- November 15, 2022
- In car Accident
Approaching virtually any task in a “DIY” manner is commendable. Whether you fix a leaky roof on your own or sew your daughter’s prom dress by hand, investing your time and energy into a task rather than delegating it can be a commendable course of action. However, there are tasks that you should simply not DIY. Don’t perform surgery on yourself, don’t attempt to hold someone accountable for criminal activity (unless you’re a law enforcement officer or a prosecutor), and don’t attempt to represent your interests if you’ve been injured in a car crash. The stakes of these scenarios are simply too high, and, as a result, developing a relationship with a seasoned professional is preferable to handling such situations wholly on your own.
Determining Causation And Fault
During 2019 alone, more than 6,700,000 auto accidents occurred on U.S. roads that were reported to the police. Of these accidents, just shy of two million resulted in fatalities or injuries requiring emergency medical care. And yet, none of these accidents unfolded under precisely the same circumstances. As a result of the reality that no two accidents are perfect mirrors of one another, it’s essential to avoid making assumptions about what caused your crash and who is liable until an attorney has been allowed to investigate it.
All too often, accident victims make assumptions about causation and fault based on what they remember about the moments leading to impact and their perceptions in the immediate aftermath of a wreck. Yet, there are so many potential variables at work that making assumptions is an ill-advised approach.
Say that the driver in front of you slammed on their brakes without warning. Even though you’re sure you were following at a safe distance, the sudden stopping at high speed led to a collision. You’ve heard that the following driver is always held accountable for rear-end accidents, so you fail to speak with an attorney about your options. You don’t know that the driver ahead of you slammed on their brakes because they were drunk and fell asleep at the wheel. You couldn’t stop fast enough to avoid impact because of a defect in your brake system. If you had allowed a lawyer to investigate your circumstances, you would have learned that you weren’t at fault for the accident and are now owed considerable compensation from the drunk driver and the manufacturer of your brakes.
Pursuing Personal Injury Damages
It’s difficult to successfully pursue personal injury damages in court on your behalf, even if your case is rock-solid and should be unquestionably decided in your favor. This is simply because the civil justice system wasn’t built to accommodate injury victims who choose to represent themselves. There is too much administrative red tape, procedures that must be followed, protocols that must be honored, and strategies that need to be employed by experienced advocates to best ensure a win.
Chances are that you have substantial grounds to file legal action if another party’s intentionally dangerous conduct, recklessness, or negligence significantly contributed to your harm’s cause(s). Because California is a pure comparative negligence state, you’ll remain empowered to seek damages against parties whose conduct meets these criteria, even if you were partially to blame for your harm.
Once our firm has thoroughly investigated the circumstances of your crash and accurately determined both what happened and who (if anyone) may be held liable for your harm, we’ll advise you as to whether filing legal action may be in your best interests and how much your case may be worth. If you choose to move forward, we’ll be able to represent your interests in court so that you can focus your energy and efforts on healing from the trauma you’ve suffered. We’ll do our utmost to maximize the amount of compensation you receive.
Managing Insurance Matters
Regardless of whether you were injured in your crash or only suffered significant property damage, you will need to negotiate with insurance representatives to secure a fairly valued settlement. Because insurance companies are businesses and need to protect their profit margins, insurance representatives will likely embrace any opportunity to devalue your claim or reject it. Our firm has extensive experience negotiating with the insurance industry, and we understand how to obtain claims that have been valued fairly.
Negotiating with insurance representatives on your own can be a frustrating experience. In addition to being stressful and time-consuming, dealing with insurance representatives may lead to a devaluing of your claim. This usually happens because the average person is unfamiliar with the tricks that representatives use to get motorists to unintentionally admit to experiences that will allow those representatives to devalue their claims. The stakes of your situation are just too high to risk being denied the compensation you are owed. Allow us to secure this compensation on your behalf.
Connect With A Reputable California Personal Injury Attorney For Free Today To Learn More
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, benefit from personalized guidance, professional support, and client-focused representation by connecting with The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC. Our firm offers free legal consultations to all injury victims interested in learning about their rights and options under California law. After receiving our thorough and objective feedback about your legal situation, you’ll be empowered to make informed decisions as your situation evolves. We don’t believe in “selling” our services, so trust that you’ll never be pressured to file a legal action or retain our firm to represent your interests.
As it would be an honor to work with you, we’re here to support your legal needs if you choose to take action. To learn more about our firm and to clarify your unique legal situation, schedule a free case evaluation by calling (888) 848-5084 or contacting us online. We look forward to speaking with you.
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