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Car Accidents Attorney in Escondido, California

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2016, there were 490,168 car crashes in 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 Parkway, West San Marcos Boulevard, 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 can be extremely difficult, and negotiating a fair settlement is often easier said than done.

Our car accident attorney — Anthony Abbott — is ready to go to bat for you in your fight for fair compensation. Tell us if your insurance company is failing to offer you the full amount you deserve. From our office in Escondido, we're able to serve clients throughout Southern California, including the areas of Vista, Encinitas, San Marcos, Oceanside, and Rancho Santa Fe. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Car Accidents & Injuries

At Anthony Abbott Attorney at Law, our 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

  • Rollover crashes

  • Drunk driving accidents

  • Distracted driving accidents

  • UM/UIM 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

  • Burns

  • Fractures

  • Disfigurement or amputation

  • Internal organ damage

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Whiplash

  • Leg and knee injuries

  • PTSD

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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

  • Eyewitness testimony

  • Photographs of the car accident scene

  • Medical records

  • Passenger testimony

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:

  • Medical expenses

  • Future medical expenses

  • Lost wages

  • 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

  • Emotional distress

  • Pain and suffering

Contact Us After a Car Accident

We have 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 Escondido, we offer legal services throughout the entire San Diego area, including San Marcos, Encinitas, Poway, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Del Mar, Pala Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, El Cajon, and more. Contact us at Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We’re ready to fight for you.