Question: I was recently involved in a crash, CAR(brand new). I was sitting in traffic, at a complete stop when I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a Jeep Cherokee coming toward me at a high rate of speed. It was rush hour, pretty much bumper to bumper,I was hit from behind with such force (maybe 35 mph) my car was deemed totaled. My face hit the steering wheel because my air bags did not deploy. Today I spoke with a rep from the “at faults” insurance & she was rude and frankly made me feel like my life being turned upside down was my fault. What should I ask for?
Trying to avoid attorney.
Was injured. Went to ER and followed up with P.C .
Left arm muscle injury, tight neck, back pain, hip pain. What should I do.?
Had major surgery two months ago. Was back at work two weeks when this happened
You may not want an attorney, but you need an attorney.
Most likely the other party will be determined to be at fault for causing this accident, in violation of Vehicle Code § 22350, which states, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” This party was traveling too fast given the high traffic volume, thus violating VC § 22350. An attorney could easily establish liability with the insurance carrier.
The second phase of your case is damages. You are allowed to recover all damages related to the auto accident, including, but not limited to, medical bills, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of use of property, property damages and pain and suffering. There is no mathematical formula for determining these damages. An attorney will negotiate with the insurance company and make sure you are fairly compensated. Call a personal injury attorney today for a free consultation. Any questions, just ask.