San Francisco Auto Accident Attorneys
Have You Been Hurt? We Can Help!
The United States Automobile Industry recently enjoyed its 100th birthday. However, with the convenience of the automobile also came hazards. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the United States now has over 205,000,000 registered motor vehicles. By the late 1990’s, there were over 183,000,000 licensed drivers in the United States.
In 2002 alone, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the United States of America. There were about 2.9 million injuries resulting from those accidents, and approximately 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002. Over 3,000 people die each day in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. This means that 53 deaths occur every hour!
Do I Really Need an Attorney?
It is usually a misconception that victims of automobile accidents do not need attorneys. Until the victim of an automobile accident retains an attorney, the insurance company knows that the person they are dealing with is not currently prepared to take his or her case to court, and as such, they are unlikely to offer you fair compensation.
It is not uncommon for many victims injured in car accidents to attempt to negotiate directly with the insurance carrier themselves. In most instances, the individual is first met with feigned concern by the carrier, who then steadfastly proceeds to build a case against him/her. The result is that injured people do not receive the compensation they need and deserve, and are left paying the hefty cost of medical and other expenses on their own.
If you or a loved has been hurt in a car accident in the San Francisco area, don't hesitate to call Scarlett Law Group! We are here to protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation.
Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents
Unfortunately, there are over 40,000 fatalities each year as a result of automobile accidents. Over 3,500,000 injuries are sustained as a result of over 6,500,000 crashes that occur in the United States each year.
It probably comes as no surprise that rear-end collisions (whiplash accidents) are the most common vehicle collisions. Each year, well over 2,500,000 whiplash accidents are reported. Frontal collisions, rollover accidents, side impacts are all too common.
While it is difficult to generalize, each type of accident can produce different types of injuries. As we are increasingly learning, even low-speed impacts can cause significant injury.
Overcoming Juror Bias in Accident Cases
Today, it is difficult to find jurors who have not been individually involved in some type of automobile accident, or who do not know someone who has. Juror’s experiences often pre-dispose their views on automobile accidents, the injuries resulting therefrom, and the lawsuit that ultimately must be pursued by those injured in an automobile accident. Insurance companies have likewise done much to taint prospective jurors’ attitudes about those who pursue lawsuits for injuries sustained in automobile accidents.
Accordingly, the Scarlett Law Group does much to overcome juror bias.
During trial, our attorneys often utilize biomechanical engineers to professionally demonstrate the incredible amount of force the accident has upon the body, even with low-speed collisions
Accident reconstructionists are utilized to re-enact the accident. Medical specialists provide the jury with appropriate information about the injuries sustained, and the probable residual impact of those injuries. In short, the Scarlett Law Group takes the necessary steps to properly present the auto/auto, auto/pedestrian, rollover, singular vehicle accident, and big rig/auto case.
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If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, the Scarlett Law Group stands ready to assist you with your legal needs. With a determined focus to represent those catastrophically injured, and those sustaining the loss of a loved one, the Scarlett Law Group is ready to assist you when you need it the most.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an auto accident or car crash, you need the assistance of the Scarlett Law Group. Call (415) 688-2176 today to speak with a car accident lawyer in San Francisco.