Every year over 200,000 people are injured in motor vehicle collisions in California.1 Our auto accident attorneys at Shouse Law Group have helped car crash victims recover millions of dollars in money damages.
What compensation can I get after a car accident in California?
Compensatory damages for car accidents in California can include (but are not limited to):
- Medical bills,
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation bills,
- Lost wages,
- Lost earning capacity,
- Pain and suffering,
- Car repair bills,
- Spousal damages for loss of consortium, and
- Survivor damages for wrongful death and survival actions.
Plaintiffs may also be entitled to punitive damages in cases involving recklessness (such as where injuries or death resulted from being hit by a DUI driver). Motorcyclists and bicyclists who are injured in traffic collisions may be able to recover significant damages in a motorcycle accident lawsuit or a bicycle accident lawsuit. Pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle can file a pedestrian knockdown lawsuit under California law. Riders, pedestrians or other drivers injured by a bus may be positioned to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained in a bus accident.
Car accidents are also frequently caused by motorists not maintaining safe and properly equipped vehicles, a violation of Vehicle Code 24002 VC.
Do I really need a lawyer after a car accident?
If you have been in a car accident in California, it may seem as if you can handle the claim yourself.
But insurance company adjusters have just one job: deny your claim or delay, delay, delay so that you will accept a settlement for far less than your case is worth.
We know all the insurance companies' tricks and how to fight back.
Our network of caring California personal injury lawyers, accident investigators, doctors and experts will uncover all the evidence so that you can get your money when you need it.
Our California injury lawyers have logged hundreds of hours in the courtroom and tried over 100 cases with an impressive success rate.
And with former cops and prosecutors in our ranks we know how to examine an accident scene and uncover evidence.
Whether you have suffered a catastrophic injury or soft tissue damage, our caring California accident lawyers will fight to get you the largest settlement possible or to win your case at trial.
No upfront fees or costs
Unlike some firms, we won't take a dime from you unless we settle your case or win at trial.
And we are equally willing to settle cases or fight them in front of a jury.
So we will never pressure you to settle quickly just to make an easy buck.
Injured in a car accident? Call us for help…
If you or someone you know needs help recovering damages caused by someone else's negligence or reckless driving, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. We have helped victims of accidents caused by road debris, trucking accidents, t-bone accidents, head-on collisions and SUV rollover accidents, among others, to recover damages for their injuries.
Call us at (855) LAWFIRM to schedule a time to discuss your case with a caring California injury lawyer.
We can also help you if you were injured in a car accident in Nevada.