Automobile collisions are the leading cause of personal injuries in the San Francisco area. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, please read on for some important information.
Although the vast majority of such cases (over 90%) settle before trial or agree to a settlement without filing lawsuits, the vast majority of the preparation and going through these cases depends on how well the parties believe the case will be handled in court and to what extent the party responsible believes that the victim is willing to pursue the case even if the settlement offered is fair. offered as a choice Boone Callaway has extensive experience as a successful San Francisco car accident lawyer, allowing us to quickly evaluate cases and advise you on whether or not a settlement offer is reasonable. We’re happy with the substantial settlements and jury verdicts we’ve gotten for our clients after car accidents.
RECORD OF SUCCESS FOR SAN FRANCISCO CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS:
- $2.1 Million settlement for the 40-year-old Bay Area man who had severely injured his hip after the cab that the driver was riding in turned left in the direction of an oncoming vehicle within Las Vegas. We engaged the local lawyer from Las Vegas to assist with the case for no expense to our client.
- A settlement of over fifty million dollars for the client who suffered severely broken wrists in an automobile crash in Vancouver. We brought in local lawyers from Canada to help the client who is based in San Francisco.
- The settlement was a Settlement in the amount of $3.75 millions for the client who was struck by an San Francisco street sweeper.
- A $5000 policy will limit the amount of settlement for a customer who was hit by a vehicle, and required knee surgery.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO ENSURE THAT I WILL RECEIVE A FAIR RECOVERY FROM A CAR ACCIDENT LAWSUIT?
The insurance firm considers what previous claimants have settled for and what juries have decided in similar cases.
Furthermore, they will evaluate the credibility of the attorneys who are advocating for the injured parties.
When there is no lawyer working on the case or if they have a good working relationship with a lawyer who consistently reaches a favorable settlement, they tend to take the matter less seriously.
Since announcements of personal injury claims are “full and final,” the settlement process shouldn’t be rushed.
Before receiving all of the treatments you are expected to receive, or if that is not possible, before your medical condition has stabilized and your doctors have an idea of your future medical condition, it is not recommended to settle a case under consideration.
Lawyers for the defense and insurance companies know they can settle with us because they have worked with us before and know we will fight for our clients in court if necessary.
Until the scheduled trial date, the settlement amount may not be made available.
Our personal injury law firm is not afraid to go to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached out of court.
RECENT CAR ACCIDENTS NEAR SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE, 2022:
- 6.24.22 Four injured in crash on I-280 on the way to SF
- 6/23/22: Rollover Crash on 101
- 6/18/22: SUV Collides With Muni Bus
I was in a car accident; how do I determine if I need to take the case to court?
Due to the ambiguity of the claim and the potential for disagreement over liability or the extent of damages, litigation is often required.
We can help you figure out if and when you need to file a lawsuit or go to court.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of lawsuits are settled out of court, the litigation process can be drawn out, so it’s important to know when to file a lawsuit.
To the extent that it appears likely that your case will end up in court, we may recommend taking a more proactive stance and seek your approval to file your case at an earlier stage of the litigation process.
Where can I find a good San Francisco car accident attorney, and what qualifications do they need to have?
Acquired knowledge or skill extensive background handling cases involving car crashes These are a solid basis from which to build. And what else is crucial? Someone who can understand you and gain your trust because of this. Dealing with the lawyer will consume a significant portion of your time. Choose a lawyer who you feel you can communicate effectively with.
HOW DOES A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSE INJURIES?
Spinal injuries, such as lower and upper back trauma, brain injuries, knee injuries, and lacerations, are common in automobile accidents.
We have a deep familiarity with both the anatomy and medicine of these injuries thanks to our extensive experience working with clients who have sustained them.
Your health is our top priority, and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you get the best care possible. We can give you our honest opinion on the medical professional you consult, the advice they give you, and the results of any tests or procedures they order. We know who to contact in the field of medicine, orthopedics, radiology, accident reconstruction, etc., to help you win your case. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation for your suffering.
Is there a Plan B if the Party at Fault Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance?
The minimum amount of coverage for medical expenses and lost wages under California auto insurance policies has not increased in over fifty years.
That’s why it’s common for damages to far outweigh the liability insurer’s maximum payout in cases where someone else was at fault.
You can get around this problem in two ways: either by purchasing “underinsured motorist” coverage or by asking the at-fault party for an out-of-pocket payment.
It comes as a shock to learn that there are numerous instances where the wealthy defendant lacks insurance.
It’s a long fight, but they usually end up paying the price.
As far as we’re concerned, this is the situation If getting back on their feet after an accident is a bitter pill to swallow, That can’t be the one to take the hit, can it?
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is another option for those who have been hurt by someone with inadequate insurance.
To the extent that it applies, this will make up for the insurance gap.
The insurance provider will consider the incident to be the fault of someone else, so the victim won’t see an increase in their premiums.
HOW TO GET A CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC COLLISION REPORT, ALSO KNOWN AS A “TCR”
The Traffic Collision Report (TCR) is a document filled out by police, the CHP, and local law enforcement when they are looking into the cause of an incident.
CHP and local law enforcement use identically formatted forms.
Both the decision to file a report and the thoroughness and accuracy of that report depend on the unique circumstances surrounding the incident.
Once upon a time, the standard procedure for reporting a minor car accident to the police was to fill out a collision report.
The police in San Francisco have also raised their standards, and now they will only share information when there is clear evidence of bodily harm.
Unless there are reports of serious injuries or other factors, such as cars that need to be towed or damage to structures, San Francisco police will typically refuse to respond to an accident scene.
The TCR will also include a summary of the statements made to the officer by the parties involved and any witnesses, and may even include direct quotes.
How much money can I get if I get into a car accident in California?
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in San Francisco, you may be entitled to financial compensation for things like your medical bills and other medical services, any pain, suffering, or emotional distress you experienced as a result of the crash, any repairs or replacements needed for your vehicle or other property damaged in the crash, any lost wages you incurred as a result of the crash, and any transportation or home care costs you incurred as a result of the crash.
When a person’s death is involved in a legal dispute, the survivors may be entitled to monetary and non-monetary compensation for their loss.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a car accident in San Francisco, we will assist you in claiming compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage at no charge.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA IF I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
When it comes to auto accidents, California’s statute of limitations is two years.
Time begins to run from the incident date onwards if the matter is not settled or brought to court.
The statute of limitations is six months if the case involves a public entity, such as a county or city vehicle. Claims must be filed within the applicable time limit or they will be dismissed, even if they are valid. Even if you don’t make it in time to file your claim, we can help you get started on the right foot so that when you do, everything is in order.
WHAT SITUATIONS REQUIRE THAT I CONSULT WITH A LAWYER REGARDING A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
Lawyers’ fees in auto accident cases are contingent, meaning they are paid only if the client receives a settlement.
Since the amount will be the same regardless of the date you engage an attorney in a car accident and you’ll get the best advice, services and support if you work with the skilled car accident attorneys at Callaway & Wolf right away.
DOES IT ALWAYS MAKE SENSE TO HIRE A LAWYER FOR A CAR ACCIDENT?
It is only sensible to retain a lawyer to add the value.
A lawyer may not be able to add much value if there are significant damages and not enough insurance funds to cover the claim.
We’re fully aware of the risks involved and won’t take on new clients unless we’re confident we can secure equitable compensation on their behalf.
If the attorneys at Callaway & Wolf do not think you need legal representation following a car accident, they will tell you so immediately.