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.
The Team at Greenberg Gross Will Prepare Your Case
If you were recently involved in a collision, it may feel overwhelming to consider taking legal action. Thankfully, you don’t have to handle this task alone. Our team can gather everything we need to pursue the responsible party and fight for your financial compensation.
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.
We Will Use the Evidence We Uncover to Demonstrate Negligence
Demonstrating that the other party was at-fault in your accident is crucial to securing a fair settlement or verdict at trial. Our personal injury attorneys have the skills and expertise necessary to gather this evidence and bolster your case.
We will demonstrate the following elements of negligence to support your right to compensation:
- The liable party owed you a duty of care. By law, all drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists owe others on the road a duty to behave responsibly.
- The liable party breached their duty of care. In auto accidents, this often looks like a traffic violation. If the at-fault driver ran a red light, this is excellent evidence to demonstrate this breach.
- This breach of duty of care caused the collision. Their actions must be the direct or “proximate” cause of your accident. If they ran a red light and collided with you, the causal relationship between their action and the collision is quite clear.
- You suffered as a result. Your injuries, financial losses, and personal suffering must have stemmed from this accident.
Proving Your Damages Were Caused by the Accident
We may use evidence like accident reconstruction services, the accident report, video footage, and eyewitness testimony to prove that the at-fault party’s breach of the duty of care caused your accident.
For your physical injuries and/or detrimental effects on your mental health (also referred to as non-economic damages), it helps tremendously to have a diagnosis from a doctor along with treatment records and medical bills. Seeking medical attention after an accident is therefore important first and foremost for your health, but also to show a clear link between the accident and your injuries. We will use this evidence and additional testimony to show how the accident has caused your emotional distress or diminished your quality of life.
If you fail to get medical care after your accident, the insurance adjuster or counsel to the liable party could argue you’re not as injured as you say, or you’re not injured at all. So, be sure to take the necessary steps to protect your health and entitlement to financial compensation.
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 for no upfront costs or fees and won’t recover the cost of our services until we secure your settlement or judgment.
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 for Your San Diego Car Accident Case
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 is 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 offering 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 company for a fair settlement. If negotiations are unsuccessful, we have no problem filing an accident lawsuit against the other driver to acquire the financial recovery you deserve.
The Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit in San Diego, California
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.
Probable Car Accident Injuries
Some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents are:
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
- 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 a lifelong impact.
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
Call Today to Secure Your San Diego Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
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 the legal process.
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 legal 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.