If you were in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay expensive medical bills or other costs.
The person who was at fault for an accident can be held responsible for your physical, emotional, and financial losses following an accident. Our Napa personal injury attorneys are here to help.
When you hire a personal injury attorney from Wells Call, we will take the burdens of pursuing a claim off your shoulders. We can gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Napa Vehicle Accident Statistics
California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reports that in 2017 (the most recent year for which data is provided), Napa County was ranked 9th out of 58 counties for car accident injuries and deaths.
Speeding is a particularly common problem in Napa. Napa County ranks 3rd in California for the number of crash-related injuries and deaths attributable to speeding. In fact, speeding was a factor in nearly 25% of these incidents.
Drivers who choose to speed put the lives of others at risk. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death because someone else was speeding or driving recklessly, you have the right to seek compensation.
What Are Common Causes of Napa Car Accidents?
In addition to speeding, which causes numerous Napa car accidents every year, common causes of accidents in Napa include:
- Drunk or intoxicated driving,
- Reckless driving,
- Distracted driving,
- Failure to obey traffic laws,
- Poor road conditions,
- Equipment malfunctions, and
- Poor weather conditions.
Even the most careful drivers can be involved in an accident when other drivers behave recklessly.
What Should I Do If I Am Involved in an Accident?
The first thing you should always do after an accident is to get help. Call 911 for emergency medical care or contact the police to come to the scene and prepare an accident report.
If you are physically able, collect evidence at the scene, including:
- Photographs and video of the accident scene and any injuries;
- Contact and insurance information of other drivers; and
- Statements and contact information from witnesses.
Following the accident, seek medical care as soon as possible, even if you do not believe you are injured. Some injuries can take time to manifest or may not be readily apparent.
Finally, speak to an accident attorney before making a statement or accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company. Speaking or acting hastily after a crash can be costly in the long run.
How Much Is My Napa Car Accident Claim Worth?
The value of each accident claim is different. The best way to determine how much your claim might be worth is to speak with a lawyer. Napa car accident attorneys can help you evaluate your claim and calculate your potential damages.
Your Napa car accident may be worth more if:
- You sustained a serious injury;
- You spent time in the hospital;
- You had to have surgery;
- Your injury requires physical therapy;
- You had to take time off work;
- Your injury will prevent you from returning to work or doing the same job you did before;
- You suffered emotional trauma;
- Your injury caused permanent scarring or disfigurement; or
- You are unable to participate in activities you used to enjoy.
The Napa personal injury attorneys at Wells Call can help you evaluate all your damages, both tangible and intangible, and calculate a reasonable settlement value. Relying on our many years of experience in this area, we will negotiate with the insurance company for damages such as:
- Medical bills,
- Rehabilitation costs,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Lost past and future wages.
Although these damages won’t make up for the pain and stress you have suffered, they can help to ease your financial burdens following an accident. Let us help you hold an at-fault party accountable for your losses.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Wells Call Handle?
In addition to car accidents, Wells Call has experience with many other types of personal injury cases, such as:
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Truck accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Dog bites,
- Dangerous property conditions, and
- Wrongful death.
Even if you don’t see your particular type of injury on this list, consider reaching out to us for a free consultation. We are well-versed in personal injury law in California, and we can handle all types of personal injury claims.
If you tell us more about your injury, we can help you determine whether you have a good case and give you more information about what we can do for you.
How to Find the Best Napa Car Accident Lawyer for Your Case
Lawyers aren’t one size fits all. When you hire a personal injury attorney, it’s important that you choose someone you can trust and feel comfortable with.
It’s also essential that you hire an attorney that has the necessary skills and experience to successfully represent you as you pursue your claim.
Many Napa car accident attorneys, including those at Wells Call, offer a free, no-obligation consultation to give you the chance to get to know them and ask questions about your case. This is an excellent, risk-free way to learn whether an attorney is right for you.
When you interview an attorney, ask questions that will help you discover the following:
- How long they have been practicing;
- How much experience they have with your specific type of case;
- What results they have obtained in similar cases;
- What their process looks like;
- Any challenges they foresee with your case;
- What result they think is reasonable for your case; and
- Whether they seem like someone you can be comfortable working with.
You can also do your own research into reviews and testimonials to learn whether other clients have been satisfied with the attorney’s representation.
At Wells Call, we work hard to earn our clients’ trust and confidence. We offer a free consultation so you can make an informed decision about whether we are the right fit for you.
If you choose to work with us, we will passionately advocate on your behalf and fight for the compensation you need.
Contact the Napa Personal Injury Attorneys at Wells Call Today
If you were injured in a car crash or other accident, consider contacting the Napa personal injury attorneys at Wells Call.
We have over 35 years of experience helping California injury victims through some of the most traumatic times in their lives. In fact, we have recovered over half a billion dollars on behalf of our clients.
Call or contact us today to learn how we can help with your personal injury case.