Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys
Helping You Recover Maximum Compensation from Negligent Drivers
On average, the U.S. sees 37,000 deaths due to car accidents each year, and more than 2.3 million serious injuries. Negligent drivers are unfortunately everywhere, and their bad habits result in innocent people being injured.
Victims of car crashes may struggle with mounting difficulties like expensive medical treatment and the inability to work and provide for themselves or their family. We can provide the support you need so filing an insurance claim isn’t another hardship.
Our Sacramento car accident lawyers are available 24/7 to take your calls at (916) 229-6755.Get started today with a free case evaluation.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident?
It is not always easy for victims of auto accidents to get the compensation they deserve. In many cases, the responsible party will try to argue that they were not at fault. Insurance companies can also be difficult to negotiate with and will often try to reduce the value of your settlement. Hiring a personal injury attorney at the onset can ensure you have someone to advocate on your behalf throughout every step of the process.
Even if the accident was completely someone else’s fault, you will want someone to advocate for you, or your recovery may be at risk.
Insurance adjusters often try to convince accident victims to accept settlements that are far lower than they deserve. If you’ve been injured, they may try to play on your financial anxiety about medical bills because a quick decision typically works in their favor. They could also try to confuse you into saying something that can be used against you.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
Getting You the Money You Deserve After an Accident
Our number one goal at Del Rio & Caraway is to help you receive the financial compensation you deserve after an accident. With medical treatment, repair to your vehicle, and missed time at work, your expenses can add up quickly! By negotiating with the insurance company, or taking them to trial if need be, we can help you receive a larger settlement than you may otherwise have received on your own.
You can recover compensation for the following damages, and maybe more:
- Medical treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and medication
- Loss of income and future earning potential
- Cost of repairing your vehicle and other property damage
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma, pain, and suffering
After a free evaluation of your case, our team can provide you with a more specific breakdown of damages you may be entitled to. Get started by calling (916) 229-6755.
Uncovering the Cause of Your Accident
There are many forms of negligence that can cause a car accident. No matter the identity of the other party in your case, we’re not afraid to file a claim against them.
At Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., we have successfully represented clients after accidents and injuries caused by:
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Vehicle defects
- Poor Road Conditions
- Running a red light
Our Sacramento car accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and help determine who can be held liable for your injuries and damages. We can also handle all negotiations with the insurance companies, giving you much needed physical and emotional rest.
Injuries That Qualify for a Car Accident Claim
Many people who are in a car crash do not think their injury is worth involving an attorney because it is "minor", however, car accidents can be deceptive in that the shock and adrenaline masks the symptoms of more serious injuries. That's why it's important for anyone involved in an accident to get medical help as soon as possible.
Car crashes commonly cause serious injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
On top of causing life-altering injuries, car accidents are also a leading cause of death in the United States. When someone is killed because of a negligent driver or defective vehicle, their family has the right to pursue additional damages through a wrongful death claim.
What Can an Attorney Do for You After a Car Accident in Sacramento?
Car accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and in financial distress. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident due to the negligence of another party, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney in Sacramento. Auto accident lawyers are knowledgeable about the laws surrounding car crashes and will work hard to ensure that victims receive fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
An experienced Sacramento auto accident can help you:
- Gather Evidence: An experienced car accident lawyer will investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather evidence from witnesses and official reports, photograph the scene of the crash, and review medical records and other paperwork related to your case.
- Negotiate with Insurance Companies: A skilled attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their client in order to ensure that they are getting a fair settlement for their injuries and losses suffered due to an auto accident.
- Represent a Client at Trial: If necessary, an auto accident lawyer is prepared to represent you in court if negotiations fail or if it becomes necessary to take legal action against another party for negligence or recklessness.
- Provide Legal Advice: Experienced car accident lawyers understand the intricate details of personal injury law and can provide sound advice on how best to move forward with filing a claim or preparing a lawsuit against responsible parties involved in an auto accident case.
- Seek Compensation: A knowledgeable attorney will be able to aid you in seeking compensation for any medical bills, lost wages due to missed time off work as well as pain and suffering endured after being injured by someone else’s negligence on the road.
Don’t Wait to Seek Justice—Talk to Our Experienced Team
The period after a car accident can be confusing, not to mention painful and exhausting for injury victims. Taking the time to plan for your future may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to know your needs. When you meet our attorneys, we get to know you and your story so we can provide legal advice that will work for you. Receiving compensation can be an important part of taking steps toward a new future. We want to be part of this effort for justice.
The experienced Sacramento car accident attorneys at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. are proud to provide legal guidance to those going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. You need a tough and dedicated attorney to represent you in an accident claim. Reach out to our team to learn how we can bolster your case and make your life easier.
We provide free case evaluations to help you access the pathway to justice after a car accident. Call us now at (916) 229-6755.
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients
Tire Failure Causing Rollover Accident $1,860,000
Auto Accident $1,670,689
Sideswipe Auto Accident $1,049,925
Illegal U-Turn Accident $1,000,000
Auto Accident $1,000,000
U-Turn Auto Accident $1,000,000
Rear-End Auto Accident $900,000
T-Bone Auto Accident $750,000
Rear-End Accident $750,000
Car vs. Bicycle Accident $750,000
Common Questions About Car Accident Claims
Q:How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?
A:In California, the statute of limitations for a car accident claim is two years. This may seem far in the future, but waiting to take action could mean we have less time to prepare your case. If you don’t file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out, you might not be able to recover anything.
Q:What if I Wasn’t Injured?
A:Because car accidents release so much adrenaline, it’s common to feel no pain at the accident site. In fact, some injuries may not show themselves for days after the collision. Even if you think you’re fine, there is a chance you’ve been hurt and will need compensation to help cover your medical bills. Reach out to our team to discuss what you should do if you’re in this situation.
Q:Should I Take An Offer From the Insurance Company?
A:Some car accident victims make the mistake of not hiring a lawyer, telling themselves they already have enough going on in their lives. They put their trust in the insurance company to cover the cost of medical expenses and damage to their vehicle. Unfortunately, an insurance adjuster is not your friend—no matter how nice they sound on their phone. Their goal is to save their company money, and that means offering you a lower settlement than what you deserve.
Q:Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Share Fault for the Accident?
A:Yes, California's pure comparative negligence laws allow victims of car accidents to still recover compensation, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. However, the total amount of compensation you are awarded will be reduced by the percentage for which you are found at fault.