Car accidents happen every day in Garden Grove and across southern California. Many of these accidents are minor, and people involved walk away without injuries. Other times, however, car accidents cause severe injuries and damages. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Attorney Chris Lee has over 10 years of experience representing clients who have been injured in car accidents. After an accident, insurance companies often reach out to injured parties to pressure them into settling their claims quickly. Unfortunately, settling a claim too soon can leave injured parties undercompensated. An experienced attorney can help by standing up to insurance adjusters and protecting your rights to a full financial recovery.
Our Garden Grove Car Accident Practice
- After a car accident, our attorneys will handle all of the legal aspects of your case, including knowing the applicable laws, deadlines, and filing requirements. We take on the legal work in the claims process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
- Our law firm will never treat you or your case as a number. We get to know our clients, understand their goals and objectives, and provide them with personalized legal representation. We will communicate with you throughout the legal process and make sure that we are available to answer all of your questions and concerns.
- Our goal is to provide our clients with the best legal experience possible. After an injury accident, we know that a financial recovery will help you recover from your injuries and move past the accident. With this in mind, we will work to maximize your compensation in a settlement agreement or at trial.
Car Accident Compensation
Compensation for a car accident claim depends on case-specific facts and circumstances. Financial recovery for car accidents frequently includes, but is not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Medical expenses include all costs associated with your injuries and recovery, such as ambulance bills, hospital bills, rehabilitation and therapy expenses, in-home services and care, pharmaceutical costs, and medical devices.
If you missed work because of your injuries and necessary medical treatments, you may seek compensation for past and ongoing lost wages. In some cases, you may also be entitled to future lost earnings. For example, if your injuries are permanent and prevent you from returning to work, you may pursue compensation for your lost earning capacity due to your injuries.
Pain and suffering caused by your injuries are noneconomic damages, which means that there is no assigned monetary value. Other noneconomic damages include disability, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. It is more challenging to place a value on noneconomic damages than economic damages, but as a general rule, your noneconomic damages increase with the severity and extent of your injuries.
One or more insurance companies is almost always involved in car accident injury claims. Typically, insurance companies for all responsible parties are involved. If the defendant’s insurance policy does not cover all of your injuries and damages, your own insurance company may also be involved in an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim.
If an insurance company contacts you after an accident, we recommend that you speak with an attorney before giving any statements about the accident and your injuries. Insurance adjusters have one common goal: to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Even your own insurance company will work to keep your claim as low as possible.
Our car accident lawyers know how insurance adjusters operate and the common tactics they use to reduce the amounts of their payments. When you are represented by an attorney, insurance companies are not allowed to contact you directly and will reach out to your attorney instead. Our attorneys handle all negotiations with insurance companies, and they are always prepared to turn down unfair and unreasonable settlement offers to pursue your claim at trial.
Pure Comparative Negligence Laws
In an attempt to eliminate or reduce their liability, defendants and insurance companies in car accident cases frequently blame the injured party for the collision. Our car accident attorneys know that this is a common defense tactic, and they will be prepared to defend these allegations. Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you are not necessarily barred from recovering compensation for your losses.
California is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that fault is allocated between parties, and you may recover compensation from the defendant based on his or her portion of fault. As long as you are not determined to be a 100 percent at fault for the accident, you may pursue compensation from all other parties that are at least partially at fault for the accident.
How We Can Help Your Personal Injury Claim
We do not make promises to our injured clients about quick settlements and fast cash. When we take on a personal injury claim, we take a collaborative approach to pursue compensation that makes our clients whole again. We carefully discover and analyze all evidence in your case and evaluate the extent of your losses. Our attorneys pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
We know that maximizing compensation for our clients means putting in the necessary time and effort to get you the results you deserve. We settle many of our cases, but we are not afraid to take personal injury claims to trial when necessary to secure full and fair compensation. We keep open communication with our clients throughout the legal process and are always available to answer your questions and concerns.
Call Our Garden Grove Car Accident Attorneys
Christopher Lee Law Firm will help injured clients recover the compensation that they deserve. We have experience representing clients with all types of injuries, including catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries and spinal cord damage. Contact our office for a free car accident claim consultation at (714) 889-9147. We know that you may be facing many challenges and struggles after an accident, and we can help you pursue all responsible parties for your injuries and damages.