Modesto Car Accident Lawyer
Pursuing Maximum Compensation for the Injured Since 2012
Car accidents can be devastating, both physically and financially. Motor vehicle collisions can result in life-altering, catastrophic injuries, extensive property damage, not to mention mental trauma. If you were involved in a serious car accident, you need to take immediate action to protect your interests and secure the compensation you deserve.
A number of factors need to be taken into consideration when determining liability after an accident, and at the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, we stand ready to ensure that each of our clients receives the attention they deserve. At our firm, we begin every case with the creation of a personalized strategy to meet the needs of each client's unique situation.
Dean has more than two decades of experience handling car accident cases, and during that time our team has successfully obtained compensation for countless clients. Since 2012, we have represented injured clients throughout the Modesto area, and we want to help you as well.
How Will Our Firm Approach Your Case?
When you work with our firm, we will conduct an investigation to uncover the details of your case and determine who could be at fault for your injuries. We work one-on-one with each client and focus on understanding the scope of the entire case to construct a more effective legal strategy. We can review police records, witness statements, insurance findings, and medical evidence to ensure we leave no stone unturned.
Common car accident causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Mechanical failure
- Dangerous traffic design
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Missing or malfunctioning traffic signs
- Poor road maintenance
Depending on the nature of the accident, you may suffer any number of severe or minor injuries. In a head-on collision, for example, the driver might hit their head on the steering wheel and collide with the door, in which case they could suffer a head injury, whiplash, and perhaps internal injuries or broken bones. Each car accident is unique, and the resulting injuries can vary. In any case, if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, you should pursue legal action to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Common car accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Internal injuries
- Strained and sprained muscles
- Whiplash neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Following an accident, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention, then contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
What not to do after an accident:
- Don't argue with the other driver about who caused the accident.
- Don't verbally admit to or sign anything regarding fault.
- Don't talk to the other driver's insurance company. Refer them to your lawyer.
- Don't accept a settlement from the insurance company that is less than what you deserve. Always consult your attorney before you accept any offers.
- Don't authorize any repairs until the insurance adjuster inspects the vehicle and sees the extent of the damage.
No matter how minor your accident appears, you should always contact police after a crash. Police reports can verify your statements and provide additional evidence to support your insurance claim.
Let the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis Help You
Unlike other firms that may treat you like just another file number, our team takes the time to get to know you and your situation. We can create a personalized a strategy to address your injuries and accident and aggressively pursue maximum compensation for damages.
Our team can also help connect you with the doctor of your choice, help you recover lost wages, and provide repairs for your vehicle at no cost.
If you were involved in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our Modesto car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis as soon as possible!