California’s licensing and road rules are designed to make our streets safer for car occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Even one negligent driving mistake can lead to serious consequences. If you or a family member has been involved in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, you know that it can be difficult and stressful to recover from the injuries and financial losses. It is necessary to get the help of a car accident attorney in Anaheim immediately!
At Tenina Law, we have dedicated our careers to helping people who have been hurt in accidents caused by others. Our Anaheim lawyers are aware that insurance companies and defense attorneys can be uncooperative with personal injury claims. We are here to help. To learn more about our law firm, please contact our office.
-We take a collaborative approach to personal injury cases, so you can expect a team of lawyers to work together on your claim. All of our cases are handled by lawyers who provide unparalleled legal advocacy.
-Our attorneys know that recovering from an accident can be difficult, and we strive to assist our clients in any way possible. We will handle all legal matters, including court filings and settlement negotiations. This allows you to focus on healing.
-Our attorneys will fight for the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys will do everything they can to maximize compensation for your family and you.
It is vital to seek medical care after an accident and protect your claim for personal injury. You should call the police and wait until they arrive at the scene before you share your story. It is important to file a police report even if your injuries or damages do not seem significant.
Even if you don’t need emergency medical attention at the accident scene, it is still important to make an appointment with a doctor. Early medical evaluations can help diagnose and treat injuries or medical conditions.
After the accident, it is helpful to take pictures of the accident site and the property damage. They can be used as evidence to prove liability, causation, and the extent of damage. Exchange insurance information with the other driver and obtain contact information for any witnesses to the accident. Your attorney will find these details useful during the investigation stage of your injury claim.
To pursue a claim for personal injury, you must first determine who was at fault. Liability for car accidents depends on both the cause and contributing factors. Sometimes, there can be more than one person responsible for an accident. This can make the recovery process difficult. In car accident claims, defendants often try to defend their claim by blaming others for the accident.
Arguments that the injured person was at fault for the accident are a common defense in car accidents. California’s comparative negligence law allows you, even if your accident was partially your fault, to seek compensation from the defendant. If the defendant is 95% at-fault and you are 5%, then you can recover 95% of the accident-related damages from the defendant.
The following are some of the most common causes and contributing factors to car accidents:
-Dangerous road conditions
-Failure to yield
There are many other ways in which accidents can occur around Anaheim. Please contact an attorney from Tenina Law if you are unsure whether you can claim against another motorist. To determine the fault, we can investigate all aspects of what occurred. We often find that there are multiple contributing factors to vehicle accidents, which can make it difficult to determine liability.
Anaheim car accidents can result in a variety of different injuries. Fortunately, most vehicle accident claims result in only minor property damage or injuries. We do have to mention that minor injuries can result in major medical bills. Even going to the doctor to check for hidden injuries following a car accident can result in thousands of dollars of medical bills.
Sometimes, however, vehicle accidents in this area can cause serious injuries to those involved. Our attorneys at Tenina Law have helped clients who have suffered the following injuries.
-Traumatic brain injury
-Open head wounds
-Fractures or lacerations of the face
-Broken or dislocated limbs
-Severe lacerations and punctures
-Amputations or crush injuries
-Spinal cord injury with paralysis
-Severe neck or back injuries
-Internal organ damage
-Face scarring and disfigurement
Our attorneys are also concerned with other types of injuries. Anaheim car accident victims may suffer significant emotional and psychological injuries, which can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. We also recognize that vehicle accidents can lead to post-traumatic disorder.
We want to ensure that our clients receive the full compensation they deserve for their losses. This includes both their visible traumatic injuries as well as unseen emotional or psychological injuries.
The value of your personal injury claim depends on your injuries and the damages you sustained in the accident. Depending on the extent of your losses, you may be entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the monetary losses you have suffered due to the accident.
Medical expenses and lost wages are included in economic damages for car accidents. If your injuries are permanent or long-term, you may be entitled to compensation. For example, if your injuries require future medical treatment, you could receive compensation to cover those costs. Additionally, you may be entitled to compensation if your injuries limit your ability to work.
Calculating non-economic damages can be more difficult, as there is no set monetary value to be recovered. The amount of non-economic damages is usually based on the severity of the injury, so you can expect to receive more compensation if your injury is more severe. Non-economic damages can include emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment.
