Were you involved in a car accident? Did a member of your family suffer an auto accident? Whether you or a member of your family were involved in a car accident, it is likely that you are interested in pursuing an auto accident claim and fighting for your right to recover compensation. If you suffered life-changing injuries or if a family member lost his or her life in a car accident, you could trust the auto accident lawyers at Eldessouky Law Upland to provide you with the legal guidance that you need.
Common Car Accident Injuries
What types of injuries did you or members of your family suffer? The injuries resulting from car accidents vary significantly depending on the details of the accident. Some of the most common car accident injuries include the following: head injuries (such as concussions), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and hip injuries, for example. These injuries are usually severe and life-altering. Other injuries include broken bones, sprains, lacerations, and bruises; although these injuries might not be as severe, they could still cause significant issues – that is, leaving victims with expensive medical bills, unable to work, and in need of months or even years to fully recover from the injuries.
To speak with a Upland car accident lawyer, call (951) 595 -4565.
The Relevance of Negligence in Auto Accident Claims
Most car accidents occur because of the negligent actions of other drivers. All car accident claims are based on negligence. All drivers have a duty of care to other drivers – a duty to drive cautiously and safely to avoid accidents. When drivers breach their duty of care (by speeding, driving recklessly, disregarding traffic signals, or tailgating, for example), they are putting other drivers in danger. The breach of duty could cause an accident, which could lead to harm to unsuspecting victims. If the injuries that you or your family suffered were directly caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you have the right to sue and receive compensation.
You Have the Right to Receive Compensation
If you or a member of your family suffered a car accident, could filing a claim make you eligible to receive compensation? Without a doubt, you could recover compensation after being involved in an auto accident. In general, victims of car accidents are eligible to recover compensation for all or some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
To discuss your claim with our injury lawyers, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Because every car accident claim is different, the type and amount of compensation available for recovery is likely to vary significantly. The specific amount of compensation available for claimants also depends on any insurance policies that are relevant to the claim.
Important Timelines for Your Claim
Are you interested in pursuing an auto accident lawsuit? If so, you must ensure that you are familiar with the specific timelines that apply to your claim. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations – which determine the length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. All personal injury claims, such as auto accidents, are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Therefore, under most circumstances, you would have two-years to file your claim. What happens if you miss the deadline? Unfortunately, failing to file your car accident claim within the two-year statute of limitations means that you will lose your right to sue and receive compensation. Because of the risk of losing your right to sue, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim.
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