Car Accident Attorney

If someone else's negligence has caused a car accident that harmed you or a loved one, you deserve compensation for your losses. 

Proving responsibility for your injuries takes legal expertise. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego, CA, can get you the representation you need.

It all starts with a free consultation. Don't wait any longer to reach out to a firm that has collected millions for clients.

You Have Rights Hoge Law Firm Can Help Protect Them

If it can be proven that the other driver or another party was completely or partially responsible for your auto accident, you have the right to compensation. The aftermath of a car crash involves physical injury, property damage, and other burdens you don't deserve to carry if someone else is to blame for the auto accident.

For many victims, the most significant hurdle they face is proving third-party responsibility. With the right attorney in your corner, you can make it clear to a jury or the responsible party's insurance company that you deserve restitution. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego is prepared to connect you with an attorney who cares as much about your case as you do. Let's take a look at what Hoge Law Firm can help you collect after a car accident:

Types of Losses Hoge Law Firm Can Help You Recover

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Medical Bills

Anyone who has walked away from a car accident in need of nothing more than a cursory check by a paramedic and a follow-up visit with a doctor is incredibly lucky. Car accidents are notorious not only for causing serious injuries, but also causing injuries that may not even become apparent until weeks after the auto accident itself. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can connect you with an attorney who will do the work to demonstrate the true extent of your physical injuries and subsequent medical expenses so you can collect maximum compensation.

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Property Damage

For most people, their vehicle is essential to making a living and raising a family. Without it, quality of life can take a fast downturn. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can help you assess the damage to your vehicle and pursue the restitution you need to repair or completely replace it. 

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Time Away From Work

Injuries resulting from car accidents are rarely the kind of setback that can be resolved within your allotted sick time away from work. It takes downtime, doctor's visits, physical rehabilitation, and more, all of which will keep you off the job site for a substantial amount of time. It's entirely possible that your injuries will permanently affect your ability to work. Hoge Law Firm can put you in touch with a lawyer who will demonstrate exactly the kind of financial impact that time away from work will have on your life in order to collect what you need.

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Pain and Suffering

Not all losses resulting from car accidents are easy to calculate. Trauma is a very real effect of being in a car accident. Hoge Law Firm will place you in touch with an attorney who understands how to illustrate the necessity for mental health services and other treatments focused on relieving emotional anguish. Your personal injury lawyer will be focused on the goal of making you "whole" again after a personal injury, and that includes helping you secure the means to overcome these intangible losses.

Take Action Today It's Never Too Soon to Reach Out to Hoge Law Firm

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In most cases, victims have two years from the date of a car accident to file a claim.

In the overwhelming aftermath of a car accident, that may sound like plenty of time to worry about filing a lawsuit. Don't be one of the many personal injury victims who learn too late that this time can pass very quickly, leaving no opportunity to collect compensation for medical bills, time away from work, disability, and other losses.

Hoge Law Firm is ready to connect you with a car accident attorney now. All you have to do is contact our San Diego firm to request a free consultation. If a car accident lawyer takes your case, you will pay absolutely nothing unless they are able to secure a settlement or jury award for you. Write to us or call to discuss your car accident case:

"If a car accident lawyer takes your case, you will pay absolutely nothing unless they are able to secure a settlement or jury award for you."

If the Responsible Party Is Facing Criminal Charges You Can Still File a Personal Injury Claim
After Your Car Accident

The potential for carelessness and injuries is incredible when it comes to driving a vehicle. Accidents are especially tragic when the responsible party knowingly increases these risks by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

If police have evidence that the other driver was impaired, the driver may face criminal charges focused on determining whether they should face punishments such as jail time or fines. Damages can be awarded as part of the outcome of these cases, but these damages may not be enough to cover the full extent of your losses.

So if you were injured by a driver who was drinking or using drugs, you owe it to yourself to consult a personal injury attorney. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego will place you in contact with an attorney who can take note of the details of your injury accident and determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim. If it serves your best interests, your attorney will not hesitate to take action alongside the criminal case to help you collect all that you are owed by the other driver.

Think You're Partially Responsible for a Car Accident? You May Still Have a Car Accident Claim

California operates under the principle of comparative negligence, which means that even if you are partially to blame for a car accident, you may still be able to collect damages from other responsible parties. For example, if you are 10% responsible and another party is found to be 90% responsible, you could be awarded 90% compensation for your losses. 

