California Auto Accidents – Protect Your Rights
After an accident, protect your rights with the support of a knowledgeable attorney.
It is virtually impossible to understand the devastating consequences of a car accident until you or a loved one experiences it firsthand. A single-car accident has the potential to shape nearly every aspect of your future – from your ability to live your life independently, to your ability to continue working, to the hobbies you enjoy. Because car accidents have the capacity to cause complete upheaval in your personal life, it is important that you consider seeking the legal assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can advocate on your behalf. With the support of a proficient litigator, you may have a fighting chance to receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Obtain the Tailored Legal Assistance You Deserve
Every car accident is different and as a result, it is important to hire a professional attorney who is knowledgeable in these types of cases, including the law, procedures, and states. It is equally important to obtain the support of an attorney who has a history of successful cases. If you were injured in a car accident, consider obtaining the support of Attorney Justin H. King. Attorney King has an established track record of winning substantial settlements along with verdicts in auto accident cases of diverse complexity. Attorney King tailors the legal strategy to each individual case. You can contact attorney King 24/7 by completing the online contact form here or call the law firm at (909) 297-5001. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
Southern California’s List of Common Car Accidents
With the influx of traffic throughout Southern California, it is no surprise that car accidents happen regularly. While accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a vast majority of accidents are caused by human behavior. Unfortunately, this means that most car accidents could have been prevented.
The following are some of the most common car accidents seen in Southern California: Traffic accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting; Accidents caused by speeding drivers; Auto accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol; Traffic accidents involving multi-vehicle accidents; Auto accidents caused by defective auto parts; Traffic accidents caused by large commercial trucks; Traffic accidents involving rideshare vehicles; Auto accidents involving unsafe road conditions and/or Auto accidents involving wrongful death.
What To Expect When Dealing With Insurance Companies
If you have been injured in a car accident or have tragically lost a loved one who was involved in a car accident, you have likely incurred a significant amount of costs and expenses that were entirely unanticipated. You could be facing overwhelming debts as a result of a loss of income, healthcare bills, a loss of future earnings, and even property damage. When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, the outcome of a claim could make a difference in your ability to maintain financial security.
It is no secret that insurance companies have an incentive to pay out as little money as possible. Claims adjusters are notorious for doing all that is possible to reduce the value of the claim or completely deny it. There are many types of strategies insurance companies will use to challenge claims; therefore, you must hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is equipped to handle and overcome these types of disputes.
Whether challenges and disputes arise in a case will depend on numerous factors. The following are examples of these factors, which could impact the likelihood of facing a claim dispute:
- Available Evidence
When there is insufficient evidence of the damages and liability, insurance companies will almost always dispute the claim. For the most part, responsibility is established when negligence and causation are proven. It is necessary to demonstrate that the accused party breached the duty of care that was owed to the injured party and that this violation of care was the proximate cause of the damages suffered. To demonstrate the existence of damages, like medical expenses, a loss of earnings, as well as property repairs, an attorney could use financial documentation, medical reports, expert witness depositions, contractor estimates, and other types of evidence. The validity and strength of this evidence will play a significant role in determining how the personal injury claim will unfold and if a dispute will arise. Through an immediate investigation of the case, an experienced personal injury attorney can compile the necessary evidence needed to prove liability. When all necessary evidence is compiled, it becomes possible to pursue maximum compensation.
- Cases Where Responsibility is Shared
When the accused party asserts that the injured victim’s negligence contributed to the car accident, or various defendants share responsibility, a claim dispute could arise regarding the degree or percentage of responsibility imposed on each party.
- The Amount of Financial Compensation Sought
When there is a higher amount of money on the line for insurance companies, they will have a greater incentive to invest a considerable amount of time and resources into challenging the claim.
- Adherence to the Physician’s Orders
The failure to follow a doctor’s orders could constitute the failure to mitigate incurred damages. This could lead to an insurance company’s assertion that the damages award should not be high and should in fact be reduced.
- Statements Made To the Insurers
When providing a statement that brings the severity of the injuries or responsibility into question, this could be used to challenge the claim. For this reason, it is necessary to have an experienced personal injury attorney handle the dialogue with the insurance company.
- Social Media Matters
It is always recommended that injured parties avoid posting anything related to the accident on their social media accounts. When possible, it may be a good idea to disable social media accounts while the claim is pending. On the contrary, insurance adjusters could use the victim’s social media content to their benefit. They could use posts about the injuries and/or pictures taken after the incident to dispute the injury claim.
Obtain a Complimentary Consultation From a Well-Versed Personal Injury Attorney
For more than a decade, Attorney Justin H. King has advocated on behalf of injured car accident victims. Attorney King is well-versed in difficult car accident cases, including accident claims that are aggressively disputed by insurance adjusters. With a track record for successful personal injury claims, Attorney King knows how to overcome challenges faced in car accident claims. To ensure you recover the highest settlement or verdict, contact Attorney King as soon as possible. Schedule your free consultation by calling (909) 297-5001 or complete the private online contact form here.