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Each year there are over 200,000 motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles which are directly related to a personal injury claim. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be very traumatizing. It can prevent you from going on with your day-to-day activities and in some cases, permanently affect your lifestyle.

Derik Sarkesians is a skilled Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Lawyer in Los Angeles providing the best representation to injury victims. If you have suffered a car accident in Los Angeles, contact Derik Sarkesians today for your no obligation, 100% free case evaluation. At DAS LAW LA, our consultations are designed to get you the guidance you need & deserve. 

If you or a loved one have been injured due to another person’s careless driving, DAS LAW LA is here for you. Mr. Sarkesians has years of experience working with victims of all kinds of motor vehicle accidents. He understands the difficulty and confusion you may be experiencing right now and is here to help you every step of the way. 

What is a Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

In most motor vehicle accident cases in Los Angeles, some form of negligence is involved. This means that the injury could have been avoided, but was caused by carelessness, recklessness or malicious actions.

At DAS LAW LA, we will help you file lawsuits aimed at securing compensation for pain, medical expenses, loss of work, emotional damage and other costs relating to the accident. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us today for your free case evaluation. Derik Sarkesians takes the time to speak to you individually and understand the situation you are in. He will explain your next steps, give you guidance and the clarity you need at this delicate time. 

What To Do If You’re Involved In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is one of the most traumatizing situations anyone can be in. Especially if it is your first one. In 2021, Los Angeles city had over 40,000 motor vehicle collisions reported. That’s a very big number and has been increasing year after year. The important thing to know is how to be prepared if you are involved in a car accident.

Initial Steps to Take in a Car Accident:

  1. Prioritize Your Health: Seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and having a timely medical evaluation can be crucial for your health and any future legal claims.
  2. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of the accident, including photos of the scene, your injuries, and any damages to your vehicle. Also, gather contact information for any witnesses. Documentation can be vital for insurance claims and potential legal actions.
  3. File a Police Report: Reporting the accident to the police is important. A police report provides an official account of the incident, which can be helpful for insurance claims and any legal proceedings.
  4. Notify Your Insurance Company: Inform your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. However, be cautious about the details you provide before speaking to a personal injury attorney, as statements can impact your claim.
  5. Be Cautious with Insurance Adjusters: Insurance adjusters may contact you to discuss the accident. Remember, their goal is to minimize the payout for the insurance company. It’s often best to refer them to your attorney rather than engaging in detailed discussions or agreeing to any settlements prematurely.
  6. Avoid Social Media: Do not post details about the accident, your injuries, or any legal proceedings on social media. Insurance companies and defense attorneys might use such posts against you.
  7. Understand Statutes of Limitations: In California, there are specific time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Missing this deadline can bar you from pursuing legal action.
  8. Consult a Personal Injury Attorney: Personal injury laws can be complex, and an experienced attorney can provide valuable guidance, help you understand your rights, and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and any other losses.
  9. Consider All Damages: Compensation in personal injury cases can cover more than just medical bills. It may also include lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. An attorney can help identify all potential areas of compensation.
  10. Be Mindful of Your Statements: Anything you say about the accident can be used in the legal process. It’s wise to discuss the accident only with your attorney and avoid making statements to others that could be interpreted as an admission of fault.

Read our full list of steps to take when you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident

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Over the years, Derik Sarkesians spent his time representing and counseling numerous companies across a broad range of industries including retail stores, entertainment venues, security companies, restaurants, and universities. He regularly defended matters involving personal/catastrophic injury, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability, before leaving a top nationally ranked insurance defense firm to start DAS LAW LA. He utilizes his knowledge, experience, skill and reputation to represent the general public and aggressively pursue those who have caused harm.

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We take pride in our clients and customer service. Take a look at some of our recent client testimonials to see what it is like working with a trusted and best rated civil litigation law firm in Los Angeles. See why a countless number of people continuously recommend Mr. Sarkesians to their freinds & family. We are trustworthy, reliable, knowledgeable and a highly rated law firm in Los Angeles

