2015 witnessed a dramatic surge of motor accidents. Car accidents hit a record high mainly due to a stronger economy and affordable fuel prices. California was one of the hardest hit states. The unfortunate bit is that the ramifications of a car accident follow you long after the incident. If you are injured, you suffer physically, emotionally and even financially. Simi Valley car accident lawyers understand the trauma and confusion that comes after a car accident. If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, you can seek legal redress and compensation. Here are some reasons why you are better off with legal representation from a personal injury lawyer.
Filing claims is time bound
The statute of limitations puts a restriction on the time frame victims have to file a claim. After an accident, you have a period of between one and two years to sue. If you do not file your case within this period, then you give up the right to sue. In light of this, any hope of compensation lies in making a claim promptly. Understandably, you may still be dealing with the trauma of an accident, and this is why you need a lawyer to represent you.
You could be unsure about the value of your claim
Unless you are an expert, it can be very hard to calculate or even estimate the value of your claim. On your own, you may only consider medical bills or the damage on the property. However, there are many other considerations such as loss of earning, the likelihood of disability, the need for short or long-term care, mental trauma and pain. An experienced personal accident lawyer will ask the relevant question before calculating your claim amount.
The insurance company is giving you a hard time
Insurance companies have been known to intimidate victims when a claim needs to be paid. Some companies may keep stalling on making a compensation which can be very frustrating. In most cases, they will try to make the victim settle for less. Dealing with insurance adjusters after you have undergone an accident trauma can be frustrating. This is why you need a lawyer who will not be pressured or intimated by the liable party.
Proving liability is complex
No one is quick to accept liability. Car accident cases are often marred by conflict and dispute. All the parties involved will try to bring evidence to show that they were not responsible. It, therefore, becomes very hard to prove a breach of duty. There are many elements that must be considered when proving a case. As such, you need an experienced attorney who will explore all angles to support your case.
If you have been involved in an accident, you can benefit greatly from a personal injury attorney. Our attorneys in Simi Valley are an asset in the following ways.
No win, no fees
There are very few attorneys who have enough confidence in their experience to charge on a contingency basis. Our lawyers will only charge you if they secure you compensation for injuries and loss.
Our attorneys can serve clients from different locations in California. When you are injured in California, we will send one of our experts who is closest to you. This assures you that we will be there when you need us.
Extensive experience and knowledge of the law
Over the years, we have gained vast experience in dealing with car accident cases in California. Personal injury cases involving accidents are not always straightforward. There are also various legal and medical terms involved. We handle all the aspects of the case for you as you recuperate.
We do what’s best for our clients
Most car accident cases are settled outside of court. For this, we have lawyers who have good negotiating skills. However, should we feel that the case needs to go to trial, we do not back away from a court settlement. We have a team of lawyers who can offer aggressive representation. We work to serve the best interests of our clients in any case brought to us.
Your best bet at a fair compensation is enlisting the services of a personal injury attorney. Contact us today and let us do what we do best, secure you adequate compensation for your injury and loss.