Thousands of people are Injury in avoidable incidents every day in the Bay Area and throughout the state. In many cases, these accidents occur through no fault of their own and often leave victims with significant medical expenses and other losses. In fact, sometimes, their lives will never be the same.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident in California, you probably have a lot of questions. Below, we answer some of the most common questions accident victims have. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer.
Can I Recover Compensation?
Unsurprisingly, the first question that many accident victims have is, “can I recover compensation?” The short answer is that you can usually recover compensation if your accident was someone else’s fault. For example, if someone ran a stop sign and slammed into you, you can probably recover damages. Similarly, if you slipped and fell in a grocery store because of a wet floor that no one had cleaned up, you probably have a claim. An attorney can review the facts of your case and let you know about your legal rights.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
If you do have a case, your next question is probably, “How much is my case worth?” The value of your case depends on a number of factors, including how badly you were hurt, your prognosis, your occupation, and whether you were partially at fault for your accident.
Do I Need to Retain an Attorney?
If you know that you have a claim and the other party has admitted fault, you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer. As an accident victim, you should be aware that every insurance company in the United States is trying to make money by paying out as little as they possibly can. They will look for every possible way to deny your claim/Injury entirely, and if they can’t, they will engage in tactics designed to get you to settle for less than you deserve.
The best way to ensure that you get the full value of your personal injury claim is to retain a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. An attorney will evaluate your claim and determine whether you are entitled to compensation. In addition, your lawyer will deal with the insurance company for you and try to negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, your attorney will likely take your case to court in order to pursue the compensation you are entitled to under California law.
Call Us Today to Speak with a California Personal Injury Attorney
At The Kuvara Law Firm, our skilled team of personal injury lawyers fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Whether you were injured in a car wreck or in a construction accident, we have the legal skill and acumen to protect your rights and hold negligent parties accountable. To schedule a free case evaluation with a lawyer, call our office today or contact us online.