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Auto Accident Attorney in California

Auto accidents occur every hour of every day. They are one of the most common sources of personal injuries. Drivers responsible for the accident are liable for any damages, whether that's personal bodily injury or property damage. Insurance payouts that are fair and adequate can cover the costs of some damage, but oftentimes, it's not enough. When it's not enough, you may need a personal injury lawyer who has specific experience with auto accidents. 

At Kashou Law Group, APC, our auto accident attorney in California can help you file a solid, well-supported personal injury claim to ensure you receive just and fair compensation. Contact us online or at (619) 963-2030 to schedule a Free Case Evaluation!

Common Auto Accident Injuries 

Injuries sustained from auto accidents can range anywhere from minor to fatal. The types of immediate bodily injuries often involved in personal injury claims include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic pain

Any and all of the above injuries can be serious and life-threatening. All bodily injuries – regardless of their severity – are compensable if you are the victim of the accident. In many cases, psychological, mental, and emotional injuries are also compensable.

Types of Auto Accidents

The type of injuries you sustain depends on the type and manner of the car accident. Common types of crashes include:

  • Head-on collisions, which are among the most devastating types of collisions that result in serious and life-threatening bodily injuries
  • Rear-end accidents, which are among the most common and frequently result in whiplash
  • Side-impact collisions, which are common, usually occur at intersections and result in a range of injuries depending on where the vehicle was struck
  • Roll-over accidents, which are less common but result in head and neck injuries
  • Sideswipe accidents, which are less common and occur when one of two or more vehicles traveling parallel with each other swipes the side of the other vehicle
  • Blind spot accidents, which are less common and occur when one vehicle fails to spot another vehicle while changing or merging into another lane

The type of car accident can indicate liability for property and bodily damages. It's important to remember, though, that accidents can be complex events, and so though the type may initially and seemingly indicate fault, a thorough investigation must be conducted for a clear understanding of where liability falls.  

Benefits of Filing a Personal Injury Claim 

After a car accident, insurance companies will investigate the cause of the wreck to see who was at fault. They will then offer to cover the victim's expenses. Insurance companies, however, are for-profit entities. They make money by bringing in premium payments and increase profit margins by minimizing the amount of money they pay out in settlements.

When an insurance company offers a settlement, that offer may not represent the true value of fair compensation a victim deserves. Victims should be compensated for their:

  • Medical bills, past, and future
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages, past, and future
  • Reduced earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • And more

Frequently, insurance settlement offers only cover property damage and medical bills, and only those expenses incurred to date. Sometimes the settlement will also include lost wages, but again, it may only include the wages lost to date and not future wages or loss of earned income. Much of it depends on the rules of your jurisdiction.

By hiring a lawyer and pursuing these other forms of compensation, accident victims can fight for what they really deserve. 

Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer in California Today

Auto accidents can be straightforward or complex. Regardless of which, it is in your best interests to speak to an auto accident attorney. At Kashou Law Group, APC, we work hard for our clients to obtain fair and just compensation. Contact us using our online form or by calling us directly at (619) 963-2030 to schedule a Free Case Evaluation!

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