Santa Monica Car Accident Lawyer

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Recovering from a Car Accident Can Be Complex

You’re Suffering

Car accidents injure or kill thousands of California residents every year. Many accidents result in brain trauma, paralysis, and other injuries that affect your quality of life. 

Liable Parties May Protect Their Own Finances 

It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to underpay or fail to pay the victims to help them get back on their feet or settle medical bills.

We’re Here to Help

The car accident lawyers at Manard Law, LLC can help you receive the compensation you deserve after you’re involved in a car accident.

Types of Car Accidents We Help With

After a serious California car accident, you may be worried about whether you qualify for compensation. Car accidents can be confusing, so you may be unsure where to begin. 

Our experienced Santa Monica car accident lawyers have experience handling the following types of car accidents:

  • Rear-end collisions
  •  Head-on collisions
  •  Driving on the wrong side of the road
  •  Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • High-speed accidents
  • Vehicle rollover
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Accidents caused by poor signage

What Makes Manard Law, LLC Different? 

There are plenty of law firms in the Santa Monica area, so why should you pick ours over any other? Making the call when you’re hurt isn’t easy, but we’re here to make the process easier. Here are just a few ways we can help: 

We Know Experience Matters 

You don’t want to trust someone without years of experience in the courtroom with your case. Without that experience, it’s easy to make a mistake that leads to you not getting the funds you’re due. Seek out a lawyer who knows the laws and statutes that may impact your car accident case. 

Our Track Record 

After a car accident, you may be worried about the success you can expect. You want a lawyer who’s willing to take action. Our lawyers have a track record of success for clients like you, including cases taken to trial. We’re not afraid to do what it takes to win your claim, too. 

You Only Pay If We Win

You don’t want to pay out of pocket when you’re already hurt. With the lawyers at Manard Law, LLC, you don’t have to worry about that. We take the financial burden off you through contingency fees. That means you only pay us if we win your case. We even offer free consultations. 

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

When you’re hurt in a car accident, knowing where to turn may feel impossible. You may be struggling to recover and get the settlement you’re due for that suffering. We’re here to guide you—check out your next steps below. 

Get Help for Your Injuries 

Your first step after being involved in a car accident is to seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel okay. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can focus on recovery.

Gather Information

Acquire the other driver’s vital information such as the car’s registration number, their driver’s license, insurance, and phone number. This information can help your lawyer gather evidence for your claim.

Contact the Authorities 

Contacting the police is an important early step in handling your car accident claim. Reporting your accident to the police and the insurance company can help you set your claim in motion.

Call a Lawyer

Taking all these steps alone isn’t easy. But you don’t have to handle your car accident case without help. Talk to a lawyer to learn more about your next steps toward recovery.

Our Santa Monica Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you need lawyers that care about your future and your recovery. The lawyers at Manard Law, LLC have the tools you need to make that recovery and overcome your suffering. 

We offer free consultations for accident victims in need of help. To learn more, give us a call on 504-585-7777 or fill out the online contact form below.

Santa Monica Car Accident FAQ 

In the wake of a car accident, you may not have all the answers you need. That can be a big problem when you’re hurt and struggling to focus on anything but your injuries. Luckily, your personal injury lawyer has the answers you need. Check out our frequently-asked questions below, then reach out to us for case-specific answers. 

What are my time limits to sue?
Statute of limitations in California sets a time limit on how long you have to file your injury lawsuit from the date of the accident. The limit varies from state to state. Failure to submit the lawsuit within the provided time equates to your case being invalid. California’s statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury.

What damages should be included in my settlement? 

Special damages are those whose expenses are known, like hospital bills and lost wages. Your lawyer can add up the economic costs of your accident. But your general damages aim to compensate you for damages missing a specific monetary value. For example, these damages may include the costs of your pain and suffering, not your bills.

I think I was partly at fault for my car accident. Can I still sue? 

California applies what is termed as a comparative fault law state which means that a person who is partially at fault in an accident can still receive compensation. You’ll receive a percentage of the compensation based on how much you contributed to the occurrence of the accident. Your lawyer can help you protect your funds when the at-fault party tries to place the blame on you. 

What if I can’t afford a car accident lawyer? 

After a car accident, you may be worried about the expenses accruing because of your injuries. You don’t want to add to those expenses. Luckily, our lawyers offer free consultations, and we operate on contingency fees. That means we’re paid out of your settlement. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid. 

Can I sue on behalf of another person? 

Someone in your immediate family may have been injured, and they can’t handle their injury case alone. Your child may have been injured, for example, but isn’t old enough to sue. In a case like this, you may need a lawyer to seek out a guardianship that allows you to act on the victim’s behalf.