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Auto accidents happen every day. Fortunately, motor vehicle collisions don’t always result in severe injuries. However, in some cases, the injuries suffered can change the accident victim’s life forever, leaving them out of work and faced with steep medical bills. If this happens to you, you need to speak with a car accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible.  A car accident attorney on our legal team can help you hold the negligent driver and their insurer responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We understand how devastating the aftermath of an auto accident can be and how important it is to recover every penny of compensation you’re owed.

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How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help?

After a motor vehicle collision, your life can be turned upside down as you struggle to navigate the complex legal system and handle aggressive claims adjusters. 
While you’re not required by law to hire a car accident attorney, studies have shown that accident victims with legal representation tend to recover more in damages compared to when they attempt to handle an insurance company on their own. 

At Child & Jackson, our car accident lawyers can provide a variety of services that will help you recover maximum compensation for you and your family, including:

  • Conducting an in-depth investigation
  • Consulting with experts to determine liability and accurately assess damages
  • Review insurance policies
  • Handle all paperwork and filing
  • Aggressively negotiate with the claims adjuster and fight for fair compensation
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf if the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer

Our goal is to make the entire legal process as low-stress as possible. Utilizing our decades of experience, we will handle every aspect of your claim and provide the caring, compassionate, legal guidance and support you need during one of the most challenging times of your life.

What Are Common Types Of Auto Accident Injuries?

There are many types of injuries that commonly result from automobile accidents. These injuries can range from soft tissue damage to serious, life-changing injuries, such as spinal cord damage or a traumatic brain injury. 

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our car accident attorneys have handled many accident claims that have involved the following types of injuries:

  • Conducting an in-depth investigation
  • Traum brain injuries
  • Soft tissuatice damage
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve damage
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Leg and arm injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries

Types of Car Accidents in California

The car accident lawyers on our legal team have handled countless accident claims involving the following types of motor vehicle collisions:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • T-bone accidents
  • Single-vehicle collisions
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents

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I throughly enjoyed working with Erik and the Child & Jackson firm. I was unfortunate enough to be in an automobile accident, him and his team really took care of me and helped me win my case. I am satisfied with all the help and the outcome of the lawsuit. I would definitely work with Child & Jackson if the time comes again. Thank you for everything.
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Child & Jackson came highly recommended and did a great job. Unfortunately, after my case settled for coverage maximum, I was in need of their services again. I didn’t even consider going anywhere else. Very caring people.
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I was referred to Child & Jackson from a family/friend who had a good experience with them. To my surprise, I actually got to meet and speak with Mr. Child, who was so down to earth (we all know how attorneys can be intimidating). Mr. Child assured me he and his team will take care of me and they kept their words.
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I was in a slip and fall injury while 8 months pregnant. My case was difficult as it was a premises case, however, I was referred to Child & Jackson and they fought for my case to justify my injuries. The paralegal was excellent and very through. She was also available whenever I had any questions and walked me through the entire process!
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Great Law Firm. They would always keep me posted about my case and go the extra mile to get what you deserve.
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My daughter was in a bad car accident and this law firm did exceptional with handling her case. Cori Hodapp has such great customer service and took such good care of everything. Answered all our questions and was so patient in the process.

How Much Is My Auto Accident Claim Worth?

Your car accident lawyer will carefully review your case to assess damages. The economic and non-economic damages a car accident victim is entitled to will vary and depend on many factors, such as the severity of their injuries, how much time they missed at work, how the accident has impacted their life, and more. 

In many cases, auto accident victims can pursue compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium driving accidents
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Permanent disability

And more.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in California?

In California, you have two years from the date of an auto accident to file a lawsuit. If you miss this important deadline your case may be dismissed. This means you will be unable to recover any compensation for your accident-related losses. When you hire a car accident lawyer on our legal team you can rest assured that your case will be filed correctly and within the statute of limitations.

Can I Still Recover Compensation if I’m to Blame for the Car Crash?

In California, you can still pursue compensation for an automobile accident even if you were 99% at fault. However, your award or settlement will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.

How Long Does a Car Accident Lawsuit Take?

Most car accident cases are settled out of court. As your attorney prepares for trial, they will continue to negotiate with the insurance company. Pursuing compensation through the court system takes time. How long a trial will take can depend on many factors. At Child & Jackson, our legal team will push forward with your case and won’t accept efforts to delay from the insurance company.

What Should I Do After An Auto Accident?

The steps you take after an automobile accident will not only affect your health but can also harm or help your insurance claim. 
To protect your rights after a motor vehicle collision, you should:

Exchange Insurance Information with the Other Driver

If the other driver is calm, exchange contact and insurance information. Do not apologize for the accident. This can be viewed as an admission of fault.

Contact 911 or the Authorities

Contact 911 if anyone is injured or the non-emergency police if no injuries are apparent. When law enforcement arrives at the scene, they will question all drivers involved and fill out a police report. The police report can be used as evidence when negotiating with the insurance company.

Gather Evidence

Take photos of the accident scene, including anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as debris on the road, missing signage, traffic congestion, etc. Take photos of the damage on all vehicles involved and the position of each vehicle from different angles. Take photos of your injuries as well.

Obtain Witness Contact Information

If anyone witnessed the accident, obtain their full names and contact information. Your car accident attorney will want to speak to them.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you feel fine, you should still be evaluated by a medical professional. Some injuries may not present symptoms for several hours or days following a collision. Receiving medical treatment as soon as possible following a car accident will also tie your injuries to the collision. Be sure to keep all documentation and billing statements pertaining to any medical treatment you receive for accident-related injuries.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney

Schedule a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner they can investigate the accident and protect your legal rights.

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation.

Our car accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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