San Diego Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident can change your life in an instant. In the blink of an eye you go from being a healthy, vibrant individual with bright plans for the future to dealing with serious injuries as well as the prospect of extended hospital stays, surgery, and long-term recovery. Medical bills pile up. However, as a result of your injury, you may not be able to work. Your financial situation and that of your family goes from being stable to uncertain.
If you are the victim of a car accident in California, you need the help of an experienced car accident lawyer. Our dedicated attorneys empathize with the pain, frustration, and a sense of confusion you feel as an accident victim. If another individual was responsible for your injuries, you have rights, and we are committed to seeing to it that your rights are respected.
We have helped many San Diego residents get the fair treatment and financial compensation they deserve after being car accident victims. You may feel that your car accident has caused your life to spin out-of-control. However, with the help of a San Diego car accident attorney, your life can have a semblance of normalcy again.
Let Us Deal with Insurance Companies
One of the biggest challenges car accident victims in San Diego face, aside from recovering from their injuries, is dealing with the insurance companies to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, injuries, and other damages.
Although insurance companies claim to have the best interest of accident victims at heart, they are primarily concerned with their own. This means that insurance companies may use deceptive practices and pressure to force an accident victim to accept a settlement that is less than what their case is worth.
Insurance companies are known for holding accident victims hostage by delaying a settlement as long as possible. They understand that since a victim may not be able to work and since medical bills and the bills of daily living are piling up, the accident victim is under financial pressure. The hope is that this financial pressure will eventually cause the victim to settle for a low settlement.
Our San Diego car accident lawyers know the tricks that insurance companies play. We will work diligently in behalf of our clients and pressure insurance companies to provide a fair settlement in a timely manner.
Who Was at Fault?
It can be complicated to identify the at fault parties of a car accident, especially if the accident involved multiple vehicles. A San Diego car accident attorney has the resources to gather the needed information to help ascertain who was at fault.
Was the other driver distracted behind the wheel, perhaps eating, talking on the phone, or adjusting the radio? Then their negligence may be what caused the crash. Or was the driver intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs? In addition to being a serious criminal offense, this can also be proof of negligence.
California is a comparative fault state. This means that the courts distribute the settlement according to the portion of fault involved parties had. For instance, if you were determined to be 50% at fault for an accident that resulted in a $100,000, you would receive $50,000.
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The immediate aftermath of a serious car accident can be a disorientating and frightening time. Let our team of experienced attorneys work with you and help you get the fair treatment you deserve.