California Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, we are here to help.
Being in a vehicle accident can be a painful and costly experience, but an experienced accident injury attorney can help you recover the most reimbursement for damages suffered as a result of the accident. Before you file an insurance claim, it may benefit your cause to contact an accident lawyer to get a consultation about your case.
Contacting an accident attorney about your case can help get you the proper medical attention, assess the overall damages that were suffered, and give you a proper explanation of any legal options that you may have moving forward.
Some types of damages that may be able to be recovered include medical expenses, loss of income or job opportunities, loss of property, emotional suffering, physical suffering, loss of consortium (affection, love, companionship), and possibly punitive damages.
Heidari Law Group has a seasoned team of accident lawyers that can help you get the proper restitutions if you have been injured in a car accident or vehicle crash. Types of accident cases that we handle often:
- Car Accidents
- Ride Share Negligence
- Motorcycle Accident Attorney
- Trucking Accident
- Aviation and Airline Attorney
What Causes Vehicle Accidents?
Many different things can factor into the cause of a vehicle accident, but there are some factors that are more frequently responsible than others. Here are the most common causes of vehicle accidents in California:
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Wet road conditions
- Vehicle part or design defects
- Tailgating other drivers
- Potholes or other dangerous road conditions
- Reckless driving habits
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Teenage drivers
- Making an improper turn
- Driving tired
- Heavy fog with low visibility
- Animals crossing the road
- Illegal street racing
- Driving at night with poor vision
Elements in California Accident Cases
Showing that the other party’s negligent action was the cause of the accident & subsequent damages suffered requires four distinct elements to be proven in the court. The plaintiff must prove liability for the accident in the sense that:
- The defendant had a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner;
- The defendant violated that duty;
- The other driver’s actions are what caused the accident;
- The accident was the direct cause of damages suffered.
Evidence is critical in being able to prove liability for accident cases. Our team can help you gather the proof needed to support your case which may include finding photos, video, and witness testimony from officers who investigated the accident.
Comparative Fault Laws in California
Comparative fault law, also known as comparative negligence, allows a person injured from an accident to recover damages from the other party even if they were not fully responsible for causing the accident. The amount that can be recovered in these situations is reduced based on the % of liability that the injured person has in the overall contribution to causing the accident. This law is modified in different states around the country, but in California, the law is considered to be a “pure comparative fault” where the plaintiff’s negligence offsets the defendant’s liability.
Injuries Frequently Associated with Accidents
A large portion of personal injury cases in California is based on getting compensation for medical expenses caused by a car or truck accident. Whether or not the individual was wearing a seat belt can have a massive impact on how severe the injuries are.
These are some of the most common injuries that occur with auto accidents:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and scrapes
- Muscle, ligament, tendon or other soft tissue damage
- Head & chest injuries
- Arm, leg, and knee injuries
In the case of any injury after an accident, the best thing to do is seek immediate medical attention.
Speak to a California Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, speak to an accident injury attorney today to see what can be done. At Heidari Law, we offer free consultations where we can help you figure out if hiring a lawyer is right for your case. Schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 1-833-225-5454 or email us at [email protected] to get in contact with a highly-qualified accident lawyer today.