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Track Accident Expenses, Says Santa Monica Car Accident Lawyer

Keeping an accurate record of car crash expenses is important, say Santa Monica car accident lawyers. Many car cash victims lose sight of this fact. Just as many fail to realize the alarming rate of car accidents that occur in Santa Monica, California, a city where cars, bicycles and pedestrians often share tight spaces.

Santa Monica is no Stranger to Tragedies

Statistics compiled as recently as 2006 by the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) revealed that seven people died and 619 were injured in Santa Monica car crashes. Five pedestrians were killed and 105 were injured in car collisions. A total of 81 bicyclists and were injured. And car accidents killed one motorcyclist and injured 27. Drunk drivers caused three fatalities and 65 injuries. In 2007, six car collisions killed six people.

Record Car Crash Damages to Ensure Fair Compensation

An experienced Santa Monica car accident lawyer knows the importance of documenting damages that result from a car crash. He or she will often tell their clients to save expense receipts and itemize all accident-related costs. This includes any expenses incurred months after the accident. Your losses may include medical bills, pay stubs to show lost wages, and all accident-related expenses. You can even include expenses paid by an insurer or health plan. The objective is to be fairly compensated for your losses after an accident.

Compensation for Domestic Services You Can no Longer Perform

If your car accident leaves you stuck in a wheelchair for months on end, you may be reimbursed for domestic services you are unable to perform. This would include gardening or landscaping maintenance you normally perform at home. By the same token, if your car accident injuries prevent you from cooking, cleaning and/or doing the laundry, you would be entitled to compensation for housecleaning and prepared meals. And if you were the sole source of transportation for taking your kids to soccer practice, music or dance lessons, hiring transportation services would also be a reimbursable expense.

As you can see, the importance of sound, experienced legal advice in matters relating to a car collision can be highly beneficial in securing fair compensation for your losses. If you are injured in a car crash, you should consult a skilled car accident lawyer. The best Santa Monica car crash lawyers offer free, no pressure, consultations to apprise you of your rights and lay out your options.

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“I have used Bisnar and Chase twice now, both for car accidents. Each time I received a fair settlement and honestly received more than I expected. The entire team of Bisnar and Chase were professional, courteous and friendly. The paralegals there are top notch! I cannot express enough how much I appreciated the constant communication from them and how they explained things I didn't understand in such a way that I could.
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