The Law Office of David P. Kashani, APLC fights for the rights of car accident victims throughout the state of California. We also represent car accident victims in the states of Arizona and Washington. Our practice is dedicated to keeping the roads and highways safe by holding negligent drivers accountable for harming other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation. We will conduct a thorough investigation and demand full payment of your claim from the other driver’s insurance company. Although insurers often attempt to deny claims or pay as little as possible, we know how to drive the negotiations and are fully prepared to litigate when necessary.
When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that our experienced Northern California car accident attorneys are on your side. We offer free consultations and will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we recover for you. Please reach out to our office to discuss your car accident case today.
Common Causes of a Car Accident in the Bay Area
Car accidents are typically the result of driver errors, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turning
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Reckless driving
While such errors fall under the umbrella of driver negligence, to have a valid claim, you must be able to prove:
- The other driver had a duty to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner
- The other driver breached that duty
- The other driver’s actions caused the accident
- The accident was the direct cause of your injuries and monetary losses
Additionally, car accidents in Northern California can also be caused by road defects (e.g. potholes, a broken curb, inoperable streetlights, faulty traffic signals), in which case it is possible to pursue a municipal liability lawsuit against the government agency responsible for road and highway maintenance. Finally, when a car accident results from a mechanical defect, a product liability lawsuit can be brought against the automaker or distributor.
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, we have the skills and experience to demonstrate the necessary elements of negligence in all types of car accidents and will see to it that you receive the compensation you need and deserve. We have a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury awards and will fight to win, whether at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.
Car Accident Insurance Claims
Because California is a fault state for insurance purposes, the other driver must be found responsible for you to have a legal basis for a claim. Same is true for the states of Washington and Arizona. It is also worth noting that car accidents are governed by the doctrine of comparative negligence, which basically states that if your actions contributed to the accident in any way, the amount of your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
If you sustained $100,000 in damages, for example, and the insurance company assigns 20 percent of the blame to you, your award will be reduced to $80,000. Given that determining fault will significantly impact the value of your claim, it takes an experienced Northern California car accident attorney to conduct a thorough investigation, collect all the evidence, and work to demonstrate the full extent of the other driver’s liability.
How the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC Can Help Win You Compensation
As soon as you receive proper medical treatment, contact our experienced Northern California car accident attorneys. When you become our client, we will leverage our full range of skills and resources to build a successful personal injury claim.
When necessary, we collaborate with a respected network of accident reconstruction specialists to determine the facts and the degree of the other driver’s liability. Our legal team will also obtain and review copies of the police report, identify and interview witnesses, and work closely with your doctor to document your injuries.
One of our experienced car accident attorneys will handle all the details of your claim, including any dealings with the insurance company and necessary court filings should litigation become necessary. Above all, we will fight to win you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Types of Injuries
Depending on the type of collision (e.g. head-on, T-bone, read-end), car accidents can result in all types of injuries. Some common car accident injuries include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
A high impact collision can cause paralysis (e.g. paraplegia, quadriplegia), loss of limb, disfigurement, permanent scarring, and other catastrophic injuries. Even minor fender benders can result in serious injuries, some of which may not surface until days or even weeks after an accident.
In any event, it is critically important to seek medical treatment after a car accident even if you don’t feel as if you’ve been injured. Not doing so may cause your injuries to worsen and make your car accident claim more difficult to prove. The best way to protect your rights is to work with the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC.
Contact Our Experienced California Car Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, don’t go it alone. Let the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC handle your injury claim instead. We will fight to win you compensation that considers all your future medical and financial needs. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.