WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT?
We’ll help you get compensation for your losses and damages.
We’ll help you get compensation for your losses and damages.
At Abogados de Accidentes Ahora we work primarily on car accident cases. Our track record over the years has resulted in our impeccable reputation for obtaining maximum compensation for our clients after being the victim of a car accident.
We fight to defend our clients from the aggressive and unfair tactics of the insurance companies. Without proper legal representation, victims do not receive the fair financial compensation they deserve.
Place your trust in our talented team while you focus on your recovery.
A car accident can be traumatic and the consequences can be devastating. If you or someone you care about has been in a car accident, it is important to know that you have rights and options to obtain compensation for the damages and losses suffered.
An accident attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.
An auto accident claim is a legal process in which a person who has been involved in a car accident seeks compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident.
This may include:
The claim is usually made against the insurance company of the party deemed responsible for the accident.
A car accident lawyer can help you file a claim, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies and representing you in court if necessary.
We strive towards the integrity and justice that victims and their families deserve for all of their losses. In the event that the victim is deceased, family members may file a wrongful death claim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while Americans drove less in 2020 due to the pandemic, NHTSA estimated that 38,680 people died in car crashes, the highest projected number of fatalities since 2007.
This represents a 7.2% increase from the 36,096 deaths reported in 2019. NHTSA’s analysis shows that the top behaviors that caused this increase are: impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.
Even minor car accidents can cause injuries which can lead to serious problems. When a car accident is more severe, the injuries can be very disabling and require expensive medical treatments such as surgery and long-term rehabilitation, resulting in large medical bills.
Although each car accident has its own unique circumstances, the following injuries tend to occur more frequently:
In many car accident cases, liability falls only between two drivers. Generally, the fault will lie with the driver who violated a traffic law causing the collision.
When determining the value of a car accident settlement, several factors come into play. These factors are carefully considered during the calculation process for compensation and may include:
You do not have to be a legal resident of the United States to receive compensation for your injuries in a car accident.
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Following a car accident, the most important thing you can do is to seek medical attention immediately. Not only will you get a timely diagnosis and treatment for your injuries, but you will also create a record of when and how your injuries occurred. This is incredibly helpful when filing a claim.
Be sure to keep track of your medical bills during this time. Your attorney will use them to put together a claim for compensation. While you are in the process of recovering from your injuries, you can start looking for an attorney. Most car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees upfront and only collect compensation if a settlement or a verdict is reached.
Once you hire an attorney, the process of investigating your accident will begin. This may involve gathering and analyzing the accident report, witness statements, medical records and other evidence.
At the same time, your attorney will begin conducting legal research on your case to build a strong case. He or she will show that the other driver is at fault and justify that you are entitled to the amount of compensation suggested.
With the information collected during the investigation, your attorney will draft a claim letter to the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
A claim letter states the facts of the case, the legal reason why the other driver is at fault and makes a claim for compensation. This usually begins the negotiation process, as the insurance company will likely counter with a settlement offer of its own.
The vast majority of personal injury cases (97%) are settled out of court. The chances of settling your case without having to file a lawsuit increase when working with a highly experienced auto accident attorney.
When fault is disputed or when the insurer questions the severity of your injuries, your attorney will likely advise you that the best course of action is to file a lawsuit.
After a lawsuit is filed, the timeline is governed in part by the deadlines set by the court.
When the case moves to this stage, each side seeks information about the case. Discovery can take many forms:
Settlement negotiations often continue during the pre-trial phase. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, then the judge overseeing the case may order mediation, which is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
In mediation, a neutral third party (often a retired judge or an experienced attorney) reviews the case and listens to the arguments of both sides. The mediator then tries to help the parties reach an agreement.
If the parties cannot reach an agreement, the case goes to trial. The length of the trial depends on the number of witnesses and the complexity of the issues in dispute.
It can last up to two years. If the outcome is not favorable, you may be able to appeal the decision in certain circumstances.
Finally, if you win at trial or settle during mediation, you will be reimbursed for your recovery. This usually happens within 30 days of the verdict/mediation.
The statute of limitations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Texas is two years for personal injury cases. This means that you have two years from the date of your car accident or from the date injuries were discovered to file a lawsuit.
Although your insurance company will probably offer you some compensation, it is usually a very small amount that will not be enough to cover the lasting damages and future medical costs of car accident injuries.
When you hire an attorney, you have the opportunity to get fair compensation as we’ll seek compensation for things beyond the immediate costs you face today.
Costs such as:
Proving driver negligence liability in car accidents can be difficult.
In car accident cases, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, meaning you must establish that the negligent driver was at fault.
To prove liability for an auto accident, you will need to show:
The average personal injury settlement amount in a car accident lawsuit can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the severity of the injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. It is challenging to provide an exact average settlement amount as each case is unique.
Settlement amounts in car accident lawsuits can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. Some cases may result in settlements in the low to mid-five-figure range, while severe or catastrophic injury cases involving permanent disabilities or significant financial losses may result in settlements in the six or seven-figure range.
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After you and your attorney accept a settlement offer, the insurance company will send a settlement check to your attorney. Here’s what follows.
The attorney will deposit the settlement check into an escrow account, where it should remain while the bank clears the funds.
If you owe any outstanding liens, your attorney will have to hold your check for a longer period of time.
A lien refers to any outstanding debt you may have with certain entities, related to your case or other charges against you. If you have outstanding liens, your attorney cannot release your check until they have been paid with settlement funds.
Another debt that will have to be paid from the settlement funds is to the doctors who treated you during your recovery process.
Once all fees, outstanding liens and costs associated with your case have been paid, the attorney will distribute the remaining funds to you.
Our team of skilled attorneys is committed to listening to your needs, understanding your situation, and providing expert guidance every step of the way. With offices located throughout the Southwest, we’re always nearby when you need us.
We’re proud to serve a diverse client base, including many members of the Hispanic community who prefer to communicate with us in their preferred language. That’s why our entire team is fluent in Spanish, and we have extensive experience supporting our Hispanic clients.
When you choose Abogados de Accidentes Ahora, you’re choosing a team that is dedicated to delivering compassionate and effective legal representation to every client, no matter what their background or circumstances may be.
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