If you believe you share some of the responsibility for a car accident, you should still reach out to Hoge Law Firm to connect with a San Diego car accident lawyer. During your consultation, it may become apparent that you are less responsible than you think, or hold no responsibility at all. In either case, be careful not to discuss fault with the other party or their insurance company, since admitting fault could keep you from collecting what you are actually owed.

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"Your best bet under any circumstances is to reach out to Hoge Law Firm as soon as you are able so that we can connect you with a car accident attorney."

Why Choose Hoge Law Firm in San Diego?

Personal injury law is a competitive field in Southern California, where there are virtually countless firms ready to get involved in the thousands of injuries that happen each year on our roadways. Here are just a few reasons why we believe Hoge Law Firm is the best choice for anyone in need of a San Diego car accident lawyer:

We've collected millions for clients.

There are many ways to measure the worth of a law firm, but ultimately, settlements and jury awards are what allow clients to move on with their lives and prosper in spite of devastating losses. Hoge Law Firm has collected millions for clients with a range of unique needs, and they can do the same for you.

Everyone can afford Hoge Law Firm.

The financial strain following a car accident is often immense. Fortunately, attorney's fees are not something that victims need to worry about when they choose Hoge Law Firm. That's because your initial consultation is absolutely free, and your attorney will collect zero fees unless and until they collect compensation for you. At that point, your attorney will collect a percentage of the damages, and the rest is yours to help you recover and prosper.

You'll speak to an actual attorney.

Every day, car accident victims and their family members reach out to personal injury law firms only to be placed in contact with a paralegal or other person who does not actually practice law. Hoge Law Firm does not do this; instead, you can expect to have a constructive conversation with a lawyer who can help you take all the right steps forward.

We care about your case as much as you do.

We don't blame you if that sounds like an empty statement that could be casually thrown onto any personal injury firm's website, but consider: if your attorney does not put the full force of their resources behind your case and ultimately achieve justice in your name, they won't get paid. We invite you to reach out to Hoge Law Firm today and see for yourself why so many clients put their trust in us. 

Hoge Law Firm has served San Diego for more than 30 years.

Practices that don't earn trust and a stellar reputation don't last long in Southern California. Hoge Law Firm has been a fixture of the San Diego legal community for more than 30 years because we get the right results for clients in need.

Put Hoge Law Firm to Work for You Request Your Free Consultation Now

Even when it seems obvious who is to blame for a car accident, victims need an advocate. The responsible party's insurance company is not interested in making amends for their client's negligence; they are focused on paying you as little as possible. Without a dedicated attorney on your side, it can be shockingly simple for an insurance company to protect its bottom line while you spend the rest of your life dealing with staggering medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability, and other crushing setbacks.

Hoge Law Firm can help you bring the truth to light so that a car accident caused by someone else's careless actions doesn't leave you and your loved ones struggling. Write to us now or give us a call:

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"Without a dedicated attorney on your side, it can be shockingly simple for an insurance company to protect its bottom line while you spend the rest of your life dealing with staggering medical expenses and other crushing setbacks."

How to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident

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1. Call Hoge Law Firm.

Whether you believe your accident was entirely someone else’s fault, partially your own fault, or you just aren’t sure, there are no two ways about it—you need to consult a car accident lawyer. As soon as you or someone you love is physically able, you need to request your free consultation with Hoge Law Firm so we can place you in contact with a San Diego car accident attorney.

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2. Only discuss your case with your attorney.

We understand that your accident is weighing heavily on your mind right now, but it’s very important to only discuss your case with your attorney. If you say anything that could be interpreted as an admission of fault, it could seriously harm your chances of achieving justice. If an insurance company reaches out to you, either give them your car accident lawyer’s contact information, or tell them you will provide that information once you have hired a lawyer. Meanwhile, don’t talk about your case on social media because the insurance company will definitely watch your profiles.

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3. Preserve all evidence.

If you took pictures of the car accident or conditions you feel may have contributed to the accident, make sure to back them up on a cloud service or email them to yourself. If you took down the names and contact information of any witnesses, back this information up. This information can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. It can also be easily lost, so make sure there is more than one copy of all pieces of evidence you collect, and share it with your San Diego car accident attorney as soon as possible.

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4. Attend your medical appointments.

It is entirely possible that you will feel “fine” after a car accident, but it is important to undergo an exam by a doctor and attend all recommended follow-up appointments. In many cases, injuries resulting from a car accident do not become apparent until weeks after the accident itself. The documentation of these appointments could serve as important evidence in your case. Take the time to undergo these exams even if you are not currently in pain. You have everything to gain by following your physician’s advice and avoiding drawing any conclusion of your own regarding your health.

