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The Matiasic Firm Has Won Millions for Accident Victims

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation. However, do not make the mistake of thinking that the insurance company has your best interests at heart. It would be wise not to accept an offer from the insurance company until you have spoken with a San Francisco car accident lawyer from The Matiasic Firm. We are particularly adept at maximizing compensation for accident victims.

Why Should You Choose Our Auto Accident Lawyers?

  • Members of the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
  • Included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Get started on your case today with a FREE consultation. Our team is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve – call (415) 858-6692

Pursue Maximum Compensation for Your Losses

Car accidents happen every day and in many ways—from minor fender benders in parking lots to major head-on collisions in congested intersections. Drivers are at risk every time they make the choice to get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, no matter how safely you try to operate your own vehicle, nothing can prepare you for the impending damages of a negligent motorist who has little regard for other motorists on the road.

If you were hurt, we can help you seek compensation for:

  • Property damage, including total property loss
  • Medical bills, including emergency expenses
  • Rehabilitation and ongoing medical treatment
  • Loss of wages and/or future loss of wages

What If I Was Partially at Fault for a Car Accident?

When you suffer injuries in a car accident caused by another driver, you must file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver. However, when all parties involved in a collision share fault, the state follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule. This means a plaintiff’s compensation will be reduced by their percentage of fault for causing the accident.

For example, let's say that you were involved in an accident where another driver hit you because they were texting and driving, but you were also speeding at the time of the collision. While the jury decided to give you $100,000 in total damages, they also determined that you were 20 percent at fault. Under California’s comparative negligence law, your award would be reduced by 20 percent, leaving you with $80,000.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in California?

According to the statute of limitations, car accident victims must file a claim or lawsuit within two years of the collision. If a person dies as a result of the collision, their family has three years from the date of the person’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in San Francisco

Car accidents are quite common in California and in other states across the nation. Unfortunately, most of these crashes are caused by driver error or negligence, which means they are preventable.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving – Distracted driving is a leading causes of car accidents in the United States.
  • Drunk driving – Alcohol and drugs can impair a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle.
  • Drowsy driving – Fatigued driving can have the same effect as driving under the influence.
  • Speeding – Drivers who speed don't have time to react to unexpected road conditions.
  • Reckless driving – This can include switching lanes without signaling or running red lights.
  • Weather – Rain, snow, and ice make the roads slippery, making it difficult to control a vehicle. 
  • Road conditions – Road conditions can not only damage your vehicle, but also cause an accident.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Damages is another word for compensation awarded to an injury victim. There are three main categories of damages available to seek compensation for, economic, non-economic and punitive. Economic damages compensate for economic losses such as medical expenses and missed days at work. Non-economic compensates for more abstract losses, such as pain and suffering. Since these losses can't be easily quantified these types of damages are also called general damages. The last type of damages, punitive, is different from the rest since their main purpose is to punish the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.

Don’t Wait – Give Us a Call Now for Your Free Review

Numerous motorists in the Bay Area, and beyond, have chosen The Matiasic Firm to represent them after a serious accident. Our car accident attorneys in San Francisco have a wealth of knowledge and experience and have helped many clients achieve multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts. With our firm at your side, you can fight for the level of compensation you deserve. Call now to learn how our team can assist you.

Contact our firm today at (415) 858-6692 for your FREE case evaluation.

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