If you have bills piling up because of a car accident, there are California car accident lawyers who can help. We’re Greenberg Gross LLP, and we want to help you receive all the compensation you deserve. We will do everything in our power to obtain justice for you.
In California, the party responsible for the accident must pay any costs they’ve inflicted on others. If the liable party is insured, then it’s their insurance company’s responsibility to pay victims.
Let us help you take on the insurance company, as they’re known for employing tactics to devalue or deny your personal injury claim. We know what to do to prove your claim and get a fair financial recovery. You may be entitled to compensation not only to help you pay bills but also to help you recover your quality of life.
Our California Lawyers Fight Tirelessly for Clients
Our mission as a firm is to protect those wronged by helping them receive the financial compensation they’re entitled to. Our attorneys are highly dedicated to their clients; their needs come first. Our legal team has been recognized by several publications for their abilities.
While we believe our qualifications speak volumes about our abilities as personal injury attorneys, we know that the quality of our services matters to clients. We get results by:
- Communicating with the insurer and the at-fault party on your behalf
- HIring expert witnesses to bolster your case
- Connecting you with medical care and the resources you need to recover
- Offering legal counsel, answers to your questions, and regular updates
- Surveying the accident scene for information that will help us determine the cause and liable party
- Gathering evidence such as the police report, your medical records, eyewitness testimony, and more
- Estimating the value of your case through careful analysis of your bills, expenses, and personal suffering
Spend More Time Focusing on Your Recovery
While you could represent yourself, having a law firm working on your behalf gives you confidence and peace of mind you’ll recover fair compensation.
Having a California car accident lawyer from our firm also frees up your time to focus on recovery. The stress of preparing your own legal case may be a hindrance to the time and energy it takes to rehabilitate a serious injury.
Once again, you won’t pay anything if we don’t win your case, so there’s virtually no risk to you.
Our Services Are Affordable
At our firm, you can secure an attorney on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you won’t pay until we win your case. We want to do what we can to ensure everyone has access to legal representation. Many potential clients are worried about whether they can afford a personal injury attorney, but we believe justice is for everyone, no matter your financial situation.
We want to level the playing field, allowing individuals to have confidence when taking on insurance companies underpaying them. If we win your case, we will take a percentage of your earnings for our legal fees. There are no upfront costs or fees.
How Much Your Case Is Worth
The value of your motor vehicle accident case will depend on how much damage the accident caused you, especially the extent of your medical care needs and the value of your lost wages. The insurance policy limits of the at-fault party may also play a part in your total financial award. Your lawyer will identify all your damages and potential avenues for compensation, and calculate your losses accurately to determine the compensation you deserve.
Which Recoverable Damages Apply to Your Case?
Recoverable damages can be compensated for things with a clear financial cost, known as economic damages. Damages may also include things that are less tangible but still deserve compensation, known as non-economic damages.
Your recoverable damages may include:
- Property damage, including the cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Post-traumatic stress
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Decreased ability to earn in the future
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Every accident victim experiences unique effects to their personal life and finances. Our auto accident attorneys will talk with you in-depth to determine how much you should be paid to account for your current and future suffering.
How Soon Do You Have to File Your Lawsuit?
This depends on the type of lawsuit you’re filing, but the deadline in California is two years for personal injury and wrongful death suits, according to CCP § 335.1.
If you’re close to two years since the accident date, call us soon so we can discuss your options. If your accident just happened, it is best to reach out to us soon, too. The more time we have to build your case, the stronger it could be.
What You Could Do to Help Your Case
If you haven’t already, see a doctor. They can diagnose any injuries caused by the accident. One of the main reasons to file a car accident claim or lawsuit is to recover damages for your injuries and treatment. To do that, we must show the car accident is what caused the injuries.
In some cases, the cause of the injury may be abundantly obvious, but less so in others. Seeing a doctor is important for your health and safety, but could also help us during negotiations or in court. If you fail to see a doctor after the accident, the insurer or defendant’s lawyer could argue you’re not as injured as you claim.
Nothing Is More Important Than Your Health
This is why you should spend your time and energy focusing on your recovery and allow us to handle your case. If you were injured in a car accident, we want your primary concern to be your recovery, while our primary concern is winning your case.
Be Careful What You Say to the Insurance Adjuster
While it is required to report your accident to your insurance provider, usually within 24 hours, you should be wary of what you say. Your attorney can make a full report to your insurer on your behalf, protecting you from manipulation tactics aimed at forcing you to admit fault or implicate yourself in the accident.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Auto accidents cost US residents around $340 billion a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These expenses and losses are a result of the extensive medical treatment and professional setbacks that result from serious collisions.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Broken bones
- Amputation injuries
- Sprains and strains, such as whiplash
- Internal bleeding
No matter the types of injuries you suffer from, you shouldn’t be paying the costs to treat them. We can pursue these expenses from the responsible party, so you can recover your health and your financial stability.
Our Lawyers Want to Advocate for You
If you’ve got expensive bills piling up because of a car accident, don’t think you must pay them out of pocket. Call Greenberg Gross and see what we can do for you. If we take your personal injury claim or lawsuit, we’ve got you covered from start to finish.
The consultation is free, and there’s no obligation to proceed if you don’t wish to. We’re here to fight for a fair settlement and help you take on the insurance companies to get you the compensation you need to move forward more comfortably.