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Who Pays for Car Accident Compensation in California?

Our attorneys explain how the car accident compensation process works

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in California caused by another driver, one of the first questions you'll probably ask is, "Who will pay for my accident?" Sometimes, the answer is clear-cut. But often, it's not as obvious as you might think.

That's why it's critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. That way, you'll have a better understanding of all the legal options available to you, as well as which one makes the most sense for your particular accident. With a thorough investigation, an attorney can estimate the compensation you deserve for your car accident.

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    Our experienced California car accident compensation lawyers at Clancy & Diaz, LLP of Walnut Creek, Antioch, Benicia, and Pittsburg, CA can help you every step of the way. We thoroughly understand the law and know what types of compensation are available for accident victims.

    Compensation available for accident victims

    If you were injured in a California car accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation for:

    • Medical bills
    • Physical therapy
    • Lost income
    • Lost future income
    • Pain and suffering

    Where will this money come from? The insurance company for the other driver will likely be responsible for compensating you for your crash. But your money could come from other places. Other common funding sources include a:

    • Trucking company (if a truck driver caused your crash)
    • Car manufacturer (if a vehicle defect caused your accident)
    • Bar or liquor store (if they sold alcohol to someone who was already intoxicated who then caused your car accident)

    In the event of a fatal car accident, compensation for medical, funeral and burial expenses and other costs can also come from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Again, there is no single average settlement. The financial amount awarded to the family of the deceased will depend on many factors.

    These are just some of the ways we can pursue financial compensation for your crash. Each accident is different. That's why it's critical you talk to an attorney as soon as possible about your specific case.

    Put your trust in our law firm

    You might think you don't need a lawyer if someone else clearly caused your accident. All you have to do is contact your insurance company and they will take care of everything, right? Especially since you didn't do anything to cause your crash.

    Don't be so sure. In most cases, you will likely need to hire a lawyer to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve for your accident. Most insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim. That's why you need us on your side when you're dealing with auto insurance companies.

    Our legal team can aggressively negotiate for the money you rightfully deserve. And if insurance companies or anyone else refuses to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court to demand the money you deserve to get your life back on track. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.

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    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    Antioch, CA 94509
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    Pittsburg, CA 94565
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    Benicia, CA 94510
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