San Diego Car Accidents
When you’ve been injured in a serious San Diego area car accident, you’re most certainly in pain and very likely have missed time at work. You are suffering from loss of income, medical bills are piling up, house and yard chores are being neglected, and life is no fun when you’re suffering.
Worse yet, if a member of your family was killed in a California car accident, your household may not only be wracked with grief, but also faced with financial distress, especially if the deceased was your household’s primary bread winner.
Car accidents take an incredible toll in human pain, suffering, loss of productivity, and loss of life. When the accident was another driver’s fault, you are entitled to compensation.
Causes of California Car Crashes
California has more than its share of traffic injuries and fatalities, caused by various types of accidents, including head-on crashes, T-bone collisions, sideswipes, rear-end collisions, and roll-overs.
Most of these accidents are preventable, caused by irresponsible and dangerous driver behaviors. These are some of the most frequent causes of car accidents in California:
- Driver distraction, including cell phone use, texting, and rubbernecking
- Drunk driving
- Driving while impaired by prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to yield
- Making unsafe turns
Immediately after a Car Accident
When you have just been in a car accident, you are usually shaken up and may be uncertain what to do. The most important thing is to get the medical help you need. You should also make a police report and exchange names, driver license information, and insurance information with the other drivers involved, unless your injuries prevent you from doing so.
As soon as you are able, call an experienced San Diego car accident attorney. A top choice is the Singleton Law Firm. Our attorneys have a superb track record of bringing in large settlements and verdicts in car accident injury and wrongful death cases.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
Expect to receive a call from an adjuster for the insurance company covering the driver who caused the accident. Never engage in discussion with the adjuster about the cause of the accident or your injuries, and do not sign anything. Doing so could cause irreparable harm to your case. The insurance adjuster’s job is to save the company money by finding reasons to deny or diminish your claim, so don’t take the bait. Politely but firmly refer the adjuster to your attorney.
Legal Representation for Your California Car Accident
When you hire Gerald Singleton to handle your auto accident case, he will conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident, calling upon the services of experts such as traffic safety and accident reconstruction specialists whenever necessary to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault in order to prove liability. He will gather your medical records and if needed, call upon respected medical professionals to testify on your behalf. He will employ his significant legal knowledge and negotiating skills to obtain an award that will compensate you fully for all of your economic losses, including cost of medical care and lost earnings, and your non-economic losses such as pain, suffering, psychological damage, and inability to enjoy your favorite activities.
Gerald Singleton is a passionate advocate for the rights of California car accident victims and their families and understands the devastation and life-changing effects an accident can have on your life. Call the Singleton Law Firm today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation for honest answers to all of your accident-related questions.
You don’t have to worry about the cost of being represented by one of San Diego’s top accident injury attorneys because we accept serious injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay absolutely nothing unless you receive a monetary award for your damages.