Car accidents are devastating. Automobile collisions are a common occurrence in the United States, but that does not make them any less terrifying. They are painful and traumatic as well as can result in permanent disability or death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that over 38,000 people will die in automobile accidents in 2020. Even with a raging pandemic, the fatality rate increased by 7.9%.
The sheer number of deaths is merely the tip of the iceberg. According to NHTSA studies, fatal crashes cost approximately $37 billion. Meanwhile, nonfatal collisions cost the nation approximately $230 billion. Damaged vehicles, emergency medical care, and other costs are associated with car accidents.
You can file a personal injury claim if you or your loved ones are involved in a car accident. However, you should not speak to the other driver or the police before consulting with your attorney. This is due to the fact that your words can be used against you when determining fault for the collision. Before communicating with the other parties, it is always advisable to consult with the personal injury attorney.
What Are Your Rights Under California State Law?
The law of California stipulates that car accident victims have the right to claim both economic and non-economic damages. Multiple parties may share liability for an accident’s damages, and they may all receive compensation. Regardless of a victim’s role in a car accident injury, they must get compensation.
As stated previously, negligent drivers are still entitled to compensation for their injuries, regardless of their role in the collision. In other words, if you caused the accident, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. However, the conditions depend on the state in which you reside. If you reside in California, which allows comparative negligence, you are eligible to seek compensation in these situations.
How To Get Your Car Accident Compensation?
After a car accident injury, the primary action should be to seek medical attention. Your next step should be to hire an experienced car accident lawyer. Your attorney will assist you in calculating this based on their vast experience.
The affected parties should be compensated for the full extent of their losses. It includes compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, disfigurement, and other damages resulting from the accident and medical care. With the assistance of a lawyer, accident victims can seek “harm” or compensation and even claim money for pain and suffering.
To reach a settlement, the injured party must either file a claim for personal injury or negotiate. Typically, the claim is filed against the negligent driver or the negligent driver’s insurance company. If your negligence contributed to the accident, you should not expect to receive full compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys at Garcia and Phan will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your car accident. We will identify all liable parties to maximize the success of your claim. We can also provide expert testimony from accident reconstruction specialists, medical examiners, and financial analysts. Call (714) 586-8298 to book a free evaluation.