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" Josh’s commitment to my case resulted in a successful resolution, and I cannot recommend him and the CAP Law Firm enough. If you’re in need of top-notch legal representation in California, especially for an accident, look no further. I’ll definitely be referring friends and family to the CAP Law Firm for their outstanding service. Thank you again for all your hard-work, communication and taking care of this case. "

- David E.​

" We hired the Capital Law Firm for her the day after the accident. The Attorney assigned to her case helped with all of the hospital bills, the therapy bills, the DR visits and Bills, the medication and physical therapy bills. The firm and the attorney spoke to us weekly and updated my sister throughout the whole process. 18 months later and a ton of turning down offers my sister had just settled her case and all I can say is LIFE CHANGING. THE CAPITAL LAW FIRM IS THE BEST. "

- Lou P.

" They were able to get me situated very quickly and I went to very good doctors for my neck and back injuries. They handled the case quickly and I was extremely happy with my settlement. The process was quick and efficient. I was very happy with the updates and the service I received. This firm exceeded my expectations. It was my first accident and definitely a situation that I needed someone I could trust. Best firm best staff. Highly recommended. Hire them for your accident case !! Thank you to Attorney Josh and team. "

- Justin G.​

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Pull Over To A Safe Place.

2. Call The Police – Call the police to come and make a report. If not, try and record the other party admitting fault.

3. Gather Evidence – Take photos/videos of the vehicles, scene, drivers license, registration, insurance, and any visible injuries.

4. Gather Information – Get all contact info for the other party and of any witnesses.

5. Seek Medical Care – Receiving medical attention in a timely manner is always important for your immediate health and for the value of your case later.

6. Contact Capital Law Firm – Not just any lawyer. Make sure it is a lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury and has the proper experience.

The value of your personal injury claim depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your medical expenses, the impact on your ability to work, and the degree of pain and suffering you’ve endured. Additionally, if your injuries result in long-term or permanent disability, this will also factor into the compensation you may receive. A personal injury lawyer can assess these factors and provide an estimate of the potential value of your claim based on similar cases and their experience.

In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as cases involving government entities or medical malpractice. It’s crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer promptly to ensure you meet all applicable deadlines and preserve your right to pursue compensation.

Our Law Firm does not charge any of our clients out of their own pocket. We are only paid, IF and WHEN we obtain a settlement on behalf of our clients. If we do not obtain a recovery, there is no fee for our legal services.

The best way to know if you have a valid personal injury claim is to consult with an attorney who specializes in this type of claim. Typically we will try to assess if there is a negligent party who is responsible for financial compensation for any and all damages.

Absolutely not! Whether it is the other persons insurance, your insurance, or any other insurance involved in your claim. The best thing you could ever do to protect your rights and the integrity of your case is to NEVER SPEAK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY. They do not have your best interest in mind. The only thing they care about is paying out as little as possible, or nothing at all.

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Best Car Accident Injury Lawyers in California

Obtaining the compensation you deserve after a car accident is dependent on gathering evidence at a crash site and using it to build a strong case in your favor. To do this, a car accident law firm or their investigators use various techniques such as accident reconstruction to assign liability.

A car accident injury lawyer may also obtain traffic surveillance or business establishment videos that capture the crash in real-time. They will also review the police report to look for mistakes that could have an undesirable effect on the outcome of your case.

Collecting Evidence for Your Case

Other actions a car accident attorney takes to provide admissible evidence to the court or insurance company are:

  • Interviewing witnesses who can provide valuable information and may have used their cell phones to video the accident.
  • Take depositions from the other people involved in the accident and accompany you for your deposition if the other attorney wishes to take one.
  • Obtain and review your medical records to prove the extent of your injuries.
  • Calculate damages, both economic and non-economic.
  • Talk to the insurance company in your stead.
  • Negotiate with the insurer concerning the amount of the settlement.

Negotiating Your Car Accident Settlement

Negotiation is an important part of the lawsuit process, and the insurer needs to know that the car accident lawyers at Capital Law Firm will not accept a lowball figure, something that is a common practice at the beginning of negotiations. Instead, our experienced team has a good idea about what you should receive and works to obtain it.

The bottom line is you can go it alone. However, it would place you in a disadvantageous position since the defendant or at-fault driver is lawyered up. So is the insurance company.

Retaining an attorney or scheduling a free case review provides needed legal advice. This is vital since accepting a settlement that does not cover damages can be financially devastating. Remember, once you accept an insurance company’s offer and sign a waiver that you no longer hold them liable, you are on your own even if additional medical care is necessary.

We Use Contingency Fees for Your Car Accident Lawsuit

Our Zero Fee Guarantee means our clients aren’t charged a cent in legal fees unless we make a recovery. There will be no hidden conditions and no hidden fees for your personal injury case!

A contingency fee is a type of payment a lawyer receives for their work in a personal injury lawsuit. It differs from a fixed fee and is based on a percentage of the amount the client receives. It comes with several caveats that are good for the client who may be out of work and trying to recover. If the case is not resolved in the client’s favor, the law firm does not receive a fee for their labor.

Free Consultation with Our Car Accident Law Firm

Capital Law Firm offers a free review of your car accident injury case. Accepting this offer to meet with our experienced legal team puts you under no obligation to retain our firm. Rather, it provides a chance to get to know our lawyers, ask questions about your claim and confidentially discuss options going forward.

