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Traffic Collision on Shoemake Avenue and Finney Road in Modesto

Car Accident on Finney Road in Modesto

An investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is underway for a car accident that occurred on Finney Road in the Modesto area. The crash occurred on Monday, May 24, 2021, shortly after 2:45 p.m. at Shoemake Avenue and Finney Road.

Details on the Finney Road Car Accident

A preliminary report by CHP traffic officials indicated that a gray Honda van was involved in a collision with a blue Mercedes-Benz. An American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance was requested at the scene of the car accident to assist injured parties. Further details on the incident were not immediately available.

How Do You Value a Personal Injury Case?

There is no exact formula or method for the calculation of a settlement for a car accident. However, there are specific factors that may influence the value of the claim. These may include:

  • The severity of the injuries related to the motor vehicle accident including emotional distress, physical pain, disfigurement, and scarring
  • The cost of reasonable and necessary medical treatment and predictable future care
  • The extent of property damage, lost wages, and loss of future earnings
  • How the incident has impacted the claimant’s life and that of loved ones

Each personal injury case has unique facts and circumstances. Drivers in California are required to carry state minimum liability coverage to cover damages incurred. Dealing with insurers on your own carries various risks. Therefore, it is best to work with an experienced injury lawyer.

What You Should Know About Personal Injury Claims and Insurance Companies

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is considered an appropriate course of action in various situations. These may include when the insurance company is extending a lowball settlement offer or if there a dispute over liability. Insurers are in business to pay as little as possible on bodily injury claims to protect their bottom line. This means they will use defense tactics such as ask for recorded statements, request signatures for documents, delay, or otherwise be difficult.

When this occurs, the best thing to do is to retain an experienced attorney to move forward with bringing a lawsuit. Even in situations where policy limits may be an issue, it is essential to file suit to protect the two-year statute of limitations, as outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. Since each is unique, it is best to schedule a free consultation with a top-rated attorney in your area.

Having an attorney on your side to deal with difficult insurance companies on your behalf is essential to protecting your rights and best interests. A lawyer will also know the best way to proceed in your case and advise you of what steps to take to protect it. For details on how to find the best personal injury lawyer, watch the video below.

How Can an Auto Accident Attorney Help Me?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your case. An attorney can handle all aspects of your case to simplify the recovery process for you by:

  • Collecting and presenting evidence necessary in establishing liability and damages incurred
  • Handling communications and negotiations with insurers on your behalf
  • Working with expert witnesses to prove the extent of resulting injuries and losses
  • Filing the case in civil court in situations where a fair and mutual settlement agreement cannot be reached

If you were hurt in a traffic collision, you cannot depend on the insurance company representing the at-fault party or your own to fairly compensate you. Their job is to devalue or deny your claim. That is why it is essential to get an attorney involved in your case right away. Schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today to learn how we can help.

Car Accident Lawyer in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. A motor vehicle collision may occur in a matter of seconds and result in traumatic consequences for all parties involved. If you have been injured in a crash and have questions about the personal injury claims process, reach out to our attorneys today for free, friendly advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.

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After a car accident, it can be challenging to recover compensation with the assistance of an experienced attorney. Our law firm has decades of experience dealing with insurers and obtaining fair compensation on behalf of our clients. To see how we have resolved cases for past clients, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.

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