SAN DIEGO CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Top rated car accident law firm in San Diego according to Super Lawyers.

SAN DIEGO CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Top rated car accident law firm in San Diego according to Super Lawyers.

Results mean everything.

Auto Accident

RESULT

$17,500,000

Settlement

Trucking Accident

RESULT

$13,500,000

Verdict

Auto Accident

RESULT

$12,800,000

Verdict

Auto Accident

RESULT

$12,000,000

Verdict

Bicycle Accident

RESULT

$4,750,000

Verdict

Wrongful Death

RESULT

$4,600,000

Settlement

San Diego, CA Car Accident Attorney

At Hamparyan Injury Lawyers, our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your San Diego car accident injuries.

We help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for their careless or reckless actions, filing a third-party liability insurance claim or a civil suit to get you the money you need. We manage the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. If you were the victim of a crash caused by another driver’s negligence, San Diego car accident attorney Robert Hamparyan is ready to go to work for you. Call our office today at (619) 550-1355 or contact us online to request a free case review.

How can a San Diego car accident lawyer help me?

The process of putting a value on your case and negotiating a settlement is more complex than it may seem, and it is vital to have competent legal representation. When you enlist our legal team to handle your car accident case, you have one of California’s most successful injury lawyers on your side. As soon as we get involved, we launch a full investigation into your accident and take the steps necessary to recover the compensation you need as quickly as possible. We are proud to have a success rate of more than 98 percent, with more than $100 million paid out to our clients.

Communicating with the other driver's insurer

Once you enlist our help, we will take over and handle all communications with the other driver’s insurance company. If they need a statement about the accident, we can help you put it in writing and ensure your rights remain protected. We can also grant them limited access to any accident-related medical records or other evidence, and provide other information they may need without putting your case in jeopardy.

Obtaining necessary evidence of liability

Proving the other driver acted in a careless or reckless manner — was negligent — is key in winning your case. We know the most common types of evidence to prove liability in San Diego car accidents, and work to identify and collect any available evidence in your case. This may require interviewing witnesses, visiting local businesses, and even consulting with accident reconstruction specialists or other experts.

Obtaining necessary evidence of damages

Not only do we have to prove the other driver acted negligently and caused your accident, but we need to document every damage you suffered because of the crash. This includes collecting bills and receipts to prove financial losses, working with experts to understand your future and ongoing care needs, and identifying supporting evidence to show the depth of your pain and suffering. The more evidence we can collect to prove your damages, the larger settlement you may receive.

Negotiating with lien holders

It is not unusual for healthcare providers, health insurance companies, and others to place a lien against you to ensure they get their part of your payout after we reach a settlement in your case. We approach these lien holders with a compromise, and work to negotiate a fair payment for the services they provided you. This can greatly increase the amount of your settlement that stays in your pocket.

Negotiating the settlement

The insurance company always wants to pay you as little as possible to settle your case, no matter the nature of your injuries or the value of your damages. This is why a San Diego car accident attorney is so important. We fight for the maximum settlement possible based on the damages you suffered and the facts of your case. We have skilled negotiators on our team who can ensure your settlement covers the full range of your accident-related losses.

What should I do after a
car accident?

A collision is unpredictable, sudden, and shocking. Many of us follow the rules of the road carefully, and drive defensively. Still, we find ourselves the victims of a potentially deadly accident.

Understanding The Basics of California Car Accident Law

California has financial responsibility laws that require all motorists to carry liability auto insurance. The minimums allowable by law include:

$15,000

for injury or death to one person.

$30,000

for injury or death to more than one person.

$5,000

for property damage.
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This is important to your case because we will likely file a third party car insurance claim against the at-fault motorist’s policy to collect the compensation you deserve. This is possible because California follows a fault-based car insurance scheme. This means you do not have to meet any type of threshold before filing a claim or personal injury lawsuit after a crash.

Another aspect of California personal injury law that may play a role in your case is the state’s comparative negligence standard. California adopted a pure standard in 1975. This means that we can pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages even if you contributed to the crash. The amount we can collect will be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you, so we will work to collect evidence that minimizes your contribution and maximizes the payout available to you.

