According to the most recent data gathered by the California DMV, over 3,400 people were killed in car accidents in the year 2015, while over 176,000 suffered injuries as a result of vehicle collisions. Automobile accidents are responsible for a high percentage of injuries that occur throughout Northern California. Much of the damage that is incurred in a car accident can be quite severe and can even be catastrophic or life-altering. When you are on the road, you should be able to safely know that the drivers around you are taking the necessary precautions to avoid hitting others. However, this is not always the case.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a car accident, turn to the Fair Oaks car accident attorneys at Swartz Fogy Law Group. We have 52 years of combined legal experience in personal injury, making us highly qualified to represent your case.
What To Do After A Car Accident
After an accident, the first priority should be to ensure that you and anyone involved are not hurt. Once that is done, do the following:
Photograph the scene as well as any damage or injuries.
Gather as many eyewitness accounts as possible.
Contact the police to fill out a report, if necessary.
Exchange insurance information with all parties involved.
Contact your insurance company to inform them of your accident.
Reach out to a car accident attorney near you.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Car Accidents?
Personal injury lawsuits: The California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 states that individuals may file a personal injury lawsuit for their car accident up to two years following the date of their accident. If you attempt to file your lawsuit after the two years have lapsed, your case will most likely be thrown out. Vehicle damage lawsuits: If you choose to file a lawsuit over property damage alone, rather than personal injury, California Civil Procedure 338 allows you to file a lawsuit for up to three years after the date of your accident.
Severe Injuries Require Comprehensive Care
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you can rest assured that our Fair Oaks car accident attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate, aggressive legal representation. We go to great lengths for our clients, gathering the necessary evidence to work toward obtaining compensation on your behalf.
What Types Of Injuries Are Caused By Car Accidents?
The types of injuries that are commonly incurred in auto accidents include:
Spinal cord injuries
Fighting For Your Right To Compensation
Our lawyers firmly believe that the individual responsible for the accident that led to your injuries should be held accountable. Although the responsible party or your insurance company may try to talk you into accepting a settlement, it is highly advisable to speak with an attorney at Swartz Fogy Law Group first. You can rely on us to work aggressively to ensure that justice is served and that you recover fair damages.