Although the Capital Law Firm would be honored to help you, we understand that it is critical that our clients feel comfortable with our representation. Setting up a free confidential consultation concerning a claim gives our prospective clients a chance to determine if we are a good fit. It also helps them on their journey to receive the compensation they deserve.

Compensation After a Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you should look for an experienced car accident lawyer. Only a skilled negotiator and litigator will be able to get you maximum monetary compensation for your losses.

The actual cost of a seemingly minor accident can quickly become expensive. Car accident injuries can take months, even years, to fully heal, while lost wages and other expenses can begin to pile up.

If you were injured in a crash caused by someone else, you may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Specific damages – Past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, necessary home or vehicle modifications, repair / replacement services such as childcare or home and vehicle maintenance, etc.
  • General damages – Physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional distress, etc.

At Capital Law Firm, we have recovered Millions of dollars in damages for our injured clients. Get started with us today. Call us 24/7 for a free no-obligation case review.

Identifying and Suing Parties Involved in Car Accident Lawsuit

Identifying the liable party or parties and proving their fault is the most important key to successfully proving your car accident claim. This is where it’s essential to work with a top auto accident lawyer, as it can be difficult to either prove liability as well as the full extent of the damages that occurred.

Depending on your personal injury case, many parties may be found liable for the damages you have suffered, including:

  • Other drivers
  • Vehicle owners
  • Driver employers (if a driver was on the clock)
  • Manufacturers / shipping companies / retailers / marketers

Determining Fault in Car Accident Cases

One complicating factor in a car accident claim is determining what happens if you were partially at fault for your accident. California deals with this scenario through a system called Pure Comparative Fault. Also known as Pure Comparative Negligence, this system reduces the compensation awarded to car accident victims by the degree of their fault in the accident.

For example, if you are determined to be 20% at fault for an accident, then the total compensation awarded to you will be reduced by 20%. Call an auto accident lawyer to get clarification on Pure Comparative Fault.

Dealing with Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers

If the at-fault driver doesn’t have car insurance, this may also impact your case. Unfortunately, there are many drivers here in California who are either uninsured or underinsured. Some insurance industry studies place the percentage of uninsured drivers in California at more than 15%.

Due to the high number of uninsured drivers, it’s recommended that you carry uninsured motorist insurance. With this coverage, if you’re hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you can recover damages directly from your insurer instead of filing a claim with a third party. Without underinsured / uninsured motorist coverage, you might not be able to recover any damages that result from your accident.

Top Causes of Car Accidents

With features like autonomous braking, lane-keep assist, and forward-collision warning hitting the market over the past two decades, it’s clear that car manufacturers are investing in technologies that prevent accidents and keep drivers and passengers safer. Even though vehicles might technically be safer now, driving a car is still quite dangerous.

Driver error is a common cause of car accidents. Car accidents tend to take place for the following reasons:

  • Distracted Driving – Distractions are everywhere. Cell phones, conversations with passengers, or even changing the radio station can lead to a car accident.
  • Driving while intoxicated – Fatal crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver account for about 30 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • Recklessness – Speeding contributes to more one third of all fatalities.
  • Poor/Unsafe Road Conditions – Strong rains and stiff wind can play a part in vehicle accidents. Cars may hydroplane, slip out of control, or suddenly veer into another vehicle’s path due to adverse conditions. Furthermore, roads that are not adequately maintained by government authorities can contribute to car accidents.
  • Mechanical Defect – When a car is designed, built, or sold with defective parts or not maintained properly, an auto accident can occur due to a mechanical malfunction.

Regardless of the cause, we have a proven team of auto accident attorneys who can help you. Contact a personal injury lawyer from Capital Law firm today to discuss the cause of your vehicle accident, and to find out if you have a legitimate car accident case.

Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Here are some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact or T-bone collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Low-impact collisions
  • Single-car accidents
  • Pile-up / multi-car accidents
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Intersection accidents
  • Merging accidents
  • Failure to yield accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Hit and run accidents

Following a severe car crash, accident victims usually deal with vehicle damage and property loss. However, the damages tend to be much more severe than that. Catastrophic injuries can alter a car accident victim’s life forever.

Most Common Injuries from Car Accidents

In 2016, nearly 3.2 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even low-impact and low-speed accidents can cause serious injuries.

Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken bone(s)
  • Amputation
  • Blunt Force Trauma 
  • Coma 
  • Sternum & Chest Injuries 

Many car accident victims may not immediately feel any injuries after an accident. This is due to the adrenaline rush that most accident victims experience. If you have been involved in a car accident, it’s essential to seek prompt medical attention to determine the true extent of your injuries.

A car crash attorney at Capital Law Firm, along with our extensive network of medical, investigative, and other professionals, can help put accident victims on their path to recovery. You and your family deserve the best legal representation possible for your car accident injury, and this where our auto accident lawyers can help!

How Can I Reduce The Risk Of Having An Auto Accident?

There are precautions drivers can take to reduce their risk of getting into an accident. If you’re looking to keep yourself and everyone else safer on the road, consider the following.

