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Richmond is a beautiful city located on the shores of California in Contra Costa County. On the waterfront between the shores of San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the people of Richmond can take advantage of the many entertainment options, outdoor activities, and excellent climate in the area. However, despite what makes it a great place to live, the city’s people still get into accidents by the thousands. Injured people in Richmond need an attorney to help protect their legal rights.

The attorneys at Arash Law, founded by famous attorney Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have decades of experience helping accident victims throughout California get the help they need to recover financially after an accident. Whether you suffered an injury in a car accident, slip-and-fall, construction accident, or another way, call us at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation.

How Should I Handle the Insurance Company After an Accident?

After surviving an accident, you want things to return to normal. Getting your life back on track means getting the money you need to put things back together. To do so, you need to work with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You should always be on guard when talking to anyone opposing a lawsuit or settlement, especially an insurance company. Insurance companies will do just about anything to avoid paying your claim.

After an accident, the insurance company will fight you every step of the way to avoid paying your claim. However, you are not defenseless. Never speak to an opposing insurance company without an attorney. If an insurance adjuster contacts you before you get the chance to hire an injury lawyer, we recommend that you do the following.

Car Accident

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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
Do Not Trust the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are not on your side and have one goal: to protect the business’s bottom line. No for-profit company wants to pay money to anyone. Never trust that an insurance company has your best interest in mind. They are notorious for presenting settlement offers quickly to close the case and avoid paying any money for continuing injuries.
An insurance company will not offer you a settlement close to what your claim is worth. You need an attorney. Unrepresented accident victims usually have adverse outcomes with insurance companies. An attorney working on your behalf may increase your odds of maximizing your settlement amount.
Do Not Sign Anything or Provide a Statement
You must be careful about what you say to an insurance company during your pending claim. Anything that you say can be used to disprove your claim. An insurance adjuster will ask you to give a sworn or recorded statement. You should have an attorney review any statement an insurance company wants you to give. Anything that you tell an insurance company may become an exhibit at trial. Do not fall into the trap of painting yourself into a corner by giving a statement without the guidance of an attorney.
Do Not Volunteer Information
If you answer the insurance company’s questions, only answer the questions asked. There is no need to give more information than necessary. When the at-fault insurance company calls, it collects information to devalue your claim. You may block your access to maximum compensation by giving more information than necessary.
Call an Attorney Immediately
An experienced accident attorney will protect you from insurance company tactics that leave unrepresented accident victims without the money they need to recover from their injuries. Having representation also increases your odds of receiving the maximum compensation after an accident.
Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra
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Types of Accident Cases That Arash Law Handles

Personal injuries come from many different types of accidents, and Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., has been successful in many areas of personal injury law:

  • Car Accidents – Car accidents are common personal injury cases. Traffic crashes remain a leading cause of injury and death across the United States. Crashes can leave any traveler with severe and permanent injuries that have a lasting impact on their lives.
  • Workplace Injuries – When you suffer a workplace injury, you need an experienced attorney to help you get the money you need to recover. Your job’s worker’s compensation insurance may try to deny your claim like an automobile insurance company will deny a traffic accident claim.
  • Aviation Disasters – Plane crashes are rare, but they still happen and can be devastating.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – A roof and doors do not cover motorcyclists like those on cars and trucks, so motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to significant injury if they get into a traffic accident.
  • Truck Accidents – Big trucks cause devastating results if they are involved in an accident. Due to the size of the vehicle, if a truck hits another motorist, cyclist, or pedestrian, the results can be deadly.
  • Premises Liability – Property owners must keep their property safe for visitors and customers. If a property owner fails to do so and someone gets hurt, then the owners must pay for the damages.
  • Products Liability – Every product manufacturer must place safe products in the marketplace. Manufacturers are responsible for the damage done to a person if defective products are put on store shelves and used as intended. Whether you have encountered an exploding electronic or unsafe medication, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
  • Medical Malpractice – We have all had to trust a doctor and medical team to help care for us when we are sick or injured. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen because of the mistakes of medical professionals. The injuries caused by the medical malpractice of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals can be appalling and cause the victim to live with devastating effects.
  • Bicycle Accidents – Using bicycles has become a popular way for people to travel in Richmond. Bicycles lower the number of emissions from cars, trucks, and motorcycles and are better for the environment. However, despite bicycles being good for the environment, bicyclists have much less protection than cars, trucks, and motorcycles. If bicyclists get into a traffic accident, they may suffer more significant injuries than others.
  • Pedestrian Accidents – Travelers in Richmond should not forget that they share the road with pedestrians. People who choose to walk from point A to point B are vulnerable, and if they get into an accident, they have far less protection from injuries than people in cars or trucks.
  • Rideshare Accidents – Knowing what to do next can be confusing if you get into an accident while in an Uber or Lyft or with an Uber or Lyft driver. It helps to have an experienced legal team to help you navigate the process of finding every responsible party and negotiate with all insurance companies involved.
  • Accidents Involving children – Parents want nothing more than to keep their children safe. When people are negligent and affect your children, you want to see them held accountable.
  • Wrongful Deaths – Wrongful deaths are some of the saddest personal injury cases that happen. Not only does an injury occur, but a family loses its loved one because of another’s negligence. Although no amount of money will replace your family member, your family deserves to be compensated for your injuries.
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents – Any time a store fails to put a warning sign on a wet floor or allows a patch of ice to go unsalted, a slip-and-fall accident can happen. The owner may be among the responsible parties that must reimburse you for your injuries.
Types of Accident Cases That Arash Law Handles
How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work