Common Questions about Car Accident Claims

How long do I have to file a lawsuit against an at-fault driver in California?

California, like other states, has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This deadline means we have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault motorist. In most cases, we attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company before taking further legal action. If the insurance company refuses a fair settlement, however, we are not afraid to pursue litigation to get the full value of your case. We will not hesitate to continue your case in civil court, where we can ask the judge for justice through a fair financial award.

What type of damages can I collect through a car accident claim?

The type of damages in a car accident case vary from crash to crash, depending on the specific losses suffered. In general, you can expect to recover compensation for:-Medical expenses -Lost wages -Pain and suffering -Property damage -Pain and sufferingIf we take your case to court, the judge may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages punish a reckless or particularly heinous driver for their actions.

When should I talk to an attorney about my car crash?

It is important you talk to a San Diego car accident attorney as soon as possible after your auto accident. If you suffered serious injuries, you may want to have a family member call us while you continue your recovery. While we will most likely not file a claim until we know the full extent of your injuries, we can begin to review the facts of your case and help you understand your legal options. We can also provide resources to help you get the best care possible.

How do I prove the at-fault driver acted negligently?

From the first time we meet, we go to work collecting evidence and working to prove liability and negligence in your case. To show the other driver acted negligently, we must provide documentation to show they:-Had a duty to act in a certain way, such as following traffic laws -Failed to uphold that duty -Caused an accident by failing to uphold their duty -Caused damages in the accident

What if I do not have the money to hire a San Diego car accident attorney?

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This type of arrangement allows you to get the legal representation you need now but pay us only after we recover a settlement or award in your case. A key part of ensuring our clients get the compensation they need is our No Win, No Pay Guarantee. If we fail to recover money for you, you owe us nothing.Many people believe hiring an attorney costs more money than it is worth, but this is rarely true. In almost all car accident cases, we get more money for our clients than they could recover on their own even after we deduct our reasonable fees.

How can Hamparyan Injury Lawyers help me recover the compensation I need to cover my damages?

Our legal team is dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring we take every action possible to provide for your best interests. We fully investigate every crash, including calling in accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to help us understand the cause of your crash, determining the liable parties, and collecting the evidence to prove it.If you suffered serious injuries, your medical care is likely your primary focus right now, and we make it possible to keep this focus where it needs to be. We can ensure you get the medical care you need to make the best recovery possible, and even consult experts to evaluate your medical condition and help us understand your future and ongoing care needs. At the same time, we ensure the insurance company gets the information they need about your injuries without divulging personal medical information unrelated to the case.We analyze any potentially applicable insurance policies to figure out the best route to collect compensation for you. Then, we handle all communication with the insurance companies on your behalf and deal with working on a settlement if that is the best route for your case. If not, we will take your case to court and present your story to the judge, and recover the award you deserve.

What should I do if the insurance company offers me a settlement soon after an accident?

Insurance companies often act quickly after an accident, hoping they can settle a potential claim before you are aware of all the damages you suffered. They continue to do this because it is an effective tactic for them. Many accident victims will accept a few thousand dollars because it seems like a lot of money. Only later do they realize it only covers a fraction of their accident-related medical bills and other damages. By then, though, they’ve given up their right to further compensation.This is one reason it is paramount to call us quickly after a crash. We can help you understand the full value of your economic and non-economic damages, and fight for a fair settlement or award based on the facts of your case.

How much is my car accident case worth?

It is impossible to know exactly how much we may be able to recover for you through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit until we close your case. However, we can give you a good idea of a fair settlement value after we fully investigate your case.We will identify and compile the evidence to prove the full range of damages you suffered, allowing us to calculate all of your financial losses. This will include your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, predicted ongoing and future care costs, and other expenses. We can then use this number to estimate your pain and suffering losses.This process gives us a range to aim for in settlement negotiations. If the insurance company does not want to cooperate and offer us a fair settlement, we can file a civil suit and present the evidence of your damages to the court.

