Montebello Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can happen to anyone but that does not mean it affects any two people in the same way. The aftermath of a crash can mean physical pain, financial strain, and emotional hardship. California law allows victims of traffic accidents to be “made whole” by pursuing compensation from an at-fault party whose carelessness caused the crash. But it takes dedicated and knowledgeable Montebello car accident lawyers to present your strongest case for liability and damages.
Common car accident injuries
Car accident injuries tend to be caused by either the impact of the occupant’s body hitting something or by penetration of the body, such as in the form of scrapes and lacerations.
A type of impact injury that is particularly common in car accidents is a soft tissue injury. “Whiplash” may be the most well-known; it occurs when the force of a vehicle being struck from behind causes the body to whip forward and back, damaging the ligaments in the neck and back.
Other impact injuries include head injuries, chest injuries, and injuries to the arms and legs. These types of injuries can be extremely serious – even fatal – but easily overlooked because they are not always as immediately apparent as a visible wound.
Compensation available after a car crash
Generally, an at-fault party is liable for both the economic and non-economic damages caused by his negligence. This means an injured party may be able to recover reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, the cost of additional help needed to complete daily tasks, and medical devices, as well as receive compensation for things like pain and suffering, temporary or permanent disability, and loss of marital relations.
There are couple of things to keep in mind. First, even if the other driver is liable, they must be “collectable” – either they must be adequately insured or have the personal resources to pay the damages. If he is not collectable, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance company. Second, if you bear part of the responsibility for the accident, the amount to which you are entitled to recover will be reduced proportionately. Do not let insurance adjusters try to mislead you into thinking you are ineligible for compensation; you are still entitled, just not as much as if you were blameless.
How an attorney can assist
Montebello car accident lawyers help to maximize the amount recovered by taking the time to understand your situation and goals and then building the strongest case possible. This can involve conducting a detailed investigation into the facts of the case, helping you properly document the injuries, and working with expert witnesses who can help prove your case. When the time comes, they negotiate on your behalf and, if necessary, present your strongest case at trial.
When you need a knowledgeable, dedicated, and skilled car accident lawyer, call Ellis Injury Law. We are committed to fighting for fair compensation for those who have been injured by someone else’s actions. Consultations are always free and confidential, so call today to review your case with a car accident attorney.