What Can I Seek Compensation For After An Accident?
If you were hurt – or someone you love was hurt or killed – in a car accident, our San Jose personal injury lawyers can help you. If the other driver was at fault, you may have the right to compensation for your financial and personal losses due to the accident.
Many people take advantage of the privilege to drive and cause harm to others. If you have been injured in a car accident with a truck, motorcycle, bus, or as a pedestrian, talk to our experienced San Jose auto accident attorneys at the Warren Nguyen Law Firm to learn about your rights and what we can do to help you seek compensation. Our team can walk you through the claims process and protect your rights every step of the way.
In a perfect world, your case would be resolved easily, quickly, and fairly. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to get justice and fair compensation for all the losses you experienced.
That is where Law Office of Warren Nguyen can help. The earlier our legal team goes to work for you, the sooner you may be able to recover fair compensation for your losses.
We can fight to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
What Happens If I Settle Without An Attorney?
When you report a car accident to your insurance company, they will begin calling you and trying to settle your claim. Some insurance companies will offer you a fair settlement to ensure all your expenses are covered, including medical bills and physical damages. However, many insurance companies only care about the bottom line and will do their best to minimize your claim to avoid a big payout.
We cannot guarantee positive results for every client, but in most cases, hiring a car accident attorney to handle your claim increases your recovery amount by 2-3 times!
If you haven't settled with your insurance company, call our office as soon as possible to discuss your case in a free consultation.
Valuing a Car Accident Injury Claim in San Jose
Each case is valued differently, and there are many factors that affect what level of compensation may be available. Included among the types of compensation that may be available are:
- Lost income.
- Medical bills related to physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospital costs, testing and other medical services.
- Rehabilitation costs.
- Ambulance bills.
- Vehicle repair or replacement.
- Alternate transportation (rental car, public transit costs).
- Medical equipment.
There are also a number of non-economic types of damages, that are also compensated and may be an important part of your claim. Types of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- Emotional anguish.
- Loss of society and companionship.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Reduced quality of life.
How Law Office of Warren Nguyen Helps Car Crash Victims Like You
The first action in a car accident case is a full investigation with the aim of discovering the actual cause of the crash. Law Office of Warren Nguyen frequently works with highly qualified accident investigators to accomplish that goal.
We take care of all of the details, including assisting our clients with obtaining medical care and alternative transportation, as well as working directly with the insurance company to recover the damages they deserve.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement in a Car Accident Case?
The length of time it will take to get a settlement or judgment varies from case to case based upon the complexity of the case, your medical condition, the amount of losses, and many other factors. The process moves through several stages before a final resolution.
The preservation of evidence to support your claim is critical to the success of your case, and the collection of this evidence should be undertaken as early as possible.
In a simple case in which the injuries and other damages will not affect the victim for many months, years, or for a lifetime, it may be possible to get a settlement paid within several months. In much more serious cases – such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, disfiguring injury, injuries leading to an amputation, severe scarring, burns, or any other form of permanent damage to the victim – it is likely that the case will take longer to resolve.