A California and Nevada Car Accident Lawyer Who Understands What You Need and Knows How to Get It.
Given how much time most of us spend in our cars, the odds are that at some point we will be in a car accident. Sometimes, those accidents are mere "fender-benders" that result in cosmetic or minor damage to the car and minimal or no injuries to the drivers or passengers involved. Other times, however, car accidents can be life-changing, leaving catastrophic injuries or death in their wake along with the financial and practical challenges that make it difficult to regain a semblance of the life you had before the accident. Even relatively moderate injuries can cause significant adverse impact on a person’s quality of life.
When car accidents are caused by another driver's negligence, victims are faced with the prospect of battling and negotiating with insurance companies which make every attempt to minimize the amount they need to pay or deny coverage or liability altogether. This is the last thing that car accident victims need. They and their families need their bills paid and their rights protected.
I’m attorney Dirk Manoukian, and I am committed to fighting for the rights of people injured in motor vehicle accidents. I have represented individuals hurt in car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and motorcycle accidents. I provide my clients with compassionate counsel that is matched with an aggressive and thoroughly prepared approach in dealing with insurance companies and geared toward obtaining the maximum recovery for my clients.
In California and Nevada, the Time to File a Car Accident Suit is Short
When you are involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Without experienced counsel at your side, you could end up compromising your legal rights and forfeiting significant compensation. In both California and Nevada, you must file a personal injury case within two years of the date of the accident, though that time is significantly shorter if your claim is against a government entity, such as an accident involving a city bus or a mail truck. If you fail to file within the applicable statute of limitations, you are forever barred from bringing a claim.
I have extensive experience with auto accident cases, and have a strong and lengthy track record of obtaining significant recoveries for my clients. I understand both the law and the tactics used by insurance companies to skirt their obligations, and can advise you of critical tasks, such as preserving proof of medical expenses, keeping track of time off work, and assembling evidence to resolve any liability and fault issues. Accident scene and other physical evidence disappears quickly, electronic and video data can also be perishable, and the memories of witnesses fade as time passes. Working with my office from the beginning allows us to gather and preserve important evidence while it is still fresh.
Auto Accident Damages
When you are involved in an auto accident lawsuit, it is normal to wonder how much compensation you can expect to recover. Because so many factors contribute to the damages awarded in personal injury cases, it is impossible to predict how much a judge or jury will award. If an attorney tells you up front that they know how much you will receive, they aren’t being straight with you.
Although it is difficult to put a figure on potential damages, people injured due to another person's negligence can receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include lost wages, medical expenses, and diminished earning ability. Non-economic damages include compensation for disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. In some cases, spouses of injured parties are also entitled to damages for loss of companionship.
Dirk Manoukian: Experienced Car Accident Representation
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident in California or Nevada, please give me a call. I’m ready to assist you through your challenging times and bring you the results and the peace of mind that can allow you to move forward and get on with your life.