Your Local Injury Law Firm in Escondido
When you've been injured in a car accident in Escondido, hiring an auto accident attorney is usually your best course of action. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge anything until we win, so you don't have to worry about how much it is going to cost you. We also offer free initial case evaluations to determine if you even need a lawyer for your case. In your free consultation, The Sargent Firm Injury Lawyers will review your file and determine what your legal options are. We will examine the police report, property damage, medical records, and lost earnings and discuss with you what your best course of action is. If you are wondering if you need an attorney, the best thing to do is reach out and ask, because it will cost you nothing to review your case.
Why Hire Us?
Our Attorneys Have A Track Record of Success So You Can Trust That Your Case Is In The Right Hands.
We Only Handle Personal Injury Cases, So We Know Exactly How To Handle The Insurance Company
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We Fight Tirelessly For Our Clients’ Recovery to Maximize The Compensation You Receive
We Communicate Regularly With You So You Will Always Be Informed About Your Case
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Escondido Car Accident Statistics
Escondido has a population of about 144,000 people. As one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, and with its ideal climate and local parks and recreations, it is an amazing city to live and raise a family. Escondido is bordered by San Marcos, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Ramona, and Rancho Bernardo and is accessed by Interstate 15, Highway 78, and Old Highway 395.
It’s size and population makes Escondido a very dangerous place to drive. As expected, there are many fatal and serious injury accidents every year in Escondido, CA. Auto accidents arise from rear end collisions, drunk drivers, texting and driving, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding, and from drivers simply not paying attention on the freeways and country roads.
The most recent statistics from 2009 show that there were 30 people involved in fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents. Of these accidents, 3 fatal accidents were caused by drunk drivers. 6 pedestrians were killed by vehicles. These fatal auto accidents occurred on Escondido Blvd., Centre City Pkwy., Valley Pkwy, El Norte Pkwy., Auto Park Way, Begonia St., I-15, and Sr-78.
What Our Clients Say
Out of Court Settlements for Personal Injury Cases
Insurance companies and large organizations hate to go to court, especially when they know that there is a chance they will have to pay.
For this reason, many organizations and entities prefer to settle out of court by offering the injured person a settlement prior to trial. It is important that an injured person avoid interacting with insurance companies or representatives without an Escondido personal injury lawyer present.
A lawyer can advise a client on the best course of action to take, and it is important to remember that the goal of the insurance company is to pay as little as possible.
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Compensation For Permanent and Severe Injuries
The type of injury a person sustains and the degree of negligence that was present will largely determine the size of the award they receive. In general, injuries that can leave a car accident victim permanently disabled or disfigured will have higher awards than injuries that heal quickly with medical treatment.
Depending on the nature of the case, individuals suffering from the following injuries will certainly want to contact an Escondido personal injury attorney before filing suit:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Nerve or spinal cord damage
- Loss of limbs or eyesight
A car crash that warrants attention from an Escondido car accident lawyer may be caused by one or more of the following:
- Drunk Driving Crashes
- Texting & Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Failure to Yield
Establishing Liability in Court
Often, in court, it is not always possible to tell who is fully responsible for a car accident. For this reason, many courts often divide responsibility between the plaintiff and defendant.
For example, if person A is hit by a car while jaywalking and they want to take the driver, person B to court, the court may decide that both person A and B should bear an equal amount of responsibility for the accident. It is also possible that because jaywalking is illegal, person A would not receive any compensation.
Establishing liability can be difficult, and before an individual files suit, it is important that they speak with an Escondido car accident lawyer.
Talk to an Escondido Personal Injury Attorney Today
We have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases ranging from car accidents, to motorcycle accident and trucking accident cases, to those involving wrongful death, dog bites, and pedestrian accidents, and we strive to fiercely represent all of our clients.
It is imperative that you contact an Escondido personal injury lawyer at our firm immediately due to statutes of limitation in California.
These statutes outline the timeframe victims have to file a lawsuit, and if you attempt to file outside of this timeframe, more than likely, your case will never make it to court.
Our law firm strives to represent all of our clients to the best of our ability, and we take our commitment to legal excellence seriously. Contact our law firm today to begin discussing the details of your personal injury case.