Escondido Car Accident Lawyer

If you hire us for your accident case, you can expect 3 things:

  1. Proactive communication about your case, 24/7.
  2. Scheduled updates on your case.
  3. Aggressive representation.

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In a Car Accident?

Here’s what you should do:

Safety First!
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Safety First!

Check yourself and others for injuries.

Call 911
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Call 911

Call 911. Wait for paramedics to assess injuries.

Take Photos
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Take Photos

Take photos of everything before you move cars if possible.

Move Your Car
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Move Your Car

Safely move your car off the road if possible.

Gather Info
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Gather Info

Gather information from the other involved parties and witnesses.

Get their names, drivers license numbers, license plate numbers, vehicle year, make, & model, insurance company & policy number, witness contact information, police accident report information, and any other information which may be available at the time.

Contact Us
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Contact Us

Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers by calling us at:

844-SARGENT

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Protect Yourself
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Protect Yourself

DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST!

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

Follow up with your medical providers!

Stay Informed
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Stay Informed

Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers will stay in consistent contact with you regarding your injury case and the process every step of the way.

01 - Safety First!

Check yourself and others for injuries.

02 - Call 911

Call 911. Wait for paramedics to assess injuries.

03 - Take Photos

Take photos of everything before you move cars if possible.

04 - Move Your Car

Safely move your car off the road if possible.

05 - Gather Info

Gather information from the other involved parties and witnesses.

Get their names, drivers license numbers, license plate numbers, vehicle year, make, & model, insurance company & policy number, witness contact information, police accident report information, and any other information which may be available at the time.

06 - Contact Us

Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers by calling us at:

844-SARGENT

or clicking below:

Schedule a Free Consultation

07 - Protect Yourself

DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO AN ATTORNEY FIRST!

08 - Medical Treatment

Follow up with your medical providers!

09 - Stay Informed

Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers will stay in consistent contact with you regarding your injury case and the process every step of the way.

Escondido Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash caused by another driver, an Escondido car accident lawyer from our team is here to help you. You have a right to pursue justice and hold the liable party legally responsible for your injuries, expenses, and losses. You may be able to recover compensation based on the facts of your case.

At Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers, we offer free case consultations for crash victims. We review their situation and determine their legal options. Reach out to our team at (844) SARGENT and an experienced personal injury attorney can answer your questions, explain the legal process, and discuss the possibilities for pursuing a payout based on your accident injuries.

Our Lawyers Seek Damages on Behalf of Escondido, CA, Crash Victims

Suffering injuries in a traffic accident is expensive. It goes beyond the worry about car repairs in a typical fender bender. You also have to think about treatment, rehabilitation, missed time at work, and more. Many victims incur extensive costs and losses during the first few weeks following a collision. Thankfully, you could be awarded compensation for your recoverable losses.

When our attorneys represent a car accident victim in California, we gather documentation of their damages—past, current, and future—to determine how much money we should demand. This could include a wide range of expenses and losses. Damages that are often recovered in car accident cases include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Medical bills and related expenses
  • Care and support costs
  • Income losses when missing work
  • Reduced earning capacity if there are permanent injuries
  • Property damages
  • Miscellaneous expenses with receipts

Wrongful Death in Escondido Car Accidents

Fatal injuries sometimes occur because of car accidents. Serious car accidents, commercial vehicle collisions, motorcycle crashes, and other incidents can lead to a loss of life and cause great tragedy for the surviving family.

Our team does not believe financial stress should add to the struggle of the victim’s family during this difficult time. Our Escondido wrongful death lawyers represent families and help them seek and secure compensation as allowed under CCP § 377.60.

If you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed through an act of negligence, you need the highest level of legal representation.

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Our Escondido, CA, Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Crash Victims

At Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers, we understand that our representation can change lives. When we win a case and get justice for our clients, they do not have to struggle to cover missed paychecks or worry about whether they can afford their ongoing treatment and care. For this reason, we put our hearts into every case. We fight for fair compensation and give every client the individual attention they deserve.