  • Keep your vehicle roadworthy. Not keeping up with your car’s maintenance schedule can lead to big trouble down the line. You should also use the NHTSA’s to verify that your vehicle has no known safety issues.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol. Just like the cars they ride in, drivers need to remain roadworthy, too. Drivers should be well-rested and in “good driving condition” before getting behind the wheel, and that includes being sober.
  • Be a defensive driver. Drivers should be aware of those around them. They should watch out for other vehicles that are speeding, maintain a safe distance from other cars, and look out for any potential safety hazards on the road.
  • Keep your eyes on the road. Drivers should turn off their cell phones, lower the radio volume, and remove any other distractions that may prevent them from focusing on the road.

Keep in mind that even if you are careful, you can still be the victim of a car accident. If you are, make sure to call an experienced car accident law firm who can help you file a personal injury claim and secure compensation for your losses.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

What Is The Statute Of Limitations On A Car Accident? 

In most cases, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the accident date. Still, many complicating factors can either shorten or lengthen the time that a victim has to file a claim following an accident. To protect your claim, you should retain the services of the best car accident lawyer you can find to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

What Should I Do After an Automobile Accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Don’t panic. 
  • Check for injuries. 
  • Call the police.  
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s). 
  • Begin collecting evidence. 
  • Consult with the car accident lawyers at Capital Law Firm. 

A dedicated car accident attorney can be the difference between winning or losing your case!

How Can An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer At Capital Law Firm Help?

After a car accident, dealing with the other party’s insurance company can make all the difference between a successful claim and an unsuccessful one. A car crash attorney at Capital Law Firm will use their extensive experience dealing with insurance companies to get you the best settlement possible in your case. We know all the tricks insurance companies use to minimize their payouts, and we have developed proven legal strategies for getting our clients paid.

Best Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers in California

What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident in California

As the saying goes, “All motorcycles go down at least once.” Whether that’s true or not, preparing for the unexpected is smart – especially in California where lane splitting – or “sharing” – is legal.

A crash can be costly, stressful, and damaging to not only your health but your finances, too. Considering how expensive a motorcycle accident can be, you’ll want to do everything possible to document the scene so that you can recover the maximum compensation for your claim. Taking the proper steps can help your recovery process go a lot smoother.

When possible, aim to do the following after a motorcycle crash:

  • Get yourself to safety and check for injuries
  • Call emergency services when injuries exist
  • Remain calm
  • Report the accident to the police
  • Take photos of the collision, your injuries, and the accident scene
  • Exchange insurance and contact information
  • Get eyewitness information
  • Don’t Admit Fault
  • Contact a Motorcycle Crash Lawyer at Capital Law Firm

 

Determining Fault in Motorcycle Accident Cases

In the event of a motorcycle crash, injured victims may look to hold the following entities responsible:

  • Negligent drivers
  • An at-fault driver’s employer
  • Manufacturers due to a product defect
  • Property owners
  • Public entities such as a city or state, due to poorly maintained roadways
  • Construction contractors

California is a comparative negligence state. This means that if someone is injured due to an accident, they may be partly to blame for the accident or injuries. Our team of California motorcycle accident attorneys is well-versed in determining negligence in motorcycle accidents. Call us 24/7 to schedule a free review of your important motorcycle injury claim.

 

Most Times, the Other Car Is at Fault

Although you may ride responsibly, another motorist may not. In these cases, a California motorcycle accident attorney at Capital Law Firm will work to prove that the driver was at fault in the passenger-vehicle crash.

For instance, as cell phone usage has caused a dramatic rise in distracted driving, many passenger car motorists think they can lie to the judge and say they weren’t on their phones at the time of the incident.

All it takes is a subpoena to obtain phone records to potentially tip the balance toward a fair settlement for a motorcycle accident.

Do Not Admit Fault After a Motorcycle Crash

During the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, do not admit fault. Inevitably, you will have to notify your insurance company of the incident. In these first moments, immediately following the crash, it is imperative that you DO NOT ADMIT FAULT TO ANYONE.

“Anyone” means:

  • Insurance companies
  • Other parties
  • Paramedics
  • Police
  • Anyone!

Even if you are not at fault, your words may be twisted to manipulate your policy details. Your insurance company, or the other party’s insurance company, may attempt to withhold money that is rightfully yours.

At Capital Law Firm, our motorcycle injury lawyers in California are ready to fight for you against powerful insurance companies. Call us 24/7 to get your important questions answered.

 

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes That Impact Lawsuits

While lane splitting may be illegal in many areas, California allows the practice, meaning that other motorists are required to share the road and ensure the safety of the motorcycle rider around them [3]. Despite this, lane-splitting accidents that result in severe injury to a motorcyclist are all too common in California.

Other accident types that commonly require the services of a California motorcycle accident lawyer are:

  • Failure-to-yield accident
  • Head-on collision
  • Hit-and-run accident
  • Intersection accident
  • Left-turn accident
  • Merging collision
  • Multi-vehicle accident
  • Rear-end collision
  • Side-impact or T-Bone collision

Contact a California motorcycle accident attorney at Capital Law Firm if you’re involved in a traffic collision. We will take on the insurance companies and have a proven track record of helping injured motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve.

 

Motorcycle Accident Injuries May Require Ongoing Treatment

Many motorcycle crash survivors face a steep climb on their path to recovery. Multiple surgeries may be needed, and intensive rehabilitation is often required for months and sometimes years.

Some of the most common and complicated injuries after a motorcycle crash include:

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Burns
  • Neck/back or spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Whiplash

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

What Damages Can I Seek In a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may seek the following types of damages: medical expenses, wages lost during recovery, and pain and suffering. If an impaired or reckless driver hit you, you may also pursue punitive damages. However, punitive damages are awarded only in certain limited circumstances. A qualified attorney can give you a more thorough rundown of your potential recovery.

