Motor Vehicle Accident in Calabasas, CA

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Have You Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most prevalent kind of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the theory of negligence. In most California automobile accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, needs to establish the negligence of the accused in order to pursue damages. Additionally, the plaintiff must show that the offender's negligence was the actual and direct reason for both the accident as well as the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Calabasas automobile 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 crashes. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign resulting in an accident, that statutory infraction could be enough to establish fault in that accident. Establishing fault in an automobile accident can be more complex in some cases, however. If you are an automobile accident victim, it is essential to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help you determine who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where appropriate. Calabasas motor vehicle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm handle these issues often, so if you've been hurt, please give them a phone call.

How does the amount of medical expenses resulting from my automobile accident injuries affect the value of my case?

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

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

Extent of bodily injury is a key determinant 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 obtaining 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)
  • Roadway Hazard Accidents

Where hazardous road conditions trigger an auto accident, can the municipality be held accountable?

If dangerous driving conditions are the source of a car accident because of neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your lawyer will gather 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 responsible, you may 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?

  • 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 as well as driver's license.
  • Do not accept payments from or provide any kind of sworn statements to an insurance company.
  • Call Drake Law Firm for a free assessment on how to handle getting your property fixed.

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

An insurance company's goal is to find a reason to reject your claim, or resolve a claim dispute for the least amount of money possible. Prior to obtaining compensation from an insurance provider, an experienced attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you identify appropriate compensation for damages. Photos of the scene taken promptly after the accident has occurred are an essential component of evidence chronicling the damages and how they might have been sustained.

If I get into an automobile 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 present a potential cause for action for automobile accident victims. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible to establish liability for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and seeing a doctor as soon as possible will help start your recovery process, as well as identify the cause of action and build the evidence required for compensation.

What are the damages you can recover 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 might seek 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 car 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 income as well as other types of financial security and support.

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

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

Establishing fault in an accident can be complex, particularly if fault lies with more than one party. An experienced lawyer will help you chronicle all proof of damages, including photos of the accident and future medical expenses, and evaluate loss of income and changes to quality of life. Negotiating the cases with insurance providers is best done with the professional assistance of lawyers who 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 attorneys, you are more likely to acquire a fair settlement.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with Motor Vehicle Accidents in Calabasas, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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