Auto accidents usually create a great deal of difficulties and stress as it is, but recovering a fair settlement for damages can be the hardest battle. Negotiating settlement amounts with insurance adjusters can be a bit difficult without an attorney. Many times insurance companies offer low ball settlement offers for personal injuries sustained after an auto, motorcycle, or truck accident.
Living in Los Angeles our chances of being involved in an auto accident slightly increase. Whether we are driving in the city or on the interstate 5, 134, or 405 freeway.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at KAASS Law fight tooth and nail with insurance companies such as State Farm, Geico, Farmers, Hartford, Mercury, Access General, Wawanessa, and Allstate to help our clients receive the compensations that reflect their injuries. Our attorneys fight for a fair settlement or we take the case to trial.
After a car accident there are a number of factors that can maximize compensations for personal injury claims amongst other things. Extent of and type of injuries, type of treatment received, the extent of property damage, type of insurance coverage(s), and policy limits both you and third party driver(s) has.
Types of compensation that can be recovered after an auto accident:
Property Damage: Vehicle and other property that was in your vehicle at the time of the accident
Medical Care Costs: Emergency, hospital, physician, specialists, chiropractic, orthopedic care, X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, after care, nursing homes and long-term care
Rehabilitation Expenses: Treatment, therapy, specialists
Lost Income: Lost wages, reduced wages due to injuries and job changes lost future income
Other Losses: Loss of use and funeral expenses
Common auto accident injuries:
Brain & Head Injuries: Concussion, black outs, or traumatic brain injury (TMI).
Neck Injuries: Abrupt jolts can result in whiplash. Neck strains, tightness, or soft tissue neck injuries.
Spinal Cord/ Back Injuries: Disc injuries, bulging disks, herniated disks, slip disks, fractures, sprains, and other lumbar spine damage.
Face Injuries: Deep cuts, laceration, cuts, burns, bruises and damage to teeth or the jaw. Colliding with the airbags, dashboard, steering wheel, windshield, side window, car seats, and interior equipment. Common face injuries include
Internal Injuries: Liver, spleen, lungs, heart, rib fractures, Many of these injuries can be fatal and require immediate medical attention.
Psychological Injuries: Mental and emotional trauma such as emotional distress, anxiety, fear, panic attacks, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.
Proving Your Claim:
In order to achieve a positive outcome and increase your compensation your attorney must prove your claim. Several elements apply when proving your personal injury claim, such as:
Property damage estimates
Documentation for loss of use or lost wages
Any additional evidence or documentation may aid in supporting your claim.