California Car Accident Lawyer


California has the most registered vehicles of any state and the worst traffic congestion. Unfortunately, this combination leads to devastating auto accidents that could result in severe injuries or death.

If you were hurt in a crash, our California car accident lawyers at Valero Law Group will guide you through the claims process and help you hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they caused you.

Schedule your FREE initial car accident case evaluation by calling our 24/7 available team members at (855) 698-1508 to get you the financial compensation you deserve.

Should California Drivers Carry Insurance?

Drivers in California must have insurance on all their registered vehicles. State law requires motorists to buy liability insurance coverage of at least $15,000 for bodily injury to one person, $30,000 for injuries inflicted on multiple people, and $5,000 for property damage.

Anyone who sustains physical injuries or property damage after a collision can submit a claim to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. An insurance company may pay a policyholder’s coverage limits. However, any damages that exceed those limits must be paid personally by an at-fault motorist. Negotiating with insurance companies after a crash can be exhausting and tiring, but Valero Law Group is here to help. Our knowledgeable team members know how to handle communications with these insurance carriers, to maximize the potential of your accident claim.

Receiving reimbursement for losses could become complicated if an at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured during a collision. Although an uninsured driver is personally liable for damages, they may be unable to pay for a crash victim’s losses. However, uninsured motorist coverage should pay for a person’s losses if the injured person purchased it on their policy. If not, our skilled attorneys will seek other sources of coverage that might pay for a car crash victim’s injury. Our team understands the frustration of getting hit by someone without coverage and can fight to make sure you collect the compensation you deserve.

How is Fault Determined After a Motor Vehicle Collision?

All drivers must operate their vehicles using reasonable care. Appropriate care in this context includes following traffic laws, not driving when conditions are unsafe, paying attention to the road, and ensuring a vehicle is maintained properly. Failure to take any of these basic precautions might be considered negligence.

A negligent driver is at fault in a car accident. If more than one party acted carelessly, they might share the guilt. According to California Civil Code §1714, reckless drivers are responsible for the damages they cause. For example, an injured driver who was 20% responsible for a wreck can collect only 80% of their losses from other negligent parties. Our attorneys in California will ensure that anyone whose negligence caused a vehicle collision contributes to an injured individual’s settlement.

Call now to speak with our experienced lawyers at Valero Law Group to seek the justice you deserve.

How a Lawyer Can Help After a Car Crash in California

Often, people believe they could handle filing a car accident injury claim without a legal representative’s assistance. However, our legal team members can help simplify the process by:

  • Reviewing police reports
  • Speaking with third-party witnesses
  • Visiting a crash scene
  • Examining physical evidence
  • Subpoenaing footage from dashcams and nearby surveillance cameras
  • Subpoenaing other driver’s cell phone records

An investigation might reveal that many crashes have occurred at a particular site, indicating a city might bear responsibility for a collision. Additionally, evidence might show that a driver was texting at the time of a crash or reveal a mechanical problem that contributed to a wreck. Our team is ready to take these steps and uncover any important evidence during the investigation process.

Identifying all the potentially responsible parties helps ensure an injured person bears no more than their fair share of the blame for an auto accident. By naming negligent parties, we will also increase the insurance coverage available to an accident victim, maximizing a potential settlement. Trust our experienced and award-winning attorneys with your car crash claim.

Work With a California Car Accident Attorney to File a Civil Claim

Pursuing an auto accident injury claim can be a complicated process. However, our California car accident lawyers will simplify it for you. With the guidance of our experienced team of attorneys, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we fight for you. You do not have to navigate this challenging time alone, Valero Law Group is here to help you communicate with insurance companies, investigate your accident, and hold all the negligent parties accountable.

Schedule your FREE initial car accident case evaluation by calling our 24/7 available team members at (855) 698-1508 to get you the financial compensation you deserve.