Can I Recover Damages Even If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet at the Time of the Accident?

While this circumstance may impact the damages you can win, it does not stop you from pursuing compensation. In cases where both parties are at fault, California determines damages based on a comparative negligence standard. This means the court will look at the details of your case, assign a percentage of fault to each involved party, and then decrease your damages by the equivalent percentage of your fault. You may still recover damages even if the court rules almost entirely against you.

 

What If an Unidentified Driver Caused Me to Swerve Off The Road and Crash By Cutting Me Off?

It’s understandable if this scenario has left you feeling like you have no possibility of recourse or recovery. However, with assistance from an experienced attorney, you may still be able to identify and locate the liable driver and get justice from them.

If finding the driver is not possible, an attorney can help you explore options such as pursuing damages through your insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.

Free Case Review with a Reliable California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

At Capital Law Firm, our California personal injury law firm represents riders involved in motorcycle accidents every day. We know all the complicated ins and outs of dealing with motorcycle-related crashes, and we genuinely understand the sensitivities involved with the aftermath of these, sometimes tragic, incidents. Reach out to a California personal injury lawyer.

With all the factors that go into these extra-sensitive personal injury cases, it’s vital that your family relies on attorneys they can trust.

Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in California

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the state of California, strict regulations are surrounding who can and cannot file for wrongful death. The following are those who are most entitled to the lawsuit claim:

    • Spouse – If your spouse or domestic partner was the victim of wrongful death, you are legally entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for the loss. As the surviving spouse, you are likely entitled to many economic and non-economic damages.
    • Children – If you have lost your biological or adoptive parent, you are entitled to seek compensation. There are also several additions to this category. For example, if you are the victim’s stepchild and can prove financial dependence, you also are entitled to file for a wrongful death lawsuit. Additionally, any minors living with the victim for at least 180 days before death also can claim independence if they can prove some financial independence.
    • Parents – If you are the parent of the deceased, you are entitled to file for a wrongful death claim. This only applies if your child was a minor at the time of death or was an adult with no descendants.
    • Other Heirs – If no spouse, child, or parent is to be considered the survivor of the victim, another surviving family member may be found to be the “heir”. Heirs are people who can inherit the property of the deceased person legally and logically if the victim passed without a viable will in place.

 

How Long Do I Have to File?

While this may differ depending on the state, California law dictates that survivors of the victim have exactly 2 years following the accident to file a wrongful death suit in court. That is why it is so important for survivors of the decedent to contact a reputable law firm and file for a wrongful death lawsuit as soon as possible following the incident.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

There are a variety of different causes of wrongful death that can merit filing a wrongful death claim, but all of them involve a careless and largely preventable mistake. Wrongful deaths can occur on the road, at work, even at a doctor’s office. The most common causes of wrongful death are as follows:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Traffic accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents are the single biggest cause of wrongful death. Motor vehicle accidents caused by speeding, dangerous or reckless driving, distracted driving, and DUI are some of the most common causes.

Workplace Accidents

Whether it’s a slip and fall accident or using defective products or equipment, the workplace is another common place where a fatal accident may occur.

Medical Malpractice

Another common cause of wrongful death, medical malpractice includes situations such as when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition like cancer, or a medical professional commits medical negligence by administering an improper medication or dose.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

When a victim dies because of the negligence of another party, the survivors of the decedent suffer both economic and non-economic damages. The emotional distress associated with a loved one’s death can be debilitating. The loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, and guidance that your loved one provided is just one of the damages a wrongful death lawyer from Capital Law Firm can help you recover. Survivors of the victim may additionally recover wrongful death damages based on:

Loss of Future Earnings of the Victim

If you can prove financial dependence on the victim, you may be able to recover damages based on the future earnings of the deceased.

Lost Benefits

If the victim was set to receive medical benefits, a pension, or other possible future benefits you may also be able to receive compensation.

Fixed Expenses Such as Medical Bills and Funeral Costs

Dealing with a wrongful death can lead to the pile-up of fixed expenses, such as medical expenses before the death and funeral expenses. You should not have to be responsible for the expensive costs of a loved one’s accident. Let an experienced California wrongful death attorney fight for you.

 

What Types of Grief Counseling Options Are Available?

One of our initial steps is often connecting families with bereavement resources. While a successful wrongful death lawsuit is important, access to immediate counseling and resources can be just as important – if not more so. Several grief counseling groups exist to help survivors of all ages grieve, heal, and move forward from their loss. The services offered by each group vary, but they will often allow survivors to meet with grief psychologists, psychotherapists, or other counselors that are trained to help those who have suffered a loss move forward. Support groups for the bereaved include:

    • OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center, which provides support groups for people of all ages along with online grief resources.
    • Grief Haven, which connects survivors with support groups, grief counselors, and other online grief tools and information.
    • Hope Connection, whose mission is to “provide group support, educational programs, and information that helps alleviate the pain of grief and promote healing.”

These are just a few of the bereavement resources (both free and fee-based) that are available. No matter what organization is best suited to help you, the wrongful death attorneys at Capital Law Firm can help guide you to the support you need in your wrongful death case.

