According to the California Highway Patrol, 2,739 persons were killed in auto accidents in 2010, and 229,354 more were injured. This means that on average, one person was injured in a motor vehicle accident every two minutes and 17 seconds. From Lompoc, Santa Barbara and even Paso Robles, the San Luis Obispo automobile accident attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers help people all along the Central Coast who have been injured in automobile accidents to recover compensation for their injuries from careless and negligent drivers or other responsible parties.
Important Information About Santa Barbara Auto Accidents
California law requires all drivers to carry proof of financial responsibility in the event they are to blame in causing a car accident. Most people meet this requirement by carrying liability insurance to cover them in case of a crash. The minimum liability limits in the law are 15/30/5 – $15,000 for personal injury to one person, $30,000 for personal injury to more than one person, and $5,000 for property damage. Obviously, if any kind of serious injury has occurred, then these minimum amounts may not be sufficient to cover the injured person’s medical expenses and other damages.
With truck accidents in particular, we frequently see auto versus truck collisions that cause significant damage exceeding these minimum policy limits. There are, however, situations where insurers can be made to pay more than the policy limits or where your own insurance can make up for an uninsured or underinsured driver. Our experienced car accident attorneys in Santa Barbara are familiar with all of the options available to maximize recoveries for victims of auto accidents.
Contact Our Santa Barbara Auto Accidents Law Firm
At James McKiernan Lawyers, we conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, including identifying all responsible parties and establishing a comprehensive estimate of future medical costs and other damages. We believe everybody has the right to excellent representation, even if the case is going to be difficult.
Our office has successfully taken on difficult and challenging cases that other lawyers thought could not be won. If you have been injured in a Santa Barbara automobile accident, contact James McKiernan Lawyers for a free consultation with a top-quality auto accidents law firm in Santa Barbara to discuss your best options to receive compensation for your injuries.