San Francisco, CA – The dangers and safety risks associated with distracted driving are very real and evident in data maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to NHTSA, more than 3,100 lives were lost in automobile collisions caused by a distracted driver. And that number of deaths was just in 2020. Each year, distracted driving is a culprit for far too many motor vehicle accident deaths and injuries. For example, distracted driving leads to roughly 280,000 bodily injuries per year.
If you were badly injured in an auto accident caused by a distracted motorist, you may be curious about your legal rights and whether it makes sense to file a personal injury claim with the distracted driver’s auto insurance company. If you are on the fence about filing a claim or feel intimidated by the prospect of initiating a legal claim due to the complexities of the claims process, you are not alone. There are an array of factors and issues that need to be considered when assessing the viability of a personal injury claim. Some of the most pressing issues include: the availability of evidence substantiating your claim that the other motorist was at-fault for the accident; maintaining and compiling medical bills, treatment plans and income statements to reflect lost wages; filing deadlines and whether you have sufficient time to take legal action prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, and so forth.
The complexities associated with the personal injury claims process is one of the many reasons why it may make sense to hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in San Francisco. When you have a skilled auto accident attorney on your side, it can level the proverbial playing field with the auto insurance company and their team of defense attorneys. It is also important to note that claimants who hire a personal injury attorney routinely receive higher settlement offers, and higher total settlement agreements, as compared to claimants who try to negotiate independently. For example, in a recent car accident case, The Geller Firm negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client that was 23 times more than what the insurance company offered them prior to retaining The Geller Firm. Once The Geller Firm got involved and began building their client’s case, the settlement offers increased, and the claim was ultimately resolved for an amount deemed acceptable by The Geller Firm’s client.
ABOUT THE GELLER FIRM
The Geller Firm provides effective legal counsel and representation for victims of preventable accidents in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael Geller is a knowledgeable and respected personal injury lawyer. For example, Mr. Geller received the Clients’ Choice Award in 2021 by Avvo, one of the largest independent attorney rating services in the United States.
Contacting The Geller Firm is a no-risk, high reward proposition since Mr. Geller provides free, confidential case reviews to all prospective clients. In addition, Mr. Geller handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no money out of pocket to hire Mr. Geller and he only gets compensated when you get compensated.
Company Name: The Geller Firm
Contact Person: Michael Geller
Address:50 California Street Suite 1500
City: San Francisco
State: CA 94111
Country: United States