Many people suffer severe injuries in car accidents, requiring emergency services and extensive treatment to heal. Even those with minimal physical harm need some medical attention to patch up wounds and prevent scarring. The Fremont personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw understand how traumatic a car crash can be, especially when it’s something the other driver should have been able to prevent.
Most car accidents happen when a driver or another negligent party makes an error that places others in danger. As long as everyone takes the necessary safety precautions and obeys traffic laws, collisions shouldn’t occur. Operating a motor vehicle requires attention and focus. Unfortunately, some motorists behave recklessly, blowing through stop signs, speeding, and quickly changing lanes without checking their blind spots.
The Fremont car accident attorneys of OnderLaw know the challenges of filing an insurance claim and pursuing an adequate settlement. Unrepresented claimants often get taken advantage of and end up with much less compensation than they deserve. You can depend on us to aggressively seek the money you’re owed and hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.
Call OnderLaw for your free consultation today and learn more about how we can help you after a car accident causes your injuries.
At OnderLaw, we have years of experience handling car accident cases for our clients. When you hire us, you will have a legal team by your side to guide you through the complicated procedure. Trying to take on an insurance claim alone can be disastrous. You probably don’t know what you’re doing and could make a mistake that results in a denied claim. You can depend on us to complete every step on your behalf and resolve any problems we encounter.
OnderLaw holds an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating a law firm can receive. We have also received awards and recognition from multiple legal organizations, including Super Lawyers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We take pride in our reputation and the quality representation we provide to accident victims throughout Fremont.
Accidents are sudden and unexpected. You’re driving along minding your own business when someone swerves into your lane or crashes into the back of your vehicle. Unfortunately, it’s a common scenario many people find themselves in. It’s nearly impossible to avoid an accident when you’re sharing the road with inattentive, careless, or intoxicated drivers.
The most common types of car accidents that happen are:
OnderLaw can investigate any of these kinds of accidents to determine who should be held liable for your injuries. You should not be financially responsible for your medical expenses, prescription medication, and other costs if the negligent driver were entirely at fault. They should be forced to provide the compensation you need to recover.
A range of factors can contribute to a motor vehicle crash. You’re not only trying to avoid reckless drivers, but you’re also dealing with environmental factors as well. Focusing on what’s happening around you is necessary to slow or stop for traffic, miss a pothole, or yield to others at an intersection. Even if you take the appropriate precautions, you can’t prevent someone else from putting you in harm’s way.
Common causes of car accidents include:
If you sustained injuries in a car crash due to any of these causes or something else, do not hesitate to contact OnderLaw. We could help you seek compensation for the harm caused by another person.
Injuries are likely in car accidents, even fender benders. The body can’t withstand the sudden stopping forces and can be jolted backward and forward. Even if you only suffer some cuts from broken glass, you might need stitches to heal. Any treatment you receive costs money. If you can’t afford these bills, you could end up in significant debt.
A range of injuries can result from a car crash, from minor to life-threatening. The most common include:
Catastrophic accidents can cause loss of limb, paralysis, and death. Disabilities often arise from permanent physical harm. Many victims end up paying for a wheelchair or renovations to make their homes more accessible. Others need to rely on friends, family, or a home health nurse to assist them with daily tasks. It can be a lifelong burden for these accident victims to endure.
Since multiple people could be at fault for a car crash, it’s challenging to investigate and determine who to hold liable for incurred costs. California is a fault car accident state, meaning the negligent driver becomes financially responsible for the injured person’s losses. If another motorist caused your injuries, you could pursue compensation from them.
However, other individuals and entities could be liable, depending on the circumstances of the crash. They include:
Sometimes, it isn’t just one party that causes an accident. The actions of multiple people could contribute. For example, the government could be to blame for failing to fix a pothole, but another driver could also be at fault for speeding over it and losing control of their car.
Car insurance must cover every vehicle parked or operated on roadways in California. Drivers are supposed to buy and maintain liability insurance with minimum limits of:
Under the state’s fault law, you could file a claim with the other driver’s liability insurance carrier. The compensation you receive can cover the losses you suffered, such as:
If the insurance company offers a low settlement or denies your claim altogether, you have other options. You could file a lawsuit to compensate for your total losses. You might also be able to seek exemplary damages. These damages aren’t a form of compensation. Instead, an award of this type is intended as a punishment against the at-fault party. However, you must show clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s malice, fraud, or oppression to receive this financial award.
There were 3,606 deaths from car accidents in California in 2019. Single-car accidents accounted for 56 percent of those fatalities, while 44 percent were from multi-vehicle crashes.
Although the city of Fremont has prioritized traffic safety, devastating accidents continue to happen. Eight fatal traffic-related crashes occurred that same year in Fremont, causing eight fatalities.
OnderLaw takes cases on contingency, so you don’t have to worry about paying upfront fees or costs. We also offer a free initial consultation to hear about the accident and advise whether we can help. You will be our priority and receive the personalized attention you need to get through your case.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, call OnderLaw to speak with one of our Fremont car accident attorneys today.