Everyone who has taken a drive through Santa Barbara knows that its nickname “The American Riviera” is well deserved. There are stunning views from just about every road in the city. Tourism is Santa Barbara brings in about $1.9B each year with an estimated annual tourist count of over 7 million visitors. Santa Barbara’s population is just over 90,000, but thanks to the millions who visit each year, Santa Barbara’s roads see significantly more motor vehicles than many similarly populated cities. Unfortunately as logic would have it when you have more motor vehicles on the road, more motor vehicle collisions occur.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s fault, our Santa Barbara car accident attorneys can help. We know that car accident injuries can cause major disruptions for injured parties and their families, especially when injuries require extensive medical care and costly medical bills. The strain of these expensive bills can be compounded when the injured person loses income due to missing work because of his or her injuries. If someone else caused your accident, you deserve to be compensated for all of your resulting injuries and damages including lost income and medical bills.
Sometimes car accident liability is completely clear and the innocent party starts receiving settlement offers from insurance companies almost immediately. When insurance companies know that their driver was at fault and they cannot escape liability, they will often make a quick settlement offer that may be worth only a fraction of the actual case value with the hope that an unsuspecting plaintiff will take a quick cash settlement. Other times the at-fault driver’s insurance company tries to pin at least some of the liability onto the innocent party so that they can avoid paying for 100% of the injuries and damages. In either situation, the innocent party is at risk for receiving only a fraction of what he or she deserves and that is why car accident attorneys play such an important role in plaintiffs’ recoveries.
Experienced car accident attorneys know how insurance companies operate and they know the real value of car accident claims based on the injuries and damages sustained. They will also work to gather supporting facts and evidence to strengthen their clients’ cases so that they have a better hand when negotiating with insurance companies. Insurance companies know that trial awards are unpredictable, especially when it comes to innocent injured parties and they want to avoid the risk of a large jury award. When they know that the plaintiff has a strong case and an experienced trial attorney, they are more likely to offer fair and reasonable settlements to avoid litigation.
Contact a Santa Barbara car accident attorney with The Compass Law Group, PC to discuss your car accident and resulting injuries. Our attorneys are expert insurance negotiators and trial attorneys who will work to see that you are fully compensated for all of your injuries and damages.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.