Car Accident Lawyer in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Have You Been in a Car Accident?

Victims of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common kind of personal injury claim. These claims are usually based on the concept of negligence. In the majority of California vehicle accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, needs to establish the negligence of the accused in order to pursue damages. Furthermore, the plaintiff has to show that the offender's carelessness was the true and direct cause of both the accident as well as the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Thousand Oaks motor vehicle accident attorneys to help lead you through this process.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Violations of statutory law are typically cited to establish the negligent driver in auto accidents. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign resulting in an accident, that statutory violation could be sufficient to determine fault in that accident. Determining fault in a car accident can be more complex in some cases, however. If you are an automobile accident victim, it's important to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our lawyers can help you identify who is at fault for the accident and pursue damages where appropriate. Thousand Oaks car accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm deal with these issues on a regular basis, so if you've been hurt, please give them a phone call.

How does the amount of medical expenses resulting from my auto accident injuries impact the value of my claim?

The value of an accident victim's case is determined by a variety of variables, including the complete cost of your medical expenses. Some injuries require continuous medical treatment, which will be factored into your overall damages.

How does the court measure damages in an automobile accident for a traumatic brain injury?

Severity of bodily injury is a key determinant of total damages, both due to resulting medical expenses as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these impact the award amount when acquiring compensation.

How does the court identify 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 road conditions trigger a car accident, can the municipality be held responsible?

If dangerous driving conditions are the cause of a car accident because of neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your lawyer will collect all available evidence 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 compensation 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 immediately.
  • Ask for 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 kind of sworn statements to an insurance provider.
  • Call Drake Law Firm for a free consultation on how to handle getting your property repaired.

Can an accident victim anticipate a fair settlement from the insurance provider 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 getting compensation from an insurance provider, a skilled lawyer with your wellbeing in mind will help you identify appropriate compensation for damages. Pictures of the scene taken immediately after the accident has occurred are a crucial element of evidence chronicling the damages and how they may have been sustained.

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

Property damages or bodily injury that might be a result of the actions of another party offer a potential cause for action for motor vehicle accident victims. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible to determine responsibility for the damages you have sustained. Taking photos of the scene and visiting a medical professional as soon as possible will help start your healing process, as well as establish the cause of action and build the proof needed for compensation.

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 some of the damages for which a victim might seek 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 receive when the automobile accident victim is a loved one?

There are two causes of actions that can be sought on behalf of a deceased loved one: wrongful death and survival. The family can recover money under the wrongful death act for the loss of love, affection, and support. This includes loss of wages and other forms of financial security and support.

Your loved one's estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recover damages the victim sustained between the time of injury and the time of their death.

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

Determining fault in an accident can be complicated, particularly if fault lies with more than one party. An experienced attorney will help you chronicle all proof of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical costs, and evaluate loss of income and changes to quality of life. Negotiating the claims with insurance providers is best done with the professional assistance of attorneys who have been beside you from the beginning.

The attorneys 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 acquire a fair settlement.

Contact Drake Law Firm for your free initial consultation

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.

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