Car accident injuries can lead to hefty hospital bills, extended time off work, and other damages that can impact the victim’s finances and wellbeing. When another driver is to blame for your accident, these expenses and losses can feel even more damaging.
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices helps car accident victims pursue compensation for their damages. A Baldwin Park car accident lawyer from our firm can take over your case and file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf if there is evidence to support it. To find out more and receive a complimentary review of your case, contact us today. Call (888) 522-6291 to speak with a representative.
Negligence and Recklessness Lead to Collisions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error is a leading cause of car accidents in the U.S. Common examples of driver errors that frequently lead to collisions include:
- Merging or changing lanes before checking for approaching or nearby vehicles
- Texting while driving
- Failing to yield to pedestrians and oncoming cars at an intersection
- Speeding, tailgating, and weaving through traffic
- Misjudging the speed of oncoming drivers when making a left turn
- Ignoring traffic signs or signals
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving too quickly for road or weather conditions
When a driver fails to account for other peoples’ safety while behind the wheel and causes a crash, their actions may equate to negligence under personal injury law. Ignoring safe driving practices and operating a vehicle recklessly can make a driver liable for any harm that comes to others in a collision.
If there is evidence that these or similar driver errors played a role in your car accident, you may qualify to recover compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages.
Seeking Compensation in a Car Accident Case
The process to recover damages in California can involve filing an insurance claim under the negligent driver’s auto liability policy, filing a personal injury lawsuit against them in a California court, or both. A Baldwin Park car accident lawyer from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices can guide your case through the necessary steps, beginning with reviewing the strength of your case.
When you seek to hold another driver accountable for your damages after a collision, you must be able to prove that the driver’s actions were negligent and that they led to your injuries. For example, running a red light would be an act of negligence, as it is against the law and puts others in danger. If a driver ran a red light and subsequently hit your vehicle, you could use the following pieces of evidence to build a case for compensation:
- Traffic camera footage showing that the light was red when the other driver entered the intersection
- Police reports linking you and the other driver to the collision and outlining the events
- Photographs of the damage to your vehicle and your injuries
- Medical records linking your injuries to the crash
- Witness testimony from nearby drivers and pedestrians who can confirm your claims
- Bills for your accident-related expenses, such as vehicle repair estimates
Gathering all of this information while dealing with your recovery and getting back to work can be too much to take on alone. That is why many car accident victims seek out support from Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices. We can review your case and take the necessary legal steps to fight for compensation on your behalf. Call (888) 522-6291 to discuss your collision with our team in a free consultation.
Why Choose Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
While healing from injuries and facing financial hardships after a collision, collecting evidence and negotiating with an insurance company may be the last thing on your mind. An attorney can navigate these and other tasks for you to help you seek compensation.
Unfortunately, many car accident victims shy away from hiring legal representation because they believe it is just another expense on top of the losses and bills they are already facing. Since 1972, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices has aimed to make legal representation available to every victim of personal injury. To do this, we provide an initial consultation to prospective clients for free. Our firm’s attorneys also operate on contingency, meaning we do not accept payment unless we secure compensation for your damages. If we win your case, our fee comes out of the settlement or award we recover.
Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices strives for excellence when it comes to advocating for and negotiating on behalf of our clients. We seek to empower and support them as they recover, while also:
- Collecting evidence to support their claims
- Building a strong case using evidence and expert testimony
- Communicating with the negligent driver’s insurance company or legal representation
- Handling all paperwork in the filing process
- Addressing any questions or concerns
- Identifying statutes that affect the case
One such statute is the statute of limitations under the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1. Based on this statute, we generally only have two years from the day you suffered your injuries in the accident to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Prior to filing your lawsuit, we may need to collect evidence, build the case, and negotiate with the insurance company. The earlier you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can get started working for you.
Hire a Baldwin Park Car Accident Lawyer Today
When another driver is responsible for your collision and injuries, you should not be left with the bill. The damages you face related to your medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering could be recoverable in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
If this sounds intimidating, you need not worry. Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices is here for you. Our team is ready to take your call and begin discussing your potential financial recovery in a complimentary case review. Reach out to us today by calling (888) 522-6291.