Car Accidents

California Car Accident Lawyer

Eighty percent of car accidents involve some form of distracted driving!

If you happen to be a victim of a car or truck accident in California, or sustained injuries caused by another’s carelessness, you may have a strong case which entitles you to compensation. Some questions that will need factual answers

  • Who caused the accident?
  • Who pays for the damage done to the vehicles?
  • Who is responsible to pay for the medical bills?
  • Does my insurance company get involved?
  • Do I get compensated for emotional support that this has taken on me?
  • Will I need to see a doctor and/ or psychologist the rest of my life because of the trauma?

Having an experienced car accident attorney will be extremely helpful in negotiating your insurance claim and settlement process.

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Car accidents are unpredictable and take the lives of Californians every day. Being involved in an accident with an injury can be the most traumatic and stressful experience you or a loved one will ever go through. After a serious accident, victims can experience pain, anxiety, and confusion. Beyond physical and mental anguish, you will also have to deal with your medical bills, future doctor visits, treatment, rehab, as well as putting a price tag on this for the insurance company.

This is a complex process often times involving insurance companies and their attorney’s which is why it is imperative for you too have an experienced attorney on your side throughout the entire process. Our goal is to look at all the angles, alleviate this grueling process, and find maximum compensation so you can focus on your recovery.

California’s large population and crowded roads makes it the state with the highest number of car accidents and deaths each year. Motor vehicle deaths are the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths in California.

On top of the yearly death toll, Car accidents leave thousands of Californians seriously injured, disfigured and permanently disabled. But almost all automobile accidents are preventable with the proper due diligence behind the wheel. It is up to the drivers to obey state traffic laws, not be distracted and make good decisions when behind the wheel.

WHY YOU NEED AN INJURY LAWYER FOR CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS?

  1. You will have someone who is well-grounded in the relevant laws and procedures – a professional -working for you. The expertise makes a lot of difference and may determine the outcome of your case.
  2. Considering the fact that the services are contingency fee based and most injury lawyers only get paid AFTER a satisfactory resolution to your claim has been reached, hiring one will save you the hassle of venturing into the murky, often confusing ordeal.
  3. Legal advice: A lawyer would advise you of statue of limitations (and any special exceptions to those statutes of limitations) that can bar you from filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
  4. Your personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf and plays an invaluable role in preparing your case for trial.
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Your go-to team of car accident attorneys in San Diego

A car accident is an appalling experience. We do hope you’ll never get involved in one, but if you’re already going through it, do not go single-handedly. The odds are, you’ll be trapped in the maze of legal intricacies, while savvier lawyers of the other side will devalue your claim. It may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they can make you settle for a tiny portion of this amount. If this rings a bell to you, hitting the web with the “car accident lawyer near me” search is the best thing you could have done.

Now that you’ve come to Torrey Pacific Law, you can leave the intimidating process to us while knowing your claim is in safe hands. As leading San Diego car accident lawyers, we know how to stand up to the system, insurance companies, and at-fault driver’s attorneys. With a myriad of successful settlements and years of hands-on experience under our belt, we are the ones who give you the upper hand, whether your case goes to trial or not.

Not sure what damages you’re entitled to or whether you’re eligible for compensation in the first place? We can help you find out. Whatever the case, we’ll start by giving you expert advice so that you can decide what to do next.

Let the best car accident lawyers in San Diego defend your interests

Building a strong case is pivotal to make sure you can expect the maximum compensation. To prepare your one, your auto accident attorney will:

  • listen to your side of the story during an initial consultation that we offer at no charge
  • gather and work through the paperwork (police reports, medical records, witness statements, etc.)
  • carry out an independent investigation to have a more in-depth look at accident details
  • assess all the damages that the mishap has caused to you (economic and non-economic ones)
  • clue you in on your case and help you proceed

Our car accident lawyers will then do their best to reach the settlement that fully covers your damages. Even if your case goes to trial, we’ll be there to represent you. Inside or outside of the courtroom, we know how to win it, no matter what.

But first, talk to our highly qualified car accident attorneys in San Diego. It doesn’t cost you anything to receive a professional consultation and get your potential case evaluated by Torrey Pacific Law.

LET US DO THE LEGWORK!

When you hire us as your personal injury lawyers, we assist you in the following ways:

1. WE ADVOCATE FOR YOU

This is our primary aim, to act on your behalf and represent your interest throughout the entire process and in court if a lawsuit becomes necessary. We will be making sure that your side of the story is heard and that you are compensated for all of your losses. Having an experienced and articulate team of personal injury lawyers working for you is essential to your case.

2. WE OFFER CONSULTATION TO CLIENTS

Do you have a car or truck accident case? How do we know for sure there is a case? Before our team can take any form of legal action against the other party involved in the accident, we will need to show that certain elements of negligence existed.

We will need to show that the other party breached its duty by failing to avoid causing you harm. Examples of a breach of duty that can lead to a car accident include driving:

  • while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • over the speed limit
  • while using a cellphone
  • through a red light or stop sign

To determine our next line of action, we will review each factor that occurred before and during the crash. If upon conclusion, the accident was caused by the other party’s negligence, we can begin the process of assisting you get compensated.

