If you have been injured in a Cedar Springs personal injury accident or are a surviving loved one, The Ledger Law Firm will review your claim and pursue your right to compensation from all responsible parties.
Emery Ledger is a nationally recognized personal injury attorney who has helped California accident victims recover millions in damages and compensation via settlement and successful verdicts. Our firm utilizes national legal resources and knowledge of California law to make sure you receive the funds that you deserve and need to heal and be made whole.
Here are a few key facts to keep in mind about California personal injury law that reinforce why it is important to reach out to a Cedar Springs personal injury attorney after an accident.
Human Culpability Is Often a Factor in Accidents
Stanford research has shown that it is more than reasonable to conclude that more than 9 in 10 car accidents at least partly involve human mistakes. While one could quibble over the exact percentage, it is clear that the vast majority of car accidents involve human wrongdoing.
From a legal perspective, this translates into an understanding that many accidents involve human negligence that violated a legal duty of care. In simplest terms, this means many accident victims will receive legal compensation for their injuries, and the amount received is often significant.
Accident Costs Reveal Accident Victims Can Receive Significant Compensation
If you are tempted to settle for a low offer from the insurance company that comes nowhere near compensating you for what your claim is truly worth, consider the following:
- Federal data estimates U.S. traffic accidents cost nearly $1 trillion annually nationwide
- Of the nearly $1 trillion in yearly accident costs, nearly $600 billion in accident costs are based on loss of life, pain and decreased life quality
- California estimated costs for accidents resulting in a victim’s death are thought to be an estimated $4.48 billion each year
Further, California typically does not limit the amount of compensation you can receive as an accident victim. Speak with a Cedar Springs injury attorney who will investigate your case to get a true understanding of what your injuries and accident case are worth.
California Law Limits How Long You Have to Bring a Legal Claim
In California, personal injury victims have a limited amount of time to file a claim because of the state’s statute of limitations. This legal concept essentially gives most personal injury victims just two years to file a lawsuit for their injuries in an accident.
If you wait until this timeline has passed, it is quite likely that you will lose your right to receive compensation. Don’t let deserved compensation pass you by without speaking to a Ledger Law personal injury attorney after a Cedar Springs accident.
Contact us online to discuss your case with a Ledger Law attorney at absolutely no cost to you and take the first steps toward receiving the funds you deserve and need.