Long Beach Car Accident Attorney
Recovering from Car Accident Injuries
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 32,367 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2011, and there were an estimated 2.22 million people injured from car accidents that had to visit America's emergency rooms. According to the NHTSA, there were a total of 29,757 fatal crashes in 2011, and a whopping 5,305,000 non-fatal crashes in that same year. Of those, 3,778,000 accounted for property damage only.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans age 5 to 34, and the CDC says the economic impact is substantial; in a one-year time period, auto accidents cost over $99 billion dollars in medical care and productivity losses.
The sudden nature of a car accident often leaves one a bit confused, visibly shaken and upset. Someone did something that was not expected, legal or was completely reckless and now you are faced with the traumatic results - damage to your vehicle and surrounding objects, plus physical injury. Receiving an injury yourself or finding your loved ones badly injured triggers emergency medical care while law officers establish the responsible party. Sometimes it is obvious who did what to cause an accident. Other times it is a more painstaking process, but the answer is eventually found in the facts of the case. Negligence, careless or reckless driving and even mechanical failures all point to legal responsibility. You may be legally entitled to compensation for your injuries. Consulting with a Long Beach personal injury lawyer may be the best resource for information and insight into your legal rights.
If recovering from the physical injury isn't enough, confronting the complicated insurance process and dealing with insurance companies may be more than you can confidently handle. Settlement offers come with great speed and pressure, while you are trying to ascertain the full scope of your medical needs and impact on your job, family and other life matters. They are not concerned about your overall well-being. The insurance companies are most interested in getting your case settled for the smallest amount they can justify. When you have legal representation with The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we ensure that the insurance companies consider every form of compensation allowed by law. Your best interests are at the top of our list and we do everything we can to uphold the law. You have the right to be properly cared for and compensated for all losses directly related to your injury.
Car Accident Lawyer in Long Beach
Having assistance with filing a claim is essential in most car accident cases, especially when you are dealing with uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. Depending on the circumstances of your case, a trial may be necessary. Our most skilled litigator, Leonard Matsuk, has earned his stripes by addressing over 100 juried trials. This is a significant distinction that benefits you. You want experienced and knowledgeable counsel representing you. Our legal team is ready to help you with your claim. To learn more about
what to do after an auto accident and how best to file a claim,
contact us today!