Thousands of Californians are involved in traffic accidents every year resulting in minor and even major injuries. When you suffer an injury from a traffic accident our legal system will hold the responsible party accountable. Traffic accidents can change your life in moments, Windsor Troy can assist you in getting your life back in order.
Dealing with the insurance company while trying to recover can seem impossible. When you are unable to work, you may have medical and household bills piling up. Contact Windsor Troy today for a free consultation about your traffic accident personal injury claim.
The Top Four Traffic Violations that Cause Traffic Accidents
There are a variety of reasons that traffic accidents occur, including the four most prevalent:
- Following too Closely 21703 (a) VC
- Failing to Stop for a Red Light 21453 (a) VC
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs 23142 (a) VC • Speeding 22350 VC
Other Common Causes of traffic accidents include:
- Distracted Driving
- Improper Turns
- Driver Fatigue
- Reckless Driving
- Road Construction
- Inclement Weather
Types of Injuries Caused by Traffic Accidents
Traffic accidents can be life changing. From minor to major, they can cause the following common injuries:
- Cuts, Bruises, and Lacerations
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Often those injured don’t realize the extent of their injury. Symptoms begin to show days or weeks after the traffic accident. Therefore, it’s important to get medical attention immediately after a traffic accident even when you don’t think you have been injured badly.
What You Should Do After a Traffic Accident
- The first thing you should do is call the authorities.
- Exchange information including driver license information, registration, and insurance information.
- Take photos of the scene, damage, and your injuries
- Take notes of the conditions, who was present, and other details you’ll need later for your case.
- Seek medical attention
You should also contact Windsor Troy. Our team of personal injury attorneys has handled thousands of traffic accident claims and has the experience to assess your case, investigate the accident, and analyze all information.
How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?
Traffic accident personal injury claims in California have a two-year statute of limitations. You have three years for property damage. Claims involving a government entity have a six-month statute of limitations.
Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that you should file your lawsuit immediately. Recovery takes time and there may be additional treatment needed if the first treatment isn’t successful. Your medical provider should have a concrete treatment plan set before settling.
What Can You Sue for?
You can sue following a traffic accident for all damages that occurred. Your damages will be determined by the injuries sustained. You can sue for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of Earnings
- Pain and Suffering
- Punitive Damages
Why Do You Need an Attorney?
It is difficult to prove negligence in a traffic accident. You must be able to prove that:
- The other driver had a duty to operate their vehicle safely and breached that duty
- The other driver caused the accident
- The accident directly caused your injuries and financial loss.
An experienced personal injury attorney is needed due to their experience working with insurance companies and within the legal system should your case go to court. Insurance companies often offer minimal settlement amounts or deny your claim.
Getting in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that your rights to compensation under California law are protected.
Trust Windsor Troy to help you recover what you deserve for your damages due to your traffic accident. We have the expertise to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the maximum settlement. We work to recover your medical costs, pain, and suffering, and lost wages.
We realize that being injured in a traffic accident can be overwhelming. It can deliver a major financial and emotional blow to you and your family. We can relieve that burden. Windsor Troy has a proven track record of holding negligent drivers accountable. Contact Windsor Troy today for your free consultation and get on the road to recovery.