Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Injured Motorists in Northern California
Have you or a loved one been in a car accident? Most people are usually shaken up and unsure of their next steps after getting into an accident. Your mind is racing with thoughts like, ‘Am I hurt?’, ‘Are my children safe?’, ‘Do we need to move off the road?’, and ‘I really hope the other driver has insurance.’ With so many thoughts, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help.
In this challenging time, you can find the personal attention and caring counsel you deserve at Kershaw Talley Barlow. Our car accident attorneys in Sacramento are here to listen to you, understand your concerns, and protect your interests.
Put 100+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side
Our Sacramento car accident attorneys are backed by over 100 years of combined experience and are ready to fight for you! We understand how overwhelming sustaining an injury can be on you and your loved ones. That is why we give each case the personalized attention and dedication it deserves
- Why Hire Our Firm?
- Over $1 Billion Recovered for the Injured
- No Legal Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
- Personal Support Every Step of the Way
- 100+ Years of Combined Experience
- Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Law Firm
- Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case & Options
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You?
Recovering compensation after a car crash is not always as easy as it seems. The other driver may deny liability, or an insurance company may offer you a low-ball settlement that doesn't even come close to covering your losses.
Taking on a large insurance corporation or negligent vehicle manufacturer is no easy feat. An experienced car accident attorney can be incredibly helpful in negotiating with difficult insurance adjusters, uncovering evidence, and proving liability in your case. Our firm has the experience, resources, and commitment to pursue the financial compensation you deserve, no matter the odds.
Car Accident Cases We Handle:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Read-end collisions
- Rideshare accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck & big-rig accidents
Proving Fault in a Car Accident Claim
It's important to establish who is at fault for the accident that caused your injuries in order to know who can be held liable for your losses. While many car accidents involve one at-fault driver, other accidents involve multiple parties or shared fault.
Our Sacramento car accident attorneys can put our extensive experience to work for you, utilizing investigators, accident reconstructionists, and other experts to pursue maximum compensation from the person/people responsible for your injuries.
Accidents with Uninsured Motorists
Even though California law requires all motorists to have auto insurance, it has more uninsured drivers than any other state. If you've been injured by a driver without insurance, you may face significant obstacles in recovering the compensation you deserve.
However, there are a few options our team can pursue on your behalf:
- Filing a UMC/UIM claim with your own insurance.
- Filing a separate civil lawsuit against the negligent driver.
Since it's unlikely that an uninsured motorist will have sufficient assets to cover the expenses related to your injuries, your best chance at recovering compensation is through your own insurance policy.
Don't Wait to get help
So, if you are ever in an auto accident, call 9-1-1 first, contact your insurance company, and then call a Sacramento auto accident attorney. This alleviates the stressful process of dealing with the accident so you can focus on your recovery, and make sure we put forth the best case possible for you.
We have secured compensation for thousands of injury victims. If you are ready to start your case, call our team of award-winning attorneys today.
Will My Case Go to Trial?If you call or retain an attorney, it does not automatically mean your case will go to trial. Generally, personal injury cases settle out of court. However, if it becomes necessary for your case to go to trial, Kershaw Talley Barlow has experienced and skilled trial attorneys to handle your case.
What If I Share Fault for the Accident?Sometimes the victim of a car crash can also be partially to blame for the accident that caused their injuries. Thankfully, that won't hinder you from filing a claim or recovering compensation. California's pure comparative negligence laws attribute a percentage of fault to all parties involved and will reduce the amount of compensation you are awarded by that percentage. For example, if you were initially offered a $100,000 settlement from the insurance company, but are found to share 10% of the fault for the accident, you would receive a total settlement of $90,000. The same is true if your case were to go to trial.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?We recommend contacting a lawyer as soon as possible if you were injured in a car wreck. An attorney can advise you on what to say to the at-fault party's insurance company, help you collect evidence to support your claim, and ensure you receive the medical care you need. On top of that, California's statute of limitations for personal injury claims is only two years and you will want to give your lawyer as much time as possible in case you decide to file a lawsuit.
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