Auto Accident Personal Injury Claims
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area
Auto accidents are a stressful event for everyone involved—especially the victim. Having a dedicated and experienced team of law professionals and attorneys versed in State of California law on your side will enhance your confidence and help you restore your quality of life.
State of California law states that the driver at fault must pay for the victim’s medical bills, future medical care related to the accident, lost wages, and pain and suffering if there was intentional or negligent misconduct behind the wheel. The amount of compensation can differ from case to case, but without the team of legal experts at Ladva Law Firm in San Francisco, CA, proving intentional negligence and valuing your claim may be difficult. If you’re the victim of a serious auto accident, don’t miss out on the significant compensation that you deserve under the law.
When to seek legal counsel
It doesn’t matter how you were involved in an auto accident. As a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist, if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel, there’s no harm in scheduling a free case evaluation with our car accident lawyers. We’ll help you understand if you’re entitled to compensation and ensure you have all the information you need to file a claim within the statute of limitations.
In the State of California, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim and three years from the date of property damage if your car or other property was destroyed. If the liable parties are related to a state of California or government agency, however, you may have even less time to make a decision and file your claim.
Get professional assistance while talking to your insurance company
Dealing with insurance companies is another aspect of auto accidents that victims often have trouble with on their own. In fact, our research shows that as part of their policy, insurance companies purposefully try to avoid paying responsibly on behalf of their insurance holders. These insurance companies have special departments that are dedicated to figuring out how to pay as little money as possible to victims. Our team can help you speak to your insurance adjuster, review your policy, and make an effective claim the company can’t ignore.
Paying for legal fees after a car accident
Getting the money you deserve can be a tricky endeavor, but it’s well worth your time when a personal injury claim settles in your favor. The Ladva Law Firm in San Francisco, CA, is your legal champion in all matters related to auto accidents. We’re experienced in every aspect of auto accident litigation and are committed to helping our clients through this stressful experience.
We’ll fight hard for your rights without charging you a penny during the process. Our firm has zero upfront fees, will provide a free case evaluation, and will cover 100% of your legal costs until you win. Recovering from an auto accident is stressful enough without the added financial burden of hiring a lawyer. We’ll help you navigate both the costs and legal complexities of your claim so you can focus on getting your life back.
Our attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your current and future medical expenses, your rehabilitation process, current and future lost income and wages, pain and suffering, and your decreased quality of life. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
The damage left behind by a car accident can be devastating. While auto accident injuries vary from person to person and case to case, there are some common types of injuries that can occur after an accident:
Head and Back Injuries: Head injuries are among the most serious car accident injuries. Seated drivers and passengers involved in high-speed collisions can strike their heads against steering wheels, dashboards, or windows. This can cause traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild concussions to comas and lasting cognitive problems. Often extensive medical treatment and long-term medical care are required after such injuries. Head injuries can also lead to skull fractures, hearing loss, and vision problems.
Back injuries: Also common, back injuries from a car accident can cause significant nerve damage. Patients may experience reduced sensation of and control over their arms, hands, legs, feet, and other body parts, while more serious forms of spinal damage can leave patients permanently paralyzed. Less severe and more common are herniated disks. This tends to be less severe than spinal damage or head injuries, but can still cause significant problems. Patients often experience numb or tingling sensations, muscle weakness, and arm or leg pain.
Neck Injuries: Whiplash is one of the most well-known injuries to occur from automobile accidents. Sudden movement of the head and neck (such as from a rear-end collision) can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage. Whiplash injuries can differ from person to person, depending on the accident and the health of the person involved in it. Generalized neck pain and swelling is also fairly common. It is also not unheard of for patients to suffer temporary vocal cord paralysis after a car accident.
Chest Injuries: Blunt force trauma from car accidents can cause serious injuries to the chest area, including broken ribs and collapsed lungs. People with heart problems can go into traumatic cardiac arrest from an accident. Internal bleeding in the chest area can be an immediate problem following an accident. Damage to internal organs, the pelvis, and the abdomen can also occur. These kinds of injuries require immediate medical attention.
Other Car Accident Injuries: No part of the body is safe during a car accident. Injuries to the arms, legs, hands and feet are quite common. Accidents involving pedestrians can see leg and foot damages in addition to all those mentioned above.Another common injury following a car accident is emotional distress. People most often drive or ride in a car with friends and family members. Serious car crashes can leave emotional scars on those who suffered serious injuries as well as those who witnessed them. Counseling and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and similar psychological injuries is fairly common.
Injured in a Car Accident?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, speak to our experienced auto accident injury attorneys. Call today (415) 539-0472 or fill out our simple Free Case Evaluation Form to get a free auto accident case evaluation.
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