How Car Accident Injury Claims Are Handled In California
In California, car accidents happen every day, often resulting in injury. Getting fairly compensated requires the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney.
The Los Angeles attorneys at the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes have helped many people recover the compensation they deserve after a serious car accident. We are experienced litigators. This means we have the knowledge and ability to achieve a successful outcome in trial if insurance companies refuse to provide adequate compensation following an accident. Get in touch with us now to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.
Why Fault Matters In A Personal Injury Case
California has a pure comparative negligence liability system. This means that while a negligent party may be held liable for an accident, courts and insurance adjusters will also factor in any degree of fault on the part of the accident victim. The compensation a victim receives from a negligent party will be offset by their percentage of liability.
Unlike other states, which have no-fault insurance systems, auto insurers in California also take fault into consideration. Any settlement offer that is made will be based on the perceived liability of both parties. This can dramatically impact the accident settlement offer regardless of whether an injured person files a claim through his or her own insurance or the insurance of the at-fault party.
How A Skilled Personal Injury Attorney Can Help After An Auto Accident
Injured individuals should always consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer. A lawyer provides several important services.
The first is ensuring that your claim is valued appropriately. The true cost of an injury is often far greater than people think. In addition to the medical bills, missed work and insurance deductibles, rehabilitation costs and ongoing medical issues are often extensive.
The second is proving liability and fault on the part of the negligent party. Because California’s comparative negligence laws reduce damages based on an injured party’s percentage of fault, accurately assessing fault is incredibly important to a personal injury claim.
Talk To A Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Today
If you suffered an injury in an auto accident in California, a car accident attorney is indispensable in ensuring that you obtain the compensation you need to recover. At the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes, our accessible attorneys are prepared to help you with your claim. Schedule a free consultation today. Call our Los Angeles law office at (323) 549-9100.