3. WE WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BUILDING YOUR CASE

We usually inform our clients about their rights after an accident and work towards building a case to prove that the other driver is at fault in car and truck accidents. This involves collecting police and accident scene reports and taking pictures of the accident scene from various angles for proper documentation. We gather your medical records after the accident to show the extent of your injuries as well as contact expert medical witnesses to verify to the severity of your injuries. These are usually independent witnesses with no ties to the case.

4. WE HANDLE ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE OTHER PARTY’S INSURANCE COMPANY

The work that goes into negotiating an insurance settlement and trying a personal injury lawsuit could be daunting for you. We are available to help ensure your claim is fairly represented. Our car and truck accident lawyers have a strong background in successful negotiations to reach adequate settlements for our clients. Your best interest is the priority in every decision we make.

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COMPENSATION FOR CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS CLAIM

Usually, after a car or truck accident, people discover that they incur more than just the fatal and painful injuries. They also have to worry about the financial burdens of medical treatments. It might be worse if the injuries affect their work and they can no longer earn enough to support themselves.

There are two types of compensation we may be able to help you recover as your personal injury lawyers: economic damages and non-economic damages.

ECONOMIC DAMAGES

Economic damages (often called compensatory damages) are aimed to reimburse you for the monetary losses which you may have suffered after the accident. The damages done to you are calculated and valued in a way that is beneficial to you, both short and long term. Some of the common economic damages awarded through car or truck accident claim are:

  • Past and future medical expenses including cost of rehabilitation and assistive medical equipment.
  • Lost wages or income during period of recovery
  • Property damage, if applicable
  • Cost of long-term care

NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES

Sometimes, there is a compensation for the non-financial losses a person experiences after suffering a personal injury. We look into your claim to determine if you might be entitled to some non-economic damages such as:

  • Depression
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Humiliation or loss of reputation

However, this type of compensation can only be pursued through a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Our car and truck accident lawyers will review your claim to determine the strength of your case. If concluded that you may be entitled to additional non-economic damages, we shall actively follow up on your case.

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WHAT WE MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND

Every case is unique and has its own set of challenges. We have no tailored approaches to cases. However, we have some standard actions to give you a better understanding of your case and the role we play. These actions include (but are not limited) to the following:

  1. Interview the client
  2. Explain the claims process to the client
  3. Gather liability and damage evidence to support the client’s claim
  4. Review the client’s automobile insurance policy to see what coverage is available to pay for the client’s medical bills, lost wages, and other losses
  5. Put client’s health insurance on notice of the claim
  6. Start the initial investigation of the client’s claim
  7. Obtain and review the client’s medical records (past and present)
  8. File any necessary claim forms with insurance companies
  9. Contact the adverse party’s insurance company to put them on notice of the claim so they can set appropriate loss reserves
  10. Attend case management/status conferences

COMMON TYPES OF CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS INJURIES

We often help victims who suffer injuries like head injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord damage, internal bleeding, broken bones or dislocation, soft tissue damage, cuts and lacerations.

LEGALLY SPEAKING, GETTING HIT BY A TRUCK IS DIFFERENT FROM BEING HIT BY A CAR

The damages are usually more severe, trucking is heavily regulated and trucking insurance policy is different. Therefore, you case may be worth more than if you were involved in an accident with another car because there are many more legal considerations. In many cases we encounter, the insurance company representing a commercial truck business will offer the injured party a pittance right away just to shut any future claim down. Once accepted, there will be no case and the parties at fault can avoid a more adequate payout. Before agreeing to anything, always consult one of our personal injury lawyers as we specialize in it.

A TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE

Truck accident cases are worth so much more

This is because truck drivers are required to register with some organizations which ensure specific maintenance for the vehicles, qualifications for drivers and annual inspections. We understand that you might have difficulties navigating all of that, so we offer our services because we know all the right questions to ask and how to ascertain which regulations were flouted and led to the accident.

TRUCKING INSURANCE POLICIES ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM CAR INSURANCE POLICIES

With trucks, there is often more than one policy in place – for the company, for the driver and for the truck itself. Sometimes, the cargo on board has its own insurance.

TRUCKS CAN CAUSE MORE DAMAGE THAN CARS

Large trucks can also have a trailer and heavy cargo. When involved in an accident, it usually leads to loss of lives and damage to property. The physical injuries can be fatal and life-changing. The sheer size of trucks cause more damage and procure more costs in medical bills and replacing damaged property.

This is why you should have a dedicated team working on your behalf. Choosing to work with us means you have professionals investigating your case.  We will be helping you navigate the manipulations of insurance companies, reclaim lost wages, medical bills and allow you to feel at ease, knowing you have someone working in your best interest.

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Call Now To Schedule A Free Consultation With A Car Accident Attorney.

NO UPFRONT COSTS. WE DO NOT GET PAID UNLESS YOU DO.