A car accident or car crash includes accidents that occur between a car and another vehicle, a car and a pedestrian, or a car and an inanimate object like a building. If you were recently involved in a car accident you have a responsibility to inform yourself on what happens next.
Car Accident Fault and Liability
Whether from a police officer, insurance claims adjuster, or a court official there will be a need to assign fault to the parties involved in the accident.
The determination of who is at fault for an accident often comes down to the evidence collected and presented in recreating the event. It is important for all parties involved in a car accident to document every potential thing that could be helpful in explaining how the accident occurred. This could include photographs at the scene, of the injuries sustained, and of the conditions on the day the accident occurred. Eye witness testimony is also important to determining what happened so collecting statements from witnesses as soon after the event as possible can be helpful.
There can be a wide range of potential damages involved in an accident.
The immediate and obvious damage caused in an accident are to the vehicles and people involved. The damage amount assessed to a vehicle is often the cost of a repair or if the cost to repair is more than the vehicle is worth it is considered totaled and the is assessed at a reasonable Kelly Blue Book value.
The damage to a person can range from physical injuries to emotional injuries and a loss of income related to these injuries.
The Insurance Company
After an accident the first party to become involved in paying damages will be either parties insurance company. Depending on the policy and the situation surrounding the accident the insurance company tries to make a judgement on how much to pay and to who. An insurance company’s motivation to save money is often in direct conflict with an injured party’s desire to receive the best medical care and compensation for the impact the accident has had on their life.
A Car Accident Lawsuit
When a person finds themselves in a situation where they feel they are not being fairly compensated for their car accident injuries or an insurance company or private party is not being cooperative in the matter they should hire a personal injury attorney to assist them. And a law firm like The Ryan Law Group does not request payment unless they are able to get money for their clients through a settlement or a judgment.
Benefits of Using a Lawyer
Unfortunately, after an accident having all parties fairly compensated and taken care of is not always a given. Injured parties are often faced with mounting medical bills that they aren’t sure who is responsible for, paperwork that they are unfamiliar with, and third parties trying to minimize their costs and liability.
A lawyer and his staff are professionals who know exactly the steps to take to find the best way to getting their clients the medical attention they need. They have dealt with many similar situations and know what to expect in terms of compensation. They know exactly what is needed to get the biggest settlement and how to cut through the red tape and get it quickly.
There is no reason for someone in a terrible situation to also be tasked with learning the ins and outs of personal injury, traffic, and insurance law.
First Steps in Hiring a Lawyer
If you have sustained an injury from a car accident or feel you are missing out on a larger settlement than you are currently being offered you should reach out to a lawyer.
At The Ryan Law Group our experience enables us to quickly determine how strong of a case you have and what you can expect if we were to pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. We can quickly determine, based on previous cases and settlements, what range of outcomes we can expect by pursing a lawsuit.
What to Expect for an Outcome
Once you have signed a retainer with a law firm you can expect that the law firm will assess your situation and tell you what would be an appropriate amount of money to pursue and what parties are at fault.
The best-case scenario at this point is through a simple letter and a firm’s reputation the party responsible will immediately agree and pay. If this doesn’t happen the law firm will build a stronger case to convince the party that if the case went to trial they would lose and often the party will settle for a negotiated amount of money. If neither of these things happen the law firm will take the party responsible to court and a jury or judge will make a judgement on which side is right, what percent of fault each party is responsible for in the car accident, and what the monetary judgement will be.
Injured In a Vehicular Accident
If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in a vehicular accident that was caused by a negligent individual, contact us immediately. Our experienced auto accident attorneys can provide extensive insight when bringing the merits of your case to the judge and the jury, and fight to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. We can help you work through the details of getting proper medical attention, working with the insurance companies and ensuring that you will receive the compensation your injuries deserve.
As personal injury attorneys, we understand the physical and emotional stress you are going through. We can help guide you and your loved ones back to relative normalcy by ensuring that you will receive the care you need to recover. We aim to ease the amount of suffering you have endured by maximizing the value of your case.
Professional Accident Lawyers in California
The Ryan Law Group also specializes in car and truck accident cases. We offer our expertise to all those in California who were affected mentally or physically by an automobile accident. By bringing the merits of your case through a professional standpoint, we fight for the financial compensation that you deserve for your suffering and pain.
So go ahead and contact us today at (310) 321-4800 or (310) 272-5689 (Law On Call). We represent clients throughout California.