We are proud to have more than 400 five-star reviews from former clients and $40 million recovered for injured accident victims. We believe this demonstrates our ability to take on even the most challenging cases and recover settlements, judgments, and verdicts for those who trust our team with their cases.

Our bilingual lawyers work as a team with a common goal: help you get the money you need to move on with your life. You always know what to expect from our team since we use a 7-step process to handle every case. This process involves:

  • Your free case review, where you first discuss your case with our team
  • Hiring us, including signing the contract and letting us go to work on your case
  • Our team developing a case plan based on your unique needs
  • Your attorney ensuring you receive the medical treatment and care you need
  • Our lawyers demanding fair compensation and negotiating with the insurance carrier
  • Reaching a fair settlement
  • Litigating your case if a fair settlement can’t be reached

Our team goes to work developing cases with no upfront cost for our client. We will not ask you to pay anything when you sign a contract with us. Instead, we work on a contingency-fee basis. We receive a part of the verdict, judgment, or settlement when your case closes.

Common Causes of Escondido Car Crashes

As personal injury lawyers serving San Diego County, we have a solid understanding of the most common reasons car accidents occur in the area. We need to document the cause of each accident for every case we handle, including what happened and the role each party played.

Some common causes of collisions in Escondido include:

Careless or Reckless Drivers

Drivers make mistakes. Unfortunately, when a driver is careless or reckless behind the wheel, the risk of a mistake increases dramatically. When a driver error occurs, such as a violation of a traffic law, a crash could follow. Common mistakes drivers make behind the wheel include:

  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane changes

Any of these actions can cause a serious accident in Escondido.

Distracted Drivers

Escondido car crashes are frequently caused by distracted drivers. When a driver is texting, talking on their cell phone, tuning the radio, or even dealing with children in the backseat, their attention is not on their surroundings. This increases the chances of a crash because they cannot maintain a lane, fail to see stopped traffic in front of them, run a red light, or make another mistake.

Drunk or Drugged Drivers

When motorists get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs, it significantly impairs their ability to drive carefully. They often violate traffic laws, drive erratically, and act recklessly. We may hold a drunk or drugged driver accountable for the accident they caused regardless of the outcome of their criminal DUI case.

Depending on the type of crash, such as a head-on collision or sideswipe accident, injuries and responsible parties can vary significantly. We must thoroughly investigate the accident, determine the proximate cause, and gather evidence to show negligence and liability.

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Our Attorneys Build Strong Escondido Car Accident Cases

When you trust us with your Escondido collision case, our attorneys work as a team to build a compelling case for fair compensation. This requires us to take several actions to better understand the circumstances that led to your crash, who is responsible, and how we can document what occurred.

This could include:

Identifying the Responsible Parties

In most car accident cases, one of the involved drivers is the liable party. They acted carelessly or recklessly and caused the crash. However, it is important to keep in mind that sometimes other drivers are not the only ones who can be held responsible for injuries.

Other parties can include bar owners who over-serve patrons, government entities who fail to properly maintain roads, auto manufacturers who make defective vehicles, and auto service technicians who provide faulty maintenance service.

Negotiating and Accepting Settlements

Too many injured car accident victims simply accept an insurance settlement without fully understanding the long-term effects of their injuries. If you accept a settlement too early, it may not cover all your future costs related to the accident.

An experienced Escondido car accident lawyer from our team can make sure that no stone goes unturned when asking for the compensation required to ensure that you and your family remain financially afloat.

When our team handles your claim, this will not be an issue. We will not negotiate for a settlement until we have documentation of your damages and a strong understanding of the potential case value.

Understanding the State’s Negligence Laws

California follows a pure comparative negligence law that allows injured plaintiffs to recover against negligent parties even if they were partially at fault for the accident. Their damages will be reduced by their percentage of fault, but recovery is not barred.

While this may seem straightforward, it can be complicated when several vehicles are involved, or the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident consist of far more than simply one car hitting another car in a parking lot and causing a minor fender-bender. Our attorneys understand how this works and will fight to minimize the amount of fault you must accept if there is evidence to show you contributed to the crash.

