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Car Accident Lawyer in California

When you’ve been in a car accident in the state of California, it’s important to understand how a California car accident lawyer can help you in your time of need. A car accident is not only a disruptive event in your busy life, but it can also be the cause of injuries that will require treatment and that may involve time off from your work. After an accident, it’s always important to seek medical help even if you think your injuries are minor, because some types of injuries do not cause serious symptoms until sometime in the future after they occur. You must also be sure to make a police report and get the contact information of the other driver and any possible witnesses at the scene. Then, you must save copies of the documentation of the doctor visit and police report for the accident lawyer to review, in order that this can be used to build your case.

Do you know about Proposition 213?

Proposition 213 – In California, if you are injured in an automobile collision and you are the driver of a car, your damages may be limited, depending on whether there was insurance on the vehicle you were driving at the time of the collision. If you did not have insurance on the vehicle, you are entitled to recover only economic damages. You can’t recover noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. If you are a passenger in a vehicle that is not covered by insurance, you are entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. The insurance companies lobbied for this law in 1996 (Prop 213) as part of a proposition designed to save them money by depriving people, injured through no fault of their own, of recovery because of their status as uninsured motorists.

When to Call a Car Wreck Attorney

In the case of a minor fender-bender in which no one was injured, calling a car wreck attorney may not be necessary. However, in a car wreck in which the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or in which anyone suffered serious or potentially serious injuries, calling a car accident lawyer is essential. You must remember that the goal of the auto insurance companies is to get you to accept a settlement that pays the minimum amount of compensation possible. The auto insurance companies will call you right away and offer you money, but when they’re pressuring you into accepting a settlement that is less than what you deserve, it’s time to call a car wreck attorney who will do the talking for you.

Injuries Related to Auto Accidents

An auto accident can cause many different types of injuries, ranging from minor bruising or lacerations to permanently disabling head, neck and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can often involve extensive time off work and expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Injuries that are disabling may make it impossible for the injured party to return to his/her job. An experienced auto accident lawyer is able to anticipate the types of compensation that will be needed in an injured party’s future. The costs of lost wages, medical treatment and equipment expenses and physical and occupational therapy can add up to big medical bills, and you need to win a compensation settlement that truly meets your needs to manage those expenses going forward.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a California Car Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a California truck accident lawyer today.


The legal professionals at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will be your legal advocates and will use their experience and knowledge to effectively deal with the auto insurance companies.


Don’t settle for less than what you deserve, and let an accident lawyer who knows what to do stand by you when you have been injured in a vehicle that has collided with a truck, and it is at the hands of the trucker that you were injured.


We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim.


Call us at 562.588.3069 and let us give you legal guidance you can trust.

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