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Car Accident
in Roseville

Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are a common sight in Roseville. According to the state’s Office of Traffic Safety, our city saw 920 car accidents in 2018 resulting in injuries or death, and our county as a whole saw nearly 2,400! Accidents cause enormous complications for those involved, including lost income and expensive medical care, in addition to the stress of dealing with bodily injuries.

At our firm, we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Many people, unfortunately, believe that they can handle their insurance claim on their own when the reality is far different.

Negligence on the
Road Is Deadly

Many car accidents are caused by careless, reckless, and dangerous drivers. These people fail to operate their vehicles with sufficient care, which under California law makes them at fault whenever they collide with another car.

There are many types of negligence, including:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to check a blind spot before passing
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Driving while chemically impaired, such as with alcohol or drugs
  • Driving while tired
  • Passing illegally
  • Using a cell phone while driving

Sometimes even the simplest mistake—such as taking your eyes off the road to check on a child in the back seat—can lead to tragedy.

Under California law, negligent drivers are liable for the injuries and losses they cause. However, proving negligence is often harder than many people realize. We can use many types of evidence, such as your own testimony or cell phone records, to establish what happened in the moments leading up to a collision.

How an Attorney Will Help

Insurers rarely make fair settlement offers to accident victims. Instead, many drag their heels or even try to push responsibility for the wreck onto the victim’s shoulders. When they finally offer a settlement, it is usually only a fraction of what a victim deserves.

Our law office can help by:

  • Handling all communications between you and the insurance companies.
  • Gathering all relevant information for a claim, such as proof of medical care and the severity of your injuries.
  • Analyzing the facts to determine what will qualify as a fair settlement.
  • Negotiating with an insurer to increase compensation to the maximum amount allowed under the law.

With our firm by their side, many clients report feeling a tremendous relief, knowing that we are doing the heavy lifting while they can focus on getting well

Compensation Should Be Fair

A settlement should provide damages to make up for the losses a client suffers as a result of an accident:

  • A settlement should provide damages to make up for the losses a client suffers as a result of an accident:
  • Lost income or wages. If your injuries prevent you from working, you should receive damages to make up for the lost income.
  • Property damage. Your car probably needs to be repaired, and you might have suffered damage to other property in the car, such as a cell phone.
  • Pain and suffering. Car accidents do more than cost a victim money. They also cause pain, fright, embarrassment, and anger. This suffering deserves fair compensation as well.

In our experience, insurers typically make “lowball” offers, at least initially. They hope that unwary accident victims will quickly grab at the offer. But every settlement comes with conditions—once you accept the settlement, you can’t come back for more. For this reason, it is vital to work with a seasoned Roseville car accident lawyer to carefully review any settlement and fight for more compensation.

California Laws Related
to Car Accidents

Many laws can come into play after a wreck, and you will need a Roseville injury attorney who understands how these laws apply to your case.

For example, California is a pure comparative negligence state. Under this law, our clients can contribute to their accidents by being negligent, such as by speeding themselves or failing to look where they are going. So long as someone else is at least 1% responsible for the wreck, however, a victim can sue for damages. But the comparative negligence law has a big catch—your damages are reduced by your proportion of fault. So a client who is 65% to blame for an accident will only receive 35% of her damages.

California’s statute of limitations also requires that car accident lawsuits be brought within two years. Any delay can see a case get thrown out of court, and you will lose your ability to receive money.

Contact a Roseville
Car Accident Lawyer Today

The Law Office of Brian P. Azemika can assist you with making an insurance claim following a wreck. To schedule a free, confidential case analysis, please contact our firm today.