Injured in a Car Crash in Modesto, Stockton or Turlock?
If you have been hurt or lost a family member in a car accident, you are not alone. In fact, motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of injury and death throughout the United States. According to the California Highway Patrol, there were approximately 1,011 traffic crashes which resulted in injury or death in Modesto in 2013, in addition to 304 in Stockton and 249 in Turlock. People are injured and killed every day on the roads nationwide, and unfortunately in many cases, the accident victim or surviving family members are denied their right to fair compensation.
If it can be proven that the accident was caused by the other driver, you have a right to demand monetary damages by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A Modesto car accident lawyer from Scott Mitchell Law Office can represent you in a claim against the other driver's liability insurance policy with the goal of recovering the full compensation that you deserve.
Call (209) 529-7406 to discuss your claim with a skilled legal professional.
Examples of Fault in a Car Accident
There are many ways to recover a settlement or jury verdict in a car accident claim, but they all depend on being able to prove that the other driver is to blame for causing the collision. Fault for a collision usually comes in the form of some sort of driver negligence. Through the examination of police accident reports, witness testimonies, and accident recreations, we can create a case that proves the other driver's fault and maximizes your chances of recovering a fair settlement.
The following can all be considered driver negligence:
- Failing to yield
- Failing to check blind spots
- Driving while intoxicated
If successful, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. In certain situations where a driver acted with extreme recklessness, punitive damages may also be awarded. In the event that the other driver has no insurance or if his or her insurance is not enough to cover your costs, you may be able to file a claim against your own uninsured / underinsured motorist policy. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case-basis, it is urgent you contact our firm to review your legal options.
Retain No-Risk Representation Today
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, our Modesto car accident attorneys understand the anguish you must be experiencing and are prepared to do everything within our power to help you get back on your feet. We believe that nobody should be denied quality legal advocacy for reasons of financial hardship, therefore we choose to offer our services on a contingency fee basis. In other words, if we are not successful on your behalf, you will not pay us a dime for our services.
We want to help you obtain the full compensation that you need and deserve to cover your costs and offset the economic impact of your accident, and we are ready to fight for you!