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Alameda Car Accident Lawyer

Alameda Car Accident Lawyer

Californians are no strangers to car accidents that cause injuries and even fatalities. Approximately 254,000 people are injured, and 3,400 people die in car accidents annually on California roads. An overwhelming number of these accidents occur due to human error, including driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. If you or someone you love is the victim of such a driver, an Alameda car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need.

Who Needs an Alameda Car Accident Lawyer?

Car accidents and the resulting injuries can be incredibly expensive. Not only do you need to replace your vehicle and any other property damage, but you may have mounting medical bills and need time off of work to recover. If the accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, you may have a case for a car accident lawsuit.

At the Law Offices of Scott Righthand, we have helped people who sustained many different types of injuries in car accidents, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Fractures and other bone injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis

Any of these injuries and others can cost serious money during recovery. Patients may need to pay for ambulance rides, hospital stays, and ongoing physical therapy. Furthermore, our clients often suffer from emotional trauma as well. The only way to know how much compensation you could get from your case is to speak to an Alameda car accident lawyer.

What to Do After an Accident

California law requires drivers or their representatives to report car accidents to the Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days any time there is an injury or fatality or if the damages caused exceed $1,000.00. Calling the police to the scene of the crash is the best way to be sure the facts are garnered, the witnesses are identified and the collision is recorded. It’s typically a good idea to call the police even if you’re not sure that you’ve been injured. Sometimes the symptoms of an injury do not arise until after the adrenaline has faded.

Of course, the first thing anyone should do after an accident is to check for emergency medical needs and get help as appropriate. Once everyone is accounted for, drivers must be sure to protect their rights in any way possible. It can be helpful if drivers take the following steps:

  • Take many pictures of the scene including the vehicles and area of the collision
  • Get the contact information for any witnesses if the police do not do so
  • Keep records from all medical visits, including receipts

These steps can help you in any future case after an accident.

How to Choose an Alameda Car Accident Lawyer

If another driver has injured you in a car accident, you may have a reason for filing a lawsuit. However, the success of your lawsuit will largely depend on the type of representation you have. It’s essential to choose a law firm with experience in this area of law and a long track record of success. After all, you get one shot to recover these expenses, so it’s important to have the right people on your team.

If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable Alameda car accident lawyer, contact the Law Office of Scott Righthand today. We have more than three decades of experience in this field and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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