San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, California 94105
The City by the Bay is one of the most magnificent locations in the world. Nonetheless, here is a grim side to life in vibrant, bustling San Francisco. Every year innocent people like you and members of your family are injured and killed in car accidents caused by someone else's negligence. A San Francisco car accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can explain what you legal rights are following an automobile collision caused by some other party's negligent or reckless conduct.
On average, about 30 people are killed annually on the streets of San Francisco. Thousands of people are injured in San Francisco car accidents. In many instances, people sustain serious injuries in San Francisco automobile accidents.
Digging deeper into San Francisco car accident statistics, you discover that a considerable percentage of San Francisco automobile accidents are caused by intoxicated drivers. A large percentage of accidents are caused by distracted drivers, including motorists texting and driving.
You need to be proactive in protecting your legal interests following an automobile accident. This includes reaching out to a skilled California personal injury attorney, like a member of our legal team.
Proving Negligence in Your San Francisco Car Accident Case
California law requires that you prove for elements in order to prevail in a negligence case, including a claim or lawsuit involving a car accident. A diligent, experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer understands the strategies and tactics to employ to establish liability, or legal responsibility, in your case.
The first element that must be demonstrated is that what legally is known as a duty of care existed. Establishing a duty of care actually represents one of the easier tasks for legal counsel in a car accident case. In California, a person driving a car has a duty to operate that vehicle in a reasonably safe manner.
The second element of a California accident case is demonstrating that the duty of care was breached. In other words, your attorney demonstrates that the person that caused the accident failed to operate a car in a reasonable safe manner. Keep in mind that if you are a passenger, the driver of another car or the driver of the car in which you are riding could be the negligent party. Depending on the specific facts of the case, you might be able to make a claim in either instance.
The third element in proving negligence in a car accident case is what is known as proximate cause. Proximate cause is a legal principle that essentially means your lawyer must prove that the breach of a duty of care was the factual and legal cause of the accident and the resulting injuries and other losses.
Finally, in order to prevail in a California car accident case, you must suffer actual losses, damages, or injuries. You cannot claim that you might suffer some type of loss at a future point in time in order to prevail in a car accident case.
The Money You Must Have After a Car Accident
The Doan Law Firm fights tirelessly to ensure that its clients obtain justice and the compensation they are entitled. A San Francisco car accident lawyer will seek full compensation for you, depending on the facts of your case.
Types of losses that oftentimes are compensable in a car accident case include:
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- medical bills
- permanent injury
- property damage
- lost wages
There are certain losses, damages, and injuries that you very well may continue to face into the future. For example, if you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you may require ongoing medical care and treatment for an extended period of time. Your pain may be chronic and not abate any time soon, if ever. You may be unable to return to your job in the foreseeable future, if at all. All of these represent compensable losses in your car accident case.
Hire a Skilled California Personal Injury Attorney Today
The first step in hiring an experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer is scheduling an initial consultation with The Doan Law Firm by calling (415) 991-0000. Our injury hotline is open 24 hours a day, 356 days a year, including all major holidays. You can call us right now and immediately schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
We can schedule a meeting with you at our office, your home, or even the hospital, depending on your circumstances. There is no fee charged for an initial consultation about your case.
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