Campbell Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you deserve fair compensation for your property damage, medical bills, emotional pain and suffering, loss of income and other harm caused by the crash. Filing a claim against an insurance company without an attorney might sound like an easy task. However, you will quickly find out that insurance companies are not on your side. Insurance companies diminish the value of the claims, and many injured victims have trouble getting even their medical bills covered.
We know this is a difficult time for you. You are not alone. The knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Solution Now Law Firm are here to offer you advice, counseling, and passionate legal representation. Our Campbell car accident lawyers will address all your questions and fight for your rights so you can focus on healing.
Negligent Drivers Injure Innocent Victims Every Day
According to California’s Office of Traffic Safety, 3,563 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2018. Nearly a third of those fatalities involved alcohol consumption. Of those who were tested, 42 percent tested positive for legal or illegal drugs. Every year, over 250,000 people are injured in car crashes across the State of California. Do not let yourself become just another statistic. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a car accident, you have the right to seek justice. You have the right to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain you have experienced. Solution Now Law Firm is here to help.
Fighting for Your Rights After All Types of Car Crash Injury
The auto crash attorneys at Solution Now Law Firm help accident victims recover compensation for harm resulting from a variety of injuries, including the following:
- Head trauma
- Burn injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Back and neck injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and internal injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and other lacerations
- Permanent scarring
- Muscle sprains and tears
- Wrongful death
If you have suffered a serious injury in a car crash in Campbell, let us see how we can help you and your family. You do not have to deal with insurance companies and defense lawyers alone. We will evaluate your case, collect evidence and witnesses, argue motions in court, and take your case through trial where necessary. If we cannot obtain a favorable settlement, we will take it all the way to a jury decision. We fight for the compensation you deserve.
Types of Car Accidents
Car crashes can happen for a variety of reasons and in many different ways. Some types of accidents are more likely when certain vehicles or road conditions are involved, and some kinds are more dangerous than others. Below, we discuss several of the more common types of auto crashes that our clients experience, giving rise to personal injury claims. Whatever the circumstances, if you were in a car wreck due to someone else’s negligence, the dedicated Campbell car accident lawyers at Solution Now Law Firm can help you recover monetary compensation for your injuries and expenses.
Rear-end collisions occur when one car slams into another car from behind. These accidents are common at stop signs and stoplights when the driver in the back is not paying attention, or when a driver in front has to make a sudden stop due to an unexpected hazard. Rear-end collisions are also common in parking lots, garages, and driveways.
Even low-speed rear-end collisions or “fender-benders” can cause significant spine, neck, and back injury, including whiplash syndrome. Due to the physics involved, a person’s head and neck can travel at a much higher speed in a crash impact than even the two cars involved. While the outside of the vehicles may appear relatively undamaged, the victim’s neck may have been overextended, leading to chronic pain, stiffness, and functional limitations. Always see a doctor after a rear-end collision, even if it was low speed.
Rollover accidents occur when a car ends up with its top-side down and bottom-side up either during an accident or as it rests after an accident. A rollover can occur either from impact or from being forced to make a sharp turn at high speeds. Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, and they can be the most terrifying type of car crash to experience. They are more common in large vehicles such as tractor-trailers and buses, especially where the truck’s load is unbalanced or where the road is icy or wet.
T-bone or “broadside” accidents occur when the front of one car smashes into the side of another vehicle, either on the driver’s side or the passenger’s side. T-bone crashes often occur at intersections when one car runs through a stoplight or stop sign, or when someone makes a left turn either unexpectedly or while another vehicle fails to notice the maneuver. T-bone crashes are incredibly dangerous, often causing severe injury to either the driver or front-seat passenger, depending on which side the collision occurs.
Head-on collisions are perhaps the most deadly form of accident. When two cars collide front-to-front, it is likely to cause serious damage to both vehicles and to cause all occupants to experience an intense impact. Occupants may be thrown from the vehicle if they were not restrained, and even if they stay in the vehicle, they are likely to experience head trauma, cuts from broken glass, bone fractures, pulled muscles, and other serious injuries.
Head-on collisions are apt to occur when one person swerves into oncoming traffic. They may be moving over intentionally in order to pass but without correctly judging their window of opportunity, or a driver can swerve unintentionally due to drowsiness, intoxication, wet or icy roads, or to avoid an unexpected hazard such as a pedestrian or stopped vehicle in front of them.
What Do I Do After An Accident?
