VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ARE THOSE THAT INCLUDE:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
Very often, accidents produce a variety of injuries, some of which may not be obvious right away. That is why it is important for you to have an experienced lawyer who has your interests at heart and who will connect you with the medical specialists you need.
You must file a vehicle accident claim within two years from the date your accident happened, which is the same as general personal-injury suits.
Because California is a “fault” state, insurance companies won’t award damages unless someone is shown to be at fault for the accident to have happened in the first place.
Additionally, California has a “pure comparative-negligence” rule. This means that even if an accident is partially your fault you are still able to pursue compensation for your injuries from the other at-fault party.
Documenting Evidence After an Accident
As a rule, you can present a stronger case if you take gather all your evidence.
What should you document:
- Snap photos of any injuries and property damage
- If you can, take pictures of the scene of the accident (including any debris, nearby traffic lights)
- Any expenses paid out of pocket (medical bills, prescriptions)
Should You Get An Attorney After A Vehicle Accident?
It’s true, you are not required to have a lawyer represent you against an insurance company. But the reality is, insurance companies hire experts, investigators and other professionals to protect their bottom line. Without an attorney protecting your interest, the insurance company will take advantage of you and pay you as little as possible.
An attorney can evaluate the true worth of your claim and will work to ensure you receive the full financial award you deserve. Even after the attorney’s fee is deducted, you will end up with more money in your pocket than if you didn’t hire a lawyer. And better yet, we will ensure that you properly heal and recover from all your injuries by referring you to specialist that can treat you on a lien basis.
Financial and Medical Recovery
If you or a loved one has been injured (or if your loved one died) in an vehicle accident, you may be able to recover financially for your injuries. Types of monetary compensation available in a accident claim include:
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
- Vehicle’s Diminished Value
- Punitive Damages
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Consortium: Your spouse is compensated for the loss of your moral support, help around the house and physical intimacy.
If you have been involved in an accident or lost a loved one in an vehicle collision, please contact the skilled team at Avaness Law. Our experienced attorneys have a wealth of experience helping victims of accidents.