Santa Rosa Car Accident Lawyer

Santa Rosa Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can change everything for a victim and their family. The victim may suffer severe injuries, preventing them from working the same job again, and the victim’s family members may incur expensive medical bills, putting them in debt. A fatal car accident changes lives even more profoundly.

If you or a family member suffered injuries in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you could recover some compensation for your and your family’s damages. Nadrich & Cohen can take over your case, file your car accident claim for you, and fight on your behalf in or out of court. During a free consultation, we will tell you more about how a Santa Rosa car accident lawyer from our firm will help.

The Damages You Could Recover in a Car Accident Claim

Filing a car accident claim may be your best option for pursuing compensation. Typically, a claim is best for cases that do not involve severe injury or loss of life. However, depending on your situation, a lawsuit may be best. You and your lawyer can discuss both options.

The damages you could claim can be financial and non-financial damages, including intangible damages you cannot place a monetary value on. You may be able to claim:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Medical bills
  • Earnings you cannot collect
  • Work benefits you cannot redeem
  • Loss of income for your family

With help from one of our firm’s attorneys, you will find it easier to valuate your non-financial damages, like your physical pain.

Wrongful Death Damages

If you lost a family member in a car accident, we are very sorry for this loss. We understand how profound such a loss can be.

To help your family recover financially from such a loss, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In this suit, you can claim such damages as loss of companionship, loss of parental support, funeral costs, unresolved medical bills, and more.

How a Car Accident Attorney Will Help You

One of our firm’s car accident lawyers can help you decide which legal action to pursue, and afterwards, they will take on each task involved in your legal action while you focus on your recovery and family.

Your lawyer will:

  • Investigate your accident and prepare evidence for your case, such as the authorities’ incident report and your medical bills
  • Corroborate the evidence with testimony, such as a statement from a medical expert
  • Determine what your damages are and list them in your claim or suit
  • Valuate your non-financial damages for you
  • Explain your damages to the other party’s insurance company and negotiate your settlement with them
  • Litigate your case if the insurer does not make a fair settlement offer

Establishing Liability in Your Case

To be successful with your case, you will have to establish the other party’s liability. This involves showing how the other party was negligent, such as driving while intoxicated or ignoring traffic signals. Showing negligence is quite complicated, as it consists of showing how the other party owed you a responsibility to act in a careful manner, how the party violated their responsibility and additional criteria.

You may struggle to establish the other party’s liability on your own. Additionally, you might struggle to protect yourself from accusations about your liability. If you are found to be partially liable for your accident, your payout will be reduced proportionally, per California Civil Jury Instructions No. 405.

With one of our car accident attorneys on your team, you will not have to represent and protect yourself, and you will not have to establish the other party’s liability. Instead, your lawyer will take care of these things for you.

Meeting the Deadline for a Lawsuit in California

Something else your lawyer will do for you is help you meet the filing deadline for your lawsuit, should you choose to file one. Meeting this deadline is necessary to preserve your case and pursue compensation.

According to CA Civ Pro Code § 335.1, the filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. According to the same legislative code, the filing deadline for a wrongful death suit is two years from the date of the loss of life.

The Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Santa Rosa

Many law firms have made it much easier for people to hire an attorney. One thing these firms do is make contingency agreements with their clients. In this kind of agreement, the client will not pay their lawyer anything unless the lawyer recovers compensation for them. Many firms also offer complimentary consultations, making hiring an attorney even more affordable.

Our firm operates on a contingency basis and offers free consultations. This should make hiring one of our Santa Rosa car accident attorneys affordable for you.

About Our Santa Rosa Car Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers in Santa Rosa work with many medical professionals throughout the area who work on a lien. We can refer you to one of these professionals for quality care and treatment for your injuries, and you will not have to pay anything until after your case resolves. Also, one of these professionals may be able to provide corroborating testimony for your case, which could be invaluable.

If you hire one of our lawyers, your lawyer will fight hard for the best possible outcome for your case. Our lawyers have obtained settlements and verdicts totaling over $350,000,000 for clients, including many car accident victims and victims’ families. We are fully committed to helping people like you recover their due compensation.

Get Help from a Santa Rosa Car Accident Attorney Today

If your life or a family member’s life has been affected by a car accident, you can reach out to us for help. We have helped many people like you and will take over your case so you will be able to focus on health and family matters. In addition, your attorney will take care of legal and financial matters for you.

In your free consultation and case review, we will discuss your legal options and advise you on how to proceed. There is no obligation, and you have nothing to lose since your consultation will be free, and our Santa Rosa car accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. Call Nadrich & Cohen today for your free consultation.