If you were in a car accident in San Diego and aren’t sure where to turn next, give Greenberg Gross a call. We can help prove the liable party’s negligence so you can receive compensation to help you move forward more comfortably.
Our San Diego car accident lawyers are ready to work for you while you focus on your recovery. That’s your priority. Ours is getting your feet back on the ground after a preventable accident.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a San Diego Car Accident Lawyer?
If you’re concerned you can’t afford a lawyer, that’s common for many potential clients, but it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing the money you’re owed. This is because we provide our services on contingency, meaning you won’t pay unless we win your case. This could be either a victory in court or a settlement you’re happy with.
Also, the attorney fees will come from your award, not your pocket. If we are unsuccessful, we will not get paid. So, there are no financial risks with us. We believe everyone is entitled to legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. What’s most important to us is securing justice and fair compensation for our clients.
Possible Next Steps
We can discuss your case more specifically when you call our office for a free consultation. If you’re dealing with expenses caused by a car accident, the likely next step to recover those costs from the liable party. If the liable party is insured, then their insurance company may be responsible for covering your costs.
If what they’re paying you isn’t enough to cover all your damages, then they’re underpaying you, and we can ensure you get paid what you deserve. We will investigate your accident, gather evidence, identify your damages, calculate them accurately, and fight for fair compensation. With our San Diego car accident lawyers on your side, you won’t be leaving any money on the table. We can protect you from an insurer’s bad-faith practices.
Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance adjuster for a fair settlement. If negotiations are unsuccessful, we have no problem filing a lawsuit against the other driver to acquire the financial recovery you deserve.
Preparing Your Case
When we investigate your case, we will:
- Review stoplight camera or dashboard camera footage
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Look at police reports
- Speak with your doctors
- Enlist expert witnesses
- Gather medical records and bills
This is not an exhaustive list of ways we investigate your case. We will utilize all our resources to build a compelling case for you.
Proving Your Damages Were Caused by the Accident
To recover damages for you, we must show the car accident is what caused your losses.
For something like damage to your car, this may be easier to prove with any pictures or videos of the vehicles involved.
For your physical injuries and/or detrimental effects on your mental health, it can help to have a diagnosis from a doctor along with medical records and bills. Seeing a doctor after an accident is important first and foremost for your health, but a diagnosis shows a clear link between the accident and your injuries.
If you fail to see a doctor after your accident, the liable party could argue you’re not as injured as you say or injured at all. So, be sure to take the necessary steps to ensure you’re fairly compensated.
Probable Car Accident Injuries
Some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents are:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
While some cuts and bruises may be minor and not require hospitalization, other injuries on the list are serious and can have long recovery times.
This means you could not only endure mounting medical costs but also have to take time off of work, worsening your financial situation with the lack of income. Your Greenberg Gross lawyer will fight tirelessly for compensation to cover your losses.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from These Injuries?
Most concussions heal within a matter of days, but they sometimes last longer. Concussions can also make you more susceptible to future brain trauma.
The recovery time for a broken bone depends on the type of fracture and which bone is broken, but a severe leg break, for example, will take months to heal. These common car accident injuries can upend your life. Your lawyer will work to get compensation covering injury-related expenses like the following:
- Physical therapy
- In-home care
- Medical devices
- Doctors’ appointments
- Surgery and/or other procedures
There is a Deadline by Which You Have to File a Lawsuit
If you don’t file your lawsuit by the statute of limitations deadline, then you will be barred from pursuing compensation and unable to recover damages for the accident. Your San Diego County car accident lawyer can ensure your lawsuit is filed on time if settlement negotiations don’t work out.
For both personal injury and wrongful death cases in California, the deadline is two years, according to CCP § 335.1.
This deadline can approach quickly, so call us soon so we can get started on your case and file by the deadline.
Call Today for Your Free Consultation
Call today for a free consultation with a team member who will listen to your story and help guide you through the next steps of your case.
You shouldn’t handle your car accident case alone and don’t have to. It’s our job to fight for justice and we will happily do it for you. At Greenberg Gross, our team has you covered from beginning to end. You can rest assured we’re advocating for you and working for the outcome you deserve. Don’t delay in reaching out; the sooner we can get started on your case, the better.