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Hiring a Lawyer After an Accident in California, Is It Worth It?

Experienced Car Accident Lawyers – Involvement in a car accident is a tragic experience, especially when you or a loved one sustains injuries because of someone else’s negligence. You’ll face exorbitant medical bills, a hard time working, and extreme pain and suffering, while trying to recuperate from your injuries and trauma. 

Filing a personal injury case against the negligent person might be easier said than done. Even if you have knowledge about the law isn’t enough to save you the hassle and time of filing a lawsuit against the at-fault person because of the complexity of legal proceedings. That’s why hiring a car accident attorney is worth it, especially if you suffer serious and life-threatening injuries.

Big Ben Lawyers understands your situation and our experienced car accident lawyers are here to help you. We can get you the best medical care and get your vehicle repaired. These are some of the few things we can do to help you and your case. Contact us at (818) 423-4878 and schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Do You Have a Claim After the Vehicle Crash?

After the wreck, you might be wondering if you can recover damages. In order to have a claim, you should meet two criteria, which are:

  • The accident was at least fractionally induced by another party’s negligent actions
  • The car crash resulted in your or a loved one’s severe injuries    

If your accident was able to meet the above criteria, that’s the time that Big Ben Lawyers will start establishing your claim. Additionally, if your claim encompasses damage to your car apart from your injuries, our expert car accident attorneys will help resolve it.

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What Should You Do When the Insurance Company Starts Calling You?

After your car accident, the insurance company of the liable party (defendant) will start calling you to negotiate and offer a low settlement. If this happens, DON’T speak with the representative of the at-fault party. Instead, speak with a skilled car accident attorney at Big Ben Lawyers. 

Don’t entertain any questions from the claims adjuster of the defendant’s insurance company. They can swing your comments and make it look like you caused the accident and your injuries aren’t severe. Moreover, they may try to force you into immediately signing a settlement much lower than what you actually deserve.  

It’s a common practice among insurance companies to misinform injured victims and their families about the compensation they are eligible to receive. That’s why hiring a Big Ben Lawyers’ first-rate car accident lawyer in LA can help you understand precisely how much your claim is truly worth.

We’ll consider your present and future medical bills, lost earnings, and other overheads, for you to get the point of the compensation you require to cover the accurate costs of your misfortune. We know how insurance companies deal with injured victims and we’re here to defend you from their dirty tactics and protect your rights as well. 

What are the Most Common Causes of California Car Accidents? 

Several factors attribute to the occurrences of car accidents in California. Most collisions are due to human error or negligence. It is during the evenings when accidents usually happen because of less visibility and alcohol impairment of some drivers to name a few. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in California include:

Speeding

This is usually the leading cause of car accidents in California, being responsible for over a quarter of all traffic-related casualties, as per the National Traffic Safety Administration. Speeding decreases the driver’s ability to control the vehicle and increases the distance that it must take to halt after the driver senses a hazard. Further, it multiplies the extent of crash severity and reduces the vehicle’s protective equipment’s effectiveness.

Distracted Driving

Distractions in driving are anything that takes the driver’s focus away from the road. These diversions while driving may include texting, talking on the phone or passenger, eating, or navigating an app while driving. 

Aggressive or Reckless Driving

In this scenario, the driver committed a multitude of traffic offenses, resulting in injured people or damaged property. Examples include failing to yield the right-of-way, making an improper turn, and following too closely to name a few.

Fatigued Driving

According to the National Safety Council, almost half of the drivers in America who get behind the wheel are feeling tired. They also say that 20% of these drivers fell asleep while driving. Based on police reports, distracted driving accounts for 100,000 crashes each year, resulting in nearly 71,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. Fatigued drivers are thrice more probably to collide. 

Alcohol or Drugs Intoxication

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association suggests that alcohol or drug intoxication can impair or interfere with driving. It also accounts for about one-third of all traffic casualties.

Types of Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may recover damages by filing a personal injury case against the liable party with the help of a Big Ben Lawyers’ car accident lawyer. Some of the damages that you may recover include:

  • Medical expenses (including past and future)
  • Lost salaries, loss of future earning capacity, and/or loss of work opportunities
  • Cost of property damage such as vehicle repair or replacement
  • Loss of domestic service
  • Permanent disability
  • Cost of at-home care
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death (if the victim dies)

Filing of a claim is within two years after the date of the accident or injury. There are exceptions, however, and your hired lawyer can explain them to you if necessary.

Hurt in a Car Accident? Contact Big Ben Lawyers Today.

If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact Big Ben Lawyers for legal assistance. We’ll treat you like a family and we’ll get you the justice you deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis so you pay nothing until we win.

Your well-being is our first priority so we’ll maximize your compensation and identify possible liable parties. We’ll also get you the best medical care if needed.

Call us today at (818) 423-4878 for a free evaluation of your case and speak with one of our compassionate and reputable California car accident attorneys. We would like to hear your story.

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Glendale, CA 91206

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