MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
DEFINITION

Our office has helped hundreds of victims of serious motor vehicle accidents over the years, and has developed the trial expertise to make the insurance industry pay attention to the claims made on behalf of our clients. Insurance representatives know we consistently get great results for our clients in trial, earning membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates based on trial experience. Because of that experience, we are often able to resolve cases without trial and produce better results than a vast array of other law firms who take those cases to trial.

FAQs

According to the United States Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2007:

  • There were more than 6 million police-reported motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., resulting in almost 1.71 million injuries and 37,248 deaths.
  • Fifty-nine percent of the accidents resulting in death were one vehicle accidents.
  • Half of all car accidents resulting in death occurred on roads with posted speed limits of 55 miles per hour or more.
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays was the deadliest time of the week.
  • Alcohol-impaired driving was involved in 32% of all deadly crashes.
  • During midnight to 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, 65% of the fatalities involved alcohol-impaired driving.

These statistics do not describe the changes in your life or the large medical bills that you face due to your motor vehicle accident.

If someone you care about has been killed in a motor vehicle accident, your entire life may have changed.

As a leading motor vehicle accident lawyer, Bill Newkirk offers you a FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. If he takes your case, YOU PAY NOTHING until your case is resolved.

An insurance company is a business. Like all businesses it is trying to make money.

Your insurance company is not in business to represent people who have a serious personal injury or who suffered a wrongful death.

Your insurance company lawyer is there to protect the insurance company from having to pay out too much money.You need an car accident attorney experienced in motor vehicle accidents who will represent your interests. You need an attorney because the law is complicated.

You need someone on your side to protect you from the insurance company’s lawyers.

The other driver’s insurance company is not there to help you or to protect your interests. If you are contacted, politely decline to talk to them.

Insurance adjustors know every psychological trick there is to convince you to just answer a question or two. Don’t get sucked in.

Anything you say to the company representative can hurt your case and be used against you later. Never sign anything that the other insurance company gives you. Never agree to a recorded interview.

AND NEVER, NEVER, NEVER PUT ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR ACCIDENT OR YOUR HEALTH ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR ON ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. Insurance companies will look and use the information against you.

Mistakes can be made on a police report. The wrong person could be identified as being responsible for the car accident. Or, what caused the car crash might be misrepresented.

The other driver’s insurance company will use any advantage they can get to avoid paying or to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay you.

An experienced accident attorney will know how to correct the effects of a mistake on a car accident police report.

We know you would much rather this had never happened than get the money this case may bring you. But you may be facing huge medical bills at the same time that you lost your income, either temporarily or permanently.

The law intends to “make you whole,” to the extent that it is able.

Whether you were in a car crash or some other motor vehicle accident, such as a motorcycle accident, bus accident, or taxi accident, each motor vehicle accident lawsuit is unique.

The monetary compensation you might be eligible for depends on:

  • Past and future medical bills.
  • Past and future lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Property damage, rental car, and other losses.

Compensation for Your Motor Vehicle Accident
In more than 25 years of advocating for people who suffered a car crash, accident lawyer Bill Newkirk of The Law Offices of William H. Newkirk has handled almost every type of motor vehicle case.

In representing you, accident lawyer Bill Newkirk will review every aspect of your motor vehicle accident and handle all dealings with the insurance companies.

Working with a professional accident investigator, he will document how your motor vehicle accident happened and the liability of the responsible party. He will determine all the people or companies who could be liable for your accident. For example, though the driver of the other car is the most obvious person liable, the car might have a defect making the manufacturer also liable for your accident and the injuries you suffered.

Bill Newkirk also will work with your doctor or other medical experts to determine the medical treatment and rehabilitation services you will need.

Finally, he will calculate your lost earnings and place a value on your pain and suffering for inclusion in your compensation demand.

Free Consultation with a Lawyer
For a FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION, contact accident lawyer Bill Newkirk of The Law Offices of William H. Newkirk in Los Angeles, California.

The Law Offices of William H. Newkirk represents people seriously injured from throughout Southern California. The firm works on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fees until your motor vehicle accident lawsuit is resolved.

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