Determining Fault in an Escondido Collision

Determining fault can be a complex task that generally requires reviewing the accident details, talking to witnesses, and analyzing information about the vehicles, weather, and road conditions. A thorough investigation is usually necessary.

It is important to have all the facts before asking the other driver’s insurance carrier for compensation. Accepting an insurance settlement prematurely can substantially hurt you more than help you in the long run.

Our Escondido car accident lawyer can determine what types of damages are available to you and pursue fair compensation through an insurance settlement or lawsuit verdict. This relies on our ability to gather strong evidence against the at-fault driver and present a compelling case.

Protecting Your Right to Fair Compensation

Insurance companies involved in the accident will do whatever it takes to pay you as little as possible. However, you can rely on the experience of an Escondido car accident lawyer to accurately determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to and have the peace of mind that someone is fighting for your best interests.

From the day we decide to work together, we notify the insurer that we are handling the case. We manage all communication and ensure the insurance carrier cannot use your own words against you.

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Our Lawyers Can Meet You at a Hospital in Escondido

We encourage crash victims in Escondido to connect with us as soon as their injuries are stable and they, or a family member, can make the call. San Diego County has a network of trauma centers that ensure every patient gets the level of treatment necessary quickly after a crash.

There are six trauma centers spread across greater San Diego County:

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital-Hillcrest
  • Rady Children’s Hospital
  • UC San Diego Medical Center
  • Palomar Medical Center
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital

Our attorneys are familiar with each of these facilities and meet with clients there, at their homes, or other locations convenient for them. We also use telephone and video conferencing capabilities.

While we cannot demand compensation or take a case to trial until we understand the lasting effects of the injuries and the likely future care needs, we can begin our investigation immediately. This could allow us to preserve more evidence and build a stronger case.

When Should You Call an Escondido Car Accident Lawyer About Your Case?

It is important to keep in mind that deadlines apply for filing a car accident lawsuit. Generally, California’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is only two years from the date of the accident, per CCP 335.1. Missing that deadline can bar you from recovering compensation. Under some circumstances, you might have more or less time to act before a deadline arrives.

Our team can assess your applicable timeline during your initial consultation with us. This will give us a better idea of how long we have to build a case and negotiate a settlement before we decide if a lawsuit is necessary.

Not all lawsuits end with a trial. This should not be a reason to try to avoid litigation. Often, filing a lawsuit prompts the insurance carrier to reconsider their offer or to look more closely at the evidence against their policyholder. These steps could lead to a fair settlement offer long before a trial date arrives.

Discuss Your Car Accident With a Team Member Serving Escondido for Free

At Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers, we provide free consultations for car accident victims in Escondido, CA. You can discuss your crash, injuries, and next steps with us today at no cost to you or your family. We want you to understand your rights and options, and we will tell you how our team can help you. You deserve fair compensation for the losses you suffered.

Contact us today by dialing (844) SARGENT.

We Make Working With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Easy

When you sign up with the personal injury lawyers at Sargent Law Firm, the first thing we do is contact the at-fault party’s insurance company and let them know we are representing you. Once they know they have to go through us, they will know that you have experienced legal advocates on your side.

OUR 7-STEP PROCESS:

Free Case Review
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Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

Hire us
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Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

Case Plan
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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations
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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages
Settlement
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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation
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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Sargent Law Firm’s Recent Personal Injury Claim Results

When Sargent Law Firm represents you, our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your damages. Here are some of our recent results for personal injury claims in California and Idaho.

Every case is unique, and this partial list of our recent results does not guarantee your case will have the same or a similar outcome. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today so we can evaluate your case based on its own merits.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm’s Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Sargent Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving injured parties and their families the support you’ll need to recover and move forward. We create a specific legal plan tailored to your case, which is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our California and Idaho personal injury attorneys.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

No Up-Front Cost

Our clients do not pay us until we win your case!

 

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

Technology

A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

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