Unrelenting pain. Lost work and income. Continuous medical bills. Diminished abilities.
A car accident is almost never an isolated event. What comes after a collision can change your life; sometimes irreparably. When this happens, you need the help of professionals to ensure that you can get your life back on track.
As your personal injury attorney, we’ll provide the representation and advocacy you deserve after a car accident. Backing our unwavering commitment to fairness and justice is a combined experience of almost three decades in personal injury law. Handling every aspect of your case, we are all-encompassing in our approach to attaining justified compensation for your injuries and ensuing damages. Holding those at-fault responsible for their neglectful actions or behaviors, we fight for your very best possible outcome, representing you in court if necessary.
Don’t let your financial security and long-term health be jeopardized because of one unfortunate incident. The law can be extremely complex when it comes to assigning blame and fixing damage amounts after an auto accident, and it’s usually the insurance companies that end up on the winning side after all is said and done.
Fortunately, studies prove that victims of auto accidents that secure professional, legal representation are much more likely to receive damages that exceed the average insurance settlement. Don’t try to fight the insurance companies on your own.
Discover the advantages of having an aggressive, legal expert on your side by contacting our law firm today.
Auto Accident Claim FAQ
How Do I Establish A California Car Accident Claim?
In order to establish a claim for your personal injuries, three requirements must be met after your motor vehicle accident.
The fault for the car accident must be proved, and it must be clear that the at-fault driver is the one responsible for causing the accident;
- You must have incurred damages, and;
- You must be able to prove that the damages being claimed were caused by the automobile accident.
What Can Be Recovered In A Car Accident Claim?
When you are injured in a car accident, the recoverable bodily injury damages can be divided into three unique categories.
- Economic damages. This may include past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, impairment of earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
- Non-economic damages. These may include compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and inconvenience.
- Physical impairment or disfigurement.
Who Pays For Medical Expenses After A Car Accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident, one of the first questions that crosses your mind will be, “who will pay for my medical expenses?” At the end of the day, the person who is responsible for the automobile accident (or their designated insurance company) is ultimately financially responsible for all of the medical accident-related expenses. In most cases, the medical bills will not be paid by the driver who is at fault. In most cases, reimbursement for medical expenses is part of a single lump sum of money, that is negotiated after all medical-related care is complete. In most personal injury cases, it’s important to have a practiced lawyer examine all of the potential insurance sources that may provide coverage to you after your accident.
What Is “Negligence?”
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. If your automobile or motorcycle accident was due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
Will The Information I Share With My Lawyer Be Confidential?
Absolutely. Any information you provide our attorneys with is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protection also applies to you if you terminate your legal representation services with our law firm.
Should I Hire An Auto Accident Lawyer?
Many people in California wonder if their accident or injury is big enough to justify hiring a professional attorney. Give all of the complexities of the legal system, it’s important to consider having any kind of injury claim reviewed by a personal injury attorney. If your insurance company has said that you don’t need an attorney for your case, it’s important to remember that your interested and their interests are very different. While it is illegal for a non-attorney, like an insurance adjuster, to provide legal advice of any kind, you should always seek the opinion of a professional lawyer.
At Westphal Law Group, we’re passionate about helping each and every one of our clients get the legal compensation they deserve. Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle accident, commercial trucking accident, or by a dog bite, our attorneys can help. Call us today!