If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, time stands still. Although the accident itself may only be a few seconds of your life, dealing with the aftermath can be its own nightmare. Working with an experienced Santa Rosa car accident attorney can help you sort through the red tape of dealing with an insurance company and help you get back on your feet.
Car Accident Injuries in Santa Rosa
Car accidents can happen from any number of causes, including:
- Distracted driving, including talking or texting on a cell phone or eating while driving.
- Impaired driving, whether from alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs, and
- Reckless driving, such as speeding, running red lights, or tailgating.
Although the CDC reports that California has a relatively low mortality rate from car crash accidents – 4.2 deaths per 100,000 population – car crash injuries are no small matter and can have long-lasting effects on your physical and mental well-being.
Our experienced car accident attorneys have helped people recover from all major kinds of car accident injuries, such as
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Back and spinal cord injuries,
- Head and neck injuries, including whiplash,
- Soft tissue injuries, such as cuts and bruises,
- Broken bones,
- Emotional or psychological distress stemming from the accident, and
- Ongoing pain and mental anguish (known as pain and suffering) while recovering from the accident.
Our history of working with clients recovering from car crash injuries in Santa Rosa means that we speak the language of doctors, judges, and insurance companies. While recovery from serious car crash injuries is often a rough path, our lawyers can help guide you along the way.
Getting the Compensation you Deserve
Car crashes often cause ripple effects in the lives of their victims. Although the immediate concern is for the health and safety of all the people involved in the crash, the long-term effects of a crash can be financially devastating for both victims and their loved ones.
Recovering from a car accident can often involve serious financial losses. People may need to repair or replace their car, along with personal items damaged in the crash, such as their cell phone or computer.
Long-term financial losses not only include medical bills, which can pile up after an accident, but also lost compensation from time spent away from work during recovery, as well as the potential for increased child care bills if you can’t take care of your children due to your injuries.
Although car crash victims may not personally be able to cover such a large financial hit, insurance companies are supposed to. However, actually obtaining a settlement from an insurance company – even your own – is far from easy.
Obtaining your financial dues from insurance companies can be a long, drawn-out, and difficult process. Insurance companies have a playbook they use to maximize their profits by minimizing compensation claims. When you go head-to-head with an insurance company, it’s important to have a dedicated advocate on your side, so you can navigate the pitfalls and come out on top.
Remember – when recovering from a car accident case, your first job is to heal yourself and your family. With our experienced law firm in your corner, you can free yourself up from their paperwork and backhanded tricks and focus on getting better.
While no attorney can guarantee a specific result, our dedicated team will walk you through the process, so that you understand what’s happening each step of the way and can make the best decisions for you and your family.
A Proud History of Serving Santa Rosa
At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we have proudly served our Santa Rosa community since 1957. As a longstanding member of the local legal community, our office, located at 1260 N. Dutton Ave., Suite 240, is less than 10 minutes away from Sonoma County Superior Court.
While we are proud of the thousands of car accident cases we’ve helped resolved over the past 60 years, we’re more proud of the work we’ve done to help provide relief to our clients during a traumatic part of their lives. Contact us online anytime or call (707) 575-7141 to schedule an appointment. We’d be happy to go over the details of your case and discuss what we can do to help.