Don't Speak to Insurance Companies Let an Attorney Handle Them for You

In the aftermath of an accident, you may believe your insurance company has your best interests at heart, but they're only watching out for their bottom line. Insurance companies will try to minimize your claim as much as possible, resulting in you not receiving just compensation that covers your medical bills and property damages. Insurance companies will likely try to twist your words, get more information out of you than they need, or turn a simple apology into an admission of guilt.

Hire a San Diego accident lawyer before giving a statement to your insurance company. An accident lawyer can represent your case accurately and make sure your claim is valued correctly. If you get a call from an insurance adjuster, you can simply refer them to your lawyer.

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"You most likely have only two years to file a car accident claim."

Take the Crucial First Step Toward Rebuilding Your Life After a Car Accident

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After being injured in a car accident, you should be focused on healing, but astronomical medical bills, prolonged time away from work, and a totaled vehicle are hard to ignore. Hiring a car accident lawyer is the all-important first step toward placing these worries where they belong—in the hands of an attorney whose interests are aligned with yours. 

When you call our San Diego law firm for your free consultation, you will be put in touch with a lawyer—not a paralegal or other person who does not actually practice law. If they take your case, you can focus your time and energy on healing because your attorney will be putting the full force of their legal knowledge and other resources behind collecting maximum restitution on your behalf. Meanwhile, your lawyer won't collect a cent in legal fees unless your car accident case is a success.

You most likely have only two years to file a car accident claim. Don't wait any longer to start protecting your future. Send our San Diego firm a message online or call now:

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Car Accident

If your loved one succumbed to the personal injuries they sustained in a car accident, your family can hold the at-fault driver responsible. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can put you in touch with a car accident lawyer who can help you secure compensation for damages like funeral expenses, lost financial support, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. In California, several people can file a wrongful death lawsuit, including the decedent's:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Surviving children
  • Surviving grandchildren if the children are deceased

While we know no amount of money can bring your loved one back, we hope a car accident lawyer can ease the financial burden this tremendous loss has caused, allow your family space to grieve, and help your family achieve justice.

You Have 2 Years to File a Wrongful Death Claim

Like a personal injury claim, the state of California allows two years from the date of the decedent's death to file a wrongful death claim. Failure to file your claim by the deadline will likely result in your family missing out on compensation. Don't let your time run out—take the first step toward securing compensation by reaching out to our San Diego law firm today.
If you've lost your loved one in an accident, hold the at-fault driver responsible for their actions by putting an attorney on your side. A San Diego car accident lawyer can help you achieve fair compensation and justice for what's been done.

Request Your Free Consultation Today

It’s never too soon to reach out to a car accident attorney following a crash. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego is here to put you in touch with a car accident attorney so you can start building a case to protect your future. To request your free consultation, please send us a message online or give us a call:

Frequently Asked Questions Hoge Law Firm Provides the Answers You Need

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a car accident?

In most cases, you have two years from the date of the accident. When it comes to personal injury in general, you have one year from the discovery of an injury to file a suit. If the accident was caused by a working government employee, unique parameters apply. Your best bet under any circumstances is to reach out to Hoge Law Firm as soon as you are able so that we can connect you with a car accident attorney.

The driver who caused my accident was drunk and faces criminal charges. Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Although it's possible that the responsible party's criminal case will end with some amount of damages being awarded to you, the surest way to collect enough compensation to truly cover your losses is to consult a personal injury attorney. After your consultation, your lawyer can determine if it serves your best interests to file a civil suit (in which the focus is restitution rather than criminal charges).

I think my car accident was due to poor road maintenance. What should I do?

Call a car accident lawyer. Not every car accident is a matter of one motorist colliding with another. In some cases, the responsible party may not have been anywhere near the scene of the accident. If a municipality failed to properly maintain a roadway, for example, a car accident lawyer can help you file a claim to hold them responsible for your losses.

A part of my car failed, causing an accident. Am I at fault?

Not necessarily. It's possible that the part was faulty due to negligence on the part of the manufacturer or other party in the supply chain. Hoge Law Firm can place you in contact with a car accident lawyer who can investigate the cause of your accident to determine who is at fault.

Have another question?

Call us: (619) 304-7558

"It’s never too soon to reach out to a car accident attorney following a crash."

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