Car and automobile accidents are among the leading causes of catastrophic injuries and death in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Bay Area Legal Group recognizes the major setback that car crashes have on not only the victim, but also the victim’s family. Not only do victims have to deal with the pain and suffering from their accident, but also the hassle of paying for their medical services and time/effort to resolve their case. In these cases, Bay Area Legal Group can demystify the process and best represent those involved in a car crash or auto accident. Call Bay Area Legal Group for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights: 415-650-1296.
The Three Stages of Auto Crash Cases
Bay Area Legal Group understands the difficulties that result from automobile crashes. So we support and lead clients along the three stages of injury claims: 1) Auto Accident, 2) Rehabilitation & Recovery, 3) Negotiation/Advocacy.
Stage One: The Accident
In most situations, the victim drives along a street, minding their own business, when suddenly someone collides against their vehicle. First, you are in shock. Surprised and shaken up. Questions race through your mind. What happened? Where am I? Am I hurt? What about the car? What do I do? Then, you look around, get out of your car, and slowly piece together the next steps.
Ultimately, the most important step is to obtain the immediate medical attention. Sometimes, the pain is felt immediately. Other times, the adrenaline and shock mask the injuries. But in all situations, victims of a car crash should promptly seek medical help at an urgent care or emergency room facility.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation & Recovery
Depending on the extent of the injuries, the rehabilitation and recovery process can be mystifying and long. Initial treating physicians can refer victims to an array of physicians or clinics to address their injuries, including: chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, neurologists, pain management clinics, etc. Bay Area Legal Group can guide clients through the treatment process to maximize rehabilitation and recovery.
Stage Three: Negotiation and Litigation Advocacy
Eventually, victims of auto accidents should be financially compensated for their injuries. The compensation occurs either through settlement negotiations or through verdicts at trial. Each case is unique, but Bay Area Legal Group can spearhead the process to obtain the most favorable results possible for victims. Sometimes settlements are reached in the pre-litigation stage, and other times a jury decides.
Value of The Case
Undeniably, every case is unique so the damage calculations vary. However, there are certain categories of damages allowed in a personal injury claim for a car crash. These include:
- Incurred Medical Bills
- Costs of any future medical treatment
- Lost income
- Lost capacity to earn wages in the future
- Compensation for pain
- Compensation for suffering or emotional distress.
Notably, victims could be entitled to additional damages, depending on the specific situations.
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Call Bay Area Legal Group for your personal injury consultation. 415-650-1296.
Types of Auto Accident Cases
Bay Area Legal Group can handle any motor vehicle matter where a victim is injured due to another’s negligence. This includes:
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Boating Collisions
- Trucking accidents
- Uber/Lyft Rideshare accidents
- Bus accidents