Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is hard. You may be injured, unable to work, dealing with massive medical bills, and facing an unfair, low-ball offer from an insurance company. This may overwhelm you, but luckily the Susanville car accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen are here to help you.
Our car accident lawyers in Susanville, CA can help you get the best medical treatment and negotiate your medical bills. While negotiating the medical world on your own can be hard after an accident, personal injury law is what we live and breathe every day. We know how hard the process can be for those who have been injured in an accident. Our empathetic team has built our reputation on referrals from other lawyers who know we get the job done for our clients, as well as our happy former clients spreading the word about our success. We provide our clients personal attention and this separates us from the big TV and billboard law firms.
You will never receive a fair settlement offer from the at fault party’s insurance company if you don’t have an attorney on your side. However, insurance companies know all about the reputation of the Lassen County car accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen. Big insurance companies like State Farm and Progressive maintain detailed notes covering all the different law firms they encounter when dealing with claims. Almost all of our clients are offered the largest possible settlement out of court because the insurance companies know they can’t win against us in court.
We can obtain compensation for your medical bills, time missed from work, pain and suffering, and more. We can get you to the best doctors on a lien, meaning the doctors won’t charge you until your case is over. Best of all, we won’t charge you until and unless we obtain a recovery. That’s right: you don’t pay anything until we win.
Call our Lassen County car accident attorneys today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, or text us from this page. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.
Do I Have A Car Accident Claim?
We can help you file a car accident claim if:
- You have been injured in a car accident
- The accident was at least partially someone else’s fault
What If I Was Partially At Fault For The Accident?
You can still obtain compensation for any damages sustained in a car accident if you were partially at fault for an accident, as California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that your damages will simply be reduced by 40 percent if you are found 40 percent at fault for an accident.
What Should I Do After My Car Accident?
The very first thing you should do after a car accident is get to safety. You typically want to get to the side of the road.
Call 911 for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
Contact law enforcement. This is important because a police report can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Get contact and insurance information from all parties involved while waiting for the police to arrive, but keep discussion to a minimum. Don’t talk about the circumstances and specifics of the accident with other parties at the accident scene. You may accidentally say something that could prevent you from obtaining compensation for your injuries in the future.
Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Do not assume the police will do this.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
Obtain a medical evaluation as soon as possible after the accident, even if you don’t think you were hurt. Many don’t realize they’re hurt until hours, days or even weeks after an accident. It is critical to obtain medical attention as soon as possible because insurance companies can claim something other than the accident hurt you if you wait too long.
Finally, contact experienced car accident attorneys in Susanville like Nadrich & Cohen so they can help you deal with the other party’s insurance company. This is vitally important because insurance adjusters are trained to trick you into admitting fault for accidents, and they will never offer you a fair settlement if you don’t have a personal injury lawyer. Let us talk to the insurance companies and negotiate your settlement for you while you focus on injury recovery.
How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
The amount of damages you can recover in a car accident claim will depend on the individual circumstances of your accident and injuries, including:
- How bad your physical injuries are
- Your pre-injury activity level
- The size of your medical bills
- The need for ongoing medical treatment
- How much income you’ve lost due to your injuries
- If you’ve suffered long-term disability, disfigurement or impairment due to the accident
- Whether you’ve suffered physical pain or emotional distress due to your injuries
- Past and future opportunities, lost earnings, medical bills and more
The experienced Susanville car accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have been thoroughly investigating and documenting the damages suffered by car accident victims, in order to help them obtain the most compensation possible, for over 30 years. Call us today to find out how much your case is worth.
Wrongful Death Claims
If you have lost a loved one to a car accident in Susanville, we are truly sorry for your loss. You may be eligible to obtain financial compensation for:
- Any medical bills or other costs incurred before your loved one died
- Burial expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Any income your loved one lost, including future income they would have earned had they not died
- The value of your loved one’s contributions to your household
- Any prospect of inheritance that was lost
- The loss of the guidance, emotional support, companionship and love of your loved one
Proving Your Susanville Car Accident Claim
The key to obtaining compensation for your injuries in a car accident claim under California law is proving that another party’s negligence was to blame for your accident and injuries. The following must be proven in order to prove negligence:
Duty: The defendant had a duty of care. This means that they had a duty to behave as a reasonably careful person would have behaved in the same situation. This is not hard to prove because all drivers in California have a duty to follow traffic laws and safely operate their vehicles.
Breach: The defendant breached their duty of care. Evidence, such as testimony, statements by witnesses, videos, photos, and police reports can help prove that a defendant breached their duty of care.
Injury: The plaintiff suffered injury. Evidence is, again, crucial here. Evidence can include photos, medical bills and medical reports.
Causation: The defendant injured the plaintiff by breaching their duty of care. This means that it must be proven that you wouldn’t have been injured had the plaintiff not breached their duty of care.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Charge?
Our car accident lawyers in Lassen County do not charge any out of pocket fees. You will never owe our law firm even a penny out of your own pocket.
The only fee we charge is a percentage of whatever we recover for you. We will charge you nothing if we don’t recover any financial compensation for you.
How Long Do I Have To File A Car Accident Lawsuit?
There is a time limit for filing personal injury lawsuits after a car accident in California. That time limit is two years from the date of the accident.
This time limit is called a statute of limitations. Failure to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires can forever prevent you from obtaining the financial compensation for your injuries that you are entitled to under California law.
It’s important that you call us today if you’ve been injured in a car accident which wasn’t your fault. Car accident claims can be very complex and it can take a long time to build a convincing claim. Calling us today gives us the most time possible to build a convincing case on your behalf and file it in time.
Car Accidents In Lassen County
There were 1,275 auto accidents in Lassen County from 2009 to 2018, according to UC Berkeley data. These accidents led to 1,740 injuries and 83 deaths.
Unsafe speed was the most common primary collision factor (PCF) violation, accounting for 398 accidents. Improper turning was the next most common PCF violation, accounting for 354 accidents.
137 accidents were caused by driving or bicycling under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 96 accidents were caused by automobile right of way violations.
Automobiles striking objects were the most common type of crash: 446 accidents of this type occurred. The next most common type of crash was an overturn: 328 accidents of this type happened.
148 broadside collisions, 108 rear-end collisions, 68 head-on collisions and 56 sideswipe collisions occurred.
The most dangerous intersections in Lassen County during this time period were:
- Ash St & Bunyan Rd – 7 collisions
- CR A27 & Johnstonville Rd – 7 collisions
- Main St & SR 36 – 7 collisions
- CR A27 & Fairgrounds Rd & SR 36 & Union Rd – 7 collisions
- Main St & Roop St – 6 collisions
- South Aly & Weatherlow St – 6 collisions
- Main St & Weatherlow St – 5 collisions
- CR A & CR A26 – 4 collisions
- CR A & CR A26 & Susanville Rd – 4 collisions
- Cottage St & Weatherlow St – 3 collisions
Susanville Car Accident Attorneys
Don’t go it alone against the other party’s insurance company if you’ve been injured in an accident in Susanville. You won’t receive a fair settlement offer and the insurance company might trick you into admitting fault, in which case you won’t receive any offer.
Car accident cases have been our bread and butter since 1990, and we’ve recovered over half a billion dollars for clients in that time. Let our experienced, aggressive, battle-tested car accident lawyers fight for you, preserve your legal rights and obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Call our experienced personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation or text us from this page. You may be eligible for financial compensation.