 

Get Help from a Wrongful Death Attorney

When you need to get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer, the attorneys at Capital Law Firm are here for you. If a loved one has recently died due to the negligence of others, our lawyers will guide you through every step along the way. Our contingency fee structure requires no immediate payment from you. This arrangement aligns our interests with yours, as our payment is entirely dependent on our ability to achieve a positive outcome for your case.

#1 Uber and Lyft Accident Injury Lawyers

Most people call Uber thinking they are in good hands, but accidents can still happen. In fact, the California Public Utilities Commission conducted a study from 2014 to 2016. The data showed that rideshare drivers in California were involved in accidents at five times the rate of regular taxi cab drivers.

And, unfortunately, some of these accidents result in severe injuries or death.

Have you or a family member been involved in a rideshare accident? Do you have questions about your options? The Capital Law Firm has represented many clients involved in Uber or Lyft incidents. Our accident attorneys can guide you through the legal process. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!

Why You Need To Work With A Lyft And Uber Accident Attorney In California

Being involved in an accident can cause significant trauma. Victims may have serious injuries. The road to recovery may be long…and expensive. That’s why working with an experienced personal injury lawyer is important. At The Capital Law Firm, our attorneys will guide you to receiving the settlement you deserve. We take pride in helping our clients, and have gotten them millions in compensation. 

If you area a victim of an Uber or Lyft accident in California, seek medical attention immediately. Your health is the priority! Then, contact our team, who can guide you through the legal process.

Common Causes Of Uber Accidents In California

Here are some common causes of rideshare accidents in California:

  1. Distracted Driving: Any driver can become distracted. Uber drivers are no exception. Smartphones, GPS devices, or other passengers may draw a driver’s attention away from the road. 
  2. Speeding: Going too fast can lead to accidents. Uber drivers may be in a hurry to reach their destination, which can result in speeding.
  3. Reckless Driving: Some drivers ignore traffic rules. This is called reckless driving. Reckless driving can also include being aggressive, like weaving in and out of traffic or tailgating. 
  4. Fatigue: Uber drivers often work long hours. This can lead to driver fatigue and a higher risk of accidents.
  5. Poor Weather Conditions: California can experience poor weather conditions like heavy rain and fog. This can make roads slippery and lead to accidents.
  6. Inexperienced Drivers: Some Uber drivers may not have much experience, or be new to the city. These factors can contribute to accidents.
  7. Vehicle Defects: Accidents can be caused by mechanical failures. Brake defects or tire issues may lead to a crash. Regular maintenance of the car is essential to prevent this. 
  8. Road Conditions:Roads that are in poor condition can lead to a crash. 
  9. Other Road Users: The actions of other motorists may lead to a collision. Pedestrians and cyclists may also contribute to an accident. They may be distracted, which can lead to a crash.
  10. DUI/DWI: Some accidents involve a rideshare driver “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) or “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI).  Other times, the driver of another vehicle is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In either case, an accident is far more likely to happen than when sober.

Uber drivers and riders need to prioritize safety and follow traffic laws. 

Uber also has safety features in its app. You can share trip details with your friends and family. Both drivers and passengers can rate each other after the trip is over to help maintain a safe environment. If an accident does occur, it needs to be reported to the appropriate authorities and Uber. A proper response and investigation are needed.

Investigating An Uber Accident In California      

It is very important to contact law enforcement to report an Uber or Lyft accident. An official police report will provide details about the crash site. It also often includes statements from drivers and witnesses. The police might issue citations, and may even provide their opinion as to who was at fault. Be sure to ask for a copy of this report! It will serve as a key piece of evidence if you take legal action.

The next step is to seek legal counsel from experienced professionals. At The Capital Law Firm, we have specialized Uber accident lawyers on our team. Our attorneys care about our clients, and will guide you through the legal process. To us, you are a person, not a “case.” We truly believe in winning by caring!

Legal Rights Of Uber Accident Victims In California

What are the legal rights of Uber car crash victims?

  • You have the right to hold a negligent driver accountable for their actions.
  • You have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

In many cases, however, it can be difficult to do it on your own. You may be struggling to recover from your injuries. You may be worried about how to pay your medical bills. Or, you may have trouble dealing with insurance companies. 

It can be difficult to find your way through the legal process. That is where having a qualified lawyer on your side is critical!

Our attorneys at The Capital Law Firm can help you:

  • Understand the steps of the legal process
  • Gather evidence
  • Determine who was at fault for the collision
  • Work with Uber or insurance companies on your behalf
  • Negotiate out of court for lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages
  • Take your case to court, if necessary
  • Secure the best possible outcome for your case!

If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident, don’t wait to get help. And, don’t trust just any lawyer. At The Capital Law Firm, we believe in winning by caring, and when we fight for you, it’s personal!

Insurance Claims For Uber Accidents In California

Uber drivers are required to have personal car insurance like everyone else. But Uber also supplies them with additional coverage. Let’s look at the details of your Uber driver’s insurance. It could impact you if there is an accident.

First, there are three periods to consider when it comes to an Uber ride: “offline,” “available”, and “on-trip.” 

Offline: The offline period is where an Uber driver is not on the job. They may be running errands or driving their kids to school. While offline, the driver’s personal auto insurance is covering them. Anyone else riding with them may not be covered. However, there may be some exceptions if the driver has a special rideshare component to their personal policy.

Available: When the driver becomes available to drive others, they log into the Uber app. This begins the “available stage.”  At this point, Uber’s insurance coverage kicks in. It works along with the driver’s own personal coverage. 

