtaining justice in Los Angeles car accidents for decades. Let him put his experience to work for you.

Additional Resources:

  1. State of California Department of Motor Vehicles. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv.
  2. Tips for Handling A Hit And Run Driver Claim. DMV.org. https://www.dmv.org/tips-for-handling-a-hit-and-run-driver-claim.php.
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How Do You Calculate Vehicle Damage After an Accident?

January 8, 2019 Auto Accidents

If your car has been damaged in an accident, you have likely had the experience of dealing with an insurance

Car accident

If your car has been damaged in an accident, you have likely had the experience of dealing with an insurance adjuster who comes up with an estimate of the parts that need to be repaired or replaced and the value of the mechanic’s time to do the necessary repairs. The dollar value of those parts and repairs, however, is not the same as the value of the damage to your vehicle. When you are in a serious accident, most insurance companies use what is known as the “17c Formula” to determine the loss in value to your car. Those insurance companies will then generally offer compensation that is a function of the 17c Formula’s results.  

Based on their many years of experience in representing victims of automobile accidents, the attorneys at the Salamati Law Firm in Los Angeles know that the real loss in value to your car after it has been in an accident can be dramatically different that the 17c Formula estimate used by the insurance company. We represent car accident victims to recover the maximum amount of damages for both the loss in the value of their vehicles and the injuries that they suffer as a result of accidents.   

How the 17c Formula Works

The 17c Formula applies a 4-part analysis to determine how much value a car loses after it was in an accident:

  1. Start with the car’s value before the accident, as determined by the Kelly Blue Book or some other objective source.
  2. The maximum loss in value will be set at an arbitrary 10% of that pre-accident value. For example, if your car was with $15,000 before an accident, an insurer will assume that it will lose no more than 10% of that amount, or $1,500 in value, as a result of the accident.
  3. Adjust that maximum loss in value by a multiplier that is set according to the level of structural damage to your car. Moderate structural damage, for example, is assigned a multiplier of 0.5, and that $1,500 maximum loss in value then becomes $750.
  4. Adjust that value again by the car’s actual mileage. If the car had 50,000 miles on it, for example, its loss value will be further adjusted by 0.6. The $750 loss in value then reduces to $450.

The net of this example is that a car that had a value of $15,000 before the accident will then have an adjusted value of $14,550 after it has been fully repaired.

How the 17c Formula Gets it Wrong

Professional damage appraisers have criticized the 17c Formula as failing to consider flood and fire damage, bumper deflections, accident history, and airbag deployment, all of which can reduce the value of a vehicle that has been in an accident. After an insurance adjuster has estimated the value of repairs and all those repairs have been completed, the car’s real retail value will often be substantially less than the value of a comparable car that has not been in an accident.

When your car has been damaged in an accident and you have filed a lawsuit to recover the car’s loss in value from the accident, the negligent party’s insurance company will generally argue that the 17c Formula is the best tool for an objective analysis of the value of the loss. A knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles will know to reject that argument and will rebut it with a professional appraisal of the loss that is specific to the car.

Recover the Largest Damage Award for the Loss in Value to Your Car

The skilled Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the Salamati Law Firm will fight the low value loss estimates that insurance companies are sure to offer when you have been in an accident in Los Angeles or elsewhere in southern California. We understand that accidents can and do diminish the value of an automobile to a far greater extent than the insurers will admit. We can help you recover a larger value for that loss as well as the maximum amount that may be available for any injuries you suffered in the accident.

Please see our website or call our Los Angeles office to speak with one of our car accident attorneys about how we can recover greater compensation for you.

Additional Resources:

  1. www.finder.com: How to Calculate the Diminished Value of Your car. https://www.finder.com/how-to-calculate-the-diminished-value-of-your-car
  2. www.atcformula.com: 17c Formula Components. https://17cformula.com/17c-formula-components
  3. www.thebalance.com: How to Determine the Extent of a Car Accident’s Damages and Injuries. https://www.thebalance.com/determine-damages-in-car-accident-2645568
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