Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries throughout California each year, and it is possible for these incidents to happen in various ways. If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, an experienced car accident attorney can help determine your most viable recovery options and assist you in securing as much compensation as possible for your damages.
It’s possible for any car accident to cause devastating harm to those involved. A few of the most commonly cited injuries from car accidents in California include:
These are only a few examples of some of the most commonly reported injuries from car accidents throughout California each year. If you believe another driver is directly responsible for your recent accident, you have the right to seek accountability and compensation for your damages. Your recovery efforts are likely to begin with an auto insurance claim, followed by a personal injury suit if insurance alone can’t fully repay your losses.
California law requires the victim of a car accident to prove fault for their accident before they can recover any compensation for their losses. Distracted driving, speeding, moving violations, and intoxicated driving are just a few ways that another driver may bear liability for your recent accident. An experienced attorney can help their client gather evidence to prove the exact cause of their recent car accident and help them uncover the full extent of their claimable damages.
Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, can provide the comprehensive legal counsel you need to navigate the aftermath of a car accident with confidence and peace of mind. Our team has years of professional experience representing car accident victims and knows how to maximize your recovery. You have a very limited window in which to pursue your recovery, so it is crucial that you connect with legal counsel you can trust as soon as possible.
A: The term “catastrophic injury” refers to any personal injury that involves permanent harm of any kind. Severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and damage to the spinal cord are some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries reported throughout the state. Victims typically face extensive immediate damages as well as substantial pain and suffering. Traumatic brain injuries are the most common catastrophic injuries resulting from car accidents.
A: California is a fault state when it comes to resolving car accidents, meaning the driver at fault for causing the accident is liable for all associated damages. The total potential value of your car accident claim hinges on the severity of the harm you suffered from the incident. The defendant who caused the accident may face liability for vehicle repair costs, medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
A: All drivers are legally required to have auto insurance, but the state has one of the highest rates of uninsured motorists in the country. If the driver who caused your accident does not have auto insurance, and you have not purchased uninsured motorist coverage with your own insurance policy, you will need to proceed directly to filing a personal injury claim against them to recover your losses.
A: Before you can recover any compensation for the damages you suffered in your recent accident, you will need to prove the full extent of your damages and prove that they directly resulted from the accident and not some other cause. An attorney can help their client gather the evidence they need to prove the extent of their damages and to prove causation, linking the client’s damages to the defendant’s negligence or misconduct on the road.
A: The majority of attorneys representing personal injury clients do so on a contingency fee basis. This means the client is not required to pay upfront or hourly attorneys’ fees; instead, they pay their attorney a percentage of their final case award. Additionally, they are only required to pay this fee if and when the attorney wins their case, and there is no fee at all if the attorney cannot obtain compensation for the client.
The attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, regularly assist victims of car accidents throughout the state, and we know the various legal challenges you could face as you seek accountability and compensation for the accident you recently experienced. If you need legal counsel you can trust to guide you through your recovery efforts, contact us today to schedule a case evaluation with our team.