Skillful advocate handles California insurance claims and litigation
After you’ve been in a car crash, dealing with the physical and financial consequences can be devastating. You might not be thinking about potential litigation, but to protect your legal rights, it’s crucial to determine who is at fault. At Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose, we have the experience you can trust if you’ve been injured in a California auto accident. Since 1980, attorney Kim David Staskus has achieved exceptional results for plaintiffs in vehicle collision cases in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. No matter what led to the accident, we’ll press for a verdict or settlement that fully covers your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.
Accomplished firm advocates for Bay Area clients hurt in car crashes
Whether you’ve been involved in a rollover, T-bone, rear-end collision or some other type of crash, we’ll provide detailed advice on legal issues such as:
- Insurance claims — No matter how long you’ve paid premiums without a claim, insurance companies are always looking to minimize their exposure. Don’t accept an offer to close your case without consulting a qualified attorney. Our firm handles negotiations and fights on your behalf.
- Truck collisions — Being hit by an 18-wheeler or another type of large truck is much more dangerous than a collision with a passenger car. For this reason, special rules exist regarding driver rest, load weight and other safety precautions. In these cases, we’ll investigate if unlawful actions triggered your crash and hold the wrongdoers accountable.
- Shared fault — A driver who’s been injured in an auto accident can still recover damages, even if they are partly responsible for the collision. The award would be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the plaintiff. Therefore, if a motorist incurs $100,000 in damages, but is held to be 20 percent responsible for the crash because they were slightly distracted, they would obtain a judgment for $80,000.
Time is important when investigating auto accidents. In a best-case scenario, witnesses are interviewed on the scene following the crash, and evidence is gathered then and there. We realize that this may not be possible in your case, but we recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as you can after a crash. Our firm makes this easy by offering a free initial consultation.
Knowledgeable attorney advises plaintiffs injured in all-terrain vehicles
Many Californians enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) during their free time. Along with the thrill of riding off-road, there is a risk involved when someone else fails to take proper care. Regardless of whether the vehicle has three wheels or four, our firm examines each aspect of your claim to determine if a product defect, another rider’s negligence or an unsafe course contributed to your accident.
Proven counselor asserts the rights of pedestrians struck by vehicles
As cellphones and other distractions compete for a driver’s focus, pedestrians face the possibility of being struck despite laws designed to protect them. These collisions could cause broken bones, concussions, internal injuries, and even death. We take effective action to help individuals who have been hit by a motor vehicle while walking on a street or sidewalk.
Contact a dedicated Bay Area car accident lawyer for a free initial consultation
Staskus Law Firm, PC advocates for Northern Californians who have been injured in auto accidents and other vehicle crashes. Call us at (408) 479-5822 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our San Jose office.