Car Accident Lawyer in Calabases, CA

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Have You Been in a Car Accident?

Victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common kind of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the theory of negligence. In most California vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, needs to establish the negligence of the defendant in order to seek damages. Additionally, the plaintiff has to prove that the offender's carelessness was the actual and direct reason for both the accident and the plaintiff's injuries. Call one of our Calabasas motor vehicle accident attorneys to help lead you through this procedure.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Violations of statutory law are typically cited to establish the negligent driver in automobile crashes. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign causing an accident, that statutory violation could be enough 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 essential to contact our skilled personal injury attorneys. Our lawyers can help you establish who is at fault for the accident and pursue damages where necessary. Calabasas automobile accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm deal with these issues regularly, so if you've been injured, please give them a call.

How does the amount of medical costs resulting from my automobile 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 overall damages.

How does the court gauge damages in an auto accident for a traumatic brain injury?

Severity of bodily injury is a key component of overall damages, both due to resulting medical costs in addition to loss of income and quality of life. All of these impact the award amount when receiving 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)
  • Road Hazard Accidents

Where dangerous roadway conditions trigger an automobile accident, can the municipality be held accountable?

If unsafe driving conditions are the cause of an automobile accident because of neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your lawyer will gather all available evidence in order to pursue reimbursement 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 steps should I take at the scene of my auto accident?

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

Can an accident victim anticipate a fair settlement from the insurer if negotiated without a lawyer?

An insurance company's objective is to find a reason to reject your case, or settle a case dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before receiving compensation from an insurance company, a knowledgeable attorney 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 crucial component of evidence chronicling the damages and how they might have been sustained.

If I get involved in an auto crash, how do I know if there is a cause of action against the other party?

Property damages or bodily injury that may be a result of the actions of another party offer a potential cause for action for car accident victims. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible to establish responsibility for the damages you have sustained. Taking photos of the scene and seeing a physician as soon as possible will help begin your recovery process, as well as establish the cause of action and build the evidence required for compensation.

What are the damages you can recuperate 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 some of the damages for which a victim might pursue compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim before the accident affects the amount of payment.

What damages can a family receive when the automobile 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 recoup money under the wrongful death act for the loss of love, affection, and support. This includes loss of wages as well as other types of financial security and support.

Your loved one's estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recuperate damages the victim suffered between the time of injury and the time of their passing.

Why do I need to get in touch with a lawyer immediately after suffering an injury?

Determining fault in an accident can be complex, particularly if fault lies with more than one party. A knowledgeable lawyer will help you chronicle all evidence of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical bills, and evaluate loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the claims with insurers is best done with the professional guidance of lawyers that have been beside you from the beginning.

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

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