$100,000 Car Accident Settlement

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States. Suffering from a wreck can leave you with expensive medical bills, and you may even have permanent disabilities that keep you from working your pre-injury job. 

If you’re injured in a car accident caused by another person, you need to file a personal injury claim. Otherwise, you may have to pay out of pocket for your medical bills and other expenses related to your injuries. 

Recently, the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers helped a client receive a $100,000 car accident settlement from a multi-car rear-end collision. This case illustrates the importance of hiring a personal injury attorney. Before contacting Sally Morin, the client was feeling overwhelmed with the case and was worried about having to pay for his own expensive medical bills. 

Fortunately, our car accident lawyers were able to get him the money he deserved for his medical bills and other expenses, and he was able to retain $56,000. 

If you’re injured in a multi-car rear-end collision, you need to know who could be at fault and why you need a personal injury lawyer at your side.  

Who Is At Fault for a Multi-Car Rear-End Collision?

Statistically, rear-end collisions are most frequently caused by the rear-most driver in the wreck, but that’s not always the case. Different factors may contribute to the crash, and the rear-most driver may not be wholly liable. A few contributing causes of rear-end collisions include:

  • Reckless driving 
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating 

When filing a personal injury claim after a car accident, you must prove that the collision happened due to another person’s negligence. The rear-most driver may have caused the multi-car chain-reaction wreck, or it could be another driver’s fault. 

Some examples of when a rear driver wouldn’t be wholly liable include:

  • A truck pushed a car from their lane into stopped traffic
  • A drunk or distracted driver backed into traffic
  • A driver caused the chain reaction and then fled the scene
  • Debris forced a car to swerve into stopped traffic

Additional factors that may contribute to a chain-reaction wreck include:

  • Crash location
  • Road conditions
  • Weather conditions 

California’s Pure Comparative Negligence System 

California is a pure comparative negligence state, and that means that even if a driver is partially at fault, they can still recover damages from another driver. In a comparative negligence system, two or more drivers can be found partially responsible for a wreck, impacting the amount they can receive in compensation. For example, if a driver pulls out in front of you and you were speeding at the time, you might both be found partially liable. Road authorities may assign the other driver 70% of the blame while you receive 30%. 

Even though you’re partially liable, you can still recover damages, but your percentage of responsibility in the accident reduces the amount you can recover. In this example, the amount you can receive would be 30% less because you’re 30% at fault. 

In a pure comparative negligence system, you can be 99% liable for an accident and still recover compensation. 

Injuries After a Rear-End Collision

Those who suffer from rear-end collisions may experience severe or permanently disabling injuries. Some common injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck injuries, including whiplash and chronic neck pain
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Torn muscles and ligaments

In our $100,000 car accident settlement case, our client suffered from a fractured femoral head, meaning he had a broken hip. Because our client also had a pre-existing condition, he had to undergo over two months of inpatient rehabilitation. His treatment and inpatient care were incredibly expensive, and he may have had to pay out of pocket if he hadn’t enlisted the expertise of our car accident personal injury attorneys.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

People frequently face complicated financial issues when suffering from injuries. Our client had overwhelming medical bills and he also receives Medi-Cal and Medicare. He needed to make sure that his state-funded benefits were protected as he pursued his personal injury claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Sally Morin were able to prove his claim, and we were able to negotiate a favorable outcome on his behalf. We were able to reduce the amount he had to pay in liens while increasing his settlement. Ultimately, he was able to pay off his medical bills and liens, and he still had a remaining $56,000 after his medical and legal bills. We were also able to protect his state-funded benefits. 

If you suffer from an injury in a car accident, you need legal experts at your side to fight on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting your legal battle alone while recovering. Our client was incredibly overwhelmed by his injuries and the complex legal process. Fortunately, he hired our firm, and we maximized the amount he received in the settlement. 

If you’re injured in California, you need a California personal injury attorney to help you prove your claim and negotiate on your behalf. For experienced legal support you can count on, call Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers at 877-380-8852. 

Accident Client

I am not a litigious person at all, and would not previously have given thought to hiring a personal injury attorney. However, after being struck by a car as a pedestrian while walking across a crosswalk with the right of way, sustaining injuries and requiring ambulance transport to SFGH for emergency medical care, I expected a fair offer from the driverÕs insurance company afterwards. Instead, they provided an insultingly lowball offer barely above the cost of medical expenses, and after a short period it became clear that negotiating with them on my own would be futile. After searching around for an attorney who seemed fair, well-qualified, reasonable, and not overbearing, I decided to go with Sally Morin.

I have been very pleased with her work on my behalf, which over the course of several months included negotiating with the insurance company, seeking out the defendant when he unfortunately proved to be evasive, reducing the cost of my medical bills, and ultimately arriving at a fair settlement far (thousands of dollars) above what the original offer was. This helped save me a considerable amount of both time and stress. Sally kept me apprised along the way with what was going on and was honest in her work, taking at the end an entirely reasonable percentage fee for her services.

I appreciate all of SallyÕs efforts and am glad I went with her. I would absolutely recommend her to others if a similar unfortunate situation were to arise.

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It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
This guide will help you:

  • 1Know what to do when dealing with insurance claims, police reports and lawyers.
  • 2Avoid making mistakes that undermine the value of your claim
  • 3Put yourself in a position to get the best settlement possible