Victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the concept of negligence. In most California automobile accidents, the victim, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the accused in order to seek damages. Furthermore, the plaintiff has to show that the offender's negligence was the actual and direct cause of both the accident and the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Topanga car accident attorneys to help direct you through this process.
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Violations of statutory law are usually cited to establish the negligent driver in auto accidents. If, for instance, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign causing an accident, that statutory infraction could be enough to determine fault in that accident. Establishing fault in an auto accident can be more complicated in some cases, however. If you are a car accident victim, it is vital to contact our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help you establish who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where necessary. Topanga car accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm deal with these issues often, so if you've been injured, please give them a phone call.
How does the amount of medical bills arising from my auto accident injuries affect the value of my case?
The value of an accident victim's lawsuit is determined by a variety of variables, including the overall cost of your medical bills. Some injuries require 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?
Extent of bodily injury is an essential component of overall 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 receiving compensation.
How does the court establish who the negligent driver was?
Where hazardous road conditions cause an automobile accident, can the municipality be held responsible?
If unsafe driving conditions are the cause of a motor vehicle accident because of neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your attorney will collect all available evidence in order to pursue compensation for damages. This includes both property and personal injury damages caused by negligence. Even if you are partially at fault, you might 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 motor vehicle accident?
Can an accident victim anticipate a reasonable settlement from the insurer if negotiated without a lawyer?
An insurance company's goal is to find a reason to deny your case, or settle a claim dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before obtaining compensation from an insurance company, a knowledgeable lawyer with your wellbeing in mind will help you identify suitable reimbursement for damages. Pictures of the scene taken immediately after the accident has occurred are a vital part of evidence documenting 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 might be a result of the actions of another party present a potential cause for action for automobile accident victims. Your attorney will need as much proof as possible to establish accountability for the damages you have sustained. Taking photos of the scene and visiting a physician as soon as possible will help start your recovery process, as well as determine the cause of action and build the evidence needed 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 might pursue compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim prior to the accident affects the amount of compensation.
What damages can a family receive when the motor vehicle 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 as well as other forms of financial security and assistance.
Your loved one's estate can seek 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 speak to an attorney immediately after sustaining an injury?
Determining fault in an accident can be complicated, particularly if fault lies with more than one party. A knowledgeable attorney will help you document all proof of damages, including photos of the accident and future medical expenses, and assess loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the cases with insurers is best done with the professional assistance of lawyers that have been beside you from day one.
The attorneys at Drake Law Firm are extremely experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to get 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.