California is a friendly lawsuit loan state. Learn the personal injury laws, roads, car accident statistics.
California is one of the states that has the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, and Hollywood. California is unique for its Coachella, the Silicon Valley, Winery, and it is a Surfer’s paradise. The Golden State is also known for people’s variety of extreme political opinions and liberty of mind and styles, as opposed to the average and grand majority of the population in the U.S.
California is also the most populous state in America that has high-rated commercial activities. You can imagine the level of car accidents, personal injury, and even death toll due to the population and the state’s ongoing commercial activities.
Since 2013, accident deaths in the state have increased by 23.5%. Now, California accounts for 11% of the nation’s auto death, with a total number of 3,898 deaths in 2017 and 276,823 injuries. The state’s auto accident statistics in 2018 were also higher than those for 2017, and they ended in fatalities.
The death toll, personal injury, and fatality are not limited to car accidents alone. Between the 2016 – 2017 fiscal years, the number of civil lawsuits filed was above 250,000.
You can imagine the number of car accidents and see how uneasy it is to get an insurance settlement quickly.
Despite this information, alone in May 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, while people were mostly at home, people who were killed in car crashes in the city of LA alone are close to those who were killed in May 2019.
There’s a Sigalert for the carpool lane on the 5 south.
When Californians listen to this phrase, they know that the traffic will be more horrendous than usual.
The NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System has said that the most dangerous roads in California are: the US-101, SR-2, I-5, SR-86, UR Route 99, and SR-62.
Causes of fatalities include:
- Making a wrong turn or against a one-way street;
- Taking the red light or stop sign;
- Driving while intoxicated under alcohol.
More on accident stats in California:
- Accident stats: The fatalities that involved drinking and driving decreased by 6.8% from 1,147 in 2017 to 1,069 in 2018.
- Passenger seats: Fatalities for passengers in all seating positions decreased by 4.3% from 625 in 2017 to 598 in 2018.
- Motorcycle Accidents: Deaths involving motorcycle accidents decreased by 15.57% from 578 in 2017 to 488 in 2018.
- Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian car accident-related deaths decreased by 5% from 940 in 2017 to 893 in 2018.
California operates under pure comparative negligence law. This means that the jury will determine each party’s level of culpability. For example, a plaintiff who is 10% at fault for contributing to a car accident and his injuries will only be 10% percent liable for the accident and injuries.
The damages that a plaintiff can recover are based on the degree of his own causing.
Basically, injured plaintiffs can collect a settlement even if they are at 99% at fault.
Keep in mind that with these laws, insurance settlement claims can seem stressful because insurance companies purposely delay settlements and payments.
The statute of limitations in California can go up to ten years. The following list will give you a clue if you still have time to proceed with a lawsuit:
Personal injury: 2 yrs. Civ. Proc. §335.1;
False imprisonment: 1 yr. Civ. Proc. §340(c)
Libel/Slander: 1 yr. Civ. Proc. §340(c)
Medical Malpractice: 1 yr. from discovery, 3 yrs. if the injury is known Civ. Proc. §340.5;
Judgments: 10 yrs. Civ. Proc. §337.5
If you need to get a quick lawsuit financial solution to hurriedly cover up your expenses, apply for plaintiff funding with Baker Street Funding. We have fast turnarounds and can approve a no-fault case by the next business day.
Baker Street Funding provides you with financial assistance before your settlement claim is approved, and after your legal battle has been settled and paid.
Please always consult your attorney for any questions regarding your claim.
- Assault and battery
- Agricultural and farming accidents
- Beach accidents
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Chemical fire accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Dram shop
- Electrical accidents
- Expected/intended harm
- Gym accidents
- Hospital negligence
- Libel and defamation suits
- Nursing home negligence
- Negligent security
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Roundup lawsuits
- School bullying
- School negligence
- Slip and fall
- Sports Injuries
- Subway accidents
- Sexual abuse of any kind
- Surgical error
- Supermarket accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic mold
- Veteran Affairs Military Lawsuits
- Wet pavements
- Work related accidents
- Wrongful death
- Ambulance accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Farm tractor
- Firetruck accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- Hit and Runs
- Head-on accidents
- Helicopter accidents
- Limousine accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Multiple-vehicle Accidents
- Pedestrian accident
- Police car accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Racing car accidents
- Rear-end accident claims
- RV accidents
- Scooter and moped accidents
- Semi-truck 18 wheeler accidents
- Taxicab accidents
- Uber, Lyft accidents
- Train accidents
- Construction accidents
- Employment discrimination
- Jones Act
- Sexual harassment
- Wage law violation
- Wrongful termination
- Patent Litigation Funding
- Securities and Shareholder
- Qui Tam Whistle Blower
- International Arbitration
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition and Anti Trust
- DIP Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
- Veteran Affairs Settlements
- All settled mass torts
See the lawsuit funding counties we typically fund in:
Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San, Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa, Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
See some of the CA cities we typically fund in:
Acton, Adelanto, Agoura Hills Arvin, Ashland, Atascadero, Avalon, Avenal, Avery, Avocado Heights, Azusa, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Banning, Barstow, Bay Point, Bayview, Bayview-Montalvin, Baywood-Los Osos, Beale AFB, Big Bear Lake, Big Bend, Biggs, Big Pine, Big River,, Cerritos, Challenge-Brownsville, Channel Islands Beach, Charter Oak, Cherryland, Coronado, Corralitos, Del Rey, East Pasadena, Emerald Lake Hills, Emeryville Empire, Fort Bragg, Fort Jones, Fortuna, Foster City, Fountain Valley, Kernville, Kettleman City, Lodi, Loma Linda, Norwalk, Novato, Nuevo, Ojai, Olancha, Oroville, Oroville East, Oxnard, Pacheco, San Rafael, Squirrel Mountain Valley, Stallion Springs, Stanford, Stanton, Stinson Beach, Stockton, Storrie, Stratford, Strathmore, Vista, Waldon, Winters.
*We provide funding for personal injury, employment/labor, and civil rights lawsuits in the following states:
Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
- We currently fund Colorado at a minimum of $75,000. Case value must be at least $750,000+.
- We currently fund North Carolina at a minimum of $25,000. Case value must be at least $250,000+.
- We currently fund South Carolina at a minimum of $100,000. Case value must be at least $1,000,000+.
- We currently fund in Nevada at a minimum of $20,000. Case value must be at least $200,000+.
- We currently fund in Illinois at a maximum of $40,000. Case value must be at least $400,000+.
- We currently fund in Tennessee at a minimum of $10,000. Case value must be at least $100,000+.
- We currently fund in Arizona at a minimum of $20,000. Case value must be at least $200,000+.
*Litigants with corporate disputes are eligible to receive funding in every state in the United States (and eligible countries).
*Funding for attorneys is provided in most states. Please get in touch with us to find out if your state is eligible.
*Worker’s compensation claims are funding only in the following states: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wyoming.