If you’ve been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may feel like your life is spinning out of control. It is difficult to focus on healing from your injuries with the added stress of dealing with piling medical bills, insurance companies, work and family obligations. If you’ve lost a family member or a loved one, your grief may be so incapacitating, you can’t go back to work, let alone return to life as normal.
Our experienced car accident attorneys understand the problems you’re facing as a victim. We have helped hundreds of Sacramento area clients injured in car accidents win fair financial compensation for their injuries. That compensation can include – but is not limited to – medical expenses, lost wages and any pain and suffering that may have resulted from the accident. It can go a long way to making you whole again.
Your health and well-being are our primary concerns. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please seek medical treatment immediately, if you haven’t done so already. If you have already received treatment and are wondering what to do next, consider scheduling a free consultation with one of the personal injury attorneys at Demas Law Group. Our attorneys are experts in automobile accidents; after listening to you and evaluating your case, they can explain your legal rights and options.
There are many different types, or classifications of car accidents, but they all fall under the same legal requirements. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident involving a teenager, a drunk driver, a hit and run, or a head on collision, you still have legal rights. Contact a car accident attorney at Demas Law Group today for more information.
Every time you get behind the wheel of an automobile, you are putting your health and safety at risk. According to one national study, there is nearly a one-in-three chance that the average American will be involved in a car accident at least once during his or her lifetime. It’s a risk many of us often take for granted, until an accident happens, and serious or even fatal injury suddenly puts health, career and family livelihood in jeopardy.
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reports that nearly 300,000 drivers were involved in injury collisions in 2010. Those collisions resulted in approximately 2,500 deaths and 161,000 injuries. Roughly half of the 300,000 drivers involved in car accidents are found to be at fault. They and their insurance companies are financially liable for any injury or death that may have occurred. It’s part of the risk all drivers assume when they get behind the wheel.
For accident victims, the costs can be astronomical. According to OTS, the average economic cost for a victim seriously injured in a traffic accident is $247,000, which includes medical bills, property damage, lost wages and other expenses. When a victim is killed in an automobile accident, the average cost skyrockets to $3.5 million, in part because a lifetime of future wages and benefits are lost when the head of household dies prematurely. Even injuries from car accidents that aren’t classified as “serious” can add up quickly, averaging $49,000 per victim.
No matter how serious the injury, the insurance companies responsible for paying compensation to victims will always attempt to settle claims for the least amount. Often, it is only a fraction of the amount the victim needs for full recovery. Insurance companies count on the victim not knowing the true value of their claim. They’re counting on you not getting adequate legal representation. Demas Law Group can help you take a stand for yourself.
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1. What steps should I take immediately after a car accident?
2. When should I contact a car accident attorney? Do I need one?
If you were involved in a car accident that resulted only in property damage that is covered by insurance, you may not need to consult with a personal injury attorney. However, if you have been involved in a car accident that caused you to seek medical treatment for injuries, you, or your representative (if you are incapacitated), should consider consulting with a car accident attorney at Demas Law Group as soon as possible. Expert legal advice is highly recommended, especially for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have lost a loved one as a result of an accident. Those cases require legal experience, resources, and expertise to be successfully resolved.Regardless of your situation and the extent of your injuries, you’ve got nothing to lose by contacting us. At Demas Law Group, the initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is always free of charge.
3. What should I do if the police didn’t take a traffic collision report?
Attorney John Demas explains what you should do in the video below.
4. How do I deal with property damage after a car accident?
Please watch the video below for an answer to this question.
5. The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it?
6. I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
7. Who pays my expenses if I was injured by a driver who doesn’t have auto insurance?
Please watch the video below and visit our section on Uninsured Motorist claims for more information.
8. I was in a car accident in California while visiting from out of state. I was driving a rental car. What should I do?
9. Who pays my medical bills after a car accident? What if I have no insurance?
Watch this video for an answer to this question:
10. What will a car accident attorney cost me?
At Demas Law Group, our attorneys are hired on a contingency fee, meaning you will not pay any legal costs until there is a settlement or a winning verdict at trial. Typically, after your settlement or verdict, your attorney will receive a percentage fee of the total case recovery, in addition to case costs. If there is no settlement or winning verdict, you won’t be charged any legal costs. Please contact us to speak to one of our legal experts free of charge. You may also want to visit our General FAQs for answers to the following questions and more:
Sutter Health offers free bereavement and grief support at its Sacramento facility.
eHow offers several useful primers on surviving automobile accidents.
The California Office of Traffic Safety tracks all accidents in the state.
The California Department of Motor Vehicle’s excellent pamphlet on auto collisions.
The California Department of Insurance monitors insurance companies.