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 concept of negligence. In most California automobile accidents, the victim, the plaintiff, has to establish the negligence of the accused in order to seek damages. Additionally, the plaintiff must prove that the offender's negligence was the actual and direct cause of both the accident as well as the plaintiff's injuries. Contact one of our San Gabriel automobile accident attorneys to help lead you through this process.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Infractions of statutory law are often cited to establish the negligent driver in auto accidents. 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 an auto accident victim, it's important to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers. Our lawyers can help you identify who is at fault for the accident and pursue damages where necessary. San Gabriel automobile accident attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez deal with these problems often, so if you've been hurt, please give them a call.
Accident Victim Frequently Asked Questions
How does the amount of medical expenses resulting from my car accident injuries affect the value of my case?
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 continuous medical treatment, which will be factored into your total 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 total damages, both due to resulting medical bills as well as loss of income and quality of life. All of these impact the award amount when obtaining compensation.
Where hazardous roadway conditions trigger a car 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 lawyer will collect all available evidence in order to seek reimbursement 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 reasonable settlement from the insurer if negotiated without a lawyer?
An insurance provider's objective is to find a reason to reject your case, or resolve a case dispute for the least amount of money possible. Before getting compensation from an insurance company, an experienced lawyer with your wellbeing in mind will help you determine suitable reimbursement for damages. Photos of the scene taken promptly after the accident has taken place are an essential part of evidence documenting the damages and how they may have been sustained.
If I get involved in a car crash, how do I know if there is a cause of action against the other party?
Property damage or bodily injury that may be a result of the actions of another party provide a possible cause for action for auto accident victims. Your attorney will need as much proof as possible to establish accountability for the damages you have sustained. Taking pictures of the scene and visiting a medical professional as soon as possible will help start your recovery process, as well as determine the cause of action and build the proof required 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 pursue compensation. The state of health and financial position of the victim before 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 pursued 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 forms of financial security and assistance.
Your loved one's estate can pursue a survival cause of action, and recover damages the victim sustained between the time of injury and the time of their passing.
Why do I need to get in touch with a lawyer immediately after sustaining an injury?
Determining fault in an accident can be complex, especially if fault lies with more than one party. A skilled 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 insurers is best done with the experienced assistance of attorneys that have been beside you from day one.
Sources of Car Accidents
The source of the accident generally indicates who is at fault. There are numerous possible causes for auto accidents, the most frequent 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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