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​​Auto accidents, whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, or trucking accident, are extremely stressful and can be life-altering. The human body is not made to withstand the forces involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Even minor-impact accidents that cause only minor property damage can result in very serious physical and emotional injuries. The process of getting your car repaired, seeking medical treatment, and missing time from work is often overwhelming. Thankfully, it is not something you have to handle by yourself.

After an accident, you should seek prompt medical attention and find a qualified and experienced attorney who can help you maximize your compensation. Leave the stress of fighting with insurance companies to the skilled San Diego auto accident attorneys at Leigh Law Firm, so you can concentrate on what is most important: recovering.

Call (619) 473-7569 today to schedule your free consultation with our San Diego auto accident lawyer or contact us online.

What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in California?

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in California, and the insurance companies are always looking for ways to reduce what they have to pay to victims. Sometimes this means an outright refusal to pay anything.

However, in many cases, they will offer compensation right at the outset that is much less than what the victims are actually owed. While you should not refuse these offers, do not accept them without consulting a knowledgeable attorney.

There are many factors to consider when determining the compensation you are owed after an auto accident, including:

  • Will you require long-term medical treatment?
  • What are the damages to your vehicle?
  • Were any other valuables in the vehicle damaged?
  • Will you have to take time off work because of your injuries?
  • How has the accident impacted your family and any other sources of income?

Insurance companies are counting on people’s ignorance of auto accident litigation in order to take advantage of them. Do not let this happen to you. Call on our experienced auto accident lawyer in San Diego for knowledgeable counsel and aggressive representation. We can interact with the insurance company on your behalf.

Recent California Car Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects and records data and statistics about car accidents nationwide. The latest reports published for auto accidents in California were as follows:

  • In 2018 there were over 3,500 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents
  • Of those fatalities which occurred in 2018, over 1,000 were a result of alcohol-impaired driving and over 900 were a result of speed-related accidents
  • In the same year there were over 400 motorcyclist fatalities in California
  • In 2018 about 95.9% of those fatally injured in traffic accidents were noted to have been wearing their seat belts
  • In 2018 the most common crash types in California were the following:
    • Single vehicle accidents - 2,034 fatalities
    • Truck accidents - 352 fatalities
    • Speeding accidents - 927 fatalities
    • Rollover accidents - 809 fatalities
    • Roadway departure accidents - 1,557 fatalities
    • Intersection-related accidents - 919 fatalities

In 2018 the NHTSA noted that San Diego County was the 4th most dangerous county in California for traffic fatalities, accounting for 255 of the reported fatalities. Compared to 2017, San Diego saw a 6% increase in traffic-related fatalities in 2018.

What To Do After a Car Accident

After an accident, you should first make sure that everyone is okay, then:

  • Take photos of the scene as well as damages and injuries
  • Exchanges contact and insurance information with the other parties involved in the crash
  • Contact your insurance company to let them know about the accident
  • If necessary, file a police report
  • Gather eyewitness information, if possible
  • Get in touch with an attorney for further help!

Common Injuries and Damages from Auto Accidents

There are a handful of frequently-occurring injuries involved in auto accidents, including:

  • Sprain, fracture and full breakage of the knees, back, shoulders arms, hands and neck
  • Concussion and possible brain injury
  • Burns, scarring and cuts

Work with a skilled San Diego auto accident attorney right away to help you seek compensation.

Call (619) 473-7569 to schedule your free consultation with an auto accident lawyer in San Diego. At Leigh Law Firm, we work on contingency fees, so you don’t pay anything unless we recover compensation.

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Why Hire Leigh Law Firm?

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