Collisions Can Result In Lasting Damage To The Accident Victim
Unfortunately, even the most careful driver is likely to be involved in several accidents in their lifetime. The accidents can range in severity from a parking lot fender bender to a traumatic head-on collision. For victims of serious car accidents, life may change completely in a matter of seconds.
At Rush Injury Law in Novato, founding attorney Mr. Rush established the firm to help accident victims recover damages from the responsible party. After over a decade of helping accident victims seek fair compensation, we know firsthand the difficulties a serious injury causes.
Do not let the ongoing financial expenses of an accident cause you hardship. Get the recovery you need by calling 415-985-7225 to schedule a free consultation.
Do I Have Grounds For A Claim?
After an accident, you may wonder if you have grounds for a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. To have grounds for a claim in California, you must be able to prove that the other party owed you a duty and breached that duty by acting inappropriately or failing to act appropriately. As a result of that breach, you suffered harm and damages.
Often the duty owed is implied. For instance, a driver owes a duty of reasonable care to other motorists and pedestrians. By getting behind the wheel, a driver agrees to this duty. A negligent motorist who drives distracted or under the influence breaches that duty. Whether you were hit by a drunk driver or were injured while riding as a passenger of a distracted driver, we can help.
What Compensation Are You Entitled To?
Following a car accident, you may have significant unplanned expenses. Recovering compensation can help you recoup current costs and pay for potential expenses. Accident victims can pursue injury compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, including past and future wages
- Property loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses for accidents involving a wrongful death claim
Do Not Settle For Less Than You Deserve
Although you may faithfully pay your insurance premiums, an insurance company will not willingly pay you what you deserve. Insurance companies routinely deny valid claims or offer settlements well below the true worth of the claim. A lawyer can help you determine the true cost of your injury and fight for fair compensation.
If an insurance adjuster contacts you about your claim or offers you a settlement, do not sign anything or speak to them without legal representation. You may inadvertently settle for much less than your case is really worth.
Common Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our firm helps clients injured in a broad range of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car crashes: Although common, car accidents can cause lasting injuries.
- Truck collisions: The sheer size difference between a passenger car and a semitruck leads to catastrophic injuries.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclists often suffer severe bodily trauma when struck by another vehicle.
- Bicycle accidents: Whether struck from behind or run into, cyclists suffer serious injuries after a collision.
- Pedestrian accidents: A person on a crosswalk or a jogger on the sidewalk can suffer serious trauma when struck by a careless driver.
End The Suffering, Get The Help You Need
Learn more about how we can help by calling 415-985-7225 to schedule a free consultation. You can also reach us by email. From our Novato, San Francisco and Santa Rosa offices, we help clients throughout Marin County and Northern California.