While most drivers in Santa Clarita are nice, respect the traffic signals and generally just want to get where they are going without an issue, the city is not without its major and minor traffic accidents. So what do you do following a Santa Clarita car accident that wasn't your fault or wasn't completely your fault? Give us a call immediately.
The time following a traffic accident can be confusing and the more serious the accident, the more confusion. Here's a look at some questions you might have about Santa Clarita traffic accident claims:
- I may have played a small role in causing the accident but it was the other guy's fault too, can I still file a claim? YES. States vary on this and most people don't know what the various rules are when it comes to car accident liability (why should you unless you are Santa Clarita car accident attorneys like us or have been in an accident.). California is a comparative negligence state meaning that even if you are partly responsible, you can still file a claim and collect for the part you were not responsible for. A simple example is this-- your case is worth $100,000 but you were found to be 50% responsible in which case you would collect $50,000 which represents the 50% the other party is responsible for.
- The other insurance company has already offered me some money, should I take it? DO NOT take anything from insurance until you speak with us. This number is almost always lower that what you deserve in the insurance company's attempt to quickly settle the case. We can very likely get you much more money and if we don't think we can then we will tell you during your obligation-free consultation with us. Read more about why you should never take the first offer from insurance here.
- How much is a Santa Clarita car accident lawyer going to cost me? Here's how we work-- we take your case on a contingency fee basis meaning you don't pay us anything until we get you paid. We work with your doctors, car insurance, police and others to make sure that we are fighting for the best possible recovery for you and we don't stop until we get it. For our work, once you get a settlement amount approved, we take between 25-33% and we promise you it is more than worth it. Not only does a Los Angeles personal injury attorney help to maximize your recovery it also helps to minimize the impact the accident has on your life by taking this entire process off your hands so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Dealing with a Santa Clarita or Los Angeles car accident? Do not hesitate to give Walch Law a call today to discuss your case further. We are available 24/7.