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Over 15,000 car accidents in El Cajon a year leave many injured and unable to pay their bills.
And in 2020, there were 3723 auto accident fatalities in California. If you or your family members are part of those statistics, you need us.
We’re expert attorneys in the field of car accident injuries. We can help you get the compensation you deserve, just like we did for our client, Lahib. Hear what he has to say in the video above.
2. Past & Current Medical Bills: If you were seriously injured in an auto accident, or even if you only suffered minor injuries, you are entitled to full compensation.
That’s right. Even though you may be entitled to full compensation for your injury and your losses, it’s yours to lose. How so?
The car accident attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm in San Diego are experts in El Cajon car accidents and injuries as they relate to liability and understand how frustrating an auto accident can be for victims and their families. We’re committed to helping our clients fight for justice and compensation – and back up that commitment with a long background in injury law and an excellent reputation in the legal community both in El Cajon and the surrounding areas in California.
Getting to trial may take 1-2 years or more. See the timeline here.
Here are 20 ways you can ruin your chance of success in your case.
If your accident occurred here, your best bet is to hire a local attorney to get the best representation. Elia Law is local to El Cajon, as are all our attorneys. We know the area, the local laws and the judges here. There are many attorneys advertising in El Cajon who don’t maintain offices here, other than virtual offices for appearances. Be careful who you hire. It can make a difference.
For most Americans, auto accidents are one of the most common threats of daily life. In any urban area, the risk of getting involved in a car accident goes up even more. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can be placed at risk when sharing the road with incompetent, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers.
The statistics are staggering, and despite recent improvements in car crash ratings and public awareness of auto safety, car accidents remain one of the biggest causes of death in the United States. Every year more than 2.5 million Americans are injured, and over 40,000 killed in traffic accidents. In El Cajon alone, there were over 15,000 car accidents in 2013 according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many severe auto accidents take place at high speeds and on major roads like Highway 5 going in and out of El Cajon.
The severity of a car accident depends on a variety of factors including safety belt use, road conditions, auto repair issues, and time of day. In just a moment, the occupants of a vehicle that sustains an auto accident can see their trip turn from routine to devastating. The injuries suffered from auto accidents are as varied as their victims. Everything from bruises and scrapes to broken bones, whiplash, facial disfigurement, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and death can await an auto accident victim. And gaining competent medical treatment is often only the beginning of the victim’s long struggle for justice and compensation for issues such as ongoing medical care, pain and suffering, necessary psychiatric intervention, lost wages, and the need for vocational rehabilitation.
The value of your case depends on many factors. Every El Cajon car accident case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.
Our office works with a variety of doctors in the El Cajon who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.
You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.
This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a El Cajon personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.
Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.
Putting a monetary value to each of those is what car accident attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all El Cajon personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle.