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Car Accidents

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Santa Rosa Car Accident Attorneys

Car Accidents in Northern California

As one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States, automobile accidents dismantle the lives of those involved. At Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, our Santa Rosa car accident lawyers are committed to helping you get your life back on track if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was of no fault of your own.

The law requires that negligent drivers and insurance companies fairly compensate the victims of such accidents for any harm sustained. Having represented countless auto accident clients in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County, our experienced team of car wreck attorneys is committed to achieving fair and full compensation for motor vehicle accident victims.

For the representation you deserve following a car accident, call (707) 542-5050 or complete an online form. Our car accident lawyers in Santa Rosa offer free case evaluations.

Common Car Accident Causes

To receive compensation for car accident injuries and property damage, you must be able to show what caused your wreck and who was at fault. Car accident causes tend to fall into four categories: human error, poor road infrastructure, defective mechanical parts, and bad weather conditions.

The five leading causes of car accidents in the United States are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Heavy rain

As long as you or your attorney can prove without a doubt that you were not at fault for your accident, you should be able to receive compensation. The compensation you receive should cover property damage to your vehicle, wages you lost from having to take time off work, pain and suffering you endured, and any of your accident-related medical bills.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Injuries car accident victims often require medical treatment for include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

What to Do After a Car Accident in Santa Rosa

If you were involved in a car accident, there are steps you need to take to ensure safety and that you have enough information if there is a lawsuit.

What to do after a car accident:

  • Do not say things like "I'm sorry" to the other driver because it may be seen as admitting fault
  • Collect the other driver's car insurance information
  • Take pictures of the incident
  • Talk to witnesses, collect their statements, and contact information
  • Go to the hospital or visit your doctor as soon as possible -- some injuries do not show symptoms for a few days or you may have internal injuries that are not immediately present
  • After you receive medical care, notify your insurance company and the other driver's insurer of the accident. Do not admit fault for the accident.

What a Car Accident Attorney Can Do

Those who have experienced a motor vehicle accident firsthand often find themselves dismayed by how expensive, tedious, and frustrating it can be to get their lives back in order. Unforeseen injuries, vehicle repairs, medical appointments, and lost income are some of the many struggles car accident victims face. Adding insult to injury, insurance companies may deny credible accident claims or attempt to pressure victims into accepting less-than-adequate settlements during their time of need.

A car accident lawyer can help you bypass these hurdles by taking care of the following:

  • Assist with accident investigation: It is not always clear which party is at fault following a motor vehicle accident, so evidence must be collected as proof. The level of fault or negligence has a great impact on settlement outcomes and unless negligence is proven, you may not receive any compensation at all. Physical evidence including police reports, photos, videos, and witness statements should be collected to support your case.
  • File a claim: Filing your claim can be complex and at times quite confusing. You may not be aware of how or which party to file a claim against. Was the accident caused by another driver? Could the accident have been caused by a defective auto part? A lawyer who specializes in car accidents can help you file your claim against the correct party and do so promptly.
  • Prove damages and injuries: If you suffer an injury or heavy losses in an accident, it is easy to assume the insurance company processing your claim will acknowledge this and you will be compensated. Regrettably, this is seldom the case and you will be required to prove the full extent of any losses to recover compensation.
  • Negotiate settlements: Insurance companies are known to offer claimants far less than they are entitled, often in the hopes they can save themselves money. If a settlement offer does not cover the full amount of the damages you have experienced, a car accident attorney can vigorously negotiate an adequate settlement amount.
  • Litigate when necessary: In the event that a settlement cannot be reached, our experienced and capable legal team is prepared to represent your case in the courtroom.

Maximizing Auto Accident Recovery Across Sonoma County

Our auto accident attorneys in Santa Rosa understand well the difficulties you will face following a motor vehicle accident. We will work hard to assist you during your recovery whether you were injured physically, emotionally, or financially.

If you are suffering from the aftermath of a vehicle accident, please contact the legal team at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren, & Emery. Our Santa Rosa car accident attorneys are here to help.

Hear From Past Clients

  • “They really took care of everything! I just focused on my healing process and communicated with updates when needed. I would definitely recommend this law firm because they care about you.”

    - Heather P.
  • “They were great to work with, thorough, experienced, and quick to respond. I will certainly work with this firm again if the need arises. Thank you!”

    - Renee R.
  • “As with a lot of people in our situation; hiring the right law firm was one of the most important decisions of our lives. We are beyond grateful that we had the great good luck to have the Abbey Weitzenberg Warren and Emery team represent us.”

    - N. Stephens
  • “I will never forget what Abbey, Weitzenberg, and Warren, and Emery has done to help me and to make sure I was given a fair trial. Thank you for being by my side.”

    - Rachael E.
  • “They speak to me in a clear and concise manner and they’ve given my husband and me excellent guidance all the way through. I have tremendous faith in this very talented team of legal professionals.”

    - Christel T.

What to Do After a Car Accident

The best way to ensure that you receive the medical treatment and maximum compensation you deserve is to take the following steps as soon as possible:

  • Call 911 if you or anyone involved in the crash has been seriously injured

  • Photograph the accident scene from as many angles as possible, concentrating on damage to vehicles and infrastructure, tire skid marks, and bodily injuries
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with any other motorists involved in the accident
  • Talk to witnesses and ask for their contact information
  • Call the police so they can file a police report and conduct their own investigation
  • Visit the doctor for a checkup if you weren’t rushed to a hospital (medical records can act as evidence for your car accident claim)
  • File a claim with your auto insurance company—but never speak to the at-fault driver’s insurer
  • Contact an attorney to discuss your next steps
Put Our Experience On Your Side

An uncompromising commitment to justice is the foundation of our firm’s prominence. Providing compelling counsel & dynamic representation, our attorneys dedicate themselves to the vigorous pursuit of your success.

Personal Injury Case Results

  • Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery attained a $35,337,108 settlement for a wrongful death and property damage case.

  • Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery attained a $25,000,000 settlement for a wrongful death and property damage case.

  • After a jury verdict, our firm helped attain $24,800,000.00 in a lawsuit for child sexual abuse against a foster care agency. Read more here

  • Abbey, Weitzenberg Warren & Emery recovered $10,500,000.00 for clients injured in a truck versus auto collision case.

  • Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery achieved a $10,000,000.00 settlement for wrongful death and personal injury claims against an automobile manufacturer in a case involving a defective vehicle.

  • After going to trial on a wrongful death suit, our attorneys attained $5,500,000 on behalf of our client who was murdered.

  • Our attorney attained a $5,220,000.00 settlement in products liability case involving a defective automobile

  • Our attorneys attained a $4,750,000 wrongful death settlement for improperly connected electrical lines.

  • We secured a $4,500,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of family members involving traffic collision.

  • Over $4,000,000.00 recovered on behalf of an individual injured as a result of medical malpractice.


Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 Years of Dedication to Sonoma County & Northern California
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Community Driven. Results Focused.
  • Not Afraid To Take Your Case to Trial

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We Are Ready to Fight For You

If you need representation or would like to learn more about Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren, & Emery, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.

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