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Your Legal Rights After a San Diego Car Accident

350 10th Avenue, Suite 1000

San Diego, California 92101

(760) 991-0000

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in accidents caused by someone else's negligence, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, about 130,000 people are killed annually in accidents caused by someone else's negligence.

If you have found yourself injured because of an accident caused by another person, The Doan Law Firm stands ready to answer any questions you may have about your case. Our firm maintains a San Diego personal injury lawyer hotline at (760) 991-0000. Our personal injury hotline is staffed 24 hours a day.

Documenting an Accident Scene

If you find yourself involved in some sort of accident, you need to properly document the accident scene. This is true whether you are in a car collision, slip and fall incident, or some other type of accident.

A well-documented accident scene can be invaluable in the claims settlement process. In addition, proper documentation of an accident scene is crucial in a personal injury lawsuit as well.

Depending on the extent of your injuries, and the surrounding circumstances, documenting an accident scene may prove to be challenging. Nonetheless, perhaps with the assistance of someone else, there are a number of things that need to be accomplished to properly document an accident scene.

A primary objective in documenting an accident scene is taking photos or making a video. With the ubiquitous availability of mobile devices today, taking photos or making a video is a task that usually can be accomplished with ease.

Photos or a video needs to include the area surrounding the accident itself. The photos or video should be taken from all possible angles. In addition, injuries and property damage should be photographed or videoed if at all possible.

The names and contact information of accident witnesses need to be collected. In addition, concise statements should be taken from the witnesses. This information can also be videoed.

A San Diego personal injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can assist in filling gaps that might exist in photos and witness statements from an accident scene. Making certain that you have the documentation necessary, and associated supporting materials regarding the accident, is the foundation upon which an effective claim or lawsuit can be built.

Fair Compensation and Justice in Your San Diego Car Accident Claim

Hiring a skilled, experienced Doan Law Firm San Diego personal injury lawyer is a crucial step when it comes to fighting for fair compensation and justice in your case. The specific facts surrounding your accident, coupled with the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained, govern the compensation sought in your case. With that said, our legal team frequently seeks financial recovery for losses, damages, and injuries that include:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • physical disability
  • physical disfigurement
  • property damage or loss
  • lost income

A Doan Law Firm San Diego personal injury lawyer will fight to ensure that you obtain full compensation in your case. Not only may you be entitled to money for your losses to date, but you may also suffer damages into the future.

For example, you may require medical care and treatment for an indefinite period of time. You may suffer pain indefinitely as well. You may not be able to return to work in the immediate future. All of this represents the types of ongoing losses for which you are entitled to financial recovery in your case.

You may also be entitled to punitive or exemplary damages. Punitive damages means additional money to you in a lawsuit when the conduct of the person that caused an accident is considered particularly reckless or egregious.

Hiring an Experienced San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

The Doan Law Firm San Diego personal injury hotline at (760) 991-0000 is staffed around the clock. You can call out firm any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. You can schedule an initial consultation to discuss your personal injury case any time that is convenient for you. We can schedule an appointment at our office, in your home, or even at the hospital, depending on your circumstances. There is no cost for an initial consultation with a San Diego personal injury lawyer from our firm.

During an initial consultation, you will receive an overview of your case from a member of our experienced, tenacious legal team. You will get answers to your questions. We will discuss possible strategies to seek justice, and fair compensation, in your case.

The Doan Law Firm is located conveniently in San Diego at:

350 10th Avenue, Suite 1000

San Diego, California 92101

(760) 991-0000

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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