Inland Empire Car Accident Lawyer
An Inland Empire car accident lawyer from Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP can work to protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly after an accident. We can represent you if you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else.
Whether you were in an accident involving a car, motorcycle, or truck, you can file a lawsuit with the help of an attorney. This is typically the best way to ensure you receive compensation for your injuries.
Types of Car Accidents
An Inland Empire car accident lawyer can represent you after you have been in any type of accident:
- Rear-End Collision
- Head-On Collision
- T-Bone Accident
As long as your accident was caused, at least in part, by the negligence of someone else, you may have a case and be able to successfully file a lawsuit.
Determining Fault and Comparative Negligence
One of the most important things that we do is determine negligence or fault after an accident. Pinpointing precisely who and what caused your accident and proving their negligence is critical because it will directly influence how much money you receive for your injuries.
In California, both parties can be considered partially negligent depending on the accident’s specifics. As long as the other driver was 51 percent or more at fault, you can recover financial compensation. However, the amount you receive will be directly reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you. This means that if your claim is worth $20,000, and you were 10 percent negligent, you would then only receive $18,000 as your financial award.
Comparative negligence makes the collection of convincing evidence all the more important, and your Inland Empire car accident lawyer will help you throughout this process. Certain types of evidence are especially useful for determining fault in car accidents:
- Police reports
- Footage from traffic cameras
- Eyewitness testimony
Your Doctor Plays an Important Role
When you visit your doctor after an accident, be certain to receive a full medical evaluation. Even if you think you feel fine, there is always the possibility that shock or adrenaline is preventing you from experiencing the full extent of your injuries.
Make certain to mention any headaches, dizziness, or other non-physical symptoms as well, as these could be indicative of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Your medical file and your doctor’s notes and testimony will play a critical role in your eventual trial. Your doctor’s medical testimony can help us demonstrate the true extent of your injuries, allowing us to prove that you deserve to be compensated.
Common Accident Injuries
There are certain injuries that are more likely to be sustained during a car accident than others. Common or not, if you have suffered an injury of any sort, call our office to speak with an Inland Empire car accident lawyer.
- Head Injury – A traumatic brain injury, including a concussion, can have lasting emotional, physical, and mental consequences, and you should be compensated for any you experience.
- PTSD – Often going undiagnosed, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can significantly impact both how you feel and your ability to function on a daily basis. Once diagnosed, speak with an Inland Empire car accident lawyer about your options.
- Back Injury – A back injury can be debilitating, and some people never fully recover from them. Paralysis, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae are all possible injuries.
- Broken Bone – If your bone was broken in an accident, you should be compensated for the inconveniences it caused, along with your medical expenses.
Even if your injuries do not manifest immediately, you may still have a case. The key is to file a claim as soon as you become aware of the injury. In California, you only have two years to do so before reaching the statute of limitations and being unable to file.
Preparing Your Case
From the moment you contact us, an Inland Empire car accident lawyer from Dickson, Kohan & Bablove will begin preparing your case for the eventuality of going to court.
While it’s true that many accident cases are settled out of court, making this happen sometimes requires the tangible possibility of a court-rendered verdict. Otherwise, many insurance companies and opposing legal teams will attempt to draw negotiations out as long as possible or offer settlements that are far less than what you deserve.
Sometimes filing a lawsuit is the only way to convince these entities to negotiate in good faith, so it’s important to begin working with us as soon as possible. Building a case and opening negotiations will all take time, and you don’t want to miss your window of opportunity for compensation.
Get More with an Inland Empire Car Accident Lawyer
When you work with an attorney, you gain the benefit of years of legal experience. We know what needs to be taken into account when determining the value of your case. As such, we can provide you with sound advice regarding whether you should accept a settlement offer or proceed to court.
The key to maximizing your compensation is to ensure you are compensated for all areas of financial loss:
- Medical bills and cost of therapy
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost wages and income due to time off work
- Long-term disability
- Home and vehicle modifications made to accommodate an injury
- Pain and suffering
Have Your Settlement Offer Reviewed
If you have been handling your case on your own but are not sure of whether to accept a settlement offer, call our office to speak with an Inland Empire car accident lawyer.
It is in your best interest to have all offers reviewed to ensure that you are being treated fairly and are not missing out on compensation that is rightfully yours.
Schedule Your Consultation
Get your questions answered, go over the facts of your case, and learn more about your options by speaking with an Inland Empire car accident lawyer from our office. Our attorneys will take your case as seriously as you do and help you throughout the process:
- Investigate your case
- Ensure that your rights are protected
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- File a lawsuit on your behalf
- Maximize the value of your injury claim