When Do You Have a Valid California Car Accident Claim?
After a car accident, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. You have been injured and need to focus on recovery, but you are unable to due to issues created by you not being able to work and potentially being given the run around by insurance companies. If you are the sole financial supporter in your family, not having financial security while you are recovering from your injuries can have a substantial impact on your family’s future. It is important to remember, however, that you have rights as an injured victim in California.
Experienced Long Beach car accident attorney Joseph H. Low IV is committed to helping victims of car accidents obtain the money they need to recover and have financial security, and believes it important that car accident victims and everyone else understand their legal rights.
A personal injury victim in California has the right to hold the person or entity at-fault for the accident liable for their losses in civil court, which basically means that you can sue the person that caused your accident for the money you have lost as a result of medical bills and lost time from work. You can even get money for pain and suffering. But there is a catch. In order for the accident to be considered a personal injury, it must have been caused by negligence.
As a car accident victim, if your injuries were caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another, whether it is a distracted driver, speeding driver, fatigued truck operator, or even the city or state agency responsible for repairing and maintaining the road, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. To be successful, it must be proven that negligence was the direct cause of your injuries.
The at-fault party and their insurance company will fight every step of the way to avoid having to pay you the compensation you deserve, but with an aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side, you can fight back. To find out more about your legal rights and to discuss your accident with our legal team, call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today for a consultation at (888) 454-5569.