Richmond is a large city in Contra Costa County with a population exceeding 100,000 residents. As a relatively large city, it is an unfortunate fact that many residents are injured in serious car accidents every year.
In 2015, a total of 579 collisions led to Richmond, California accident victims being injured or killed. Evidence reveals that the vast majority of accidents causing injury or death are at least partly caused by human error and legal wrongdoing.
The Ledger Law Firm is a nationally acclaimed personal injury firm that helps Richmond car, trucking and motorcycle accident victims hold these responsible parties accountable. Our California team is guided by Emery Ledger, a personal injury attorney who has earned a reputation for helping injured victims in California and Contra Costa County receive the compensation that is owed after an accident.
Our team will protect your legal rights and case from low settlement offers and build a strong case that gets you the compensation you need to heal and take care of your loved ones.
California Law Does Not Limit the Compensation Accident Victims Can Recover
Existing California law generally sets no limit on the compensation that can be recovered for a California personal injury victim. This general rule applies to victims in auto accidents as well.
It is important to remember this law if you feel tempted to sign a settlement offer before discussing your legal claim with a personal injury lawyer at Ledger Law. We will get you a higher offer than the intentionally low offer coming from an insurance company, as their offer protects their business interests instead of accident victims.
We will thoroughly investigate your claim and pursue all forms of damages and compensation that apply to the specific facts of your legal claim. Compensation that we can help you recover as a Richmond auto accident victim include:
- Property Damage
- Current and Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages and Future Earning Capacity
- Loss of Companionship
- Pain and Suffering
Richmond Drivers Are Owed a Duty of Care That Protects You From Negligence
California law requires that drivers owe a basic duty of care on the road. When this duty is violated and causes an accident that results in injuries, a lawsuit can be filed against the negligent party or parties.
Even if you are partially negligent, know that California is a comparative negligence state. Simply, this means you can still recover compensation if another party is also partially or even primarily at fault. The compensation you receive will just be reduced by the proportion of your fault.
As such, never assume that you do not have a legal claim before talking to a lawyer. Even unforeseen issues like a defective brake or similar facts may reveal you actually bear no legal responsibility at all.
However, time is of the essence when it comes to discussing your claim with a Ledger Law attorney post-accident. California generally gives victims two years to file a lawsuit before the right to bring a claim is lost.
Contact Ledger Law online today to discuss your Richmond accident claim with a trusted Ledger Law personal injury lawyer.