California has some of the highest rates of auto accidents and auto accident fatalities. In 2016 alone, there were over 490,000 reported car crashes. California also accounts for 12% of the whole nation’s car accident fatalities. These are some scary statistics, and our lawyers at Eldessouky Law want to make sure that you are properly and legally represented if you have an auto accident case. Auto accidents can range in severity, but no matter what, you have rights as a citizen. If you have been in an auto accident, it’s time to get help from one of our lawyers serving Norwalk, California. Or, if a loved one has been wrongfully killed in an auto accident, one of our lawyer can help you in a wrongful death case. Call our office at (714) 409-8991 to get started with a consultation.
What should I do if I’ve been in an auto accident?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being in an auto accident in California, make sure that you do the following:
- Seek medical attention
- Exchange information with all the parties involved
- Call the police
- Get information from any witnesses
- Document the scene
- Inform your insurance company
- Contact Eldessouky Law
For your initial consultation with one of our auto accident lawyers, you will want to bring as many related documents to the accident as possible. This includes medical and hospital bills, the accident report filled out by the police, and insurance and other information of those involved in the accident. It will also help to have picture of the scene, pictures of the damage, and picture of any of your injuries. So documenting everything around you after the accident will be crucial to preserving evidence. This may be especially useful if road conditions played a part in your accident. The more information you can provide to the lawyer, the better understanding they will have of exactly what happened, and what you can do to move forward.
What kind of compensation can I get if I’ve been in an auto accident?
In California, you may be able to recovery compensatory damages in a successful auto accident suit. These recoveries may include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Lost income
- Lost future earning capacity
- Emergency medical treatment
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Medication and medical supplies
- Future medical care and treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Compensation for loss of limb
- Compensation for scars or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
In some cases, you may even be able to receive recovery for punitive damages. This only happens when someone has acted especially reckless. To get an idea of what you may be able to receive in an auto accident case, get in touch with one of our attorneys immediately.
How can I prove who’s fault it was?
To prove fault in a lawsuit, you will need to prove negligence. This is done by proving that that there was a duty of care owed, that the duty of care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause of your injuries. All drivers in California owe a duty of care when driving their vehicle. This means that driver must use reasonable care when operating their vehicle; look out for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles; and control the speed and movement of the vehicle. If a driver fails to use reasonable care and causes an accident that causes injuries, then they are liable. It’s also important to know that California is a comparative fault state. This mean that you may be eligible to still receive compensation even if the accident is partially deemed your fault. So if both parties were found to be negligent, your compensation may be reduced based on how much of the accident was your own fault. Things can get complicated when trying to prove how much fault goes to each party, that is why it would be in your interest to get help from an experienced auto accident lawyer here at Eldessouky Law.
If you have been in an auto accident that did not include another party, then you will most likely involve insurance companies into your case, and our lawyers know that insurance companies will try to compensate you the least amount as possible. To avoid being taken advantage of by an insurance company, consult with one of our attorneys first.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law to help me with an auto accident case?
Our lawyers at Eldessouky Law are dedicated to making sure that every single clients receives the most amount of recovery as possible. It’s important for us that you are treated fair and justly. We also offer a free legal consultation to anyone that believes they have a case or needs questions answered, and we will also not charge you to take on your case. We will not ask for a single dime from you if we cannot win your case. Our firm always has your best interest in mind, so what are you waiting for? Call us today!