The Ledger Law Firm is a personal injury firm that has gained national recognition for helping injured accident victims receive the compensation that is owed because of a responsible party’s negligence. Led by Emery Ledger, our team is here to help if you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries in a Corcoran accident.
If you are ready to speak with a Ledger Law attorney in Corcoran to pursue justice and deserved compensation for your accident injuries, here are a few facts to keep in mind.
Accidents Often Require Large Amounts of Compensation for Victims
One of the worst, yet sadly all too common, mistakes personal injury victims make is to settle their claim for less than it is worth. This can occur when insurance companies offer a low settlement in the hopes that desperate accident victims will accept a lower amount of compensation that reduces the payout made to the victim.
Naturally, this helps the insurance company, but it does little good for victims who may need a lifetime of care for serious injuries. Federal research indicates that nearly $1 trillion in accident-related costs occur each year. Nearly $600 billion of those costs are related to the accident victim’s pain, decreased life quality or loss of life altogether.
As an accident victim, you may also find that your claim entitles you to millions in compensation because of lost wages, medical costs, decreased quality of life or any other relevant losses you have suffered. A Ledger Law attorney will help you maximize your claim after a California accident, as the state generally does not limit the amount of compensation you can recover as an accident victim.
Even If You Are Partially to Blame for the Accident, Legal Compensation Can Still Be Recovered
A determining factor for recovering legal compensation after an accident requires finding out who is legally at fault. In many accidents, more than one party may be legally at fault. If you share some of the blame in a Corcoran accident, know that California law permits you to receive compensation from other parties who are also at fault for the accident.
Put another way, sharing the blame for an accident does not bar you from receiving compensation. However, the compensation you can receive will be reduced based on your percentage of fault in the accident.
Still, the ability to recover some compensation can still lead to significant compensation if your fault was relatively minor and you suffered serious injuries.
Generally, the most important takeaway is that you should not assume the worth, value or merit of your Corcoran accident and legal claim until you have spoken with one of our attorneys at The Ledger Law Firm.
Do not delay in reaching out to us once you are ready to take legal action, as most injury victims have two years to file a legal claim after an accident. If action is not taken within two years, you may lose your right to compensation.
Contact us online to discuss your Corcoran personal injury case and take the needed action to receive compensation you may be legally entitled to receive.