Car accidents and similarly devastating personal injuries often leave accident victims feeling uncertain or hopeless. At The Ledger Law Firm, we represent Bodega Bay personal injury victims with dedicated and effective legal representation focused on getting victims the funds needed to rebuild their life.
Our team is led by Emery Ledger, a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer who helps victims receive the legal compensation that is owed by any and all responsible parties.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bodega Bay accident, we will fully investigate your case and will pursue any rightful claim to compensation. Here are a few facts that reinforce why reaching out to a Ledger Law attorney after your Bodega Bay accident is a wise step to take toward justice and deserved compensation.
Human Error Was Likely Involved in Your Accident
According to research from Stanford Law School, it is reasonable to estimate that at least 90% of car accidents are at least partly caused by human error.
As such, never assume that you do not have a right to compensation. Accident scenes and facts can be complex, and legal liability is not necessarily as straightforward as it appears at first glance. Ledger Law will help you truly know the value of your claim and whether you are entitled to deserved compensation.
The Costs of the Typical California Accident Are Significant
One reason it is in your best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney is that the costs of car accidents are often significant. This is a particularly valuable piece of information to remember if you are tempted to accept a low offer from the insurance company that only protects their business interests.
Federal data reveals truly astonishing figures, estimating that the impact of U.S. traffic personal injury accidents are nearly $1 trillion. Also of interest is the fact that this estimate is comprised of $277 billion in actual economic costs, yet an estimated $594 billion in accident costs stem from loss of life, decreased quality of life and the pain of accident victims.
In California, specifically, recent CDC findings show that crash-related deaths in the state costs California an estimated $4.48 billion, based solely on medical costs and work loss costs. Consider that many accidents are also severe but do not end in death, and it is clear that Californians often deserve significant compensation after an accident.
California Is a Comparative Negligence State
Given the significant compensation that may be available to you as an accident victim, never assume you are not entitled to compensation because of the belief that you bear legal responsibility for the accident. A full investigation may reveal that you are not to blame at all. For example, a defective brake system in your vehicle may reveal that an auto parts manufacturer is the legally responsible party.
Further, California is a comparative negligence state, meaning victims can receive compensation if they are partly responsible. So long as another party is also partly responsible, legal compensation may still be obtained. However, the compensation that a victim can receive when partially responsible is reduced by that victim’s proportion of legal fault.
You Have Limited Time to Pursue Legal Compensation
California gives accident victims two years to file a legal claim after a personal injury accident, as a general rule. Accident victims who wait until two years have passed may lose their right to file a claim and receive legal compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bodega Bay personal injury accident, the time to take legal action is now.
Contact us online to speak with a Ledger Law personal injury attorney in Bodega Bay who will help you receive the justice you deserve and legal compensation you need.