What can I expect during the insurance claims process after a San Diego car accident?

After we complete our investigation and understand what a fair settlement looks like in your case, we will send a demand letter to the liable driver’s auto insurance company asking for compensation based on your accident-related damages. Usually, the insurance company will respond with a minuscule offer. Do not let this discourage you. These insurers often fight tooth and nail to payout as little as possible, no matter the serious nature of your injuries and the high cost of your losses.We may be able to negotiate a settlement, but if it is in your best interests we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. When we enter into litigation, we will face the at-fault driver’s defense lawyer. This step is often much more adversarial than previous stages, but negotiations are also more effective in many cases. If we do not reach a fair settlement during these negotiations or through mediation, we will take your case to court and present the evidence to the judge. From there, the court will determine your award.

Do I need to go to court to get the money I deserve in my San Diego car accident case?

Many car accident cases never make it to litigation. Often, we can resolve car accident cases by negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company. This is the most common way for any personal injury lawyer to recover the compensation their clients deserve.Unlike many other car accident attorneys in San Diego, though, we are not afraid to rely on litigation when necessary to recover the full value of your claim. When we file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver or other liable party in your case, this may encourage their insurer to up their settlement offer. Sometimes we settle cases at this point. However, we are also willing to go to court to fight for the money you deserve. We can help you understand what to expect in court, and lower your stress about making these appearances if they become necessary to get you the compensation you are due after a California car crash.

How does a car accident claim work?

Evaluate

In our initial consultation, we will evaluate the facts of your case and determine the legal options for getting you the compensation you need. We can help you understand who caused your crash, and how we can hold the responsible for your injuries and property damage.

Collect Evidence

Proving liability and establishing the value of your damages are key in winning any case. This requires collecting evidence to document the cause of your accident, as well as your injuries and financial losses.

Medical Assessment

We want to ensure all of your current and future accident-related medical bills are covered by your settlement. This is why we schedule an independent medical assessment for every client. This is especially helpful for those with serious injuries that may require ongoing care.

Negotiations

Once we understand the full range of your damages, we can send a demand letter to the insurance company. This begins the settlement negotiation process. Our legal team will fight for a fair settlement, and are not afraid of litigation if that’s what it takes to get you the money you deserve.

Resolution

Once we understand the full range of your damages, we can send a demand letter to the insurance company. This begins the settlement negotiation process. Our legal team will fight for a fair settlement, and are not afraid of litigation if that’s what it takes to get you the money you deserve.

Why do clients choose Hamparyan Injury Lawyers?

If you need a car accident lawyer in San Diego, you want a dedicated team of professionals with experience and a track record of success. Why not choose one of San Diego’s most experienced car accident lawyers?

The process of putting a value on your case and negotiating a settlement is more complex than it may seem, and it is vital to have competent legal representation. As soon as we get involved, we launch a full investigation into your accident and take the steps necessary to recover the compensation you need as quickly as possible. We are proud to have a success rate of more than 98 percent, with more than $100 million paid out to our clients.

San Diego car accident attorney Robert Hamparyan is one of California’s most active and successful personal injury lawyers. Hamparyan and his team provide each client with legal advice based on experience and knowledge, proceed through the insurance claims process and settlement negotiation process with skill, and provide effective resources to reduce stress and help families feel confident in their financial future.

We Win

At Hamparyan Injury Lawyers, we are proud to have a success rate of more than 98 percent. This is possible because our team relentlessly pursues your interests and protects your legal rights. We are not afraid to take your case to court, if that is in your best interest.

21 Years of Experience

Robert Hamparyan is one of the most experienced car accident lawyers in San Diego, with over two decades of experience. His experience and credentials are hard to match. You can feel confident you are in good hands when you rely on Hamparyan Injury Lawyers for your personal injury case.

Award Winning

We’ve received virtually every award and accolade in the business. Super Lawyers has rated attorney Robert Hamparyan the No. 1 personal injury lawyer in San Diego eight years in a row. He was also voted San Diego’s top trial lawyer in 2008, the highest award a personal injury trial lawyer can receive.

