Have You Been in an Automobile Accident?
Victims of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. These claims are generally based on the theory of negligence. In most California automobile accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the accused in order to seek damages. Furthermore, the plaintiff needs to prove that the defendant's negligence was the true and proximate source of both the accident as well as the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyers to help direct you through this process.
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 infraction could be sufficient to establish fault in that accident. Determining fault in a car 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 lawyers can help you establish who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where necessary. Los Angeles car accident lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez handle these problems on a regular basis, so if you've been hurt, please give them a call.
Accident Victim Frequently Asked Questions
How does the amount of medical bills arising from my car 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 total cost of your medical expenses. Some injuries need continuous medical treatment, which will be factored into your overall damages.
How does the court measure damages in a car accident for a traumatic brain injury?
Extent of bodily injury is a vital factor of overall damages, both due to resulting medical bills as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these affect the award amount when obtaining compensation.
Where dangerous road conditions trigger a motor vehicle accident, can the municipality be held liable?
If hazardous driving conditions are the source of an auto accident due to neglect by the party responsible to keep the roads safe, your attorney will collect 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 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?
Can an accident victim anticipate a fair settlement from the insurer if negotiated without an attorney?
An insurance company's objective is to find a reason to deny your claim, or settle a case dispute for the least amount of money possible. Prior to receiving compensation from an insurance company, a knowledgeable attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you identify appropriate compensation for damages. Photos of the scene taken promptly after the accident has taken place are a vital component of evidence chronicling 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 an outcome of the actions of another party provide a potential cause for action for motor vehicle accident victims. Your attorney will require as much evidence as possible to establish responsibility for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and seeing a doctor as soon as possible will help start your healing process, as well as establish the cause of action and build the evidence 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 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 payment.
What damages can a family collect 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 recuperate 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 assistance.
Your loved one's estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recuperate damages the victim sustained between the time of injury and the time of their death.
Why do I need to speak to a lawyer immediately after suffering an injury?
Determining fault in an accident can be complicated, especially if fault lies with more than one party. A skilled attorney will help you chronicle all evidence of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical bills, and assess loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the claims with insurance providers is best done with the professional guidance of attorneys that have been beside you from day one.
Sources of Automobile Accidents
The source of the accident usually indicates who is at fault. There are numerous possible causes for motor vehicle accidents, the most common types of which include:
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Our goal will be to get you fairly compensated as soon as possible, and we’re not afraid to go to trial. One of our seasoned car accident East Los Angeles attorneys can investigate your case to identify all potential sources of compensation. Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, it may still be possible to recover damages.
In the majority of commercial truck crashes, the injured victim was in a car or other vehicle—not in the truck. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, your injuries are likely severe and you’re probably concerned about your growing medical debt. That’s not to mention your property damage and emotional trauma.
Although dogs and other pets are often considered part of the family, thousands of people each year are injured in animal attacks. Under California law, dog owners are generally strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs.
California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant.
Medical bills lost income, and vehicle repairs can add up quickly after a motorcycle wreck. These are called “economic damages,” which are objectively verifiable losses. Economic damages also include loss of earning capacity, home modifications, and other calculable losses you incurred due to your injuries.
A serious bicycle accident can result in disabling injuries that affect every aspect of the victim’s life. The California bicycle accident attorneys at our East Los Angeles chambers will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Each bus accident case is unique. There are countless factors that contribute to these collisions, and victims can suffer a variety of severe injuries including brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal organ damage, and many others.
Construction accidents have the potential to lead to devastating, life-altering injuries. Victims need to be able to access the maximum available compensation so that they pay their medical bills and provide financial support for their families.
Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. That said, the process can be complex and lengthy.
Parties who control, possess, or own a property in California have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to fix a dangerous condition or to warn people about it, this may constitute a breach of the duty of care, also called “negligence.”
Our California brain injury attorneys will help you identify all potentially liable parties, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered more than hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Train wrecks often occur at high speeds and result in devastating injuries. Healthcare expenses and lost income can add up quickly, threatening the financial security of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured by another person’s bad decisions or bad behavior, you have a legal right to hold that person responsible for the results.
The damages you may be able to recover will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of income you lost during recovery, whether you will be able to return to work, the effects of your injuries on your relationships, and many other factors
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