Our Car Accident Attorneys Represents Victims & Their Families Across California
When cars collide, the results can be catastrophic or even fatal. If you have been injured in a wreck in San Luis Obispo, or anywhere else in the state, the car accident lawyers at Ernst Law Group are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Medical bills and stress can pile up quickly after your accident, so it’s important to talk to a car accident attorney as soon as possible to explore your options.
Causes of Car Accidents in San Luis Obispo
If you were injured in a car accident that was a result of another’s negligence, you may pursue a cause of action to recover compensation for your injuries and other expenses. For example, if a driver was texting and not paying attention to his or her driving, and it caused an accident that resulted in an automobile crash and a physical injury, you may file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more. If punitive damages are applicable, compensation may be significantly higher. The San Luis Obispo Ernst Law Group car accident attorney is a premier law firm that has recovered millions of dollars for their clients.
There are many causes of car accidents. Some of the leading causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving – includes texting, talking on the phone, inserting a CD, talking to other passengers
- Speeding – driving above the posted speed limit leads to less control by the driver and accidents frequently occur
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – impaired driving is responsible for crashes, injuries, deaths
- Not following the rules of the road – when a driver does not drive according to known rules and laws
- Driver fatigue – a tired driver may close their eyes or fall asleep while driving; this is a serious problem for many who work or drive long hours
- Equipment failure – brake and tire failure is a common cause of accidents
Compensation for Car Accidents Caused by Equipment Failure
You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured in a car accident that was caused by faulty equipment, including:
- Faulty brakes – improperly installed, faulty design, improperly maintained
- Defective tires – tires that explode, leak or shred
- Harmed by auto parts – recently recalled, improperly installed sunroofs get sucked out of the car while driving at high speeds, flying through the air with great velocity, striking other vehicles or pedestrians, causing severe injury or death
Automakers and responsible third parties such as mechanics, their employers, tire stores, brake stores and parts manufacturers are all potentially liable for their involvement in your injury. The Ernst Law Group will thoroughly examine accident reports, witness statements, work schedules and all important related evidence that may be utilized to support your personal injury claim caused by their negligent actions. Ernst Law Group will take your case to court for a jury trial if settlement offers are less than the appropriate and fair amount.
Dealing with Insurance Companies After Your Accident
After your accident, your insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver may try to offer you a settlement amount for your injuries and damages. Don’t accept the settlement until you’ve consulted with your car accident attorney. Claims adjusters often attempt to minimize accident victims’ injuries and get them to settle for less than they need to cover expenses. This is because they are looking out for their company’s bottom line, not necessarily your needs.
Your Ernst Law Group car accident attorney is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and getting our clients the settlements they deserve. Anything you say in an official statement to insurance claims adjusters can be taken out of context and used against you, so we will handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf. We are here to protect your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover and move on from your car accident.
Our Dedicated Car Accident Lawyers Offer a Free Consultation and No Up-Front Fees
If you were injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Ernst Law Group, your dedicated car accident attorneys are highly respected, premier law firm that consistently produces results for injured clients. Compensation often includes, but is not limited to:
Keep receipts of bills from emergency room physicians, general practice doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and any other medical professionals you visit after your accident.
If you are unable to work because of your car accident injuries, you may be able to recover the income you would have received. You may also be able to recover bonuses you would have received if you were capable of working.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, your attorney may be able to help you receive compensation for physical and emotional distress caused by the car accident.
For physical damage of your vehicle and the items inside, you may be able to recover expenses such as car repairs, towing services, and car rentals.
Call our car accident attorney at (805) 678-0272, or contact us by email at [email protected]. Our San Luis Obispo law firm offers a free case evaluation to auto accident victims. It is important to remember that lawsuits must be filed within specific time periods, usually within two years of the accident. Ernst Law Group handles car accidents on a contingency fee basis, which means that our earnings are deducted from the amount that we obtain in a settlement or court proceeding. If we do not win your case, you are not charged any fees. The Ernst Law Group is committed to protecting the rights of car accident victims in San Luis Obispo and beyond.
What Our Clients Say About Us
I could not be more satisfied with Ernst Law Group. Over the course of my case they were nothing but kind and friendly. When you’re in a situation where you need a lawyer it can be a very stressful time in your life. Ernst Law Group made me feel like everything was going to be okay, and I knew giving them my case was the right thing to do. These lawyers genuinely care about their clients and don’t just see you as a case file. My case could not have turned out better, and I owe everything to this law group for their devotion to their jobs and clients.Samantha Spelman
Enough cannot be said for the amazing job done for us by the Ernst Law Group. Their compassion and dedication to ‘doing what is right’ makes them go above and beyond in all that they do. After spending time and money on other local attorneys, Don, Taylor and Terry were a blessing to us. They never backed down even though our case was a very unusual case. Thank you Ernst Law Group.Mary Barrett
Best personal injury and wrongful death attorneys available! The whole team is friendly, works very hard, is knowledgeable, and will do their best to take care of their clients. The Ernst team is the best around!Hannah W.