San Diego Car Accident Lawyers
We Help Victims of Car Accidents Pursue Justice and Fair Compensation
Car accidents are a leading cause of death and catastrophic injury in the United States. Hundreds of accidents occur each day in San Diego County and throughout California. While many are minor fender-benders requiring only a visit to the body shop, other accidents can be life-changing events, resulting in serious injuries, lengthy hospital stays, long period of recovery and permanent disability.
Drivers who cause accidents due to negligence or recklessness are required to pay compensation, called “damages”, to their victims. Although all motorists are required to have liability insurance to cover such damages, nearly 15% of California drivers do not. Moreover, even drivers who have coverage are often underinsured for the damages they cause. California’s minimum financial responsibility law – requiring $15,000 in coverage for injury to one person and $30,000 for injuries to multiple people – was enacted in 1974. Nearly 50 years later, those dollar amounts still have not changed.
Navigating the liability, damages and insurance issues arising from a car accident requires experienced legal representation. Call the San Diego accident attorneys at Coast Law Group for a free consultation today.
Retaining an Experienced Accident Attorney is Essential
California’s auto insurance companies are part of multi-billion dollar industry. These companies make money by collecting insurance premium payments, not by paying claims. They have virtually limitless resources to fight and often resist paying accident victims, even when there is no legitimate dispute about liability or damages. Insurance companies recognize this leverage and seek to resolve claims quickly and cheaply – paying fair compensation to accident victims is contrary to their bottom-line interests.
Our personal injury team at Coast Law Group is comprised of highly experienced San Diego auto accident lawyers. We understand how insurance companies operate and how they often employ bad-faith tactics in an effort to force low ball settlements. Our mission is to level the playing field and ensure our clients are fairly compensated following an accident. Do not take on the insurance giants alone – call us today.
Our highly capable lawyers will be there every step of the way to provide you with best-in-class quality of legal guidance and representation. If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, or if your loved one died in a fatal accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our firm as soon as possible so we can immediately act to preserve your rights and hold the at-fault party’s insurance company accountable.
Types of Recoverable Damages
Victims of car accidents are often entitled to compensation, called damages. While the amount of recoverable damages varies case by case and victim by victim, these may include:
• Medical Expenses: These include the costs of any medical services associated with the accident, including consultations, surgeries, hospitalization, prescription medications, etc. Future medical expenses may also be recoverable if additional care is expected.
• Lost Wages: If a DUI victim misses work because of an accident, he / she may be able to recover lost income, even if their paycheck was not reduced. Victims who suffer long term injuries may also be eligible to recover future lost wages.
• Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages include not just physical and emotional pain and suffering but also inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, disfigurement and other types of harm.
If You’ve Been Involved in a Car Accident
Always first take care of your health and safety. Call 911 if you sustained an injury and need medical care and get out of the roadway and to a safe place.
If anyone was injured, you are required by law to notify the California Highway Patrol or local police within 24 hours after the accident. You also need to file a report with the California Department of Motor Vehicles if there were injuries, fatalities, or any property damage worth more than $1,000.
We are Here
Call Coast Law Group at (760) 942-8505 to discuss your options for legal action and potential compensation. An attorney on our injury team will thoroughly review your case, independently investigate the accident, and interface with insurance adjusters. We will help you navigate the road ahead to ensure that you are treated fairly and that justice is diligently pursued.