Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
Being involved in an automobile accident can change a victim's life
immediately. While some crashes are relatively simple traffic accidents,
others can be very serious and occur in a variety of ways. In states like
California with significant populations, there are also many more motorists
than other regions operating on a large open highway system to handle
the traffic. The result is an increased likelihood of being involved in
a crash within the state, which in turn means that it is always a good
idea to know beforehand what law firm you would call in case of an accident.
There are some accident cases involving only physical property damage
that insurance company adjusters routinely offer a reasonable settlement.
But, when personal injury claims are involved, it is a different matter
completely. This is especially true if the victim was a fatally or seriously
injured. And, multiple vehicle accidents are also complicated and can
be very serious crashes. The unraveling process of any accident can be
contentious during settlement negotiations, and having an experienced
Los Angeles car accident lawyer like the professionals at
The Doan Law Firm can make a major difference in receiving an equitable settlement.
Why You Should Always Have a Car Accident Attorney
All auto accidents are unique in some aspect. Aside from a typical two-vehicle
impact with no injuries and clear complete negligence, all cases will
hinge on those differing aspects with regards to how much financial recovery
is available from negligent parties and their insurance providers. There
are many insurance companies that use bad faith negotiation tactics from
the very beginning of a claim when they think they can avoid paying based
on certain technicalities. The novice injured accident victim is no match
for trained professional insurance claims adjusters, and you will always
benefit from having your own personal professional representing your claim.
There are certain legal applications that insurance companies can use
to limit the value of a claim, and it takes a solid Los Angeles car accident
lawyer to argue your recovery rights when the insurance companies try
to influence the court or negotiate in bad faith. And to make things more
difficult, the big box nationwide insurers are the ones that usually employ
these practices. That is why hiring a nationwide law firm can be a sound decision.
Understanding Your Claim Potential
All auto accidents are not equal in value, and many accident victims are
injured much more seriously than the level of insurance protection to
cover the damage. This can be especially distressing when the insurance
company is slow to pay or fighting a claim altogether. And, in states
like California with many drivers who carry only the low state insurance
minimums, this happens all too often. Luckily, there is always a chance
in any serious or unexplained accident that there may be other avenues
of financial recovery when there is a possibility of a product liability
claim or there are multiple negligent parties in a crash. Commercial vehicle
involvement can easily result in both the driver's insurance company
and the transportation company being responsible for damage recovery.
And when several cars entangle, the insurance protections of each driver
can be combined to increase the availability of recovery funds. Your Los
Angeles car accident lawyer from
The Doan Law Firm will investigate your personal injury claim and vehicle accident for all
potential negligent actors in an effort to maximum the value of your case.
"Pure" Comparative Negligence in California
California uses the pure comparative negligence settlement model meaning
that drivers who are 99% responsible for an accident can still receive
up to 1% of damages for an injury. This means that practically all accident
injuries are covered to some degree and every accident party could potentially
have standing for a settlement. Injured passengers rarely have any comparative
negligence assignment, so their claims could be available at full insurance
coverage compensation. But, insurance companies regularly bargain for
lower settlements based on any increase in plaintiff negligence they can
claim, so even the smaller claim settlements can be difficult to reach.
Your Los Angeles car accident lawyer can defend your case against any
bad faith claims by the insurance company or other negligent parties.
Contact Doan Law Firm
Anyone in California who has been injured in a car accident should call the
The Doan Law Firm for a full and free evaluation of your accident claim. We take cases on
a contingency fee schedule, meaning that if we cannot help you collect,
you do not owe us a fee. We are located at:
12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor
Los Angles, California 90025