San Jose Car Accident Attorney
San Jose car accident attorney helps victims receive compensation for their injuries in car accidents, motorcycle accidents and personal injury cases. 5-STAR Rated by his clients, San Jose car accident lawyer John Comerford serves residents of Campbell, Cupertino, Milpitas, Mountain View and Palo Alto from his offices in San Jose, Newark, Pleasanton and Oakland, California.
Nothing is as shocking as the sound of your car colliding with someone else’s vehicle. Fortunately, San Jose car accident attorney, John Comerford, is here to answer the flurry of questions going through your mind. What to do now? The other driver was a fault, will their insurance pay for my car repairs? Can my car even be repaired, or is it totaled? What about the ambulance bill and the hospital bills?
No one chooses to be the victim of an automobile accident, but once it happens, the best thing to do is to fight for what you deserve. If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you need to protect your health and your rights by hiring a San Jose auto accident attorney as soon as possible.
Many car accident victims think their injuries don’t seem all that serious. Unfortunately, a car crash victim’s medical condition may not be adequately diagnosed and might become worse. Some spinal injuries evident themselves as the swelling subsides. You might have suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) which might not be painful nor show any symptoms at all but can grow gradually worse over time without the proper diagnosis and expert treatment.
If you have been seriously injured, you should not be distracted with whether or not your health insurance will cover all of your medical expenses. Your health is all you’ve got in this life. After an auto accident it is critical that you get the medical attention you and worry about who will pay for it later. You can also turn that worry over to a personal injury lawyer who will be your advocate to secure the medical funding necessary to get you on the road to recovery.
As an experienced and Yelp 5-STAR Rated San Jose car accident attorney, John Comerford can help. He knows you never planned to be in a car accident but now, you are forced to deal with this new reality. If attorney Comerford agrees with you that you have a good case against an uncooperative insurance company or negligent driver, attorney Comerford will work hard to ensure you get the help you need so that you can get back on your feet and receive full compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
Curious if you have a strong case? Call San Jose car accident lawyer John Comerford at (510) 277-0191. John will take the time to talk over your case personally. Then you will have the answers to all your questions.
Comerford Law Firm is experienced with many types of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
- Impaired Driving – DUI/DWI (alcohol and drugs).
- Distracted Driving – Cell phone usage, texting while driving, talking to passengers, etc.
- Reckless Driving – Unsafe speed, weaving in and out of traffic, racing.
- Unsafe Road Conditions – Including hazardous roadways, road construction.
- Failure to Yield Accidents – You might have had no choice but to hit the vehicle that failed to yield.
- Intersection Collision – T-bone collisions.
- SUV Accidents and Rollovers – Vehicles that overturn can result in serious injuries.
- Sideswipe Collisions – Sideswipe accidents can be both “same direction” or “opposite direction”.
- Injured Passengers – Suffered injury as a passenger in a car crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
- Motorcycle Accidents – John Comerford is both a motorcycle rider and motorcycle accident attorney.
- Trucks and Tractor Trailers – We represent big rig, semi-truck, tractor trailer accident victims.
- Pedestrians Hit by Vehicles – Pedestrians have the right to seek financial compensation.
- Defective Auto Parts – If a defective auto part caused a serious accident, you can seek compensation.
Every car accident is different. Similarly, the injuries suffered will vary from case to case. In many cases, the costs for medical treatment of the injuries will not be totally covered by the insurance policy and will require additional negotiation or even courtroom litigation.
When Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
The answer is simple: You should always hire a car accident attorney if you are injured in a car accident.
No matter your insurance situation, no matter your property damage or severity of injuries, don’t wait one minute. Most first-time accident victims don’t know how aggressive the insurance companies can be. The moment an insurance company is notified of a car accident, they have experienced claims adjustors, investigators and staff lawyers trained to devalue your claim. Insurance companies are ‘for profit’ entities that make billions of dollars devaluing or denying claims. That’s what they do. You, the human victim, with no experience, no staff are out gunned!
You can level the playing field by hiring a San Jose car accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you hire a good car accident lawyer, one like John Comerford, who doesn’t overbook cases, you can gain the upper hand over the insurance company. If you wait, even a few days, your attorney might be forced to play ‘catch up’ against some very clever and experienced people. Evidence from your car accident can be lost in days and sometimes in just a few hours. An experienced auto accident attorney can ensure that all the evidence is properly preserved.
Should I Give a Recorded Statement to Insurance Company?
This is never a good idea. In most car accident claims, the insurance companies will ask you to give a recorded statement. It might be by phone or in person. We all want to be forthright and transparent, but the information you give can be used against you later as your attorney is attempting to get you the compensation you deserve. Moreover, the information you give immediately following a car accident might overlook valuable information and injury insights you don’t yet know. Many auto accident victims don’t know in the first weeks the full extent of their injuries. Often it takes aches and pains followed by MRIs to ascertain the true extent of the injuries sustained.
Upshot? – All communications with the insurance company should pass through your personal injury attorney. As soon as the insurance company is notified you have obtained an attorney they will no longer contact you nor bother you. The constant calling will cease.
Another benefit of having a car accident attorney on your side will be fully understanding and proving both the injuries and damages you have suffered. A good personal injury lawyer will bring to your attention (and the insurance company) damages that even you do not realize you have sustained. These damages can include: past and future lost wages, losses to future earning capacity, future medical costs including treatment and surgery, presenting a life care plan that lays out all the future economic damages you will incur as a result of the accident. Your ability to recover for these types of damages can be significantly diminished if you fail to hire skilled representation immediately following the accident.
If you have been the victim of an auto accident, 5-STAR rated San Jose car accident attorney John Comerford can help you. Contact John at (510) 277-0191 to schedule your free phone or sit-down consultation today. If you are unable to call right now, please fill out this auto accident CASE EVALUATION:
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