The insurance company has a legal team to save them money after YOU have an accident. They would rather pay their lawyers than pay you fairly for your injury claim.
Statistics show that roughly 20,000 car accidents each year in San Diego County cause injury to one or more drivers. If you are one of these injured drivers, you can obtain financial compensation for your injury if you can prove that someone else was at fault. You have a legal right to be paid for all the damages you have suffered, whether from the responsible driver’s insurance company or their own assets. That’s where our San Diego car accident lawyer comes in.
Before you can receive a check for your injuries, you must take legal action. Many things are standing in your way and obstacles that you must overcome. Your legal rights, combined with the help of an experienced car accident lawyer, may be enough to get you the compensation you deserve. However, you must act with purpose before you lose critical evidence or even the ability to file a lawsuit. Contact DP Injury Attorneys in San Diego today.
Here are some of the common types of car accidents that injure motorists and their passengers:
There is practically no such thing as a minor car accident. Even if you think it was minor, you should still explore your legal options.
Motorists and their passengers may suffer the following catastrophic injuries in car accidents:
As the population in San Diego County continues to grow, the roads become far more crowded. Interstate 5 and 8 carry the most traffic in the area, with the highest number of serious accidents. In addition, roads like California State Routes 67 and 76 have their share of twists and turns and dangerous road conditions. University Avenue (and any road that intersects it) is known as the most dangerous local road in San Diego.
Your settlement amount should depend entirely on you and how the car accident has affected you. Any insurance company that draws an assumption about what you should get is on shaky ground. The rule in a car accident case is that you take your victim as you find them.
The legal rule is that the responsible driver has an obligation to restore you to the position that you were at the moment before the car accident happened.
Accordingly, they must pay you:
Your family could file a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed in a car accident. Then, your family could be compensated for their own personal injury, which was the loss of a loved one.
The legal rule in a car accident is that the negligent party must pay. While insurance companies may not always determine that a driver was at fault, they often pin the blame (or a majority of it) on one of the drivers.
Every driver owes a legal duty to other drivers on the road and their passengers. They must act as a reasonable driver would under the circumstances. If they do not, and it causes an accident, they must pay for your damages.
Negligence is not assumed (unless the driver pleads guilty to a traffic violation), but it must be proven. It is on you to gather the evidence necessary to show what happened. It does not matter that you are dealing with your own injuries. You still have an obligation to act. If you need help establishing fault in a car accident case, contact DP Injury Attorneys today.
You would first file a claim against the responsible driver’s car insurance policy. Unfortunately, you have no control over how much coverage they have. Their policy limit may not be high enough to pay for all your damages. Hopefully, you have enough coverage of your own to pay for the damage when the other driver is underinsured. Then, you would need to deal with two insurance companies, and your own company is not going to be any easier to manage.
Insurance adjusters are looking for anything possible to limit their company’s liability for your accident. They are trying to find a way to blame you for the crash in whole or in part. In addition, they may be combing through your medical records and damage estimates to find an excuse not to pay for certain types of damages. The adjuster is not your friend. They are a representative of a company that wants to avoid paying you.
You always want to put your best legal foot forward when you file a claim or lawsuit. To maximize your car accident settlement offer, here are three steps you can take:
Insurance companies want you to represent yourself. Self-represented claimants are a major profit center for them because they result in the insurance company paying less than their legal obligation. Insurance companies try to play games by doing the following:
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will make it more difficult for the insurance company to get away with any of these. In the end, a determined lawyer on your side gives you the option of going to court if you cannot get what you deserve from the insurance company.
After you have a car accident, you need to call a doctor and a lawyer. The doctor will look after your health, while your lawyer will look after your legal rights. Contact us at DP Injury Attorneys today or message us online to discuss your case. We fight for crash victims, making what you think are tough legal battles more manageable for you and your family.
… that you are hurting…
… to shoulder that burden alone…
… to be taken advantage of…
It is hard to predict this length of time at the beginning of your case. Complex cases and those that are worth more may take longer because the insurance company will take their time before writing a large check.
While the insurance company may get to deny claims, their word is not the law. Only the jury’s word counts for the law, and you can file a lawsuit against the responsible driver.
You only need to pay a car accident lawyer if you get a settlement check or a jury award. You never have to write an upfront check to a lawyer, and you do not pay if you do not win.