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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.

And quite frankly, that pisses us off.
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San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

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.

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 that you deserve. However, you must act with purpose before you lose critical evidence or even the ability to file a lawsuit.

Common Types of San Diego Car Accidents

Here are some of the common types of car accidents that injure motorists and their passengers:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • T-bone crashes
  • Rollover accidents

There is practically no such thing as a minor car accident. Even if you think that it was minor, you should still explore your legal options.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Motorists and their passengers may suffer the following injuries in car accidents:

  • Broken bones
  • Contusions
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Internal injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries

Common Locations of San Diego County 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.

How Much Your Car Accident Settlement May Be Worth

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:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

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.

How to Win a Car Accident Case

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.

How Car Insurance Policy Limits Affect Your Case

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 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.

What the Adjuster Will Look For

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.

How to Present Your Strongest Car Accident Case

You always want to put your best legal foot forward when you file a claim or lawsuit. Accordingly, you should do the following:

  • Gather evidence that proves what the other driver did to cause the crash.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident to diagnose and treat your injuries.
  • Document your own damages so that they can be presented to the insurance company or a jury in a compelling manner.

Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

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:

  • Unreasonably denying your claim
  • Trying to reduce your financial recovery by blaming you for the accident
  • Making you low settlement offers to tempt you to accept less than you deserve or wear you down

Hiring an experienced attorney 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.

Call a San Diego Car Accident Lawyer Today

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. Call an attorney 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.

What our clients say
Conrad Keitabangs

This law firm is the best in San Diego, South California. Unbelievable, I got more than what I was expecting in my accident case. Lawyer D’Egidio is an amazing Lawyer with a kind heart, respect, patience, and outstanding performance. I will recommend this Law firm to anyone and most importantly, they will do the work for you at any time and more so any help you need will be done accordingly.

Claudia Ignacio

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when it happens you can count on Irving and Arthur to help you. My car accident was not huge, but Irving treated me with respect and both Irving and Arthur worked hard to get me the best settlement under the circumstances. I trust them to provide you with an honest advice because they actually care about their clients.

Jose Garcia

Working with Arthur has been great from the beginning, he has been straight forward and represented me well. Got me very well compensated from my motorcycle accident. Will be referring them for sure.

Lisbette Baltazar

They are some of the best attorneys in SoCal when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. I am especially impressed by attorney Irving Pedroza. He is tenacious, knowledgable, and a true advocate for his clients. Without a doubt, I would recommend them to my family and friends.

Stephen O'Brien

Mr. Pedroza and his team did an excellent job walking me through the entire process, and litigating the case. My questions were always answered in a timely manner, and we reached a settlement that was in the expected range. Thank you.

Hudson Lasley

They helped me to navigate the complicated and confusing legal world after I had a car accident and settled my case much faster than I was expecting. I can’t say enough good things about them. I highly recommend this firm.

CASE RESULTS
$3
Million

Vehicle Accident
$2.9
Million

PERSONAL INJURY Settlement
$2.8
Million

PERSONAL INJURY Settlement
$1.5
Million

Premises Liability
$1.5
Million

PERSONAL INJURY Settlement
$1.25
Million

PERSONAL INJURY Settlement
What can I expect during my personal injury lawsuit
1
Hire An Attorney

Start today with a free case review

2
File Suit

Put the bullies on notice that you are taking your life back.

3
Discovery

We will collect and submit evidence to be used in court

4
Mediation/Negotiation

Attempt a mutual agreement without rolling over

5
Trial

No agreement? Let’s take it to trial

This is Your Life… So it is NOT OK

… that you are hurting…
… to shoulder that burden alone…
… to be taken advantage of…

They are banking (literally) on you doing this alone.
Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my car accident case take?

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.

What can I do if my claim is denied?

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.

How much will a car accident lawyer cost me?

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.

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  • Coronado
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