If you have been injured in an accident occurring in an intersection, fault may be contested issue. Even if the other side was clearly to blame, his or her version of the accident may be different from yours. To protect your right to full compensation, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
At the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting, our lawyers will help you recover compensation for everything you have lost in an intersection accident or other type of car crash. We act fast and work diligently to protect your interests at every stage of the legal process.
From our office in San Mateo, our lawyers represent car accident victims in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. Call 650.425.3267 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Understanding Comparative Liability in Intersection Accidents
Fault is an important issue in any auto accident case. California is a comparative fault state, which means that your recovery can be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you.
Even if the other side admits fault, his or her story can change when it comes time to pay for your damages. For this reason, it's important to collect and preserve evidence of liability as soon as possible, before skid marks disappear and witnesses' memories fade.
You should not discuss the accident with the insurance company of the other driver. A seemly innocent answer to an adjuster's question can be used against you to reduce your personal injury claim. For example, the adjuster may ask you if you looked both ways before crossing the intersection. If you say you didn't look because you had the right of way, the insurance company can pin a percentage of the fault on you for not looking.
Contact Our San Mateo Intersection Car Accident Attorneys
For personalized service in the aftermath of a car crash, contact Galine, Frye & Fitting. You can reach our San Mateo intersection accident lawyers 24 hours a day by calling 650.425.3267 or email us to schedule a free consultation.
Note: Please bring a copy of the police report to your first meeting with us. If you have a strong case, our attorneys may elect to file a personal injury lawsuit during your very first visit to our law offices.