Car Accident Lawyer
* During this uncertain time, we understand that we may not be able to meet face to face. However, the circumstances do not change the fact that many still require personal injury legal services. As a result, we are dedicated to furnishing our services and legal expertise remotely online with virtual services and video conferencing. We can still meet you virtually! We can even sign documents and conduct business remotely as if we were sitting right in front of one another. Therefore, if you require personal injury legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting with you.
Car Accident Lawyers You Can Trust!
In 2010, 32,885 people died in car accidents nationwide. Although the number of traffic fatalities is the lowest since 1949, this is still a huge number and a terrible loss of life. In addition, 2,239,000 people were injured in traffic accidents. Injuries ranged from painful soft tissue injuries to life-changing catastrophic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries—injuries for which the victim will require a lifetime of care.
If you’ve been injured or lost a family member in a car accident caused by another party, you are entitled to make a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost earnings and future earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability and disfigurement, emotional anguish, and more. In the case of a fatality, you can bring a wrongful death action to recover losses your family suffered because of the death.
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Car Accident Laws in California
If you’ve been in a car accident in California, you need to contact an experienced Car Accident Lawyer who provides remote services right away to make sure your rights are protected and able to obtain any compensation you may be entitled to. You also need to be aware of several laws that may have an impact on your situation. Of course, this is only a general guide and you should always talk to a Car Accident Lawyer through a virtual consultation for full details on the relevant laws.
The first law you should be aware of is the requirement to report the accident within 24 hours if the accident resulted in any injuries. If a police or Highway Patrol officer was at the scene of the accident, this fulfills the requirement and you don’t need to make another report of your own. If no officer was present, you need to make a written report to the relevant law enforcement agency. For example, if the accident occurred in San Jose then you would file your report with the San Jose Police Department, but if the accident occurred in San Jose then you would file your report with the San Jose police department. Depending on the road, you may have to file your report with the California Highway Patrol.
If the accident resulted in any injuries or deaths, or property damage of $750 or more, the accident must also be reported to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Your car insurance company probably also has rules requiring you to report the accident to them within a day or two or risk forfeiting your coverage. Even in a minor accident that would not require a written report under California law, you should still make a report to your car insurance company to make sure you’re covered.
If you think you may need to file a personal injury claim, you should always be aware of the statute of limitations. In most cases in California, this would be two years – but it can be as little as six months if the case involves a government agency. If you’ve been in an accident in the San Jose or San Jose areas, contact a Car Accident Lawyer from Abronson Law Offices who can provide virtual services right away to make sure you have the representation you need.
You also need to be aware of California’s laws on shared fault. California is what is known as a “pure comparative negligence” state, meaning that both parties to an accident can be held partially at fault for what happened. During settlement negotiations or an eventual trial, this can impact the amount of compensation you can receive from a settlement or verdict. For instance, if the other driver is found to have been 90% at fault for the accident but you are found to have been 10% at fault, your compensation would be reduced by 10%. This is not a situation you want to handle on your own – call a Car Accident Lawyer at Abronson Law Offices for a remote consultation to make sure you receive just compensation for your injuries.
Call (408) 687-9155 in San Jose and (408) 444-7700 in San Jose for a free remote case evaluation.
Holding Bad Drivers Accountable
At Abronson Law Offices, we recognize that obtaining compensation for the harm done by negligent driving is critically important to the victim. Many car accident victims lose their health, their employment, and/or the ability to enjoy the activities that make life worth living. For some, life will never be the same. The best we can do is see that accident victims recover an amount of money that will allow them to get the medical care they need, have an income if their injuries prevent them from working, and receive some kind of compensation for the intangible losses in quality of life. We take very seriously our commitment to help people pick up the pieces of their lives after an accident.
Accident Victims Need an Experienced Remote Lawyer
If you’re one of the unfortunate people who have been hurt in a car accident, you probably have many questions about the legal process. You may be hearing conflicting messages. Usually an adjuster from the at-fault driver’s insurance company will contact you soon after the accident and try to get a recorded statement and some signed medical authorizations, promising to take good care of you and suggesting that there is no need to retain a lawyer.
Keep in mind that the adjuster is an employee of a profit-driven corporation, whose job it is to pay the least possible amount on any claim. Insurance companies don’t want you to have a lawyer on your side because research has shown that those with experienced legal representation realize significantly better outcomes, meaning the insurer ends up paying more.
When you’ve been involved in an accident in Santa Clara County or anywhere in the Bay area, contact Abronson Law in San Jose for a free virtual consultation. Every accident has its own unique set of circumstances and associated losses. Tell us about yours.
You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Have the Best Representation
Many people are concerned about the cost of hiring a top lawyer with extensive knowledge and skill in personal injury or wrongful death cases. Here’s our promise to you: When you come to Abronson Law for help, you’ll never have to pay attorney’s fees out of pocket. We accept cases on a contingency arrangement, so our fees come from the settlement or verdict. In the unlikely event that there is no recovery, you pay no attorney’s fees. Everyone, regardless of financial means, can get the very best legal representation at Abronson Law.
Call today to schedule your virtual appointment for an evaluation of your car accident case. If your injuries or current circumstances prevent you from coming to us, we’ll meet you online.
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