A serious car accident can be a jarring, confusing experience. However, the moments after a car accident can be crucial to ensuring that you get the medical treatment you need and building your case for a full recovery. Below are a few steps that anyone involved in a car crash should take after the accident, according to the personal injury legal team at Solution Now Law Firm.
Stop at the Scene, Exchange Contact Information
California law requires all drivers involved in an accident that involved injury or property damage to stop at the scene. Exchange contact information with the other driver(s) involved, including phone numbers, addresses, license plate and vehicle identification numbers, as well as insurance company names, phone numbers, and policy numbers.
Report the Accident
If anyone was seriously injured, call 9-1-1 for emergency services. Even if no one is critically injured, you should still report the accident to the police or CHP. The police will come to investigate the crash, and their report can be an invaluable piece of evidence in proving your case. Drivers in an accident involving injury must also report the accident to the DMV within ten days. You should also report the accident to your insurance company or file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance. Your car accident attorney can help you file your insurance claim and explain what should be said to each insurance company involved.
See a Doctor
If you are seriously hurt in an accident, either you or another party should call 9-1-1, and you should seek emergency treatment. If you do not require emergency treatment, it is still important to see a doctor as soon as possible after leaving the scene of the crash. Your doctor may discover that you have latent injuries that you didn’t know about, such as internal bleeding, organ damage, or traumatic brain injury. These injuries can be difficult to self-diagnose, but if left untreated they could quickly become more serious, and even fatal.
Additionally, the sooner you see a doctor after a crash, the stronger your proof of damages will be. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will look for any reason to downplay your claim, including by arguing that your injuries were caused by some other event outside of the car crash. By seeing a medical professional immediately after the accident, you are stripping the defense of their ability to make that argument. You will have a much easier time proving that the damages you have suffered were, indeed, caused by the negligent driver who caused your crash.
Collect Evidence: Witness Statements, Photographs, Police Reports
If you are able to move after a crash, it is time to start building your case. Take photos of the scene of the accident, including both vehicles, both drivers and the surrounding area. Speak with witnesses and collect their contact information so you can speak with them later. Look around for any other evidence you may use, such as security cameras or traffic cameras. Get a copy of the police report. Keep copies of any documents that are generated in connection with your accident, including communications with your insurance company, medical records, medical bills, communications with your employer, and others. These documents can become extremely useful for you and your attorney when later arguing your case or negotiating a settlement.
Be Careful What You Say
While at the scene and throughout the course of your car accident claim, it is important to be careful what you say about the accident. Do not admit fault or downplay your injuries. Apologizing to the other driver or other people involved can be used as an admission of guilt. Telling witnesses or the other driver, or posting on your social media, that you are “fine” after an accident can be used by insurance companies to limit your payout. As a general rule, the less you say about a crash to anyone other than your attorney, the stronger your case will be.
Call a Lawyer
A seasoned personal injury lawyer is vital in securing the compensation you are owed after an accident. Most people will not experience a serious car accident more than once in their lives. Your car crash attorney, on the other hand, has been through this process hundreds of times. Your lawyer will know how to work with insurance companies, how to negotiate with defense attorneys, where to look for the strongest evidence, and how to avoid losing out on your rights due to legal technicalities and time limits. After you leave the scene of the accident, speak with a professional car accident injury lawyer to discuss your case.
As a Victim of an Auto Accident, You Deserve Full Compensation
The car accident legal team at Solution Now Law Firm knows the law and all the players in a personal injury lawsuit. We know what evidence to gather, where to find it, and what arguments to make to give you the strongest chance for maximum compensation. After a car crash, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses, including future costs for surgeries, physical therapy, and nursing care
- Lost income due to time spent away from work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages such as loss of guidance, loss of future income, and loss of companionship
- Punitive damages, if applicable
Speak with a dedicated auto wreck attorney after your Campbell car crash to learn what damages you may be able to recover. Your attorney can help you navigate insurance filings and legal claims, charting a path towards recovering all of the damages you are owed for your injuries. Do not let insurers, employers, and defense attorneys give you the runaround. Get someone on your side who knows the players and who knows how to win.
A Legal Team You Can Trust After Your Campbell Car Accident
The experienced and dedicated car crash injury lawyers at Solution Now Law Firm are ready to fight for your right to the compensation you are owed after a car accident in Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or across the Bay Area. Our car crash legal team will go head-to-head with insurance companies, negligent drivers, employers, auto manufacturers, and any other parties who are legally responsible for your damages. We care first and foremost about the well-being of our clients, and we tailor our representation to the needs and circumstances of each person we represent. Give us a call at 408-256-2871 or reach out via email to set up a free case evaluation today.