Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
Not Just an Accident,
It is a Major Disruption in Your Life.
Car Accident Cases
Our lives depend on transportation and most of us drive or ride in a car, bus, or truck to get us from one place to the next. Because cars have become our universal means of travel, we may overlook the dangers and how serious crashes can be.
In the U.S., an average of nearly 40,000 deaths occur each year and 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Some of those injured from an auto accident suffer permanent disabilities like spine injuries, paralysis, brain damage, and other severe injuries that negatively affect daily life.
Negligent drivers are a danger to others on the road because their actions could cause a significant disruption to another life. A disruption to routine daily activities, supporting a family, earning a living, living comfortably, or even a wrongful death.
What You Can Do After a Car Accident
A growing number of drivers have installed a dash cam in their car to use the video as evidence against the negligent driver, which has been helpful to prove fault.
What You Can Do After a Car Accident
You’ve heard it before while growing up as a child, seatbelts save lives, that includes properly installed car seats for children. DO NOT drink and drive.
Check your vehicle regularly for any mechanical issues. Also, make sure your review for any vehicle safety recalls and the recalls have been repaired.
What Happens When the Negligent Driver is Underinsured or Uninsured
California requires every driver to carry a minimum car insurance liability coverage for bodily harm and property damage. The minimum liability policy covers up to $15,000 for the bodily injury of one person and $30,000 for bodily injury of multiple people. The state’s property damage minimum coverage required is $5,000.
What does this mean for you if you are found not at fault in an auto accident and the negligent driver carried only a minimum policy? You may only be able to receive a maximum of $15,000 to cover your medical expenses or any income lost from missing work.
However, you may be able to cover your remaining expenses through your own insurance. If your car insurance policy includes uninsured motorist coverage, the policy may pay for your remaining expenses. Likewise, if the negligent driver carries no insurance and you were deemed not at fault, the uninsured motorist coverage may cover your expenses. On the other hand, if you are at fault, you would not be eligible for uninsured motorist coverage.
What happens if you are uninsured and not at fault? California has a law that says if you are involved in an auto accident and did not have auto insurance, you may receive a reimbursement for only your medical bills and income lost from time you missed at work, even though the accident was not your fault. In other words, you cannot receive full compensation for your damages if you don’t have insurance.
Legal Help form Theory Law
Theory Law has the ability, experience, and resources to protect your rights and accomplish your goals and needs. When you hire Theory Law, a Los Angeles car accident lawyer starts aggressively working on your case, so you can take care of the other things in your life.
All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, without case opening fees. If you have been injured in a car crash, please contact Theory Law to speak with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer.
How Can Theory Law Help You?
If you need help regarding a legal matter and would like to discuss it with an attorney, please call (310) 500-0206 or complete and submit the e-mail form below, and the attorney will contact you.