A motor vehicle accident can have serious repercussions, such as property damage, severe injuries, or even death. At Edgar Law Firm in Santa Rosa, CA, our team is dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation when negligence results in injury. Motor vehicle accident attorney Donald S. Edgar will not settle if it is the wrong decision for you. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office online or call us at (707) 387-0960 as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation and begin building your case.
Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
At Edgar Law Firm, we represent clients injured in:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
Having spent over 25 years handling personal injury cases, Mr. Edgar can hold the negligent parties responsible for the accident and its fallout. He can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as any pain and suffering you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Before you accept any settlement, it is important to have the facts of your case reviewed by a personal injury attorney.
After an Accident
If you are in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain steps you must take to protect your health as well as your legal rights. You should undergo an examination and seek any necessary treatment right away. If you are able to remain on the scene, you should:
- Collect information from anyone involved in the accident as well as any witnesses
- Take photographs of the scene
- Note any unusual weather or road conditions
- Tell the police everything you observed in the course of the accident
- Contact an attorney
It is extremely important to limit discussion with the other motorist. If anyone representing the other motorist (such as an insurance adjuster) tries to speak to you, tell him or her to contact your attorney. Our team can help you gather additional evidence from the scene. We can also work with professional accident reconstruction experts to identify negligence, reckless behavior, or intentional misconduct.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
The key to a personal injury or accident case is proving negligence. If an individual or organization acted negligently and contributed to the cause of your accident, they should be held responsible for their actions. In a motor vehicle accident, potential negligent parties include:
- Aggressive drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Manufacturers that sold defective products, such as brakes, tires, or airbags
- Government organizations that failed to perform necessary road maintenance or repairs
Shared Fault Laws
In California, accidents are subject to shared fault laws. According to these laws, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. If you share 25 percent of the blame, for example, you may be eligible to receive 75 percent of the award amount.
Why Choose Us?
At Edgar Law Firm, we work tirelessly to pursue the compensation our clients deserve after a motor vehicle accident. Insurance adjusters may offer you a settlement that seems fair. However, you must remember that these individuals are focused on the bottom line. There is no guarantee that they have your best interests at heart or are offering you what you really deserve. Before you accept any settlement, it is important to have the facts of your case reviewed by a personal injury attorney. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, call our office at (707) 387-0960 or contact us online to schedule a free case consultation.