Val Verde is a quiet place that has still seen some fairly scary accidents. People who live in Val Verde near San Luis Obispo deserve to know about their legal rights after they have been hurt in a car accident. They can potentially file a car accident injury claim with the insurance provider of the driver responsible for their accident.
Hiring a Val Verde, CA car accident lawyer means you will get information about all of the legal strategies you could be using. Your lawyer will help you seek as much money as possible for your injury claim. They will gather evidence, file all the needed paperwork, and research past cases similar to yours that came out in favor of the injury victim.
Medical bills and other costs can pile up quickly after you have been hurt in a wreck. Start your claim now to try and get back all of that money you had to pay for no fault of your own.
Call (805) 586-0194 to reach Ernst Law Group, or contact us online, and you can schedule a free case review with an experienced lawyer in your area.
There’s no charge for the appointment and no obligation to work with us afterwards. If you do decide to work with us, you won’t pay for any of our services unless we can recover some money for you.
How Filing a Car Accident Insurance Claim Works
When you file your car accident injury claim, you have to provide documentation of all your costs and prove that they were connected to your car accident. You also have to prove that the driver the insurance company represents was at fault for your accident.
Once you file your claim, you can wait until your medical condition is fully known and you have received emergency treatments before listing your total costs. Otherwise, you may file your claim too early, and you may have other unexpected costs after you’ve already listed your total settlement demand.
The insurance company will either make you a settlement offer, request more information, or deny your claim. You have to be careful when signing a settlement because it prevents you from asking for more money later. If your claim is denied or your settlement is too low, you can appeal.
When no settlement agreement can be reached, you have the right to sue the insurance company to demand they pay all of your damages.
Having a lawyer during this process can be very beneficial. They fill out all the paperwork and negotiate with insurers for you.
At Ernst Law Group, we are used to dealing with insurance companies, and we will use the strategies we have learned to help you seek the successful outcomes we’ve obtained for past clients.
History of Val Verde, CA
Val Verde is a census-designated place, home to nearly 2,500 people, in the foothills of the Topatopa Mountains in Los Angeles County. It was a gold strike boom town built by colonial Mexican settlers in the 1800s. The area was resettled in 1924 by Sidney P. Dones who was angered by the state’s Jim Crow laws, and was called Eureka Villa. In 1939, the name was reversed back to Val Verde, which is Spanish for “Green Valley.”
Originally Val Verde was a resort town for African Americans, who were frequently barred from public pools and beaches. As such, Eureka Villa was nicknamed the “Black Palm Springs.”
After the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, many African American residents left Val Verde for areas they were previously segregated from. After many African American residents left the area, non-black residents, mostly Hispanic families who were looking for a quiet place to live and work, migrated to the Val Verde.
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake destroyed or severely damaged many of the original structures of Val Verde, and with it came the loss of much of the history of the area. However, recent efforts have been made to restore the historic town and make bring its importance in the Civil Rights movement more widely known.
More and more people are now moving into Val Verde, thanks to its rural atmosphere but still within commuting distance to major cities. In fact, the population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010.
At Ernst Law Group, our attorneys enjoy visiting Val Verde when we want to escape from the city. We represent residents of the area whenever they have been injured through no fault of their own, and we take part in various community events. Our law firm is also committed to helping students in need get to college with our scholarships.