Drivers involved in a Malibu car accident face a lot of legal ramifications. These ramification vary depending on which driver was at fault for the accident. Legal ramifications include a citation for breaking a Malibu traffic law, criminal charges and/or civil lawsuit.
Were you or a loved one involved in a Malibu car accident? Are you trying to figure out who was at fault for the accident? We’re here for you. Contact us immediately for help determining fault and getting the money you need to pay for your damages.
Available Damages in a Malibu Car Accident
Damages is the legal term for money. In a settlement or lawsuit, a person who is the victim of a lawsuit is allowed to be paid money based on the damages incurred. A person can be reimbursed for losses related to the car accident such as:
Medical bills: People injured in an accident can get money to cover their medical bills. These medical bills are for any past, current or future treatment related to the accident.
Property damage: Property damage done to the person’s vehicle and/or any contents in the vehicle are covered.
Pain and suffering: Any physical pain suffered because of the accident is covered. This includes chronic pain that last long after the car accident.
Lost wages: A person can be reimbursed for time spent away from work because of the car accident.
The statute of limitations to file a civil lawsuit in California is two years from the date of the car accident. After the statute of limitations has past, you have no right to sue the wrongful party for damages. If your loved one died in a car accident that wasn’t their fault, you have a two years from the date of the accident to sue. Contact us immediately for help with your car accident claim.
How a Car Accident Lawyer can Help You Obtain Damages in Your Malibu Car Accident
A car accident lawyer can do the following for their clients seeking damages from a car accident:
Talk with the Insurance Company
Negotiate with the insurance company. Many people don’t know that insurance companies aren’t negotiating in good faith. They negotiate to protect their profit margin. This means a person without a lawyer may end up with a less than fair settlement.
Calculate Future Accident and Medical Costs
How much money should a person receive for their future medical and accident-related expenses? Without the help of a lawyer, it’s hard to tell. A lawyer will calculated all future expenses to get their client a settlement that covers all their future damages.
Determine the Responsible Parties
Investigate the car accident. It may be apparent who is at fault for the car accident. However, a lawyer will investigate the accident to determine if there are more people at fault. For instance, Malibu could be at fault for terrible road conditions or the car manufacturer may be at fault for the car’s defects.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident or suffered vehicle damage because of a car accident, contact us. We investigate car accidents to determine all responsible parties. We also tough negotiators who will fight to get you the money you need. Contact us immediately.
Things to Do after a Car Accident in Malibu
Immediately after a car accident, a driver must do some important things. These things include staying at the scene of the accident, making a police report and exchanging information with the other drivers. After the car accident, a driver must also:
• Seek medical attention and keep track of all medical treatment
• Take pictures of injuries and all property damage
• Obtain valuation for all property damage
• Be extremely caution when talking with insurance companies or the other party’s lawyers
• Avoid settling early. An early settlement typically won’t cover all future medical and car accident-related expenses
• Hire a lawyer
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer is the difference between getting the maximum money for your damages and being left with mounting bills because of a car accident. A car accident lawyer understands how insurance companies and other lawyers work hard to give you less money for your damages. A lawyer also gives their client peace of mind. They handle the tough work of negotiating with lawyers and insurance companies and filing lawsuits.
We Will Help You
Contact us if you or a loved one was involved in a Malibu car accident. We are dedicated to obtaining the best settlement or jury award for you. You didn’t choose to be injured. Don’t choose to pay all car accident-related costs by yourself. You deserve to receive damages to cover all of your damages. We’re here for you. Contact us immediately. You have no time to waste. The statute of limitations in California is two years for a car accident. Let us get you the money you need to cover all your expenses.