Car Accident Lawyer in Long Beach

Navigating a Car Accident Lawsuit or Settlement

The time following an auto accident is defined by stress and worry. You need to be able to pay your medical bills. You need to be compensated for lost wages from missed time at work. You need to repair or replace your vehicle. In order to do this, sometimes a car accident lawsuit is necessary.

You’re worried about whether the insurance company will be fair with their settlement offer. You’re worried about whether you’ll be able to navigate the complexities of a system you’re unfamiliar with. You’re worried about being taken advantage of.

The Beliz Law Firm exists for the sole purpose of representing your interests in the aftermath of a car accident so that you can focus 100% of your energy on one thing: Healing from your injuries.

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If you’ve suffered serious injuries due to a car accident, it’s in your best interest to call (562-452-3772) or email Long Beach car accident lawyer Michael Beliz for a free case review. This initial case review is completely free of charge and it obligates you to nothing.

If you’re not yet ready to speak with Michael about your case, we invite you to browse the information below to gain a better understanding of the correct steps to take following an auto accident, and how Michael Beliz can help you maximize your recovery.

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What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident?

It’s important to take the proper steps after an automobile accident in Long Beach:


    First and foremost, promptly seek medical attention for any injuries that you sustained. Many car accident injuries, even serious ones, do not occur immediately.

  • 2.REPORT

    Report the car accident to the local police and/or highway patrol. In addition, report the car accident to your auto insurance company.


    Exchange auto insurance information with the other parties involved in the auto accident by using The Beliz Law Firm’s Accident Fill-out Form.


    Photograph any property damage to your vehicle as well as to the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident. Additionally, take pictures of the accident scene, car debris, tire skid marks, traffic lights/signals, etc.


    Gather information from any and all witnesses. If there is a dispute in an auto accident case, an independent witness’ testimony can determine liability of one party over another.


    Do not speak to the other driver or their auto insurance representative regarding the events of the accident or your bodily injuries. Any information given to them can be detrimental to your personal injury action.


    Contact a reputable and experienced Long Beach car accident attorney. A car accident lawyer will review your case and can advise as to your best course of action.

What is eligible for compensation from car accidents?

If you are involved in an automobile accident in Long Beach, you may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Medical expenses for injuries suffered
  • Future medical bills for injuries suffered
  • Loss of earnings and loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Car Accident Case Study

Case type: Rear end car accident
Settlement amount: $90,000.00

The Beliz Law Firm obtained a $90,000 settlement on behalf of a 67-year old grandmother. The client was stopped in her vehicle at the intersection of Muller Street and Lincoln Avenue in the Anaheim. While the client waited for the signal light to turn from red to green, a driver of a sedan was traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour in an attempt to make a dentist appointment. The driver realized too late that there were stopped vehicle ahead and was unable to slow down the sedan in time. The sedan rear-ended the client’s vehicle and pushed it into the car ahead. The client’s vehicle was totaled.

The client was taken by ambulance to University of California, Irvine hospital. The client was diagnosed with a non-surgical fracture to the sternum. The client stayed under the care of medical personal for a few days. Afterwards, the client presented to her primary care physician for follow-up visits once a month for three months for the aches in her chest but no physical therapy was needed.

The Beliz Law signed the grandmother and filed a lawsuit against the negligent driver. After getting useful information about the driver through discovery and the defense of the client’s deposition, the case went to mediation and settled for $90,000.00.

Get a Free Case Review

Michael has worked on hundreds of cases throughout California and Long Beach including many serious injury cases involving car accidents. He has handled cases from the very early stages of a claim through the entire litigation process, including trial, and has settled claims for hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars for his clients.

We hope that you now feel comfortable enough to share your story by scheduling a free case review from attorney Michael Beliz. If so, please feel free to call our office at 562-452-3772. If you prefer email, please complete the short form below, and one of our friendly staff will be in touch soon after to schedule your consultation.

"I was involved in an auto accident. The Beliz Law Firm was highly recommended to me. I now know why the firm was so highly recommended. I could not asked for better service and outcome. From the moment I first called, until my case was settled, Everything was handled in the most professional manner. This was without a doubt one of the most professional firms I have ever dealt with. I am so glad that I listened and followed up with the recommendation. I will highly recommend The Beliz Law Firm to everyone."

Reviewing: Car Accident Legal Services
Date published: 11/21/2014
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
The Beliz Law Firm
3777 Long Beach Blvd #510,
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 452-3772
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We are available to take your call 24 hours a day