200+ Million Recovered

We fight for the maximum compensation for our clients in every case. If this requires litigation, we are not afraid to take your case to trial. In the last two decades, we recovered more than $200 million for our clients. This includes more than 40 individual settlements over $1 million.

San Diego Car Accident Statistics

Recent data released from the California Department of Transportation indicates that driving in San Diego is becoming increasingly more dangerous. In 2012, the number of fatal vehicle accidents in San Diego increased over 10% from the previous year. In 2011, there were 3,061 fatalities, while in 2012 the number increased to 3,399. Furthermore, there was an increase of 20,000 in the number of serious injury crashes.

55

FATAL CRASHES

1356

SERIOUS INJURIES

4567

OTHER INJURIES

7890

FATAL CRASHES

Most Common Types of Car Crashes in San Diego

Almost any violation of a traffic law can lead to a crash, whether it’s running a red light or glancing away from the road to look at your phone. Because we partner with professional accident reconstruction specialists, we can get to the bottom of what causes every accident. Some of the most common types of car crashes we handle involve:

Negligent Drivers

Drivers who act carelessly behind the wheel break traffic laws and cause accidents. These accidents cause injuries and result in property damage. We identify their negligent actions and which laws they broke, and hold them liable for your suffering.

Texting While Driving

Since the popularity of texting and the smartphone, distracted driving has increased dramatically. California law bars using cell phones behind the wheel, unless they are windshield or dash mounted and hands-free. Still, the incidents continue. And because it is difficult to determine what a driver was doing just before a crash, many believe these accidents are actually vastly under-reported.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving comes in many forms, from excessive speeding to dangerous maneuvers that put other motorists at risk. If the driver who caused your crash received a citation for reckless driving, we will use this as evidence of liability and cause.

Speeding Drivers

Speeding is one of the most common ways drivers break laws. All motorists have a responsibility to drive under the speed limit. When they fail to do so and cause an accident, this is negligence. Driving at excessive speeds is sometimes known as reckless driving, and can be especially dangerous.

Aggressive Driving Accidents

Sometimes drivers do not cause accidents by being careless and making small mistakes. Instead, these motorists put others in danger by driving aggressively and recklessly. They may tailgate, speed excessively, weave in and out of traffic, change lanes without caution, run traffic lights, and other dangerous maneuvers.

Highway Accidents

Because of the higher speed limits on on highways and interstates, crashes in these areas can be especially catastrophic. Speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, and almost any other cause can lead to a highway accident that changes your life in a moment. We will recover the compensation you deserve for the full range of damages you suffered.

Drunk Driving

Driving while intoxicated is a major cause of traffic accidents nationwide. While the percentage of alcohol-related fatal accidents is slightly lower in California than the nationwide average, about 30 percent of all deadly accident still involve drunk drivers. Prescription, over-the-counter, and illegal drugs also play a role in a large number of accidents.

Distracted Driving

Texting and cell phone use are not the only distractions drivers have behind the wheel. Almost anything inside or outside the car can cause a distraction that leads to an accident. Drivers must keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, as well as their mind on safe driving. When they tune the radio, reach for dropped items, or even deal with children in the back seat. Any of these can lead to a devastating crash.

Dangerous Roads & Highways

Sometimes other motorists are not solely responsible for your crash injuries. Some roads and highways are poorly designed, lack maintenance, or are otherwise inherently dangerous. We can uncover the cause of your accident and identify any and all liable parties, including the agency tasked with designing, building, or maintaining the road.

Schedule your free case review with one of San Diego’s most experienced car accident attorneys

At Hamparyan Injury Lawyers, our legal team always puts our clients and their families first. We fight for the maximum payout possible based on the facts of your case, and will take it to court if necessary to ensure you get every dollar you deserve. We have almost four dozen $1 million-plus recoveries for our clients over the last two decades, so we have real experience with high stakes personal injury cases.

Let San Diego car accident attorney Robert Hamparyan go to work on your case today.
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