Car Accident Attorney
Living in California, we all have experienced the treacherous traffic that haunts our streets. With so many cars on the street, there are inevitably high amounts of accidents. For every 100 million vehicle miles traveled, there are .92 auto accident deaths. For injuries sustained from auto accidents, the number is even higher. In 2016 alone, there were a total of over 490,000 car accidents. Clearly, auto accidents are very common, however finding a truly trust-worthy lawyer is not so common. If you have been in a car accident and are seeking legal advice or representation, call Eldessouky Law at 714-409-8991 to get started with a free consultation.
What are the first steps to take in an auto accident?
The steps you take after you have been in an accident are crucial to the outcome of a lawsuit. If you are in an accident here are some things you will want to make sure you do:
- Stop, and do not drive away from the scene
- Protect the scene by putting out flares or turning your flashers on
- Call the police and have them fill out an accident report
- Make an accurate record to the police, do not speculate
- Take pictures of your property damage, injuries, the scene, and road conditions
- Exchange information with all parties involved
- Let your insurance company know about the accident
- Seek medical attention, even if injuries are not immediately apparent
- Keep a file of all related documents
- Contact Eldessouky Law
For your initial consultation with a lawyer, you will want to bring all the pictures and evidence of the crash as well as all your documents such as the accident report and medical bills. This will help the attorney get a better understanding of your situation and give you better legal advice on how to proceed.
How can I tell whose fault the accident was?
California is a comparative fault state, which means multiple people can be found at fault in an accident. Fault is usually determined based on negligence and if someone owed someone else a duty of care. If you can prove that the opposing party had a duty of care to you, that duty was breached, and the breach directly resulted in your injuries, then you will be able to recover more compensation. If it is found that you are partially at fault, your compensation will be reduced. If the opposing party did not have insurance, you will most likely have to go through your own insurance to get your medical bills and other damages paid for. However, it may be wise to consult a lawyer first to see if there are other options. Also, if you were involved in an auto accident where no other car was involved, you still may be able to sue a liable party. This will just depend on your situation, and one of our lawyers will be able to assess this. For example, if your accident was due to a defect in the road, a property manager may be liable for your damages. To get a better idea of what to do in your own situation after an auto accident, get in touch with one of our lawyers right away.
What am I entitled to if I have been in an auto accident?
In a successful auto accident lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Rental cars
- Lost wages
- Loss of affection or companionship
California is unique because there is no cap on how much you may receive for compensatory damages in a personal injury case. However, it is important to remember that the statutes of limitations for a personal injury case is two years and three years for property damage. Also, if you do not have insurance, then you will not be able to recover any non-economic damages at all. You may still be able to get economic damages compensated if you can prove fault. If you have more questions regarding what kind of compensation you may be entitled to, do not hesitate to get in contact with our firm.
Why is Eldessouky Law the best choice in an auto accident claim?
Eldessouky Law is your best choice in an auto accident claim because we prioritize you. Your case is important to us, and we will fight our hardest to win you the compensation you deserve. We understand the impact of being in a car accident, and we want to make life easier but not burdening you with financial obligations This is why we offer a free consultation and have a zero fee guarantee. This means that we do not ask for any upfront fees and if we do not win your case, then you still will not owe us any money. So if you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s time to seek the help you deserve from a trusted lawyer at Eldessouky Law.