Vehicle collisions are a daily occurrence in large cities such as San Diego. With more and more people driving while distracted, the number of vehicle collision continues to increase each year. A serious car accident can cause significant property damage, severe injury, and, in some cases, death. In most cases, to receive the compensation you need in the aftermath, you will have to deal with an insurance company. Claims can be complicated and insurers with their own teams of accident personnel and legal staff generally do everything possible to limit your payout.
Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law understands how a car accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences in life followed by a complicated legal matter. Our experienced team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff are dedicated to vigorously protecting your rights and interests when you have been harmed by the negligent actions of others. Because our firm concentrates exclusively on personal injury matters, we have gained enormous experience and skill in handling claims and lawsuits. We know what to do to gather and document evidence, determine the party or parties at fault, and to handle all further aspects of an accident claim. Our skills and abilities are reflected in the more than $45 million we have recovered for our clients in settlements and verdicts since our inception.
It is a statistical fact that almost everyone will be involved in a car accident at some point in life. These accidents occur daily across the U.S., most notably and commonly in high-density urban areas where the odds are greater. Unfortunately, few of us plan for such an event and even fewer understand the process or how to fully protect themselves in the aftermath. These are the reasons why it is important to enlist the services of an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury law and experienced in how to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to under those laws.
According to California Office of Traffic Safety, 3,563 traffic deaths occurred in the state in 2018. Deaths from alcohol-related accidents numbered over 1,000 while 42 percent of drivers killed in car crashes in 2018 were found to have illegal or legal drugs in their systems. In San Diego County, 2017 saw 20,648 individuals injured or killed in car accidents. 2,408 of these crashes involved alcohol. Speeding was involved in more than 5,000 of these collisions. These statistics demonstrate how often negligence is involved in car crashes that result in the wrongful injuries and deaths of others.
Injuries that can occur in a car accident can have a wide range of severity. These can include:
Injuries such as these are not just physical but can result in emotional or psychological damage and can last long after the crash took place. These emotional types of injury can be just as severe requiring therapies for recovery. They are often difficult to put a value on which is why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to quantify them. No matter what type of injury you have suffered from a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for it.
The above types of injuries can be the result of various forms of negligent or reckless driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, texting while driving or engaging in other distracted behavior while behind the wheel, speeding, running red lights and stop signs, unsafe lane changes, following too closely, simply not paying attention, and violating other traffic laws.
Determining fault is the basis of any car accident claim. This is sometimes difficult to do, especially in light of the fact that mere seconds can mean the difference between life and death. However, this does not mean that it cannot be done; a personal injury lawyer who deals with such matters on a daily basis will have the knowledge and resources needed to resolve the issue.
When both drivers are at fault in a car crash, it generally falls under California’s comparative fault policy. Under this policy, you can still recover damages reduced by the amount of fault you had for causing the incident. For example, if it is determined that you had 45 percent fault, your damages would be reduced by that amount.
Since most insurance settlements state that the amount in compensation agreed upon will be the only compensation paid, once you sign a settlement agreement it’s usually difficult to recover any more compensation. Call our firm today to learn more about what next steps you can take if you have already signed an agreement.
Attorney Yasmine Djawadian, Founder of Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law, has spent her legal career fighting for the best interest of her clients. Our legal team is well versed in many areas of California personal injury law. Our mission is to bring every client’s case to a successful conclusion and obtain the highest possible settlement.
Vehicle accidents cause serious physical and emotional harm. Unfortunately, it’s the time right after an accident that a victim must deal with the complexities of the accident. This involves filing claims and dealing with medical treatment and insurance companies to obtain coverage for the costs associated with the car accident. For a person without expertise dealing with insurance companies, this all can be a daunting task at best.
Car accident personal injury cases can be complicated. In these situations, it is crucial to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
At Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law, it is our mission to help you get through this stressful time while vigorously advocating for your interests in disputes with opposing parties and insurance companies. From retention until settlement of the case, we can assist you with medical concerns and other financial issues. We also make sure to be available during the complicated post-accident process and answer any questions that may arise. We strive to shoulder the unfair burden you may under while we fight for maximum compensation.
Our experienced San Diego personal injury attorneys will be able to study the details of your case and quickly determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. If we take on your case, we will put our shoulder to the wheel in advocating for your interests and best possible outcome.
“She always made me feel taken care of, helped me find amazing doctors, responded quickly, kept me updated, communicated consistently, and was professional and respectful.”
- Alex S.
Commercial Trucking Accident
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