Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento
Injured in an Auto Accident? Call Carichoff Law Group, P.C. for Compensation
If you were seriously injured in a car crash, one of the most important things you can do is seek out legal representation to fight for your rights. At Carichoff Law Group, we understand what it takes to secure maximum compensation and are committed to working with you to ensure you walk out of the courtroom or away from the negotiation table with the result you need.
Take the first step by calling our car accident attorney in Sacramento at (916) 471-6098 to schedule a free consultation.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover?
IIn car accident claims there are generally two categories of recoverable damages, economic and non-economic. The cost to repair or replace your vehicle, lost wages, and medical expenses are considered economic damages. Economic damages can be calculated and therefore much easier to recover.
Pain, disability, disfigurement, and emotional distress are classified as non-economic damages. It's not easy to calculate the value of someone's pain or wellbeing, which is why non-economic damages are so hard to obtain.
In general, victims of car accidents can recover compensation for:
- Car rental expenses
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
To achieve monetary compensation that fully covers your accident, you need a skilled trial attorney who can utilize evidence and expert testimony to prove your case. Attorney Robert Carichoff has recovered millions of dollars for clients throughout his 20+ years of experience. Call (916) 471-6098 to get started!
Statute of Limitations for Accident Claims
California has a strict two-year statute of limitations for filing a legal case for personal injury and three years for property damage. It's important to contact our firm as soon as you can to give us more time to gather evidence and prepare your case and avoiding missing the deadline for filing your claim.
Am I Responsible For My Medical Bills After A Car Accident?
If you suffered a serious injury in a car crash, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment for any injuries you may have sustained in the accident. This will both ensure that you receive the treatment you need, as well as create the documentation you need to prove your injuries in your lawsuit.
However, the cost of this treatment will likely be on your mind. Hospitals can be incredibly expensive and while it may not be an immediate thought, it will come into play soon. Unfortunately, you will be responsible for your medical bills until your case is over. Your insurance provider should cover a significant portion of the financial burden, but it is unlikely that they will cover it all.
One of the most important things you need to do while receiving medical treatment is document every procedure you undergo so you can include them in your lawsuit and ensure that you secure compensation.
Some things to keep track of include:
- Transportation to and from the hospital
- Ambulance rides
- Physical therapy
- Hospital stays
- Over the counter medication
- Prescription medication
- Visits to the emergency room
Can I Recover Compensation If I Share Fault for the Accident?
Comparative fault laws in California allow victims injured in car accidents to still recover damages even if they are partially to blame for the accident. Sometimes called comparative negligence, this system reduces the amount of compensation the accident victim can recover by the percentage of fault they share for the accident.
It is essential that the defendant and their insurance company prove that:
- The victim of the accident was acting negligently;
- The victim's negligence was a substantial factor in causing the accident that harmed them.
If you were involved in a car crash and you believe you share blame, or the other driver isn't claiming responsibility, we encourage you to contact Carichoff Law Group immediately so that we counsel on what to do next!
When you are ready to discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Sacramento, please contact our office at (916) 471-6098 for an appointment for a consultation.