A case that I was told was not winnable by other attorneys was indeed winnable when I did not listen to those attorneys and took my case and finally found DAS Law; representation that truly looks out for and cares for their clients. Derik was my attorney for that case and for as long as Derik is alive and I need legal representation, nobody else will be helping me or being my legal counsel. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate event of an accident or need legal representation for any other reasoning, DO NOT waste your time calling or meeting with other attorneys. Immediately call DAS Law and ask for Derik. One thing I appreciated the most from him was how caring he was during the entirety of the process and the fact that he makes you feel like family who is reachable at any time and not just a client. 10 out of 5 stars for DAS Law!!
When you're working with DAS Law LA you're working with the best! Derik is on top of everything and goes the extra mile, he treats you like family and works hard to get you everything you deserve. I know I'll never need to look for another lawyer again and recommend him to anyone who asks.
So first I want to start off with thanking the guys at DAS Law Group for all great work they do and for making one feel like they truly are being represented. This is the second time I have the pleasure of working with DAS law group, and let me tell ya, they exceed all expectations every time! The first time my bf and I had got into a collision, and we thought we had a slam dunk case since we were the obvious victims and had a police report to back us. We didn't feel like we needed an attorney, but boy, were we wrong! Before we knew it, the ones responsible for the whole accident had hired an attorney and were trying to weasel us out of our settlement check. That's when we contacted Chris late into the case, and he was our knight in shining armor. He managed to get us what we deserved despite being late into the case. Fast-forward a year later, I unfortunately got hit in a shopping plaza. Taking the lessons I learned from the last accident, I wasted no time in contacting law group. That's when Chris connected me with his extraordinary associate, Derik, and I couldn't be more thankful for it!! The person hit me attempted to pull a fast one on us but Derik wasn't having any of it. He quickly found a solution to our dilemma and was able to get me treatment for my injuries and just compensation. The whole experience was nerve wrecking but Derik's professionalism and commitment to help those in need was very soothing and reassuring. Despite their growth and popularity as law group, they're always very committed and happy to take a quick call to let you know where you're at in the process. I know sometimes it can be frustrating because it's a lengthy process , but rest assured that your wait is worth while with DAS law group. They truly are the best at what they do. I recommend law group to anyone looking for top-notch attorneys that are about protecting their clients. All my family members are now loyal clients for any future accidents that may occur. I am happy to say that I can drive comfortably knowing that if anything arises on the road, I have a law group on my side! Once again, thank you so much for everything you do!
If you you are looking for expert legal advice call Derik. One of the things that sets DAS apart from other law firms is his level of experience and knowledge in handling motor vehicle accident cases. He took a hands-on approach to my case, carefully assessing the evidence and building a strong legal strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

Derik was committed to providing personalized attention and support. He knows that every case is unique and requires a customized approach, tailored to meet the client's specific needs and objectives.
He goes the extra mile for his clients. He knows that dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be a challenging and stressful time, which is why he provides a comprehensive legal service. He handled everything from filing paperwork and negotiating with insurance companies to representing us in court if necessary.

In short, if you are looking for a law firm that you can trust to provide expert legal advice and support in your case, look no further than DAS.
Working with DAS law has been a wonderful experience. Derik has been very professional, very caring and confident along the entire process. He got me more money in my settlement than I ever expected. I can’t recommend him enough.
I recently had the pleasure of referring a personal injury case to Derik, and I must say I was blown away by his exceptional performance. From the very beginning, Derik showed a deep understanding of the case and handled it with the utmost care and professionalism.

His communication skills were top-notch, and he kept my client informed every step of the way, making sure they were fully aware of the legal process and any updates on their case. Derik's has a rare ability to combine a thorough knowledge of the law with excellent negotiation skills, which allowed him to secure a settlement that was beyond my client's expectations.

It was a true pleasure working with Derik, and I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone in need of a top-notch personal injury attorney. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and above all, he truly cares about his clients. I have no doubt that he will continue to excel in this field and provide the highest level of representation to those in need.
I'm really glad I turned to Derik when I did. I did not realize until too late that I had a leak under my sink which ended up causing way more damage than I thought. I didn't know what to do... whether I should get insurance involved, or try to handle things on my own. Once I got in touch with Derik, he calmed me down and took over the whole process. With no effort on my part, he was able to get my insurance company to pay for all necessary repairs. A true life saver.
Derik is an amazing lawyer, couldn’t recommend him enough! Having him on your side makes you feel protected and cared for no matter what situation you’re in. He is like a wealth of knowledge on matters you would never expect ranging from medical injuries to treatment plans to insurance protocol. He also is able to connect you with the best resources and is always incredibly responsive and personable. He truly fights tooth and nail on your behalf, more than any lawyer ever would. Do not hesitate and equip yourself with the best lawyer around.
I’m writing this review on behalf of my father who was rear ended by a Jeep at speeds of nearly 30 miles per hour while he was waiting at the light at an exit on the 110 freeway. He didn’t see it coming and it really shocked him and caused him really bad pain throughout his neck and back. He also missed some time from work. He runs a business, so his absence was detrimental to the company. The insurance was refusing to pay for any of those damages and was claiming that it was “too speculative,” but Derik was able to prove otherwise. He had told us he has great experience defending these insurance companies in the past and that he knew how to get around their arguments. He came off as a knowledgeable lawyer, and was really adamant about getting money for the harm they caused. He got him the treatment he needed to get back up on his feet and back to work. He got him a great settlement, which not only included his injuries injuries but also the loss of business income that they were initially disputing!  He brought in a great expert to help support our claim. Thank you!!
Eight months ago, I got rear ended on the 134. At the time I honestly didn’t feel any pain, and at the scene of the accident I told the cop I was fine, but a few days later it started to hurt and that’s when I called Derik. I had heard about him from my uncle who said he got him like $70K for an accident which wasn’t even bad at all. Long story short, Derik got my car fixed, and got me the treatment I needed, and settled the case for the other guy’s ENTIRE policy limit. At first the insurance wasn’t offering much because the police report said I was fine, but Derik worked his magic and got me the full policy. Good work and thanks again!