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Vehicle accidents can be terrifying experiences, and the aftermath can leave individuals wondering how they will recover compensation for their injuries and property damage. At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi, our team is standing by when you need a San Jose car accident attorney. We will step in immediately, handle the insurance carriers, and help you recover compensation for your losses.
Turn to Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi for Your Car Accident Claim
- At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi, our team understands the difficulties of dealing with life-altering injuries, and we will stand by our client’s side until they recover the compensation they need.
- Our team has extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident claims, and we have no problem standing up to aggressive insurance carriers.
- Our attorneys have extensive track records of successful litigation against insurance carriers, corporations, and other parties.
How an Attorney Will Help Determine Liability for the Claim
Vehicle accident claims are challenging, particularly when it comes to determining the steps necessary to recover complete compensation. Even though insurance carriers will seem like they are on your side, that is not the case. An attorney can step in immediately and begin handling all communication with other parties.
A car accident lawyer in San Jose will fully investigate the claim and gather any evidence needed to prove what happened. This will include pushing back against any allegations of shared fault that the other side may put forward.
By working with trusted medical and financial experts, a car accident lawyer will help adequately calculate total expected losses so they can go to work recovering complete compensation for clients. Not only will an attorney work with insurance carriers, but they will fully prepare to take the claim to trial if necessary to ensure the client is treated fairly.
Car Accident Injuries Can Lead to Major Setbacks
Vehicle accident injuries can vary widely depending on the mechanism of the incident. Factors such as the location of the impact and the speed of vehicles involved can determine injury severity. However, some of the most common injuries that we help clients with include:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Internal bleeding
In addition to the physical injuries vehicle accidents can cause, crash victims often experience significant emotional and psychological trauma, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When considering the combined effects of physical as well as emotional and psychological injuries, this can lead to significant setbacks in a person’s day-to-day and work life.
How Much Compensation Will You Get for a Car Accident Claim
There is no set amount of compensation available for vehicle accident claims in San Jose. Rather, every case will need to be examined individually, and various factors can influence total settlement amounts. Factors including injury severity, time away from work, the extent of property damage, and shared fault can all play a role in final compensation amounts.
Our lawyers work diligently to recover various types of compensation on behalf of clients. This includes compensation for the calculable economic losses as well as the more immeasurable non-economic losses, such as coverage of:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Property damage expenses
- Physical pain and suffering damages
- Emotional and psychological pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
The attorneys at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi work diligently to recover complete compensation for our clients. Sometimes, we can do this through a settlement with an insurance carrier. However, if the insurance carrier refuses to offer a fair settlement, we have no problem filing a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of our client and taking the case to court.
Can Partial Liability Affect a Claim?
Yes, shared fault can affect the outcome of a claim, particularly when it comes to compensation amounts. California operates under what is considered a “pure comparative negligence” system. This means that individuals can recover compensation regardless of how much fault they have for an incident, even up to 99% of the fault. However, shared fault can also reduce how much compensation a person receives. If a person is in any way responsible for causing their injury, this can reduce how much compensation they receive in an amount commensurate to the percentage of fault.
For example, suppose a person sustains $100,000 worth of damages as a result of a vehicle accident caused primarily by another driver. However, if a jury finds that the crash victim was 20% responsible for the incident for whatever reason, this means they would recover $80,000 instead of the full $100,000.
One of the benefits of having a lawyer working by your side is that the attorney can push back against these allegations of shared fault. They will investigate the incident, gather evidence, and work to establish the liability of other parties involved.
Paying for a San Jose Car Accident Attorney
The team at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi handles car accident claims in San Jose on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney will handle all of the out-of-pocket and upfront costs related to the claim. The client will not have to worry about any of that. Additionally, car accident victims will not pay any legal fees until after our team successfully recovers compensation on their behalf. If we do not win the case, our clients do not pay any legal fees.
Call a San Jose Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you love has sustained a car accident injury caused by the negligence of another driver in San Jose, reach out to the team at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi for help as soon as possible. You need an advocate by your side that is willing to take your claim all the way to trial if necessary to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. When you need a San Jose car accident attorney, you can contact us by filling out our contact form or calling (310) 477-1700.