California’s licensing requirements and rules of the road are meant to keep our streets safe for automobile occupants, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Unfortunately, even one careless or negligent driving error can have severe consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you know that recovering from your resulting injuries and financial losses can be challenging and stressful.
At Abuershaid Lee and Le, Trial Lawyers, APC, we have dedicated our careers to helping those who have been injured in accidents caused by someone else. Our Anaheim attorneys know that liable parties, insurance companies, and their defense attorneys are often uncooperative when it comes to personal injury claims, and we can help. Contact our office to learn more about our law firm and how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Our Car Accident Practice
Our law firm takes a collaborative approach when working on personal injury claims, which means that you will have several legal minds working together to pursue your car accident claim. We provide unmatched legal advocacy to all of our clients in all of our cases.
Our attorneys understand that recovering from a car accident can be a difficult process, and our goal is to help our clients as much as possible. We handle settlement negotiations, court filings, and other legal matters so that you can focus on your physical healing.
We know that we can best help our injured clients by providing them with aggressive legal advocacy. Our attorneys will work to get the best results possible by pursuing maximum compensation for you and your family.
What to Do After a Car Accident
After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention and preserve your personal injury claim. If your injuries permit, you should contact law enforcement and wait for them to arrive at the scene so that you can share your account of the accident. Even if you do not believe your injuries and damages are significant, it is wise to make an official police report for your accident.
If you do not require emergency medical care at the scene, you should still make an appointment to be seen by a medical professional after an accident. An early medical evaluation can help discover and diagnose injuries and medical conditions so that you can begin treatment as soon as possible, if necessary.
It is also helpful to take photos of the accident scene and property damage after the accident. These can be used to help prove causation, liability, and the extent of damages sustained. You should exchange insurance information with other drivers and get contact information from any accident witnesses. These details will be useful to your attorney during the investigation phase of your injury claim process.
Car Accident Liability
To pursue a personal injury claim, it is necessary to determine which party or parties were liable for the accident. Car accident liability depends on the cause of the accident and any contributing factors. Sometimes there may be more than one party responsible for the accident, which can complicate the recovery process. Defendants in car accident cases often defend claims by placing some or all of the accident blame on others.
It is a typical car accident defense tactic to argue that the injured claimant was responsible for the accident. However, even if you were partially at fault for your accident, California’s comparative fault law allows you to pursue compensation against the defendant for the defendant’s portion of fault. For example, if the defendant was 95% at fault and you were 5% at fault for the accident, you would be entitled to recover 95% of your accident-related losses from the defendant.
Common causes and contributing factors in car accident cases include the following:
Dangerous and defective road conditions
Failure to yield
Following too closely
Car Accident Injuries and Damages
The value of your personal injury claim depends on the extent of your injuries and damages caused by the accident. Depending on your losses, you may be entitled to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are monetary losses that you have sustained due to the accident.
Economic damages in car accident claims include medical expenses and lost wages. If your injuries are long-term or permanent, you may also be entitled to compensation for future monetary losses. For example, if your injuries will require future medical care, you may receive compensation for those future medical expenses. If you are limited in your ability and capacity to work due to your injuries, you may recover compensation for loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic damages are harder to calculate because there is no fixed monetary amount to recover. Typically, the amount of your noneconomic damages relates to the severity of your injuries so that you will recover more compensation for more serious injuries. Examples of noneconomic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
After a car accident, injured claimants are often focused on healing from their injuries. It may be difficult to devote your time and attention to the injury claim process while you and your family are working on your physical and emotional recovery. Our attorneys will take over the majority of the legal burdens while advocating for your full and fair financial recovery. See below for some of the ways that we help our clients who have been injured in car accidents.
Preserving important evidence
Preserving your right to file your injury claim
Gathering important information and evidence, such as police reports and medical records
Negotiating settlement terms with defendants and insurance companies
Litigating your case in court
Call Our Anaheim Car Accident Attorneys
Under California law, you are entitled to pursue compensation from all parties that may have caused or contributed to your car accident and resulting injuries. The Anaheim personal injury attorneys at Abuershaid Lee and Le, Trial Lawyers, APC, want to help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve. Contact our office at (866) 222-1255 to schedule a free consultation.
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