Injury and death cases are almost always handled on a contingent fee basis. This means the attorney’s fees are paid at the very end of the case from the sums collected by settlement or by judgment entered by the court. The amount of the fee (a percentage of the recovery) should be discussed with the lawyer at the time of hiring. This method of compensating lawyers levels the playing field between injured people and richer defendants. People who could not afford to fight back against powerful wrongdoers can obtain quality legal representation without fear of financial ruin if the case is not won.
Before hiring a lawyer the client should learn about the law firm’s reputation and credentials. Ask questions about the lawyers education, training and experience. Find out if the lawyer has handled cases similar to yours. Make sure you understand how you will be expected to pay the law film’s fees and costs. What would happen if your case is not won? Who will do the work on your case and what will be expected from you?
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, fault may not be a disputed issue in your case, unless you stopped on a roadway for no reason. However, the extent of your injuries may be an issue. Insurance companies tend to minimize injuries, especially if your vehicle does not show extensive damage. If your vehicle does not show significant damage, the insurance company will argue that you could not have suffered significant injuries.
At the Colma Rear-End Auto Accident law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting, our lawyers will help you recover compensation for everything you have lost in a rear-end collision or other type of car crash: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any permanent disability that may result. We act fast and work diligently to protect your interests at every stage of the legal process.
From our office in Colma, our lawyers represent car accident victims in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. Call 650.257.9422 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Understanding Injuries in a Rear-End Collision
Car bumpers are designed to withstand impacts in rear-end collisions. Unfortunately, your body is not. Even though your vehicle may not show heavy damage, your body could pay the price for the impact.
Any time you suffer a car accident injury, it’s important to seek proper medical care and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. You may assume that you will recover your health in time. However, injuries such as neck and back pain can affect you for years into the future and may even result in permanent disability.
The insurance company may make you an offer to settle your case. However, you should never accept an offer until you know the full extent of your injury. Only then will you know how it will affect your life.
Rear-Ended? Contact Our Colma Rear-End Auto Accident Attorneys
For personalized service in the aftermath of a car crash, contact Galine, Frye & Fitting Colma Rear-End Auto Accident Attorneys. You can reach our Colma car accident lawyers 24 hours a day by calling 650.257.9422 or email us to schedule a free consultation.
Note: Please bring a copy of the police report to your first meeting with us. If you have a strong case, our attorneys may elect to file a personal injury lawsuit during your very first visit to our law offices.
This question is difficult to answer as it depends on many factors:
- If someone else’s negligence caused the auto accident and resulted in injuries, one of our lawyers can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical bills plus compensation for pain and suffering. This would include past and future medical bills.
- If you were seriously injured and missed time from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or loss of earning capacity in the future. Our proven San Mateo auto accident lawyers can help you retain such compensation.
There is no proven formula to determine exactly how much a case is worth. It will depend on how the evidence and testimony dictate the case. Because of our record of trying these types of cases, our firm is able to determine a general value for your claim. One of our San Mateo auto accident lawyers will obtain medical records and bills and will analyze the client’s condition since the injury in order to provide an estimated value.
In the past decade, there have been more than 30,000 collisions between bicycles and cars in the Bay Area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Most cyclists escape with cuts, bruises and bent wheels, but nearly 2,000 of those bike accidents resulted in death or serious injury.
South San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you or your child was injured on a bike because of a driver’s negligence, contact the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting in South San Francisco, California by calling 650.257.9422 or contact us online to discuss your case with an experienced South San Francisco bicycle accident attorney for a free case evaluation. We have experience in investigating these accidents and recovering damages for the devastating aftermath, and take cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Our bicycle accident attorneys in South San Francisco have recovered substantial settlements for wrongful death and catastrophic injury such as paralysis or brain damage. But no bike accident injury is minor. Broken bones may not heal correctly. A deep cut or road rash may lead to nerve damage or life-threatening infection. There may be ligament damage or chronic pain months after the accident.
Let us determine if you have a case. Our South San Francisco bike accident lawyers will help you get your injuries properly diagnosed and aggressively pursue all compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, lost abilities and pain and suffering. Call 650.257.9422 or email ustoday for immediate assistance.
Proving Fault in Bike Accidents
Designated bicycle paths and lanes give you a right to share the road, but it doesn’t guarantee that drivers will see you. The bicycle accident attorneys of Galine, Frye & Fitting has recovered damages for cyclists who were rear-ended, sideswiped, struck at intersections or run over while riding on a side street by inattentive, preoccupied or aggressive drivers. Yet police reports or witnesses often blame the wrong person.
Our lawyers challenge the defense arguments that the cyclist was at fault. Our experts analyze skid marks (or lack thereof), impact dents and the nature of injuries to illustrate the driver’s speed and actions. We also use human factors experts to show that the driver failed to yield the right of way or took no evasive action, or that the bike rider had no reasonable reaction time to avoid a collision.
An insurance company (or jury) may determine that you are partly at fault for your bike accident injuries — failing to stop at an intersection, riding with headphones, not wearing a helmet. This can reduce your compensation but does not mean you have no case.
Contact a South San Francisco Bicycle Accident Law Firm Today!
Call us at 650.257.9422 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation from the other driver or your own auto insurance carrier. Our South San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers have also sued municipal bodies for dangerous road conditions or traffic signs, and bike manufacturers for defects contributing to injuries.