Experienced Lawyers Serving Pasadena
Living in Pasadena
Pasadena sits within Los Angeles County and has an urban/suburban blend of neighborhoods and amenities. It’s home to many young professionals and families who want to live within driving distance of Los Angeles but still want the laid-back vibe of a smaller city. Pasadena is known for being one of the most beautiful cities on the west coast and has a foundation of volunteers who have planted trees, removed trash, and beautified the city for 60-plus years.
Just over 141,000 people call Pasadena home, and the population is exceptionally diverse with approximately 30% of Pasadena residents who are foreign-born. Many thriving cultural and ethnic communities contribute to Pasadena’s dining options, entertainment, education, cultural opportunities, and more. About 42% of Pasadena’s population is white, followed by 32% Hispanic, 15% Asian, and 10% Black.
The cost of living in Pasadena is very high at an index of 188 compared to the national average of 100. This means housing, food, utilities, and other necessities are quite expensive and may be out of reach for some people. Renting a home in Pasadena is even more expensive than in the Los Angeles area, which is known for its high rents.
Dangerous Roadways in the Pasadena Area
The Pasadena area has many dangerous roads with risks of accidents. The busiest roads that lead to LA, Long Beach, and other cities in the area pose constant dangers of catastrophic crashes at high speeds, but virtually any road can be the scene of a crash.
According to research by Pasadena’s Department of Transportation and other public sources, some of the most dangerous roads and intersections in Pasadena and Long Beach include:
- The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
- Lake Avenue at Orange Grove Boulevard
- Maple Street at Fair Oaks Avenue
- Lake Avenue at Corson Street
- Oak Knoll Avenue and Cordova Street
- Los Robles Avenue and Buckeye Street
- Lincoln Avenue and Mountain Street
- Washington Boulevard between Garfield Avenue and Lake Avenue
- Monterey Road to El Centro Avenue
- Arroyo Drive from Pasadena Avenue into the city of Pasadena
- Monterey Road from Pasadena Avenue heading to Hermon
- The Long Beach Traffic Circle, also known as the Los Alamitos Traffic Circle
- The Los Coyote Diagonal
- East Los Coyotes Diagonal and East Stearns Street
- East Stearns Street and Palo Verde Avenue
- Bay Shore Avenue at East 2nd Street
- 7th Street and Redondo Avenue
- 8th Street and Termino Avenue
- East 4th Street and Redondo Avenue
- West 27th Street and Daisy Avenue
Which Types of Pasadena Cases Do You Handle?
Here at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we serve Pasadena by helping people after serious personal injuries from road accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Wondering if we’re the right lawyers for you? Here’s a look at what we do.
If you walk in Pasadena, you know pedestrians face roads that are extremely busy with daily traffic. After a pedestrian injury, we can help you gather the evidence you need to make a persuasive insurance claim, negotiate a settlement, and hold the motorist accountable.
Are you a cyclist like we are? Many of us at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers ride bikes to work and for fun. If you’re severely injured, we can help you start a bicycle accident claim for full and fair compensation.
After a Pasadena motorcycle collision, we can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost work, damage to your bike, and more. When it comes to motorcycle cases, we have a long track record of positive results for our clients.
You can hold Uber and its drivers responsible for accidents. If an Uber driver hurts you in the Pasadena area, or if you’re an Uber driver in an accident with other vehicles, reach out to us for knowledgeable and compassionate representation.
Whether you drive a car, pickup truck, van, SUV, or another type of vehicle, it’s likely that we can help you. We primarily handle severe accidents with serious injuries that occur on and near roadways, including commercial and delivery vehicles.
What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?
You may be stuck because you’re wondering whether or not you have a case. Wonder no more! We can help you understand your options and decide how to move forward. When you are injured by another individual, corporation, or government entity, you are legally entitled to collect monetary compensation in an amount suitable to cover your expenses and damages.
Of course, your compensation is never guaranteed. You’ll have to make a strong case and stand up boldly to the other side if they put up a fight. That’s why you need help from a personal injury lawyer who gets results!
Generally speaking, someone from Pasadena has three options:
- Make a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company
- Start a lawsuit in court
- Negotiate a fair private settlement out of court
Using the experience and wisdom of your personal injury lawyer, you can demonstrate the legitimacy of your injuries, show that someone was negligent, and request reimbursement for medical costs and other hardships. The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers will help you stand up to difficult people and demand what you deserve.
We can help you maximize your compensation by making a case for your financial losses and damages related to your injuries. Sure, it’s possible to do this without a lawyer’s help, but we don’t advise it. You’re already trying to rest and heal from your injuries, so a lawyer serves the vital role of moving your case forward so you can let go of all the legal stress.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
The compensation you receive depends on the circumstances of your accident. In terms of what kind of compensation you could get, start by looking at how you’ve been hurt in the accident. Most injury cases only cover two categories of damages if you can prove them.
- Special damages: Your special damages may include car loss, property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings.
- General damages: Your general damages are more abstract and may include pain, inconvenience, distress, loss of hobbies, and loss of a lifestyle with your loved ones.
Make sure you talk to your lawyer about the losses you suffered that are impacting your life. The better case you can put together and the more evidence you have, the better chance you have at receiving high-value compensation.
Nearest Emergency Services and Local California Departments
In an emergency, call 911.
Pasadena Police Department – (626) 744-4501
Pasadena Fire Department – (626) 744-4655
Huntington Hospital – (800) 903-9233
St. Mary Medical Center – (562) 491-9000
LA County Court – Pasadena Courts – (510) 891-6000
Contact Us in Pasadena
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we truly care about the people of Pasadena and California. We’re here to help you! We believe you should be able to rest and recover while we handle the legal details.
Contact us today for a free online case evaluation or call 877-380-8852.
It’s taken me a while to write this review, not because I lack motivation; rather, I wanted to make sure that my comments were thoughtful and accurately reflected my absolute satisfaction with Sally, Janai, and the entire team who devoted much time and attention to my case. In the same way that they took care to ensure that (1) my interests were at the forefront, (2) communicated with me regularly and accurately, and (3) demonstrated true concern and care for me as a person, I wanted to be sure that everyone knew how happy I am with the process and the results. I would unequivocally and resolutely recommend Sally!
We found Sally Morin and her team through Yelp and now after our case has been settled better than we could have ever imagined we are very happy to give her 5 stars just like everybody else does. Her whole team is beyond friendly and knowledgeable and they are just wonderful people, they have attention to detail and are very personal and prompt in their answers. They also did a great job of making the terminology of their trade understandable to us and they kept fighting for a good settlement instead of going for the easy route. They don’t have to have billboards or cheesy TV ads because they get more than enough work through referrals from clients like us.
So, I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident that was clearly not my fault. Long story short, after months of dealing with multiple insurance companies and various law firms, we finally settled for an amount much larger than I would have ever dreamed. I attribute the success completely to Sally and her office. The process went smooth and relatively quickly (personal injury suits can take a long time), and she was extremely responsive and proactive. I’ve grown to really respect Sally and what she does after admittedly being skeptical of lawyers in general. Sally really cares about coming to a reasonable and beneficial result for her clients and not just for herself!