California Auto Accident Lawyers
- Do I Really Need an Auto Accident Lawyer?
- Who Is the Best Auto Accident Lawyer for My Case?
- How Do I Find an Auto Accident Lawyer Near Me?
- Can an Injury Lawyer Help Me Get My Car Fixed?
- Who is At Fault For My Auto Accident?
- What If There Are Multiple People Injured in the Accident?
- When Do I Have to File My Injury Claim?
- What Should I Say to the Insurance Company?
- Will I Have to Go to Court?
- How Long Will My Case Take?
- Arash Law Has the Best Auto Accident Lawyers Headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq.
California's Best Auto Accident Lawyers
After an accident, most injury victims know that they need to find a lawyer to protect their legal rights. But how do you go about finding California’s best auto accident lawyer? There are thousands of injury lawyers in California, and you will likely have many options for auto accident lawyers in your area. We have prepared this guide to help you find the injury lawyer that is right for your case. Give us a call, we’ll tell you if there’s a case within five minutes.
Do I Really Need an Auto Accident Lawyer?
You always have the right to represent yourself in any legal matter. There are, however, important reasons that you should hire a lawyer to handle your personal injury case. In many cases, victims who retain a lawyer obtain much more compensation than they would have obtained independently.
A lawyer familiar with representing accident victims will know how to protect your legal rights from an insurance company trying to minimize your compensation. There are many tactics that insurance companies use to reduce the amount they must pay on a claim – or get out of paying it entirely. An experienced injury lawyer will know when the insurance company is using these strategies and how to combat them to prevent you from missing out on the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Our client was driving with his wife and son on a two-lane highway when a drunk driver crossed the double yellow lines, causing a head-on collision that claimed the life of a loving wife and mother.– ARASH KHORSANDI
Who Is the Best Auto Accident Lawyer for My Case?
It is essential to understand that a top-rated accident lawyer may not necessarily be the right lawyer for your case. It’s always a good idea to find a lawyer that has a track record of success helping people injured in accidents similar to yours. Different types of auto accidents include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accidents on rental bikes or e-scooters
All of these accidents can present different legal issues. There are different defendants, different legal claims, and different insurance policies involved. This face is why it is important to hire an auto accident lawyer who has experience handling cases similar to yours.
It is also important to hire an injury lawyer who has experience with your specific injuries. An auto accident lawyer must prove the value of your injuries to the insurance company to support your claim for fair compensation. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, he or she will also have to prove the value of your injuries to a jury.
Going to trial means that your lawyer must thoroughly understand the physical effects that your injuries have on the body from a medical perspective. Your lawyer must also be able to prove the emotional effects your injuries have had on your life from a human perspective.
Suppose your lawyer has experience handling cases with injuries similar to your own. In that case, he or she will be better able to handle your case and prove the value of your injuries to get fair compensation for them.
How Do I Find an Auto Accident Lawyer Near Me?
A targeted internet search will quickly give you a list of many injury lawyers in your local area. In the large metropolitan areas of California – such as Los Angeles and San Francisco – there could be hundreds of auto accident lawyers to choose from. For this reason, it is important to check rankings and online reviews to get an idea of how good a lawyer is.
It is also important to understand that a lawyer does not have to work near your home to be the right lawyer for your case. In the digital age, a lot of legal work can be done online. Online meetings, filings, and other tasks have become especially important in the era of COVID-19.
Many lawyers want to reduce office visits as much as possible to keep their clients and staff safe from the spread of the coronavirus. The bottom line is that you should pick a lawyer who is a good fit for your case – not the lawyer who happens to have the office closest to your home.
Can an Injury Lawyer Help Me Get My Car Fixed?
Usually, an injury lawyer will focus on your personal injury claim. If, however, the insurance company is refusing to accept liability and pay for your car repairs, your injury lawyer can help you deal with the insurance company. Your lawyer will have to establish liability to prove your personal injury claim.
Once this happens, the insurance company is obligated to pay for the repairs to your damaged vehicle. You are also entitled to compensation for a rental car (or compensation for the loss of use of your vehicle while it is in the shop).
Who is At Fault For My Auto Accident?
There are many potential defendants in an auto accident case. Depending on your accident circumstances, there could be many individuals or companies that have a legal obligation to compensate you for your injuries. Here are some of the most common:
- A negligent driver
- A negligent trucker
- A transportation company that hires negligent truck drivers
- An auto manufacturer that made a defective vehicle
- Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare services
- Bike or scooter rental companies
- A construction company that manages a dangerous work zone
Property owners can also be held liable for dangerous conditions that contribute to an auto accident. For example: imagine there is a poorly maintained parking garage with bad lighting and uneven pavement.
