Automobile Accident Lawyer in Woodland Hills, CA

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Have You Been In an Automobile Accident?

Victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most prevalent kind of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the concept of negligence. In most California vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, needs to establish the negligence of the accused in order to seek damages. Furthermore, the plaintiff needs to prove that the offender's carelessness was the actual and proximate source of both the accident and the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Woodland Hills motor vehicle accident attorneys to help lead you through this process.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Infractions of statutory law are often cited to establish the negligent driver in automobile crashes. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign resulting in an accident, that statutory infraction could be sufficient to establish fault in that accident. Establishing fault in a motor vehicle accident can be more complicated in some cases, however. If you are a car accident victim, it is vital to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help you identify who is at fault for the accident and pursue damages where appropriate. Woodland Hills car accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm deal with these issues often, so if you've been hurt, please give them a phone call.

How does the amount of medical expenses arising from my motor vehicle accident injuries impact the value of my claim?

The value of an accident victim's lawsuit is determined by a number of variables, including the total cost of your medical expenses. Some injuries need ongoing medical treatment, which will be factored into your total damages.

How does the court measure damages in a motor vehicle accident for a traumatic brain injury?

Severity of bodily injury is an essential component of total damages, both due to resulting medical costs as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these influence the award amount when obtaining compensation.

How does the court establish who the negligent driver was?

  • High Velocity Accidents (Speeding)
  • Reckless Driving Accidents (Aggressive Driving)
  • Distracted Driving Accidents (i.e. Cell Phone Accidents)
  • Alcohol Related Accidents
  • Product Liability Accidents (Vehicle Defects)
  • Roadway Hazard Accidents

Where dangerous road conditions cause a car accident, can the municipality be held liable?

If hazardous driving conditions are the source of an auto accident because of 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 may seek reimbursement for the portion of damages caused by the other party, including a municipality.

What actions should I take at the scene of my auto accident?

  • Call 911 right away.
  • Request an ambulance if you're injured.
  • If you're able, take photos of the property damage and of the other driver's insurance card and driver's license.
  • Do not accept payments from or provide any kind of sworn statements to an insurance provider.
  • Call Drake Law Firm for a free assessment on how to handle getting your property repaired.

Can an accident victim anticipate a fair settlement from the insurance provider if negotiated without an attorney?

An insurance company's objective is to find a reason to reject your case, or resolve a claim dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before obtaining compensation from an insurance provider, a skilled attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you determine appropriate reimbursement for damages. Photos of the scene taken immediately after the accident has taken place are a critical part of evidence documenting the damages and how they might have been sustained.

If I get involved in an auto accident, 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 offer a potential cause for action for auto accident victims. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible to establish responsibility for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and visiting a doctor as soon as possible will help begin your recovery process, as well as establish the cause of action and build the proof needed for reimbursement.

What are the damages you can recoup in a car accident, traumatic brain injury case?

Past and future medical costs, 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 pursue compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim prior to the accident influences the amount of compensation.

What damages can a family collect when the car 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 income and other forms 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 death.

Why do I need to contact an attorney immediately after suffering an injury?

Establishing fault in an accident can be complex, especially if fault lies with more than one party. A skilled lawyer will help you document all evidence of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical bills, and assess loss of income and changes to quality of life. Negotiating the cases with insurance companies is best done with the experienced guidance of lawyers that have been beside you from day one.

The lawyers at Drake Law Firm are extremely experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to obtain a fair settlement.

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