CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS NEED TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANIES … EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU HAVE A CASE.
Have you or a loved one recently been involved in a car accident? If so you are looking to:
- Help get your car fixed. Worried that the insurance company is not giving you a fair estimate? I’ll explain your rights when it comes to getting your car repaired. The adjuster will try to cut corners whenever possible. I’ll make sure they don’t get away with it.
- Explain how you can pay your medical bills. After your car accident your injuries must be treated promptly. Medical bills will start to pile up. I’ll tell you what your options are.
- Stop the adjuster from calling you. You don’t have to talk to the insurance company of the other driver. They may have told you that it is necessary, but it is not. There is nothing to be gained by talking to their adjuster. Make sure they stop harassing you.
Car accidents can devastate your life, affecting your health, your work, and your enjoyment. The accident and resulting injuries make daily activities almost unbearable. If your life has been affected by a car accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to significant compensation in California.
In 2009 there were approximately 5.5 million traffic accidents across the nation, resulting in more than 2 million injuries, and over 30,000 deaths. With California being the most populous state, we account for a significant portion of these statistics, up to 10%. Car related deaths alone caused over $40 billion in costs, $4.16 billion in California.
As the population continues to grow, we can expect these numbers to continue rising. A significant number of automobile accidents are caused by the negligence of one of the parties involved in the crash. There are exceptions, such as a vehicle who causes an accident due to its reckless behavior but never physically comes in contact with another vehicle and then drives off. Or when inclement weather causes vehicle collisions through no fault of any of the drivers.
Unfortunately, most people who drive will eventually be involved in a motor vehicle crash at least once in their lifetime, if not more than once. With California being as populated as it is, it doesn’t help that California is also a state that loves its cars. Public transportation use isn’t widespread throughout most of the state. Lots of drivers, lots of cars. Throw into this mix some more dangerous ingredients such as talking while driving, texting while driving, fiddling with your smartphone while on the road. All behaviors that can lead to catastrophic consequences.
After any car accident, your first step is to get informed. So visit the Car Accident Library and arm yourself with information!