According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2016, there were 490,168 car crashes in the state of California. These crashes resulted in 3,623 deaths and 278,585 injuries.
Since 2013, accident fatalities have increased by 28% and San Diego County is the third most dangerous county in the state, behind Los Angeles County and Orange County. Accidents in San Marcos and throughout San Diego County range from minor fender benders to more serious and life-threatening collisions.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident along the Ronald Packard Pkwy, W San Marcos Blvd, Interstate 15, or anywhere in San Diego County, it is important to know that California law is on your side.
Accident victims have the right to seek compensation for the injuries and damages they’ve suffered because of another driver’s negligence. Unfortunately, collecting this compensation isn’t always easy and negotiating a fair settlement often requires the skills and experience of a San Marcos car accident attorney.
Types of Car Accidents & Injuries
At Anthony Abbott Attorney at Law, our San Marcos car accident lawyer has successfully represented victims of all types of car accidents, including:
Rear end accidents
Head on collisions
Side impact or T-bone accidents
Drunk driving accidents
Distracted driving accidents
Hit and run crashes
In the blink of an eye, your entire world can change because of another person’s negligence. When a negligent or reckless driver causes you harm, it is important to fully understand how this accident could affect your future and your quality of life. While many accident victims will make a full recovery after a devastating car accident, some will suffer permanent disability, as well as a lifetime of pain and suffering. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Disfigurement or amputation
Internal organ damage
Soft tissue injuries
Leg and knee injuries
Determining Fault in a Car Accident
In order to collect the money you need to recover after a car crash, it is necessary to clearly determine who is to blame for the accident. Since California is a fault, or tort state, liability must be established before you are able to collect money from the insurance company. In order to do this, your attorney will need to complete an investigation and examine crucial pieces of evidence, including:
The police report
Photographs of the car accident scene
What Types of Car Accident Damages Can You Collect?
In the State of California, injured accident victims must first establish who is responsible for their accident and their injuries. In general, there are two types of damages that you may be allowed to collect: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are damages that can be estimated clearly, usually by submitting evidence, such as bills or receipts, and often include:
Future medical expenses
Loss of future earnings
Damage to personal property
Non-economic damages are harder to calculate because they cannot easily be quantified. They are personal in nature and include:
Loss of companionship
Loss of quality of life
Pain and suffering
Contact Attorney Anthony Abbott about Car Accident
San Marcos car accident attorney Anthony Abbott has the resources and experience to tackle even the most complex car crash case. We know that injured accident victims need money to help pay for their car repairs, medical expenses, and lost wages. We also know that car accident injuries can be more severe than victims realize and that they often need more compensation than insurance companies are willing to pay.
With an office conveniently located in San Marcos, we offer legal services throughout the entire San Diego area, including San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Poway, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Del Mar, Pala Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, El Cajon and more. Contact Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law at (760) 471-2322 or fill out our confidential contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We’re ready to fight for you.