How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work?

If you haven’t suffered a personal injury from an accident before, you may not know what to expect as you pursue compensation. Each case is different, but every personal injury case has some common core elements. Common characteristics of every personal injury case include the following.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Every civil case must be filed within a deadline imposed by law. In California, a car accident victim generally has two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file your lawsuit within that time, you lose your right to sue. You should act quickly after a personal injury accident.
Acting quickly after an accident can improve your chances of recovery. Quick action will help you preserve critical evidence. The more time that passes, the greater the chance that evidence will degrade and witnesses will become unavailable.
Identifying the Responsible Parties
Finding out who is responsible for your injuries may be the most important part of getting a personal injury case started. If you suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by another’s negligence, then you can file a lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties to try to get the money you need to recover financially after an accident.

Various people can be potential defendants in a personal injury case. Examples of potentially responsible parties in a personal injury case include:

  • Manufacturers, distributors, or retailers – Anyone that allowed a defective product onto the marketplace that caused a customer to suffer from a severe injury or death can be held liable.
  • Other drivers on the road – Everyone that uses the road must operate their vehicle safely, but if they fail to do so, they are responsible for paying for the accident victim’s injuries.
  • Employers – An employer that failed to provide a safe workplace, required its employees to take illegal actions, or was negligent in hiring their employees and therefore caused accidents to non-employers may be responsible for the victim’s harm and may be required to pay for your damages.
  • Businesses that transport goods or people and fail to maintain their vehicles properly – For example, if an airline fails to maintain their planes properly and an accident happens, the airline may be liable for the injuries that the crash caused.
Determining who the responsible parties are can be a difficult task. However, despite how complicated this process is, getting it right regarding liability after an accident is vital. Who caused the accident can seem straightforward, but there are complexities that you must consider. For example, if a commercial truck driver hits you, the driver and their employer may be liable for your damages. Naming the employee and the employer is essential because the driver may not have the resources to pay for your damages. Still, a large business or corporation is much more likely to have the money to pay for your injuries.

Some claims that you, as an injury victim, may have against a business or corporation include the following:

  • Failure to maintain company vehicles – Suppose a company uses vehicles as a part of its business, like a commercial truck company. They must be current with the trucks’ maintenance. If the company allows a driver to use a company vehicle that it knows or should have known was in bad condition, and an accident happens, you may have a claim against the company.
  • Negligent hiring – Companies have a duty to ensure that they hire qualified people. If the company fails to hire someone qualified or fails to verify the applicant’s credentials, it may be liable for negligent hiring.
  • Negligent supervision – Employers are responsible for supervising their employees. An employer should know where an employee is and what they do while working for the company. The company may be liable for negligent supervision if the employee is unsupervised and causes an accident.
  • Negligent retention – A claim for negligent retention arises if an employer knows that an employee has a reputation for acting negligently and causing accidents. Still, if the company keeps the employee and they cause an accident, the company may be liable for injuries sustained after an accident.
Preserving the Evidence
You cannot prove your case without evidence. It is essential to preserve as much evidence as possible after an accident, and moving quickly after an accident helps do just that. Building your case will be much easier if you can locate witnesses before their memories fade, follow your doctor’s advice, and get an attorney to help you take care of the legal side after an accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

