What is a Car Accident Lawyer?
A car accident lawyer is a lawyer who represents victims who have been injured as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another driver, must have experience with regard to the area of law known as tort law, which includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property.
The personal injury lawyer handling a car accident case is responsible for interviewing prospective clients and evaluating their cases to determine the legal issues at hand, identify the distinct issues rooted within the plaintiff’s larger problem, and extensively research every issue to build a strong case.
It is the responsibility of a car accident lawyer is to help plaintiffs obtain the justice and compensation they deserve for their losses and suffering through advocacy, oral arguments, client counseling, and legal advice. Sometimes a lawyer may have to take his client’s case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.
Quick Facts – California Traffic Fatalities
In California traffic fatalities increased 1.2 percent from 2,966 in 2012 to 3,000 in 2013.
In 2012, California’s traffic fatalities increased 1.5 percent (2,816 vs. 2,857) – one of the lowest levels since the federal government began recording traffic fatalities in 1975.
California’s 2012 Mileage Death Rate (MDR) – fatalities per 100 million miles traveled is 0.88, and marks the fourth time California has been below 1.0. California is much better than the national 1.1 MDR.
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Automobile accidents happen often. Most personal injury claims in the United States are a consequence of an accident involving an automobile of some type such as a car, truck, and sometimes a motorcycle. Most incidents result in minor vehicle damage, and can sometimes be resolved directly with an insurance company. However, automobile accidents which involve injury, fatality, or property damage sometimes requires the services of a car accident attorney.
An experienced lawyer is often necessary when trying to get compensation to cover losses incurred due to the accident like medical expenses, lost income due to time off work, and repair.
What to Look For in a Car Accident Lawyer
Lawyers often deal with a large number of problems stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, property destruction, and liability determinations. A lawyer should be experienced, skillful, committed to your case, and offer reasonable fees.
Your lawyer should understand state and national transportation laws, know how to negotiate with insurance and health care organizations, and know how to successfully prepare and settle a personal injury case.
Why Don Chairez?
Don Chairez has over 30 years of experience as both a judge and a lawyer. He has presided over a very large number of civil cases involving personal injury throughout his judicial career as well, and has handled more than 90 jury trials and has presided over 25 murder trials.
You deserve not only someone who has a vast and diverse legal background, but also someone with the courage and ability to stand up for your rights. Throughout Don’s career he has consistently demonstrated the ability and willingness to stand up for the little guy against large corporate and government organizations. You can count on him.