Driving in and around the Tustin area in Southern California can be a real challenge. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, and individuals often sustain severe injuries and extensive property damage. At Callahan & Blaine, we are standing by to help if you need a Tustin car accident attorney by your side. We know what it takes to help individuals recover compensation through an insurance settlement or a personal injury jury verdict.
Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. Our team understands that Tustin car accident victims deserve compensation for all of their injuries caused by the accident, which can include the following:
Often overlooked when it comes to securing compensation are the unseen injuries that car accident victims are likely to incur. This includes various types of emotional and psychological trauma caused by the incident. Car accident victims in Tustin often experience fear, anxiety, sleeplessness, and stress for extended periods of time. Some may even experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This emotional and psychological trauma can be caused by the initial car accident incident, injuries, and the ongoing recovery process. We believe that it is imperative for individuals to recover compensation not only for the visible traumatic injuries we mentioned but also for these unseen injuries.
Every driver in California is required to carry auto insurance in order to remain legal on the roadway. However, the total amount of insurance the person is required to carry is not much. At a minimum, drivers are responsible for having $15,000 per person worth of bodily injury liability coverage and $30,000 per accident. Drivers only have to carry a minimum of $5,000 in property damage to ideality coverage.
Even though this insurance coverage will likely pay for most minor injuries and minor property damage, the total cost of any moderate to severe injuries and significant property damage will likely not be covered. Sometimes, drivers choose to purchase higher coverage limits that may help offset the costs sustained by injury and property damage victims. However, it may be necessary to file a civil personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver in order to recover additional compensation.
Proving liability after a car accident can be challenging, but a skilled Tustin vehicle accident attorney will get involved immediately and begin the investigation. Some of the evidence that will be gathered can include photographs or video surveillance of the initial incident, statements from eyewitnesses, and the police report. It may be necessary to involve a skilled accident reconstruction expert who can use the evidence available along with computer and 3D modeling to show insurance carriers or a personal injury jury what likely happened.
During the latest reporting year across the state, there were 3,847 total fatalities and 15,379 total serious injuries caused by vehicle accidents, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Overall, the OTS reported more than 200,000 injuries that same year.
Severe injuries can and will occur on a regular basis throughout the state, including here in Tustin. These incidents are caused by a range of factors, including:
The number one priority after sustaining an injury in a vehicle accident is seeking medical treatment. However, the focus of any car accident injury victim shortly thereafter needs to be on recovering compensation for their losses. A vehicle accident that results in even moderate injuries and property damage can lead to significant financial setbacks for those involved. Any person harmed due to the negligence of another driver deserves compensation.
Affording a car accident attorney in Tustin is not as difficult as many people may think. At Callahan & Blaine, our Tustin car accident lawyers proudly handle car accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means a few things. First, any person that works with us will never have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket money related to their claim. We handle all of that on behalf of each client we assist.
Additionally, we will only be paid legal fees if we successfully recover the compensation our clients deserve. After we recover the compensation, the clients will pay us an agreed-upon percentage out of the final settlement or jury verdict. If we do not win, our clients will not pay anything, including the money we used while their case was ongoing.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver in the Tustin area, the car accident attorneys at Callahan & Blaine are ready to assist you today. Our team of Tustin personal injury lawyers will offer you a free consultation so we can examine the merits of your case and help determine the best steps moving forward. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation needed to get through this. When you need a Tustin car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (714) 241-4444.