Help for Serious Injuries from an Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer
Motor vehicle accidents are commonplace, but a catastrophic collision is a life-changing event with far-reaching, even permanent repercussions. If your life has been turned upside down by a devastating crash, a call to an experienced auto accident lawyer can make a difference. The Walnut Creek, CA, law firm of Bowles & Verna helps injured victims and their families with serious car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, and more.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic accident, it is best to speak to an attorney before giving a formal statement to insurance representatives.
Monetary restitution cannot fully compensate for devastating injury and loss, but can help your family move forward more comfortably. The legal team at Bowles & Verna includes top Bay-area attorneys with decades of courtroom experience. We offer a strong track record of results for personal injury and wrongful death clients. To schedule a free consultation about a catastrophic injury or the accidental passing of a loved one, please contact our office today.
Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
More than 32,000 Americans were killed in fatal traffic accidents in 2014, and an additional 2.3 million were injured. California is second only to Texas with the highest number of traffic injuries and deaths in all 50 states. Drunk driving plays a significant part in these grim statistics, as does excessive speed, distracted driving (such as texting), and faulty automotive equipment.
Types of Crashes Involved in California Traffic Fatalities
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2014
Seat belts, air bags, and motorcycle helmet laws protect many drivers and passengers from serious harm, but accidents continue to cause devastating injuries. In high-speed crashes, side-impact collisions, and rollovers, vehicle occupants remain vulnerable to catastrophic injury and fatalities.
Accident victims and their families are often faced with a long, difficult road as they navigate life-altering injuries and losses. When a devastating event is caused by the careless act of another, it can be difficult to accept. Insurance adjusters may only add to the stress, as they attempt to deflect blame from their insured or offer low-ball settlements.
Put a Strong Legal Advocate in Your Corner
You can benefit greatly from the help of a seasoned personal injury attorney who is experienced with insurance defense tactics and can protect your rights under the law. California is a "pure comparative fault rule" state, which means injured victims can collect damages even if they bear the majority of fault for an accident. Still, it is very important to determine clear liability to ensure you receive your full, entitled compensation.
Our attorneys represent victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents including:
Bowles & Verna is staffed with trial lawyers who have taken hundreds of cases to court, demonstrating a strong record of favorable jury awards. For severely injured victims, we negotiate a substantial settlement or argue your case in court to secure damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Wrongful death cases can include the family’s immediate and future losses, both economic and emotional. In some cases, there may be punitive damages added as well.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic accident, it is best to speak to us before giving a formal statement to insurance representatives. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
“With 24 lawyers and a total of 50 employees on our team, we have the resources to do battle with major insurance companies and corporate defendants.” Attorney Michael Verna