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Car accidents occur every day. Unfortunately, most are not true “accidents” at all, but rather highly preventable crashes. Some people may walk away from a serious accident with only a few scratches, while others never fully recover. Close to 40,000 people will lose their lives in car accidents every year in the United States alone.
The team of attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo understands the impacts serious car accidents have on victims and their families. For over 30 years, our firm has been committed to protecting injured drivers’ and passengers’ rights after life-changing accidents.
After a car accident, you may wonder if you have the opportunity to take legal action. Every case is different. We highly recommend you contact one of our Riverside personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation if you have any questions about your individual situation.
Like other personal injury claims, negligence is the basis for a car accident claim. To prove legal liability, a plaintiff must prove:
California operates under a comparative fault rule, meaning the court retains the right to reduce a plaintiff’s compensation by a certain percentage. For instance, if you were 10% responsible for the incident, then you may lose 10% of the damages the court would award. Determining comparative fault is a complicated process since there are no hard rules for shaping percentages. Having a strong personal injury attorney on your side improves your ability to demonstrate the true facts of a case.
In California, all drivers are required to carry insurance or demonstrate self-insurance capabilities for any vehicle that travels on the road. Failing to carry the minimum liability insurance may result in license suspension, fines, and vehicle impoundment. However, many drivers still get behind the wheel without insurance, which can complicate a personal injury claim. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we represent clients who have difficulty with other drivers’ insurance companies, their own insurers, and cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.
Determining liability in a car accident often takes time and an independent investigation. In multi-vehicle accidents, more than one driver may shoulder responsibility for resulting injuries. For cases involving professional drivers, both the driver and the hiring company may be liable for injuries and damages. In some cases, including single-car accident cases, another party may face legal responsibility. Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety of every car they release for sale. When design and manufacturing defects cause accidents, the auto manufacturer is responsible for injuries.
When we accept a case, we use a vast network of accident recreation specialists and inspectors to determine liability in the accident. We will hold every responsible party accountable. Getting in touch with a qualified attorney sooner rather than later may preserve evidence and improve your ability to secure a fair settlement.
The attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have been helping clients secure satisfactory compensation for more than 30 years. We understand the unexpected and life-altering nature of accidents and the resulting injuries as well as how to make your life a little easier in the aftermath. A qualified attorney will be with you through every step of an insurance claim or personal injury case, and you don’t have to pay any upfront fees. We only accept payment when we have secured compensation for our clients.
Allow us to represent you during this difficult time, and we will help you maximize your car accident compensation. Contact our Riverside office today for a free initial consultation today at (951) 977-7787.