Motor Vehicle Accidents Attorney Delano, Dublin, Lompoc, and Los Banos
Most of us never anticipate getting injured in a motor vehicle accident before we leave home to go shopping or to work. Yet a large percentage of personal injury claims are attributed to vehicular crashes nationwide. Approximately 2 million injuries from motor vehicle accidents are recorded in the U.S. on an annual basis, 200,000 or 10% of which occur here in California. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in this type of accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, especially if it was caused by another driver’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness.
There are a number of causes attributed to motor vehicle accidents but one of the most common in the state of California is negligence. When the at-fault driver has been charged with negligence, it means that they have caused injury or harm to someone else by behaving carelessly, recklessly, or thoughtlessly. The term negligence is broad ranging and can mean any of the following:
- Failing to stop for a pedestrian
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on their cell phone, etc.)
- Driving at night without their lights on
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
- Running a stop sign or traffic signal
The BL Personal Injury Law Firm is highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to handling these types of circumstances. When a driver causes an accident for any of these reasons, they are liable for anyone else’s injuries no matter if it involves another driver and their passengers or those riding with them.
Damages in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
The term “damages” refers to what your personal injury claim is actually worth or in simpler terms, what your injuries have cost you from an emotional, financial, and physical perspective. The most common types of damages that we see in motor vehicle accident cases include:
- Attendant care
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of earning potential
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Rehabilitative expenses
Most experts’ advice against self-representation in such complex legal matters as the insurance companies pressurize the plaintiff to settle quickly for a much lower amount than what they actually deserve. Thus, after seeking medical care, it is good to consult with one of our lawyers so that you get the professional representation that you deserve to maximize your claim benefits in Delano, Dublin, Lompoc, and Los Banos.
You have a much better chance of maximizing your settlement amount when you have an experienced personal injury lawyer legally representing you at the negotiating table or in court. Most importantly, we can ensure that your rights to fair and reasonable compensation are protected throughout the legal process. For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, we encourage you to contact the BL Personal Injury Law Firm at your earliest convenience. Call us now!