Sometimes, a driver’s own insurance may not be enough. Uber’s coverage can help in this case. It includes some coverage in case the driver or passengers are injured.

On-Trip: “On-trip” means a driver has accepted a trip. They are now transporting passengers. Once the driver has accepted a job, Uber’s policy takes over as the main insurance. It will cover more of both injuries and damages if there is a crash.

Every driver is supposed to have car insurance. But, some drivers don’t have anything. Uber’s insurance will also protect riders if their accident involved a driver with no (or not enough) insurance. 

It is comforting to know that Uber provides insurance coverage for accidents during rides involving their drivers. However, navigating the claims process can be very complicated. An insurance company may also make a settlement offer that does not cover the damages you have suffered.

Are you an Uber accident victim? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Our lawyers at The Capital Law Firm can help. We can determine which type of insurance policy applies in your case. We will handle negotiations with insurance companies, too. Trust The Capital Law Firm to provide you with the guidance and support you need!

Uber’s Potential Liability in Accidents

When you’re involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle, it’s important to understand who may be held liable for your injuries and damages. Identifying this correctly may significantly impact your ability to obtain the rightful compensation, thus showing the ways to the best potential outcomes for the client.

Several parties could potentially share responsibility depending on the circumstances of the accident. In this complex web of positions, some others might also be held liable apart from the direct parties involved. Understanding who is responsible in various situations in this course of events is vital and would need proper resources to be determined.

The Uber driver

 If the accident was caused by the negligence of the driver, they may be held personally liable for any resulting injuries or damages. You can access their auto insurance policy and file a claim against them, but of course, this would involve legal advice.

Uber as a company

Under certain circumstances, Uber may be held liable for accidents involving their drivers. For example, if the driver was actively transporting passengers during the accident and the driver’s insurance is insufficient to cover your losses, you may be able to include Uber, your ride’s employer, in your claim.

Other negligent parties

In some cases, parties other than the Uber driver may be responsible for an accident. This could include third-party drivers who collided with the Uber vehicle or even entities responsible for the maintenance, repair, and safety of the involved vehicles. Identifying all potentially liable parties is crucial to ensuring you gain access to the full compensation you deserve.

Determining liability and pursuing a claim after an Uber accident isn’t just another one of the careers people assume, it can be complex. The position requires a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering evidence, and negotiating with insurance companies. Having an experienced Uber accident lawyer by your side can greatly enhance your chances of recovering fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Immediate Actions After An Uber Accident

Imagine you’re on your way home after a long day, relaxing in an Uber, when your peaceful course is disrupted. Suddenly, another vehicle collides with the Uber, causing chaos and leaving you in a state of shock. At this moment, it’s essential to tap into resources and take immediate action to protect yourself legally and physically.

The first step is to ensure the safety of all parties involved. Check if anyone requires urgent medical attention and call 911 if necessary. Even if injuries seem minor or nonexistent at the scene, it’s crucial to always seek a thorough medical evaluation afterward. The health of yourself and others involved comes first.

Next, gather as much evidence as possible. Record the details of the accident, taking note of the time, location, weather conditions, and any contributing factors like road hazards or distracted driving. If you’re able to do so safely, gather visual resources like photos or videos of the accident scene and any visible damages to all vehicles involved.

In a similar vein, Sarah was involved in an Uber accident where the other driver ran a red light and collided with her vehicle. Despite feeling relatively okay right after the incident, she decided to seek medical attention anyway- a piece of advice we’re giving you too. It turned out that she had suffered internal injuries which were only discovered through a comprehensive examination.

Once everyone is safe and you’ve gathered the necessary evidence, it’s time to consider seeking legal assistance for your Uber accident case. Experienced lawyers can help advise you on the best course of action to pursue in the legal realm.

Common Injuries Resulting from Uber Accidents in California

Uber accidents, like any other motor vehicle accidents, can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe. 

Common injuries resulting from Uber accidents in California and elsewhere include:

  1. Whiplash: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in rear-end collisions, which can occur frequently in urban traffic.
  2. Head Injuries: These can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often due to the impact of the collision or striking an object within the vehicle.
  3. Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of an accident can lead to broken bones, particularly in the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones.
  4. Spinal Injuries:Uber accidents can result in back injuries, including herniated discs or spinal cord injuries, which can have long-term consequences.
  5. Soft Tissue Injuries: These can include damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, leading to pain, inflammation, and reduced mobility.
  6. Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, such as internal bleeding or organ damage, can occur in severe accidents and may not be immediately apparent.
  7. Burns: Burns can result from fires or contact with hot surfaces within the vehicle.
  8. Emotional Distress: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression can develop after a traumatic accident.
  9. Scarring and Disfigurement: Severe accidents can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement, which can have psychological as well as physical effects.
  10. Cuts and Lacerations: Broken glass and other debris in an accident can cause cuts and lacerations, some of which may require stitches or other medical attention.
  11. Amputations: In very severe accidents, amputations may be necessary, particularly if limbs are severely injured and cannot be saved.

It’s important to seek immediate medical attention after an Uber accident, even if injuries appear minor at first, as some injuries may have delayed symptoms. 

Additionally, documenting injuries and obtaining medical records is crucial if you plan to file an insurance claim or seek compensation through legal action.

