Like it or not, car accidents are a common occurrence in the Bay Area. With so many drivers on the road, everything from fender benders to major multi-vehicle accidents take place on a daily basis. Some of these will involve just a scratch or a dented bumper, while others can result in severe and life-threatening injuries and death.
When an accident happens, you are suddenly forced to deal with insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, repair shops, doctors and hospitals, and in many cases, legal firms. Because your focus should be on returning to your normal life as soon as possible, it’s easy to see why it is in your best interest to work with an experienced car accident attorney to represent your interests as soon as possible.
At The Cartwright Law Firm, from the moment you retain us, the car accident attorneys in our Discovery Bay office will take great care in walking you through all the steps of your case. We will work closely with you to gather the facts and the evidence of the accident, interview witnesses, review police statements and take all necessary steps to make sure you have the best possible case moving forward.
Following these initial efforts, we’ll prepare a Demand Letter outlining the circumstances of the accident and present it to the other driver’s insurance company. This will set the stage for future negotiations that generally begin with a reply in the form of a low-ball settlement offer. More than likely, we’ll refuse this offer and make a counter-offer more in line with what you should be entitled to. This back and forth may continue for some time and will either end with an agreed upon amount or may result in going to mediation if negotiations stall.
Mediators are experienced attorneys who can bring a fresh perspective to a case and many times will break a negotiating logjam, allowing a settlement to be reached. If this fails, then our attorneys are fully prepared to take your case to trial, although the vast majority of cases do not end up in front of a judge and jury.
Regardless of how a dollar figure is reached, The Cartwright Law Firm’s goal in the car accidents we handle is to make sure our clients receive the maximum compensation possible for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other related financial and non-financial impacts.
We are backed by over 60 years of experience and are recognized as one of Northern California’s leading car accident litigation firms. We take pride in our success, but we are just as proud of how we treat our clients, protecting their rights and helping them to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives while we work through difficult legal situations.
If you have been the victim of a car accident, contact the Cartwright Law Firm for a free consultation today. We represent clients throughout the greater Bay Area with offices in Discovery Bay, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, and Vacaville.
Our successful case results are a reflection of the values and virtues we believe in and uphold at Cartwright Law Firm. Nothing stops us from pursuing justice on behalf of those who need it.
Robert E. Cartwright Jr.
Founder and Managing Partner
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