San Diego is a world-renowned destination for sport, recreation, shopping, and entertainment. Mission Valley is a densely-populated entertainment district covering more than 10 square miles of downtown San Diego. More than 53,000 Californians call Mission Valley home, and millions more frequent its shops, malls, restaurants, and bars each year. The Fashion Valley Mall, Hazard Center Mall, Westfield Mission Valley Mall, Qualcomm Stadium, downtown open green spaces and the San Diego River, and tons of restaurants and bars make Mission Valley a popular location for area travelers. SeaWorld and Mission Bay are located just west of the neighborhood.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Mission Valley Accident Victims
Crowded and popular attractions can be great for Mission Valley’s thriving economy, but they can also increase the risk of injury to residents, tourists, and visitors. If you have been injured in an accident you should not hesitate to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer today. We founded Injury Trial Lawyers, APC in 2004 so that we could provide unparalleled legal representation to accident victims in the greater San Diego area.
As experienced lawyers, we have handled thousands of cases and helped injured clients like you recover millions in damages. We have successfully represented injured accident victims for claims resulting from boating accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, child injuries, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, wrongful death, toxic exposure, slip and falls, elder abuse, and more.
We understand that the days, weeks, and months following an accident can be incredibly stressful. Not only do you have to focus on your recovery, but you may also be hit with significant and unexpected financial expenses. Contacting our experienced personal injury attorneys is a great first step toward recovering the compensation you may need following an accident. Call us today to schedule a free, no-commitment consultation to learn about your legal rights and the possibility of filing a personal injury claim for damages.
Accidents on the Rise in San Diego and Mission Valley
The greater San Diego area, including Mission Valley, has seen an increase in traffic accident-related injuries and fatalities over the past few years. As the economy gets better a few things happen. First, more Californians are gainfully employed. Second, Californians have more disposable income and can enjoy spending money on leisure activities. Third, California roadways become more congested as the demand for travel for work and recreation increases. This congestion has led to an increase in injury-causing and fatal accidents in San Diego.
In 2014, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reports that there were 13.78 Million miles driven on San Diego city roads each day. This resulted in more than 8,600 accident-related injuries and deaths. Motorcyclists were involved in 490 of these crashes, while bicyclists were involved in 552 of these crashes. Pedestrians were at an increased risk of harm in 2014, suffering 643 injuries.
Traffic congestion is not the only cause of accidents in San Diego. The OTS reports that speed (1,930), driving between 9 AM and 3 AM (867), and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (994) were all significant factors in personal injury accidents. Mission Valley’s popular restaurant and bar scene may also contribute to pedestrian negligence. The San Diego County Medical Examiner reported that nearly half of pedestrians who were killed in San Diego County in 2014 and tested for impairment were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or methamphetamine.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim After an Accident?
The costs associated with a personal injury sustained in an accident can be significant. In 2013, the average cost of a bodily injury claim in the United States was more than $15,000. The cost of the average property damage repair claim exceeded $3,000. Unfortunately, these costs do not begin to reflect the costs associated with severe and debilitating injuries.
Medical expenses lost wages, and property damage associated with life-altering injuries can end up costing victims tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars. Most of us do not have that kind of money saved away. 63% of Americans do not even have $500 saved away in the event of a financial emergency. If you are injured in an accident a personal injury claim for damages against a responsible party may be the best way to pay for the assistance you need during your recovery.
At Injury Trial Lawyers, we have dedicated our careers to helping injured accident victims recover millions through these personal injury claims. Recovering from an accident can be overwhelming – paying for the medical care you desperately need or figuring out how to make ends meet due to time away from work should not impose added stress. Our attorneys fight tirelessly to recover compensation on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your accident. Contact the office to learn more about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim today.
What Will an Attorney Do to Help Me Recover Compensation?
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Injury Trial Lawyers have spent more than a decade helping injured Mission Valley accident victims recover millions in damages from responsible parties. These damages can help to compensate for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost past wages, lost future wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and more. When you contact us for help we will begin our tried-and-true legal process for maximizing settlement offers and/or court-mandated awards.
An initial consultation gives you, the client, the opportunity to explain your case, learn about the process of recovering compensation, and familiarize yourself with our Mission Valley personal injury attorneys. The more comfortable you are with the attorney you choose to represent you, the greater your chances for a successful claim. We encourage you to ask questions so that you are fully comfortable with the process.
After the free, initial consultation our attorneys will begin to evaluate your case. This will include determining potentially liable parties (including your own) and narrowing down the best causes of action.
Information is the key to a successful claim. Our attorneys will conduct an independent investigation into the accident that caused your injuries. During an investigation, our attorneys may review police reports, analyze photographs of the scene and/or your injuries, interview witnesses, contact expert witnesses, and research legal precedent and law.
Most personal injury cases are settled between parties before anyone ever sets foot inside of a courtroom. Our attorneys are experienced and skilled negotiators who understand the tactics insurance companies often use to minimize their payouts to accident victims. We use the information uncovered during our investigation to leverage these insurers into offering fair and meaningful settlements.
Evaluation of Settlement Offers.
Insurance companies often undervalue and underpay insurance claims from accident victims. We will not allow these companies to get away with low-ball offers. We will thoroughly evaluate all offers and offer our advice about whether or not you should consider accepting them.
Litigation, If Necessary.
If insurance companies are unwilling or unable to meet your demands in negotiation we are not afraid to take your case to court. Our attorneys are award-winning trial attorneys who excel in the courtroom. Insurance companies and adversaries know this and will often try to do anything they can to avoid litigation.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
If you have been injured in an accident you should follow these simple steps. These steps will help to ensure your health and safety, preserve crucial evidence, and help to maximize any compensation you may receive in the future.
- Contact the police. A police report can be an invaluable tool during the independent investigation conducted by your attorney. The report will document details and information that may disappear or fade with time.
- Seek medical attention. A medical evaluation is a great way to ensure that there are no underlying internal injuries that may pose a threat to your health in the future. This evaluation will also document important and time-sensitive information about the injuries sustained in the accident.
- Contact an experienced attorney. Your chances of recovering the compensation you need and deserve after an accident increase when you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. Insurance companies will try to take advantage of accident victims who do not hire an attorney. They may pressure you into taking unfair settlements, hoping that you are desperate for financial relief, confused about the claims process, and/or unaware of the severity of your injuries. Contacting an attorney can make sure that you are on a level playing field.
Mission Valley Personal Injury Attorneys Ready to Fight For You
Accident victims have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages against a responsible party. Hiring an experienced Mission Valley personal injury attorney is a great first step in getting the process started. You must choose an attorney you trust with such an important part of your life. Injury Trial Lawyers offers a free, no-commitment consultation to allow clients to build a relationship with our attorneys and learn about the steps involved in a personal injury claim.
We offer our services on a contingency fee basis. Ensure that the idea of up-front legal fees does not keep you from getting the legal help you may need. We work to recover compensation on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your accident. Important is to only get paid when we successfully negotiate a settlement or secure an award. You pay us nothing unless we win.
We are here to help you recover the compensation you truly need and deserve after your accident.
Injury Trial Lawyers, APC
1230 Columbia Street Suite 560
San Diego, CA 92101