In California, every driver has a duty to follow the law and not take any actions that could risk harm to other drivers, pedestrians, or property.
This is called a “duty of care.” However, drivers do not always follow the law and sometimes violate their duty of care resulting in an accident.
Common examples are drivers who are distracted while driving and do not maintain a safe speed. This can result in you being rear-ended, t-boned, side-swiped, or hit while biking.
If you are the victim of an accident that was not your fault, you can file a claim for your injuries. And an experienced auto accident attorney can make a big difference in your case. Contact Varlack Legal Services for a free consultation about how our Hayward, California personal injury law team can help you. We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.
It is important to make sure that you get the other driver’s information such as name address and insurance carrier in order to ensure your ability to file your claim.
Make sure to document all of your injuries with pictures, seek prompt medical attention if necessary, and note any time missed from work or other obligations. If your car is also damaged in the accident, it is important to also document that thru photos, and to get an estimate of the damages as soon as possible. If you need to rent a car, you may be able to do so at the expense of the other driver.
If you are unsure of how to proceed after being involved in an auto accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
You’ll be glad you did.
Many clients also hire us after they have tried to go through the claims process on their own and run into difficulties. The good news is, we have over 13 years experience dealing with insurance companies and know how to get you the most money with the least headaches.
If the claim process does not get you the result you were looking for, we go to court for you and fight your case. The good news is, in California, you are entitled to recover at trial as long as the other driver was somewhat at fault in causing the accident. That means if you contributed to the accident — as long as it was not 100% your fault — you can still recover at trial. This is why we win most of the cases we take on and stand by our claim of no recovery, no attorney’s fees.
If you or a loved one has been injured, an auto accident attorney can help. Please contact VLS today for a free consultation about how we can help you.