The San Francisco Bay Area contains a vast network of congested freeways and winding mountain passes, crowded with hasty drivers who often underestimate hazards. It’s no wonder that motorists and passengers suffer injury accidents with alarming frequency. If a negligent, inattentive, distracted or drunken driver has caused an accident that injured you or a loved one, Haley Law Offices P.C. can help. Since 1955, our firm, located in the heart of Oakland, has helped parties recover financially for car crash injuries. We have earned a reputation for strong courtroom advocacy and caring client service. At Haley Law, you have our promise that we will take your case as far as you want until you are satisfied that we’ve achieved the most favorable outcome possible.
To collect compensation, you must prove the other driver was at fault. This can be complex, and often requires physical evidence and witness testimony. Retaining an attorney immediately is the best way to ensure evidence is preserved.
According to the Insurance Research Council of the California Department of Insurance, California ranks second among the states in the percentage of uninsured drivers. Twenty-five percent of all drivers in California are uninsured. That means that your chances are 1-in-4 that the driver who hits you will not have insurance. Further complicating the picture are the drivers who carry only the legal minimum of liability insurance. According to California law, drivers must carry coverage in the following amounts:
Given the costs of medical care and replacement vehicles, the statutory minimum is terribly inadequate to compensate a seriously injured driver or a driver with a late-model car.
If you get into an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, there are ways to obtain compensation, such as your own uninsured motorist coverage or a civil lawsuit attaching the driver’s assets. But you must have a tenacious attorney who is willing to pursue every path to a successful resolution.
Victims of car crashes must act quickly to preserve evidence that supports their case for recovery. Call today for a free, no obligation consultation on the phone or in our office. If you’re unable to visit us, we’ll come to your home or hospital room. Call 510-629-6455 or contact Haley Law Offices P.C. online.