If you’ve been involved in an Uber accident and have sustained injuries, it’s advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Securing Medical Attention After An Uber Accident

One of the most significant concerns after an Uber accident is ensuring that all injuries are promptly assessed and treated. Seeking medical attention might seem like an obvious step, but many people underestimate its importance or delay treatment due to various reasons. Remember, your health is the most important thing.

Regardless of how minor your injuries may appear following an Uber accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention right away. This serves multiple purposes: ensuring your well-being by identifying any hidden or latent injuries, documenting the injuries for your claim, and establishing a clear link between the accident and your medical treatment. This could be pivotal in securing your position and rights in a claim against the parties involved.

Keep in mind that insurance companies often look for any opportunity to dispute claims or downplay injuries. Seeking medical attention immediately after an Uber accident helps establish a clear timeline of events and ensures that all injuries are documented professionally, just as one would tackle an interview question promptly and professionally.

Working With An Experienced Uber Accident Lawyer In California

When you find yourself involved in an Uber accident in California, navigating the legal process can be overwhelming and complex, just like a challenging job search or preparing for an interview. 

This is where working with an experienced Uber accident lawyer, a guide in this complex legal realm, can make all the difference. A skilled attorney who specializes in Uber accident cases will have the knowledge and expertise necessary to guide you through the legal proceedings and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

An experienced Uber accident lawyer, akin to a well-prepared interview candidate, will first assess the details of your case to determine liability and identify potential avenues for pursuing compensation. They will investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and any available video footage from dashcams or surveillance cameras. This thorough investigation mirrors how employees need to gather all necessary information before they make important decisions.

Moreover, an experienced lawyer will understand the intricacies of rideshare insurance policies and how they apply to Uber accidents. Insurance coverage in these cases can often be more complicated than regular car accidents, given that different policies may come into play depending on whether the driver was actively transporting a passenger or was waiting for a ride request at the time of the accident. Your lawyer, deserving of the name expert in this sphere, will navigate this complex terrain and ensure that all parties responsible are held accountable.

Let’s say you were a passenger in an Uber vehicle when it was involved in a collision caused by another negligent driver. This situation is much like being an innocent employee caught in a corporate conflict, highlighting the importance of immediate action and expert advice. In such a scenario, your lawyer would not only pursue a claim against the at-fault driver but also work to maximize any available insurance coverage from both Uber and the driver’s personal auto insurance policy. 

This comprehensive approach ensures that you have the best chance of obtaining full and fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you may have suffered.

Benefits Of Hiring An Uber Accident Lawyer In California

Now let’s explore the role and benefits of having an Uber accident lawyer by your side during your claim process.

The role of an Uber accident lawyer extends far beyond simply filing paperwork and negotiating with insurance companies. They are your advocate, fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Here are some key benefits of having a lawyer on your side:

  1. Legal Expertise: A qualified attorney specializes in personal injury law and has a deep understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding Uber accidents in California. They will use their expertise to navigate the legal system on your behalf and build a strong case.
  2. Investigation and Evidence Gathering:As mentioned earlier, an attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, gathering crucial evidence to support your claim. This includes obtaining accident reports, analyzing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts if necessary.
  3. Negotiation with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be complex and intimidating. Your lawyer will handle all communication, including negotiations, settlement offers, and any potential disputes. They will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages.
  4. Representation in Court:In some cases, it may be necessary to take your Uber accident claim to court. A skilled lawyer will provide strong representation throughout the litigation process, presenting your case effectively and advocating for your rights before a judge or jury.
  5. Maximizing Compensation:The primary goal of an Uber accident lawyer is to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and losses. They understand the various types of damages you may be entitled to, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical costs. Your lawyer will fight hard to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for all these damages.

By enlisting the services of an experienced Uber accident lawyer in California, you can level the playing field against powerful insurance companies and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

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YOUR TIME TO FILE IS LIMITED

In most cases, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident, but many complicating factors can either shorten or lengthen the time a victim has to file a claim following an accident. To protect their claim, accident victims should retain the services of the exceptional personal injury lawyers at Capital Law Firm to ensure they receive the maximum compensation they are entitled to.

Dog Bite Injury – Get Help

If you’ve been bitten by a dog in southern California, you may have a dog bite claim to seek justice and financial compensation. California, along with approximately 35 other states, is a state with “strict liability” laws. This means that pet owners are responsible for most dog-bite injuries. It is helpful to be familiar with California law when seeking your settlement for a dog bite lawsuit.

Who Can Be Held Strictly Liable for a Dog Bite?

If you are a dog bite victim and want to sue for damages, California’s strict liability laws state that the pet owner is completely liable for any dog bites.

The statute states that in a personal injury case, the dog owner cannot argue the following:

  • They did not know their dog could be dangerous,
  • They took care to prevent their dog from injuring someone.

The strict liability dog bite statute applies even if the dog has never bitten anyone in the past, or has no history of being aggressive towards humans.

Additionally, the dog owner is only strictly liable if the injured victim:

  • Was bitten, even if the animal bite does not break the skin.
  • Was in a public place or “lawfully in a private place” when the dog bite occurred.
  • A person performing a legal duty (such as delivering mail) can be lawfully on private property.

This statute does not apply if a victim suffered a dog bite attack caused by police or military dogs that were on duty or defending themselves against irritating behavior.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite, contact a personal injury attorney at Capital Law Firm. We have a qualified dog bite lawyer in California who is ready to discuss your dog bite claim and help you seek compensation for a dog bite injury.

