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After an accident, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself while making sure you get the help you need.
California is a comparative negligence state, which means that any person involved in an accident might be responsible for a percentage of the blame. If a driver ran a stop sign and hit a drunk pedestrian or a car that stopped so its driver could check the directions, he might bear most but not all the blame for what happened. The drunk pedestrian or the driver of the other stopped car would be assigned some blame, so that percentage would reduce any settlement they win.
As your attorney in accident cases, part of our job is to prove that your negligence was as small as possible to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. The comparative negligence principle applies to most personal injury cases in California but not in Workers’ Compensation cases.
No. Insurance companies are anxious to settle for as little as possible. Before accepting an offer from an insurance company, make sure to talk to an attorney at the Ariel Law Group.
No. Your attorney should handle all communication.
In California, claims have a statute of limitation, so you have two years to file a claim in most cases, although the law makes some exceptions. While this gives you time to see if injuries and other losses are an ongoing concern, you should contact us as soon as possible after the accident. The facts of your case are much easier to establish right after the event than two years later.
You may be awarded economic and non-economic damages when your case is settled. Economic compensation might include past and future medical bills and past and future lost wages. You might also be awarded damages for non-economic factors such as stress, inconvenience, pain and suffering resulting from physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and even punitive damages.
As your attorney, we can estimate the type and proposed dollar figure for the damages your case might support.
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The attorneys at the Ariel law Group have 30 years of experience and a track record of winning big settlements for their clients. We are upfront about the costs of pursuing your case and the fees we will earn. We can communicate with you in English and Spanish, so nothing about your case will get lost in translation.
At Ariel Law Group, we have a team of experienced and competent attorneys who specialize in motor accident liability law, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, and premises liability, along with Workers’ Compensation. Call or text us at 888-888-2598 or 760-760-1010, send us an email, or fill out the form below to set up an appointment. Free consultations in English and Spanish.
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