You undoubtedly have many questions about the process, what to expect from an insurance company, or how much to expect from a settlement. The whole ordeal can be overwhelming. The following are some of accident victims’ most common questions about personal injury cases. Continue reading to learn more about how you can protect your legal rights after an accident in Richmond.

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What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury is harm done to someone’s body, mind, or emotions. Another person or entity causes the harm. A personal injury may leave you with physical pain, staggering medical bills, lost wages, and other harm that is not your fault. These losses that you suffered are collectively known as damages. To prove a personal injury case, you must prove damages. If you suffered damages in a personal injury accident, you might be entitled to reimbursement for those damages.

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What is a settlement?
A settlement agreement is a compromise between an accident attorney and an insurance company. Most personal injury cases do not make it to trial and settle well before the case progresses to trial. Settlements are final. You should never accept a settlement offer without speaking to an attorney.
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What is negligence?

Negligence is a legal claim that an accident victim can pursue against the responsible party. A party is negligent when they fail to act reasonably in any given situation. Examples of negligence include speeding or ignoring traffic signs and causing an accident. These actions are unreasonable. If a driver operates their vehicle negligently, they may be liable for any injuries that the accident causes.

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How is negligence determined?

Negligence has four elements that must be proven by an accident plaintiff. To win a negligence case, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty to act reasonably, that the defendant breached their duty, that the accident caused your injuries, and that you suffered damages because of the accident. An experienced accident attorney can help you prove your case.

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What is contributory negligence?

A plaintiff is negligent if they act in a way that adds to their injuries. In some states, your potential recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault a court assigns to you unless the percentage of fault assigned to you is more than 51 percent. If a judgment is awarded and you are found 20 percent at fault for your injuries, your damages are reduced by 20 percent.

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What is a counterclaim?

A counterclaim is a claim brought against the plaintiff by the defendant in a case that contains allegations surrounding the accident. You must answer a counterclaim. Your accident attorney will help you properly answer a counterclaim.

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What is a deposition?

A deposition is an interview process where witnesses give their testimony outside a formal courtroom setting. Although the testimony is outside of a courtroom, witnesses are still under oath, so if you are deposed, you must tell the truth.

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What is discovery, and what is its purpose?

Discovery is a fact-finding investigation phase of a lawsuit. Discovery is intended to narrow down the allegations of the complaint and provides each side with the witnesses, including expert witnesses, that are expected to be at trial.

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How long will a Richmond personal injury case take?

There is no way to give you a date when your case will end. The speed at which your case will resolve is fact-dependent. Some cases close quickly, but others last for months or years because they must go to trial.

The longer that you wait to contact an attorney, the more time it will take for your case to conclude. Contact an accident attorney immediately after getting into a car accident.

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How do I know if I have a Richmond personal injury case?

The attorneys at Arash Law will be honest about your chances of success if you choose to pursue an accident claim. If you were in an accident that was not your fault, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages. You should speak to an attorney to discuss your injuries and the losses that were caused by the accident.

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I suffered an injury, and it wasn’t my fault. What should I do?

Immediately after an accident, you should get medical attention. You should follow your doctor’s instructions closely and follow them to the letter. Never go against your doctor’s orders. Doing so might mean the difference between a favorable or unfavorable outcome at trial.

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Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Contact a Top-Rated Personal Injury Lawyer in Richmond Today

Accident claims are complex. Your best chance at recovery is to hire an experienced accident attorney to assist you through the process. The best legal team you can get in Richmond, California, is the legal team at Arash Law. Our attorneys focus on getting you the money you need to recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.

Although pursuing an accident claim can be overwhelming and can feel hopeless, you should never give up on your claim until you get the money you deserve for your injuries. Put your best foot forward with the best legal team. Call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation. If you are ready to pursue justice, give us a call today.

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