Calculating economic damages after a car accident in Anaheim is relatively easy. The injured person and their lawyer will add up their medical bills, receipts, and repair costs to arrive at a final total. However, calculating non-economic damages can be more challenging. An attorney can use the “multiplier” method to calculate non-economic damages. This involves multiplying the economic damage total by a certain number (normally between 1.5 and 5) to arrive at the total. For instance, if someone sustains $100,000 in economic damages and the attorney uses “three” as a multiplier, they would ask for $300,000 to compensate their client.
We have already mentioned that most Anaheim vehicle accident claims will be settled with insurance companies. California requires that all drivers carry a certain amount of insurance. The requirements in this state are:
-Minimum coverage for bodily injury: $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident
-Minimum coverage for property damage: $5,000
These minimums aren’t very high. In some cases, $15,000 is a laughable amount for an injury claim. In the event of a suspected traumatic head injury, $15,000 in medical bills would be consumed within days or weeks after the accident. Even minor car accidents can result in $5,000 of property damage.
You cannot rely on this. California also does not require drivers to carry uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance. If a driver is struck by an uninsured motorist or if the expenses are greater than the insurance coverage available from the party at fault, we strongly recommend all drivers purchase this additional type of insurance.
If the insurance of the at-fault party does not cover the entire cost, you may be able to sue the driver to get additional compensation. This can indeed make a case more difficult, but in some cases, it’s necessary.
The California Office of Traffic Safety has released data that shows there were over 268,000 traffic crash injuries in the state for the most recent reporting year. Additionally, 3,606 deaths were reported as a result of vehicle collisions in the same reporting period. The Office of Traffic Safety doesn’t release specific data for certain areas of California, like Anaheim or other cities. However, we do know that it is a busy area with lots of traffic.
Every day, Anaheim residents are affected by vehicle accidents. Both Anaheim residents and tourists are injured in many accidents every day, even though most crashes result in minor injuries or property damage.
Injured claimants often focus on their healing after a car crash. You and your family may find it difficult to dedicate your time to the injury claims process when you are trying to recover physically and emotionally. Our lawyers will handle the majority of legal burdens and fight for your fair and full financial recovery. Below are some ways we assist our clients who were injured in car crashes.
– Important evidence to preserve
-You can still file a claim for injury if you act quickly.
-Gathering evidence and important information, such as police reports or medical records
-Negotiating settlements with insurance companies and defendants
-Litigating your case before the court
Many people worry that they might not be entitled to compensation if their crash was partially their fault. However, even if the accident was partially or primarily their fault, Anaheim vehicle accident victims can still receive compensation. California uses a system of “pure comparative fault,” which means that victims of car accidents can receive compensation, even if they were up to 99% responsible for the accident.
Under this system, however, the amount of compensation that a victim of a car accident receives is reduced depending on the percentage of their fault. For example, if a driver had to pay $100,000 in medical bills and property damages after an accident but was found 30% at fault, they would only receive $70,000 instead of the full $100,000.
Understanding partial liability is important for several reasons. If an insurance company or the party at fault is trying to force you into accepting a lower settlement, or if they refuse to accept a claim, they might be bluffing to get you to drop your claim or accept a much smaller amount of compensation. If someone is trying to shift the blame to you in a car accident, then it’s time to contact an attorney.
You can also fight back. A lawyer can investigate the case on your behalf to determine fault and assign responsibility. This is crucial because if the other party claims that you are 90% at fault for the accident when, in fact, you are only 50%, it can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you receive. A lawyer can help you prove what happened to get the maximum compensation.
Anaheim’s vehicle accident claims are settled out of court in the vast majority of cases. Most claims are resolved with insurance companies within a few months of the accident. However, that’s not always the situation. If an insurance company denies or refuses a claim, an Anaheim auto accident victim may need to sue their alleged negligent party.
Even if a civil lawsuit for personal injury is filed, the odds of a trial remain slim. After the initial filing of a case, the discovery process begins. This will include additional investigations and negotiations between attorneys on both sides. Trials are costly and time-consuming, so most people prefer to settle their claims before going to court. If the other party refuses to settle the case or denies it, the injured victim will have to go to trial.
California law allows you to seek compensation from any party that contributed to or caused your accident. Tenina Law’s personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (213) 596-0265.
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