Have You Been In a Car Accident?
Victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most frequent kind of personal injury claim. These claims are typically based on the concept of negligence. In most California vehicle accidents, the victim, the plaintiff, must establish the negligence of the accused in order to pursue damages. Additionally, the plaintiff must show that the defendant's negligence was the actual and direct source of both the accident and the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our Pasadena car accident lawyers to help direct you through this process.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Infractions of statutory law are usually cited to establish the negligent driver in car crashes. If, for example, a driver failed to stop at a stop sign resulting in an accident, that statutory violation could be sufficient to establish fault in that accident. Determining fault in a car accident can be more complex in some cases, however. If you are a car accident victim, it is vital to contact our skilled personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys can help you identify who is at fault for the accident and seek damages where appropriate. Pasadena car accident lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez deal with these problems regularly, so if you've been injured, please give them a call.
Accident Victim FAQs
How does the amount of medical costs arising from my car accident injuries affect 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 require ongoing medical treatment, which will be factored into your overall damages.
How does the court determine damages in a car accident for a traumatic brain injury?
Extent of bodily injury is an essential determinant of overall damages, both due to resulting medical expenses in addition to loss of income and quality of life. All of these affect the award amount when obtaining compensation.
How does the court establish who the negligent driver was?
Where hazardous road conditions trigger a car accident, can the municipality be held liable?
If hazardous 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 reimbursement 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 steps should I take at the scene of my car accident?
Can an accident victim anticipate a fair settlement from the insurance provider if negotiated without a lawyer?
An insurance provider's goal is to find a reason to reject your case, or resolve a claim dispute for the least amount of money possible. Prior to receiving compensation from an insurance company, an experienced attorney with your wellbeing in mind will help you identify appropriate compensation for damages. Photos of the scene taken immediately after the accident has taken place are a critical part of evidence documenting the damages and how they may have been sustained.
If I get involved in a car accident, how do I know if there is a cause of action against the other party?
Property damages or bodily injury that may be an outcome of the actions of another party offer a possible cause for action for car accident victims. Your lawyer will require as much evidence as possible to establish accountability for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and seeing a physician as soon as possible will help start your recovery 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 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 payment.
What damages can a family collect when the car accident victim is a loved one?
There are two causes of actions that can be pursued 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 and other types of financial security and assistance.
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 passing.
Why do I need to speak to a lawyer immediately after suffering an injury?
Establishing fault in an accident can be complicated, especially if fault lies with more than one party. An experienced attorney will help you document all proof of damages, including pictures of the accident and future medical costs, and evaluate loss of income and changes to quality of life. Discussing the cases with insurance providers is best done with the experienced assistance of attorneys that have been beside you from day one.
The lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez are extremely experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to obtain a fair settlement.
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Our East Los Angeles personal injury attorneys understand the adversity you are facing, and we are ready to help you fight for it!
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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