Personal Injury Attorney Geoff Rill Encourages Car Accident Victims to Get in Touch with a Lawyer Right Away
Newport Beach, Oct. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newport Beach, California –
The Law Offices of Geoff Rill, APC, which is based in Newport Beach, CA, is urging car accident victims to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out what their rights are. The firm offers free consultations to help victims make sure they will receive the optimum compensation and that they get the highest possible amount that they deserve from the insurance company. More about this can be gleaned from https://rill-law.com/personal-injury.
Geoff Rill says, “If you’ve been involved in a car crash, you are at war with the insurance company for the person who caused the accident. Their sole mission is to spend as little money as possible to make you go away. When you consult with us, we’re happy to point you in the right direction and make sure you don’t get taken advantage of by the ‘claims department’ of the insurance company for the person who caused the accident.”
To determine who is the party responsible for damages in a car accident, California law applies the concept of comparative negligence. In contrast to the pure negligence concept, the comparative negligence approach reduces the amount a plaintiff may be able to recover. However, it is also important to note that it is not just the law that has to be considered when determining fault. Insurance firms will also assign a blame percentage to all parties who got involved in a car accident. If both parties are equally responsible, a 50/50 split is assigned, but if one party violated a traffic law, the percentage may be closer to 70/30 that favors the plaintiff.
Geoff Rill explains, “Working with your insurance company, regardless if you were at fault or not can be difficult. Because they make their money by collecting premiums and deductibles, every time someone gets in a car accident, they lose money, making it in the insurer’s best interest to pay car accident victims as little as possible. Unfortunately, unrepresented people pose an easy target for insurance companies. We have experience dealing with insurance agents and adjusters and will fight to earn you the maximum compensation.”
It is important to note that for those who have been injured in a car accident, it is the responsibility of the victim and the personal injury lawyer to provide evidence that the other party was negligent, or the other driver failed to act with reasonable care. If they are able to prove negligence, the victim will be entitled to compensation. In addition to providing proof of negligence, the personal injury lawyer will also need to convince the insurance firm: that the defendant owed the accident victim a duty of care; that the defendant breached such duty; and that the breach occurred only because of the defendant’s action. More information can be obtained from https://rill-law.com/car-accident.
The court system in California will also require proof of loss, including medical costs, lost wages, and car repair bills. Also, lawyers will need to show not only actual cause, but also proximate cause.
Geoff Rill of the Law Offices of Geoff Rill, APC, has been providing personal injury attorney services since 2010 and has amassed significant experience in jury trials and has set a track record of successes in various cases in Newport Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association had bestowed on him the Young Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2020. In 2022, he became a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is made up of civil trial lawyers who had served as lead counsel in at least 10 jury trials. Geoff Rill is able to practice law in the US District Court for the Central and Southern Districts and in all courts in the State of California. He also received the Rising Star award from Super Lawyers in 2017 and was included in the list of the Top 10 personal injury lawyers under 40 in Southern California.
Those who are interested in the services of a car accident lawyer can check out the Law Offices of Geoff Rill website at https://rill-law.com/about or contact them through the phone or by email.
For more information about Law Offices of Geoff Rill, APC, contact the company here:
Law Offices of Geoff Rill, APC
4100 Newport Place, Suite 630
Newport Beach, CA 92660
CONTACT: Geoff Rill
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