Victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most frequent type of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the theory of negligence. In the majority of California vehicle accidents, the victim, the plaintiff, must verify the negligence of the defendant in order to pursue damages. Additionally, the plaintiff needs to prove that the offender's carelessness was the true and proximate cause of both the accident and the plaintiff's injuries. Call one of our Van Nuys auto accident lawyers to help direct you through this process.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Violations of statutory law are typically cited to establish the negligent driver in car crashes. If, for instance, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign resulting in an accident, that statutory violation could be sufficient to establish fault in that accident. Establishing fault in an automobile accident can be more complicated in some cases, however. If you are a motor vehicle accident victim, it is vital to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our lawyers can help you establish who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where necessary. Van Nuys motor vehicle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm deal with these problems often, so if you've been hurt, please give them a phone call.
How does the amount of medical bills resulting from my car accident injuries affect the value of my lawsuit?
The value of an accident victim's case is determined by a number of variables, including the overall cost of your medical expenses. Some injuries need continuous medical treatment, which will be factored into your total damages.
How does the court gauge damages in a motor vehicle accident for a traumatic brain injury?
Severity of bodily injury is a key component of total damages, both due to resulting medical costs as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these affect the award amount when receiving compensation.
How does the court establish who the negligent driver was?
Where dangerous roadway conditions cause a car accident, can the municipality be held accountable?
If hazardous driving conditions are the source of a car accident due to neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your attorney will gather all available proof in order to seek compensation for damages. This includes both property and personal injury damages caused by negligence. Even if you are partially at fault, you might pursue reimbursement for the portion of damages caused by the other party, including a municipality.
What steps should I take at the scene of my auto accident?
Can an accident victim anticipate a reasonable settlement from the insurance company if negotiated without a lawyer?
An insurance provider's objective is to find a reason to deny your case, or settle a case dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before receiving compensation from an insurer, a knowledgeable lawyer with your wellbeing in mind will help you determine appropriate compensation for damages. Pictures of the scene taken promptly after the accident has occurred are a critical component of evidence chronicling the damages and how they may have been sustained.
If I get into a car crash, how do I know if there is a cause of action against the other party?
Property damage or bodily injury that may be a result of the actions of another party provide a potential cause for action for motor vehicle accident victims. Your lawyer will need as much proof as possible to establish accountability for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and seeing a doctor as soon as possible will help begin your healing process, as well as establish the cause of action and develop the proof required for reimbursement.
What are the damages you can recover in a car accident, traumatic brain injury case?
Past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, pain and suffering, and loss of a normal life are a few of the damages for which a victim may seek compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim prior to the accident affects the amount of payment.
What damages can a family collect when the auto accident victim is a loved one?
There are two causes of actions that can be pursued on behalf of a deceased loved one: wrongful death and survival. The family can recuperate money under the wrongful death act for the loss of love, affection, and support. This includes loss of wages and other types of financial security and assistance.
Your loved one's estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recoup damages the victim suffered between the time of injury and the time of their passing.
Why do I need to speak to an attorney immediately after suffering an injury?
Determining fault in an accident can be complicated, particularly if fault lies with more than one party. An experienced lawyer will help you document all evidence of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical expenses, and assess loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the cases with insurance companies is best done with the professional assistance of attorneys that have been beside you from day one.
The attorneys at Drake Law Firm are highly experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to acquire a reasonable settlement.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.