Encino is a Los Angeles neighborhood, thereby contributing to accident totals of a city with some of the most accidents in the country. Naturally, L.A.’s population alone helps explain why the city has so many car, trucking and motorcycle accidents. Even so, Los Angeles County suffered from more than 82,000 collisions that caused a victim to be injured or killed in 2015 alone.
Simply put, thousands of lives are impacted by Los Angeles accidents each and every year, with Encino being no exception to this general rule. Most of these accidents are caused by human error or negligence that will entitle the accident victims to receive legal compensation.
At The Ledger Law Firm, we understand you have many law firms and attorneys to choose from when you need legal representation after a Los Angeles County accident. We believe our established record of providing compassionate representation while delivering proven results sets our firm apart from other personal injury firms in the area.
Further, our team is led by a nationally acclaimed personal injury lawyer. Emery Ledger has carved out a reputation for helping injured victims in Los Angeles County and across California by standing up to insurance companies and helping victims receive fair settlement offers needed to heal and rebuild.
California Negligence Law Says You Are Owed a Duty of Care on the Road
Injured victims in an Encino accident should know that California law says you are entitled to a basic duty of care on a California road. Likewise, you owe that same duty to other drivers. If this duty of care is breached, a driver can be found negligent.
Should a driver’s negligence cause an accident, then you may be entitled to legal compensation if you can prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused both the accident and your injuries.
If you are entitled to receive compensation, our firm will help you pursue any applicable form of damages and legal compensation. Examples of legal compensation we help Encino accident victims recover include:
- Medical Costs
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium/Companionship
California Law Places No Limit on the Compensation You Can Recover As an Accident Victim
As a general rule, most accident victims in California will have no limit placed on the compensation that can be recovered. Keep this in mind if an insurance company has tried to tempt you with a settlement offer. It is almost assuredly far lower than what your case deserves and the compensation that can be attained with the help of a Ledger Law attorney.
We will pursue your legal right to receive compensation based on what your case is truly worth, not what is in the best interests of the insurance company’s business interests.
Do note, however, that California law generally only gives you two years after an accident to file a legal claim. After that, the opportunity to receive compensation may be lost forever. Contact us online today to discuss your Encino accident claim with a Ledger Law attorney.