If a driver crashed due to these dangerous conditions, the parking garage owner could be liable for injuries resulting from that accident. California’s best auto accident lawyers are at our injury firm, and they know how to find all potential defendants to protect your right to compensation.
What If There Are Multiple People Injured in the Accident?
State law requires drivers to carry auto liability insurance with coverage of $!5,000 per person and $30,000 per accident. These minimums might sound like a lot of money, but it goes quickly – especially if there are multiple injury victims from the same accident. When several injury victims are trying to get compensation from one small insurance policy, each of them needs to have their own lawyer because each victim’s right to compensation could be limited.
Sometimes the insurance company accepts liability and agrees that all the injury claims will exceed $30,000. In this case, the company might simply deposit the full $30,000 with the court, then let the court decide how to apportion these limited funds among all the injury victims.
Because the injury claims’ total has exceeded this amount, it is unlikely that any single injury victim will receive full compensation for their pain and suffering. Situations like this are why each injury victim is so important to have their own lawyer to fight for as much compensation as possible.
When Do I Have to File My Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations on most personal injury claims is two years. This limit means that if you file a claim in court after two years, the defendant could immediately have it dismissed without paying you anything. The insurance company will also not offer any payment because they know that you cannot file a claim in court.
It is important to hire an injury lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will need time to investigate your case and negotiate with the insurance company before this deadline. Importantly, you must file certain injury claims much sooner than two years. Workers’ compensation claims, for example, must usually be filed within one year of the date of an accident.
Claims against a government entity require notice to be given well before the statute of limitations. Other deadlines could also apply, but you will only know about them if you have an auto accident lawyer review your case. Retaining an experience lawyer is the only way to thoroughly protect your legal rights against all filing deadlines that apply to your claims.
A farm worker, suffered multiple broken bones and other orthopedic injuries resulting from an auto accident where the defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of our client in heavy fog.– ARASH KHORSANDI
What Should I Say to the Insurance Company?
The short answer is “as little as possible!” Anything you say or do can be used against you by the insurance company. This fact is why insurance companies are not allowed to speak directly with injury victims who have hired a lawyer.
Once the insurance carrier receives notice that you have a lawyer, all communications about your claim must go through your lawyer’s office. This requirement protects you from accidentally saying something that could reduce the value of your claim – or worse, allow the insurance company to get out of paying you altogether.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
The vast majority of personal injury claims in California settle out of court. This fact means that it is unlikely you will have to go to court to get compensation for your injuries. However: it is always a possibility that the insurance company will refuse to make a fair settlement offer.
In this case, you need to be prepared to have your injury lawyer file a lawsuit to demand fair compensation for your injuries and losses. The fact that your lawyer has filed a lawsuit does not automatically mean you will have to go to court. Sometimes, the mere act of filing a lawsuit is enough to encourage the insurance company to make a fair settlement offer.
There is also an extensive pretrial process of discovery that allows both lawyers to investigate the case more thoroughly. This information can lead to more productive settlement negotiations. If the insurance company still refuses to make a fair settlement offer after all this, your case may need to go to trial.
That means you will need to testify about the accident and how your injuries have affected your daily life. But your lawyer will thoroughly prepare you for what will happen in court. You will know what to expect, and your injury lawyer will be with you every step of the way.
How Long Will My Case Take?
How long your case will take depends on how complex your case is. If it is not clear who was at fault, or the other driver’s insurance company denies liability, it could take some time for your lawyer to prove who is legally at fault for causing the accident. If there are multiple defendants, each one will try to shift blame to the others, which can complicate your case.
If you have complicated injuries, it could take some time to prove how they have affected you and why it will take more money to fairly compensate you for these complicated injuries. And even if your case is relatively straightforward, the insurance company could still simply refuse to make a fair settlement offer.
All of these things can delay your case. The longest personal injury cases take months – or sometimes even years – to resolve. You will need to consult with an auto accident lawyer about your specific circumstances to better understand how long your particular case will take.
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Arash Law Has the Best California Auto Accident Lawyers Headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq.
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We have collected over $500 million dollars for clients across the state. We serve clients in San Francisco, Riverside, San Jose, San Diego, Sacramento, Sherman Oaks, and throughout California. Injury victims across the state trust us to protect their legal rights and deliver the results they expect.
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