Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers
Auto accidents are capable of significantly disrupting a person's life, often presenting many emotional, financial, and physical obstacles. Those who are injured in auto collisions and those families who have lost loved ones in crashes due to another's negligence deserve compensation for medical care; lost income, including potential income; and pain and suffering.
At Crowell Law Offices, our attorneys have earned the respect of insurance company adjusters and insurance company attorneys from the thousands of auto accident cases we have handled over the years. Our ethical professionals will present your case in the best possible light in order to recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another driver, call us at (916) 303-2800. We offer a free consultation to explain your rights under the law.
It is vital that an independent investigation be conducted by an experienced car accident lawyer. Your lawyer will investigate the circumstances of the accident. Witnesses will be interviewed. A written statement will be obtained from them. Photographs will be taken of the accident scene including damage to both vehicles. Your attorney may even bring in an expert at auto accident reconstruction in order to help prove the cause of the accident and who was at fault.
Your car crash likely occurred because of the carelessness or negligence of another driver. When a driver is deemed negligent, that means he or she has behaved behind the wheel in a careless, unsafe manner. The other driver may have attempted to run through a red light. He or she may have been exceeding posted speed limits. The driver may have been distracted while driving, etc. Drivers must at all times exercise "reasonable care" while behind the wheel.
Bringing a Negligence Action
If you have been injured due to another's negligence like cell phone use, texting, speeding, etc., you will most likely bring a negligence action. In order to prove a claim of negligence, four elements have to be proven by the plaintiff. They include the following:
- You must prove that the driver had a duty to operate the motor vehicle with reasonable care.
- You must prove that by their action (or lack of action) the driver breached that duty to exercise "reasonable care."
- You must prove that the cause of the crash was the other driver's breach of their duty to exercise "reasonable care."
- You must prove that as the result of the collision, damages were sustained.
Why Should I Contact an Attorney?
Dealing with auto insurance companies after a crash can be difficult. Many hope that you do not understand your rights under the law and that you will settle for far less compensation than you deserve. A knowledgeable auto accident attorney will know what to expect from insurance companies and the tactics they employ.
Obtaining the Compensation You Deserve
The Northern California vehicle accident attorneys at Crowell Law Offices can deal with insurance companies and help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an auto accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, call (916) 303-2800 for a free case evaluation.