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After a car accident, you may be facing significant challenges and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. You may be facing a long road to recovery after suffering injuries in a collision, and may quickly find that your inability to work only adds to the stress of your situation.
You may feel that your case is straightforward, and you don’t need a lawyer to help you get the compensation you need to move forward. But knowing what it takes to win a personal injury case without a lawyer is a big mistake.
Napa car accident lawyers assist injured victims in getting the compensation they need and deserve.
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And 40 Years in Practice The case results listed are actual settlement and verdict results from cases recently handled by us. Because the facts and circumstances of every case are different, the results of other cases are not a guarantee of similar results in other cases. The results below do not include all cases, but they include a sample of different types of cases and show how much those results can vary.
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Wells Call Injury Lawyers, has been honored for its professionalism, legal experience, and client care while handling personal injury law.
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How Can a Napa Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
After an accident, you may be curious about how an experienced lawyer can help with your case. While finding the right attorney may feel overwhelming after such a traumatic experience, your attorney is there to help by handling all aspects of your case, so you can focus on recovery.
An attorney also assists clients in various other ways, including the following:
- Investigate. Your attorney works to investigate the cause of your car accident to prove the other driver’s liability.
- Gather Evidence. Photographs, video footage, witness statements, and accident reports are necessary evidence your lawyer will gather and review to build a strong case on your behalf.
- Negotiate. A qualified attorney is skilled in negotiating a satisfactory settlement and avoiding lengthy litigation.
- Litigation. If settlement negotiations fail, your attorney prepares your case for trial and works to obtain the best possible outcome in court.
Additionally, your attorney possesses experience and education in the complex area of personal injury law. Without an attorney’s assistance, failing to understand procedural deadlines, negotiation strategies, and other issues in every personal injury case could ruin your chances of getting the compensation you need.
What Can I Recover After a Car Accident?
Injured victims are entitled to pursue compensation through economic and non-economic damages. Courts award compensatory damages to make a victim whole after suffering injuries and other losses in a car accident.
Economic damages represent calculable losses stemming from your accident. These damages include the following:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of future earnings, and
- Property damage.
Your lawyer calculates the value of economic damages by adding up documents such as invoices, bills, receipts, and pay stubs.
Non-economic damages are subjective losses stemming from the psychological and emotional effects of your injuries and are commonly identified as the following:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Disfigurement and permanent injury,
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and
- Loss of consortium.
Non-economic damages significantly impact a victim’s life in the long term. For example, a victim may become paralyzed or suffer chronic pain due to the injuries they suffered in an accident. Recovering compensation for these losses assists in improving a victim’s quality of life following their accident.
However, due to their intangible and subjective nature, these damages are challenging to recover without the assistance of a qualified personal injury lawyer.
What to Do After a Car Accident
You can take specific steps immediately following a car collision to preserve evidence and protect yourself from further harm. Knowing what to do if you are involved in an accident better preserves your rights if you decide to seek compensation from the at-fault driver.
Move to Safety
If you can, move yourself to a place where you will be safe from further harm. Secondary accidents are common and can substantially aggravate any injuries you may have received in the first accident.
Contact law enforcement and request their presence at the scene of the collision. Police officers and emergency personnel serve to assist those injured in these situations.
A reporting police officer creates an accident report detailing information about the crash you and other parties may have missed. Emergency personnel are prepared to assess the condition of injured parties and take them to the hospital if needed.
Check for Injuries
As you wait for the police and ambulance to arrive, check yourself and others in your car for injuries. Keep injured parties still as you wait for medical assistance.
Document the Scene
If it is safe to do so, take photographs of the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle involved in your accident. Additionally, take pictures of the surrounding environment, including the area where the collision occurred, whether stop signs or streetlights were visible, and any other relevant information.
Exchange contact information with the other driver, including their name, address, and insurance information. Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses. Your Napa car accident attorney uses this information to gather substantial evidence to establish the other driver’s liability in causing your injuries.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you believe to be free of injury, get a medical evaluation anyway. Many serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent following an accident.
It’s vital to connect your accident with your injuries. Any delays in getting a medical diagnosis could leave room for the liable driver to escape responsibility and argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident.
Contact an Attorney
Handling the days, weeks, and months after an accident is overwhelming. A qualified personal injury attorney gets to work immediately to build a solid case on your behalf, so you can get the compensation you need to move forward.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in California
Car accidents happen every day for different reasons. However, the most common causes of car accidents in California include the following:
- Distracted driving;
- Reckless driving, including running red lights, changing lanes at high speeds, and other conduct;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Failing to yield to the right of way;
- Performing illegal turns; and
Despite our best efforts to drive safely, we can’t control the behavior of other drivers on the road. This negligent, and sometimes reckless, conduct increases the likelihood of causing a collision.
Your attorney investigates the cause of your accident to prove the other driver’s liability and clear your path to compensation.
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Get in Contact with a Napa Car Accident Lawyer Today
At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, our clients count on our demonstrated ability to achieve justice, even in the most unique and complex cases. Though we cannot guarantee a particular outcome, our strong track record of success puts our clients at ease as we work on their cases.
Our team of experienced Napa, California, car accident lawyers is available and ready to assist you. We understand how difficult it is to suffer injuries due to another person’s negligence.
Contact us today by phone or online and learn how the attorneys at Wells Call can help you. Our initial case reviews are always free!