Santa Monica Car Accident Lawyer
Need an attorney for a car accident claim in Santa Monica?
If you were involved in a car accident in Santa Monica, California, it is important to know what steps to take to ensure that you can receive the full compensation that you are due. At Sinai Law, we can investigate your case, develop a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and level the playing field between you and the insurance company. Our Santa Monica personal injury attorney can stand by your side throughout the entire legal process and take actions to improve your chances of recovering financial compensation so that you can move on from this unfortunate experience.
Determining Legal Liability for an Auto Accident in Santa Monica
Research has demonstrated that more than 90% of all car accidents are caused by a mistake on the part of one of the drivers. Liability falls on the driver whose negligence was the primary cause of the accident, even if both parties are partially to blame. Even if you were partially responsible for the crash, you can still obtain compensation by proving that the other driver is primarily at fault. An example would be if the other driver wastexting while driving, was driving drunk, was speeding or ran a red light. Proving that the other party is responsible is where we come in. Our goal will be to help you obtain compensation to cover damages such as:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
You cannot trust the insurance company to treat you fairly, since their top priority is to protect the bottom-line. This translates to paying you as little as possible. Let us guide you through this experience and fight to defend your right to fair compensation.
How Car Insurance Covers Accident Claims in Santa Monica
Under California state law, all vehicles in Santa Monica and statewide are required to be covered by a liability insurance policy. Liability insurance pays for the costs associated with injuries suffered by the victim of a traffic collision caused by the policy holder. In other words, if Bill injures Joe in a car crash, Joe can file a personal injury claim against Bill’s liability policy. The minimum amounts required by state law are:
- $15,000 for bodily injury or death to one victim
- $30,000 for bodily injury or death to two or more victims
- $5,000 for damage to property such as your vehicle
Some drivers purchase more than the minimum amount, but unfortunately many do not. In the event that the value of your personal injury or wrongful death claim exceeds the limits on the other driver’s policy, however, we may still be able to help you recover the full compensation you are due. State law requires that an insurance company offeruninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to any driver who is purchasing a liability insurance policy. Unless you expressly denied this type of coverage in writing, you should have a policy that can be used to make up the difference between the other driver’s policy limits and the full value of your claim.
When you bring your case to us for an initial consultation, we will review your policy and the evidence in the case to determine what sources of compensation are available to you. At Sinai Law, our Santa Monica car accident lawyers can handle the discussions with the other party’s insurance company to help you obtain all compensation available. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to begin working on a strategy for your claim!
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