You Deserve Compensation After A Car Accident. We Will Help You Fight For It.
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 periods 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. That’s why you should contact our trial-tested accident attorneys at Coast Law Group LLP for a free consultation today.
Don’t Face Insurance Companies Without An Experienced Accident Attorney
California’s auto insurance companies are part of multibillion-dollar industry. These companies make money by collecting insurance premium payments, not by paying claims. They have virtually limitless resources to find reasons to deny claims, and they 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 is comprised of highly experienced auto accident lawyers. We understand how insurance companies operate and how they often employ bad-faith tactics in an effort to force lowball 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; put us in your corner.
Types Of Recoverable Damages
Victims of car accidents are often entitled to compensation, called damages. While the amount of recoverable damages varies by case, 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 crash victim misses work because of an accident, they 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.
The financial value of an accident claim can be calculated in several ways, and it is often a matter of debate. We understand how to accurately assess and document all your losses in order to maximize your financial recovery.
If You Have Been Involved In A Car Accident, We Are Here To Help
When you contact our firm, an attorney on our injury team will thoroughly review your case, independently investigate the accident, and communicate with insurance adjusters so you don’t have to. We will help you navigate the road ahead to ensure that you are treated fairly and that justice is diligently pursued.
Call Coast Law Group LLP at 760-670-4554 to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can also reach out online. Our firm is based in Encinitas, and we serve clients in San Diego County and throughout California.