If you were injured in a Santa Monica car accident, you could recover compensation, and we’d like to help you obtain it.
If someone else is responsible for your injuries and damages, they should pay for medical care and car repairs, not you. Our Santa Monica car accident lawyers are here to help you get justice. You should focus on your recovery and family during this difficult time. Leave the legal legwork to us.
What You Should Receive in Compensation for After a Car Accident
Your recoverable damages will depend on your unique case. The negligent driver or other liable party must compensate you for any property damage caused by the accident. This could be damage to your car or medical bills. Not only that, but if you were injured and had to miss work as a result, you may also pursue lost wages, tips, and commissions.
We may also recover damages for any pain and suffering you’ve had due to your accident. If you’ve experienced a decrease in your quality of life, emotional distress, anxiety, or any other kind of psychological effects, then you deserve to be compensated.
Other Examples of Recoverable Damages
Other examples could include:
- Physical rehabilitation
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Funeral and burial costs if you lost a loved one
Your lawyer will identify and value your damages accurately and pursue the liable party for the compensation you’re entitled to.
Why Greenberg Gross?
We treat our clients with tremendous care and empathy. Many of them come to us during a time of need, and we want to help them through it.
We do everything we can to recover fair compensation for our clients so they can move forward more comfortably from their accidents.
We understand no one wants to go through the trouble of filing a car accident claim or lawsuit. However, for many, this is necessary because of the bills they’re left with from someone else’s negligence. Legal action could free you of these expenses and bring you justice. Your personal injury attorney will handle the legal process, so you experience as little disruption to your life as possible.
Our Firm Was Founded by Highly Dedicated Lawyers
Both of our founding partners have been named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in California. Many of our lawyers have been admitted by several courts in California. The Daily Journal has also named our firm as one of California’s top boutique law firms. We’ve received many accolades because we’re effective at getting results our clients are happy with.
How Much Our Services Cost
The cost of legal representation is often a big concern among potential clients, and that’s why we only charge for our services if we win. If we obtain a settlement or court award on your behalf, we’ll take a portion of your earnings for our fees. You and your lawyer will agree on this percentage before working together, so there are no surprises. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid. There are virtually no financial risks.
If you’re delaying getting the legal process started because you’re concerned about the cost, don’t worry any longer.
Parties We May Take Legal Action Against
California is an at-fault state, which means the person responsible for the accident is liable for the costs the victim incurred from the accident. If they’re insured, then it may be their insurance company’s responsibility to pay you. Sometimes, even after negotiating with the insurance adjuster, they refuse to pay what they owe because they’re more concerned with their bottom line than a victim’s much-needed compensation.
If a fair settlement is unattainable, we may have to file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for the accident.
A Lawyer Can Tell if an Insurance Company Is Underpaying You
Your lawyer can determine whether an insurer is lowballing you. Once we identify and calculate all your damages, we’ll know what your compensation package should look like. Insurers tend to employ tactics to devalue or deny your claim.
Our law firm is no stranger to dealing with insurers, so we’ll know whether your settlement is adequate. If it’s not, we’ll negotiate for a higher settlement. It’s important to have a lawyer in your corner during the claims process. Insurers count on vulnerable victims not knowing how much compensation they deserve. Your Santa Monica car accident lawyer won’t let you leave any money on the table.
How Soon Must You Act?
Each state sets its own statutes of limitations for each type of lawsuit. The two most likely types of lawsuits pursued after a car accident are personal injury and wrongful death. Each of these has a statute of limitations of two years, according to CCP § 335.1. While two years may seem like a long time, there is plenty of work to do to build a strong case. The sooner you get a lawyer working on your case, the better.
Common Types of Car Accident Cases
While most motor vehicle accident cases have a similar process when it comes to seeking compensation, each type of car accident comes with unique losses and challenges. For example, commercial truck accident cases are often more complex than passenger car cases because of the number of potentially liable parties.
Whichever type of accident you endured, we will pay attention to your individual needs and the needs of your case. Here are some common kinds of cases our accident attorneys have experience fighting for Santa Monica accident victims:
- Passenger car accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
Your Collision May Have Resulted in Unique Losses
While not universally true, you can often guess how severe an accident is by the kind of collision. For example, head-on collisions and rollover accidents are more likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries, according to data from the Department of Transportation (DOT).
We can recruit experts and use our own experience with car accident cases to investigate your accident and itemize your losses. You may have unique damages if you suffered collisions like:
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Fixed-object crashes
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Intersection crashes
- Highway collisions
- Parking lot accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
This list is not comprehensive. If you were in a car accident and suffered injuries, you may benefit from the representation of a personal injury lawyer.
Many Injuries Caused by Car Accidents Are Internal
You should see a doctor immediately after your accident, even if your injuries seem minor. Even a seemingly insignificant crash can cause internal and soft tissue injuries.
These are serious injuries, but the symptoms may not be obvious. A doctor’s diagnosis means you can start treating these injuries sooner and prevent them from worsening. Also, going to the doctor soon after your accident helps link injuries to the accident. If you fail to see a doctor, the insurer or negligent driver’s lawyer could argue you’re not as injured as you claim to be or injured at all. So, seeking medical attention is crucial.
Common Accident Injuries
Some examples of internal injuries include:
- Internal bleeding
- Other brain trauma
- Other soft tissue trauma
Call Today to Get Your Santa Monica Car Accident Case Moving
Call today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation with a team member. You can learn your rights and options, and we’ll determine the best direction for your case.
Our team could help you secure a financial recovery that can pay your bills and compensate you for any emotional damage from the accident. Call now to learn your next best steps. Greenberg Gross is ready to protect your rights.