Each and every year, too many Petaluma residents become victims of dangerous car, trucking or motorcycle accidents because of a responsible party’s legal wrongdoing. In 2015 alone, for example, the California Office of Traffic Safety data reveals that more than 400 Petaluma collisions resulted in victims being killed or injured.
If you are a Petaluma resident or surviving loved one who has been harmed by such an accident, The Ledger Law Firm provides you with the legal representation you need to receive justice and financial compensation. Our team is led by Emery Ledger, who is a nationally recognized personal injury attorney who has helped victims receive the compensation that is legally owed time and again.
Instead of accepting a low settlement from an insurance company that will almost assuredly leave you without the funds you need for long-term care, talk to a Ledger Law Petaluma injury attorney instead. We will help you build a strong case after a free consultation, giving you the effective legal advocacy needed to successfully negotiate a fair settlement offer with the insurance company after an accident.
Determining Legal Fault in Petaluma Accident Cases
In all accident cases in California, including auto accidents, the standard used to determine legal liability is rooted in negligence laws. These laws are outlined by California statute, effectively stating that Californians owe one another a basic duty of care. When this duty is violated and the negligent violation causes a victim’s injuries, then the accident victim can file a legal claim to recover compensation.
At Ledger Law, we help accident victims pursue all relevant forms of compensation by using existing law and a thorough investigation into the facts of your accident. We will help you pursue compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, lost wages and lost future earning capacity if you have been injured in an accident.
Common physical injuries that result after an accident include:
- Head, neck and brain injuries
- Injuries to the lower body, arms, shoulders or back
- Psychological injuries
The more serious your injuries are, the more imperative it is that you do not settle for a low insurance offer. California law does not limit how much compensation you can recover as an injury victim in most cases, which is one key reason why it is in your best interests to speak with a lawyer post-accident.
The Ledger Law Helps Victims Recover Needed Compensation
Receiving money damages after an accident is an essential step in the path toward rebuilding a life post-accident. Money cannot erase the accident or the pain caused, but it can guarantee that your family has enough money for long-term care and rehabilitation.
The Ledger Law Firm wants to serve your legal interests to make sure the funds you will depend on in later years are rightfully obtained. However, most victims only have two years to file a claim after an accident because of California’s statute of limitations, so time is of the essence if you are considering a lawsuit.
Contact us today to discuss your Petaluma accident case so we can protect your rights and pursue compensation for you and your loved ones.