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How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me If I Was Hurt in a San Jose Car Crash?

 Posted on December 14, 2021 in Car Accident

CA injury lawyerCar accidents affect the lives of millions of people each year in the United States. Some car accident victims are able to walk away from the crash relatively unscathed. Others are left with severe or permanent injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident, you may benefit from working with a personal injury attorney.

Gathering and Preserving Evidence

Whether you reach a settlement with the insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit, you will need evidence of:

  • The at-fault party’s liability
  • The extent of your injuries
  • The financial impact the injuries had on your ability to work

Your lawyer can help you obtain the evidence needed and ensure that the evidence does not get lost or destroyed.

Building a Claim for Compensation

Anyone who has been in a severe wreck can tell you that life is never quite the same after the crash. However, car accident victims may be entitled to monetary damages that can, at least in part, compensate them for what they went through.

Compensation may be available for:

  • Medical expenses resulting from the accident including emergency room treatment, hospital care, and ongoing medical needs such as physical therapy
  • The damage to the vehicle and the property inside the vehicle
  • Lost income from the time you had to take off of work
  • Non-financial harm caused by the accident including your pain and suffering

Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a car accident is much easier said than done. Insurance companies may offer a low settlement soon after the accident in hopes of avoiding a larger payout. They may also try to deny liability entirely by claiming that you are partially or fully at fault for the crash. Your lawyer can help you build a strong case for compensation and represent you during settlement negotiations with the insurance company.

Representing You in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The at-fault party’s insurance company is usually responsible for compensating a car accident victim for his or her damages. However, sometimes, negotiations with the insurance claims adjuster do not result in a reasonable offer from the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to give you what you deserve, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. Your lawyer can handle communications with the insurance company, file court paperwork, and represent you during the lawsuit.

Contact a Santa Clara County Car Accident Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident, a personal injury attorney can provide legal advice and advocacy throughout your case. Contact Palo Alto car crash injury attorney Cory Fuller for a free, confidential case assessment today.




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