What Are the Most Common Dog Bite & Animal Attack Injuries?

Dog bite victims often require serious medical attention due to the possible chance of infection from disease or bacteria that the dog is carrying. Many dogs carry disease and bacteria that require the immediate medical attention of antibiotics.

Emergency treatment immediately after an incident and transportation to a medical facility by medical transport can be expensive. However, it may be necessary for a dog bite attack.

A dog bite attorney at Capital Law Firm will work hard to get you full compensation for any long term-rehabilitation needs caused by complications of injuries such as:

  • Facial scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Eye injuries
  • Severe infections, such as rabies
  • Amputation of fingers and nose
  • Back injury
  • Traumatic brain/serious injury
  • Head injury
  • Broken bones from falling due to an attack
  • Psychological trauma

If you do not have medical coverage, contact Capital Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys immediately to protect your health. Without medical coverage, treatment can be expensive and almost impossible to get.

For clients that do not have health insurance, the firm can arrange for medical expenses to be covered once a settlement has been reached in your dog bite claim. There is no limit for health coverage; we will arrange treatment for you regardless of the cost or duration of the treatment.

Fees, representation, and cost of litigation are subject to a contingent fee, meaning that payment to the firm is not required until a settlement has been reached in your favor.

What Causes Dog Attacks in California?

Injuries caused by dog bites can accredit a range of mild cuts to major lacerations and deep puncture wounds. Inattentive, abusive, and/or irresponsible dog owners are the most common cause of dog bite accidents and attacks.

Careless owners can lose control of their pets easily. This lack of control causes a dangerous interaction between the animal and the public.

Most dog bite accidents or other animal attacks can be caused by one or more of the following:

  • Irresponsible care for the animal
  • Lack of medical care for the dog
  • Abuse or mistreatment
  • Dangerous dog

Some of the best dog attack lawyers California has seen can obtain facts and build a strong dog bite case against the negligent party. We are highly experienced in dog bite law, and our firm will obtain expert testimonies from professional medical staff as to the extent of your injuries and prognosis.

The Damage Inflicted by a Dog Bite

A dog bite can cause a variety of damages. These are just some of the damages a dog attack victim can face:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering/emotional trauma
  • Lost future income
  • Property damage as a result of the dog bite accident, such as broken glasses or a dinged bicycle
  • Multiple or punitive damages if the dog owner has been especially careless.

If a person suffers any of the damages listed as a result of a dog bite injury, a California dog bite lawyer at Capital Law Firm can help determine any additional damages for which you may be able to seek compensation.

Regardless of your prior medical history, age, or partial liability for your injuries, we are here to help you get the fair compensation you deserve. Contact a dog bite attorney at our law office today.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Get in a Dog Attack?

Medical Bills

Typically, the most immediate cost of a dog bite is covering medical bills for the treatment of injuries or physical damage. This includes medical care from a doctor, medication, physical therapy, and any psychological treatment.

It may be the case that the dog attack victim has a pre-existing condition, such as tendonitis. This pain may be made worse by a dog bite.

In this case, the final compensatory amount might be even higher than for someone without a pre-existing condition. A victim can seek financial compensation with the help of a dog bite lawyer.

Pain and Suffering

Pain as a result of a dog bite attack isn’t just physical. For example, a child bitten by a dog can suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, in the form of anxiety, insomnia, and even a debilitating fear of going outside. A child injury is usually treated with more empathy in court than any other injury.

In addition, the emotional distress caused by a dog attack can cause long-term pain and suffering. If the dog attack injuries had an effect on any serious relationship, such as the dog bite victim and their spouse, the victim may receive compensation for loss of consortium.

This can mean lost companionship or intimacy as a result of the injuries. In the process of negotiating a settlement, the best dog attack lawyers California can offer are experienced in determining the fair dollar amount on any pain and suffering sustained from a dog bite or attack.

Loss of Income

When a dog bite victim has to miss work for medical treatment and recovery, they may be entitled to compensation for any of their lost wages.

If there are any long-term injuries or disabilities that result from a dog bite, the victim is also entitled to compensation for future loss of income.

Helping California Dog Bite Victims Recover

Immediate contact of our experienced dog bite injury attorneys is urged to ensure your interests are represented until a settlement in your favor is reached. To ease the suffering that our clients endure during the recovery of their health, all negotiations with insurance companies and the negligent parties are handled by our attorneys that are qualified to litigate all dog bite accidents.

Our personal injury attorneys are ready to represent your best interests in negotiations with all parties liable and their insurance company included.

Contact a California Dog Bite Attorney Today

Capital Law Firm maintains a strong client focus that drives our personal injury attorneys to obtain favorable compensation for you. We have some of the most experienced dog attack lawyers California has to offer. Counselors are available at our law office to answer questions regarding your dog bite injury claim and any aspect of the legal or negotiation process. Los Angles

Travel to your home or medical facility by our counselors allows for an uninterrupted recovery during the difficult time after an accident.

If you or someone you know was injured with an accident involving a dog bite, please contact Capital Law Firm.

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When to Call a Truck Accident Law Firm

Commercial vehicle accidents cause injuries with high medical expenses, lost wages, and often a tough road ahead. Now is the time to get legal representation before the deadline to file a lawsuit expires. Call the seasoned truck accident injury