If a negligent driver caused your injuries, a Fresno car accident lawyer might be able to help you. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we assist accident victims with personal injury claims and lawsuits.
A California driver’s license is a privilege that many take for granted. Taking risks behind the wheel can negatively impact innocent lives. In some cases, a traumatic car accident can result in death.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, makes it possible for you to hire a personal injury lawyer by working on a contingency-fee-basis. We collect our fee from any compensation we may secure for you. Call us now for a free case evaluation to see if you’re eligible for compensation for your car accident injuries at (800) 598-7557.
Car Accidents and Liability for Injuries
The statistics from the California Highway Patrol show that nearly 4,000 people died in traffic accidents during 2017. Nearly 280,000 suffered serious injuries.
The injuries you suffered might qualify you for a personal injury case if the driver responsible was negligent.
Examples of Driver Negligence
The following are a few examples of driver negligence and not a complete list:
- Drunk Driving: Operating a vehicle at or above the legal blood alcohol concentration level of .08% is illegal. The driver responsible for your crash may face arrest. If they face criminal charges, you may still pursue civil action against them.
- Distracted Driving: Navigational devices, superior sound systems, and smartphones can aid—or distract—drivers. Instant communication in the form of texting is popular, handy, and often abused by drivers. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who send or read a text are up to eight times more likely to experience an accident.
- Failing to Share the Road: No driver should suffer serious harm due to a driver who failed to share the road.
- Aggressive Driving: If another driver is running late to work or has no patience for others, they can cause an accident by their aggressive actions. Aggressive driving involves such behaviors as speeding and purposely cutting off other drivers. If a driver’s anger escalates, it can result in road rage.
Other examples of driver negligence include drowsy driving and underage drinking. In addition to driver behavior, mechanical issues like that of worn tires or poor brakes can tragically impact your life.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Fresno, call (800) 598-7557
Potentially Recoverable Damages
Once the reality of your situation hits you, stress and anxiety about your expenses settle in. However, you should not be responsible for paying for the costs of an accident you did not cause.
A Fresno car accident lawyer can pursue the following types of compensation on your behalf:
- Doctor and hospital fees
- Rehabilitation and other ongoing costs
- Wages you lost due to recovery time
- Future earnings possible had you not experienced serious injuries
- Pain and suffering related to your experience
California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 335.1 generally allows victims of car accidents up to two years to pursue a civil lawsuit. If this time slips by without filing your case, you may be barred from seeking legal action forever.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC understands that your accident details are the last thing you need to deal with as you recover. We can handle the legal aspects and keep you informed when developments occur.
While compensation is never guaranteed, it is possible with our help. Personal injury law is complex, and we want to ensure you do not miss your opportunity for legal action.
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Car Accidents and the Death of a Close Loved One
The news that your loved one is never returning home can devastate you. The shock leaves you not only in grief but questioning how to proceed without them.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we treat our clients with compassion as we manage their cases. We understand how emotionally difficult this time is for you and your family.
Planning a memorial or funeral is enough. Let a member of our team pursue a wrongful death claim and lawsuit on your behalf.
Like personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death action must meet the state law deadline of two years. The time starts when your loved one dies, so it might help your case to secure our services without delay.
Negotiations and Trial
Civil cases are typically settled out of court. Your lawyer will negotiate with the responsible driver’s insurer to reach a fair settlement.
The negotiation process is intense, and you might not benefit from attempting it on your own. If we cannot reach a settlement amount that we believe you deserve, then we have no problem proceeding to trial.
Insurance companies are quite skilled at pressuring accident victims and their families into accepting less than they deserve. Do not fall for a large check offer from an adjuster. Hire Ben Crump Law, PLLC, and refer the adjuster to your lawyer.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Is Here to Help You
Car accidents are far too common occurrences that, with care, are often preventable. If you suffered extensive or permanent injuries or lost a loved one, hold the driver accountable for their reckless actions.
Let a Fresno car accident lawyer fight for justice on your behalf. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can present your case for compensation to insurance companies, and if necessary, a jury.
Securing legal representation might help you relax more following your car accident. Gather your evidence and refuse to speak with aggressive insurance adjusters.
Protecting your peace during this time of turmoil is essential for your rest. Spending quality time with your family and resting is time well spent.
Our team can study the details of your accident and determine liability for your injuries. We are on your side—unlike insurance adjusters who want to protect their best interests.
Car accident injuries can require a long recovery time. If you suffered serious harm or permanent loss due to a drunk or distracted driver, we want to help you. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, now for a free case evaluation at (800) 598-7557.