Category: Car Accidents

Is California a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

Is California a No-Fault Insurance State for Auto Accidents? Understandably, injured victims in a car accident want to know how to recover compensation after a car accident. Prospective clients come to us with numerous questions, including, Is California a no-fault state for car accidents? Unlike some other states, California is not a no-fault state. You can sue third parties for causing your injuries and property damage. If you need assistance

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What Should You Do If You Were Hit By an Uninsured Driver in California?

Were you hit by an uninsured driver? You don’t have to face your insurance company alone. Contact Wakeford Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation: (415) 569-7495 Hit By Uninsured Driver in California Overview As a victim involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver in California, you may be concerned about the possibility of financial ruin. Although health insurance will cover most medical costs, it does not cover

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Will My Car Insurance Go Up if I’m Not at Fault for an Accident?

Will My Premium Go Up if I Am Not at Fault for an Accident? One fear many motorists have after an accident is that their car insurance premiums will rise. Even when drivers are not at fault for the crash, they often fail to report the accident to their insurer because they want to avoid the dreaded jump in premium costs. But do you have to fear your insurance going

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Can a Cyclist Be at Fault for a Car Accident?

If you sustained injuries in a collision involving a bicycle and a motor vehicle, you might wonder who was at fault for the accident and any subsequent damages suffered. Although logic might indicate that motorists are usually at fault for these types of collisions, that isn’t always the case. In fact, cyclists may be at fault for car accidents or other injury accidents in a variety of ways. If your

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for a California Car Accident?

If you were hurt in a car accident in California then don’t wait to file a claim. California has a statute of limitations for car accident claims. Call The Wakeford Law Firm today for a free case evaluation: (415) 569-7495 A car accident in California could leave you on the brink of financial and personal ruin. A car wreck victim could find themselves with a hefty pile of medical bills from

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An Uber Hit My Car. Now What?

With services like Uber and Lyft increasing in popularity in California, there is also an increased risk of being involved in a collision with a rideshare driver. The first question in your mind is probably: “An Uber driver hit my car. What should I do?” You are not alone, as many motorists will also wonder how to handle the situation. Though these collisions are similar to other crashes in some

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Injured in a Hit and Run Accident?

California’s Vehicle Code requires all drivers to file an accident report any time they are involved in a crash that causes injuries to death to another person. However, not all motorists comply with the law. Though the individual may have committed a crime by not reporting the incident, you are probably more concerned with injuries after a hit and run. You may wonder if you can still recover compensation and how to go

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What Happens After A Truck Accident?

Those involved in accidents with commercial trucks generally have a number of questions concerning their right to recover damages for their injuries. Truck accidents are litigated in the same basic way that any car accident is. The major difference is that you will be filing a claim on a trucking company’s liability insurance instead of an individual’s personal auto insurance policy. In addition, if you can prove that the trucking company was

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What’s the Average Car Accident Settlement in California?

Somebody somewhere knows what the exact average car accident settlement is in the State of California. This number is about as useful to you as a fifth wheel. Each car accident case is vastly different. There is no ‘average case’ that determines the worth of your case. Instead, the extent of the other driver’s negligence, the extent of your injuries, and, sadly to say, their policy limit determines value. At the Wakeford

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