If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, San Jose-based BoyesLegal APC can help. We have extensive experience handling car accident claims and a demonstrated track record of success, having achieved significant settlements and jury awards.
When you become our client, you will work directly with an experienced car accident attorney who will fight to win you meaningful compensation. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial challenges, we will charge no attorneys’ fees until we recover for you. Contact our personal injury attorney today for a free consultation.
Common Causes of a Car Accident in California
Car accidents in California just don’t “happen.” They are usually caused by another driver’s negligence, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Drowsy driving
- Failing to obey traffic signals
- Improper turning
- Unsafe lane changes
- Reckless driving
To have a valid claim, we must be able to prove the necessary elements of negligence:
- The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care
- That at-fault driver breached their duty
- The at-fault driver caused the accident
- You suffered actual damages as a result (e.g. lost wages, medical expenses)
In short, all drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely and avoid causing injuries to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. We have the skills and experience to prove that the other driver was negligent and will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
Depending on the circumstances, other parties may be liable for the car accident that caused your injuries. For example, the accident may have been caused by defects in the road, a curb or median, or a faulty stoplight, in which case it is possible to file a claim against the city, county, or state agency responsible for highway maintenance.
In addition, if your car accident was caused by a mechanical defect, we can help you file a product liability lawsuit against the automaker or distributor. Regardless of the cause of the car accident that resulted in your injuries, we will work to hold the responsible party accountable and fight hard for every dollar you deserve.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
After a car accident, you may have suffered one or more of the following injuries:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Neck and head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
While high-impact collisions often cause catastrophic injuries, even minor fender benders can cause whiplash, sprains, strains, and other injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, seek immediate medical care. By seeking medical attention, any injuries you have suffered can be accurately diagnosed and properly treated. The medical record will also be useful evidence that our car accident attorney will rely on to support your claim. Failing to do so may cause your injuries to worsen and have a negative impact on your personal injury claim.
Determining Coverage After a Car Accident in San Jose, California
California is an “at-fault” insurance state. This means the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance will reimburse you for any injuries or property damage you have sustained. If multiple drivers are at fault in the accident, the applicable laws of comparative negligence will determine each driver’s financial liability.
What makes car accident claims complicated is that insurance companies often put profits ahead of injury victims and attempt to deny valid claims or pay as little as possible. You can depend on us to demand full payment of your claim. If the insurance company fails to offer a fair and reasonable settlement, we will take them to court. Rest assured, we will fight to get you just compensation whether through negotiation or litigation.
How San Jose-based BoyesLegal Can Help
Being injured in a car accident is frightening and can turn your world upside down. Our legal team will handle all the details of your claim so that you can focus on healing. We will:
- Investigate and photograph the site of the accident
- Obtain and receive the police report
- Interview any witnesses, including the at-fault driver
- Collect medical evidence that supports your claim
- Take over communications with the insurance company and their attorneys
Above all, we will fight for compensation that takes into account all your medical and financial needs. While no two car accident claims are the same, you may be awarded compensation that includes economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses and rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the at-fault driver acted in an egregious or unlawful manner (e.g. DUI, reckless driving), you may also be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant’s misconduct. Finally, if you have had the misfortune of losing a loved one in a car accident, we can assist with filing a wrongful death lawsuit to help you find justice and obtain compensation for the guidance and support your loved one would have provided.
Contact An Experienced San Jose Car Accident Attorney Today!
At BoyesLegal, we are committed to keeping the roads of California safe and holding negligent drivers accountable for car accidents that result in serious and fatal injuries. If this is the situation facing you, contact us now so we can start working on your claim.
BoyesLegal assists car accident victims with their legal needs in San Jose and throughout the state of California.