San Diego auto accidents can cause devastating injuries or even take away loved ones. When an auto accident occurs, those who suffer harm or who lose a family member may have the right to pursue a claim for compensation. It is important for victims of San Diego auto accidents to understand their rights and to take the necessary legal action to be compensated for damages and losses.
Injury Trial Lawyers has extensive experience representing clients after San Diego auto accidents. We can evaluate your situation at no cost to you to help you determine if you have the right to pursue a claim for compensation. If there is a potential defendant to blame for your accident, our attorneys can assist you in negotiating with an insurance company or in pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death action in court. Call as soon as possible after your collision so we can get started on your case.
After San Diego Auto Accidents
Victims of auto accidents can pursue a claim against any individual, any company or any government agency whose negligence or failure to fulfill a legal obligation were the direct cause of the collision. For example:
- A victim could sue a negligent or careless driver who was speeding, drunk or who failed to exercise reasonable caution and follow the rules of the road.
- A victim could sue the manufacturer of his vehicle if the car was defective and caused the collision or made his injuries worse.
- A victim could sue a government agency that had the responsibility for maintaining the roads or designing the roadways provided that a defect or problem with the road was the direct cause of the accident.
Victims of car accidents could go to court, prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence and have a jury award them compensation. Victims could also negotiate a settlement arrangement with the potential defendant or, in most cases, the defendant’s insurance provider.
Negotiating a settlement may be a faster and less stressful way to obtain monetary compensation after San Diego auto accidents. However, you should not ever agree to settle a car accident claim until an attorney has reviewed your case and helped you to determine if the compensation is reasonable. Once you have agreed to settle and signed a release of liability, you cannot undo the agreement or seek more compensation.
Compensation After San Diego Car Accidents
After a San Diego car accident, victims are entitled to be “made whole.” This means that a victim should receive full compensation for both actual economic loss resulting from the collision as well as for non-financial damages. Compensation for car accident victims should include:
- Medical treatment expenses and future medical costs that will be necessary.
- Lost income and future loss of earning potential.
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress damages
Those who have lost loved ones in a San Diego collision may also pursue a claim for wrongful death compensation, which can include funeral expenditures as well as lost companionship, loss of the deceased’s earnings and income, and medical bills for treating the injuries that resulted in the death.
Injury Trial Lawyers can help with all types of claims after a San Diego car accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have helped countless San Diego residents get the compensation they deserve. Call or contact us online today to learn more.