Victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most frequent kind of personal injury claim. These claims are usually based on the concept of negligence. In the majority of California automobile accidents, the injured party, the plaintiff, has to establish the negligence of the defendant in order to pursue damages. Additionally, the plaintiff needs to prove that the offender's negligence was the true and proximate source of both the accident as well as the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our San Gabriel car accident attorneys to help lead you through this procedure.
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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 infraction could be enough to determine fault in that accident. Determining fault in an automobile accident can be more complicated in some cases, however. If you are an automobile accident victim, it is essential to contact our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our lawyers can help you identify who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where necessary. San Gabriel motor vehicle accident attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez deal with these problems regularly, so if you've been hurt, please give them a phone call.
Accident Victim Frequently Asked Questions
How does the amount of medical expenses resulting from my car accident injuries affect the value of my lawsuit?
The value of an accident victim's lawsuit is determined by a number of variables, including the complete cost of your medical expenses. Some injuries require ongoing medical treatment, which will be factored into your overall damages.
How does the court gauge damages in a motor vehicle accident for a traumatic brain injury?
Severity of bodily injury is an essential factor of total damages, both due to resulting medical bills along with loss of income and quality of life. All of these influence the award amount when receiving compensation.
How does the court determine who the negligent driver was?
Where hazardous roadway conditions trigger a car accident, can the municipality be held accountable?
If unsafe driving conditions are the source of a motor vehicle accident due to 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 might pursue reimbursement for the portion of damages caused by the other party, including a municipality.
What actions should I take at the scene of my car accident?
Can an accident victim expect a fair settlement from the insurer if negotiated without an attorney?
An insurer's goal is to find a reason to reject your case, or settle a case dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before getting compensation from an insurer, a skilled attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you determine suitable compensation for damages. Photos of the scene taken immediately after the accident has taken place are a critical part of evidence chronicling the damages and how they may 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 possible cause for action for car accident victims. Your attorney will need as much proof as possible to determine responsibility for the damages you have sustained. Taking photos of the scene and visiting a doctor as soon as possible will help start your recovery process, as well as establish the cause of action and build the evidence required for reimbursement.
What are the damages you can recuperate 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 may 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 collect 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 recuperate money under the wrongful death act for the loss of love, affection, and support. This includes loss of income as well as other forms of financial security and support.
Your loved one's estate can pursue 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 contact a lawyer immediately after sustaining an injury?
Establishing fault in an accident can be complex, especially if fault lies with more than one party. A knowledgeable lawyer will help you document all evidence of damages, including photos of the accident and future medical costs, and assess loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the cases with insurance companies is best done with the experienced guidance of lawyers that have been beside you from the beginning.
Causes of Car Accidents
The cause of the accident typically indicates who is at fault. There are numerous possible causes for auto accidents, the most frequent types of which include:
Negligence in Car Accidents
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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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