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Did another driver cause your car accident? Not sure what to do now? Or perhaps the other driver's insurance company is pressuring you to accept a settlement offer before you even know the total cost of your crash? Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Make sure you have an experienced auto accident lawyer on your side. Make sure you contact the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton of Costa Mesa. We can help.

A lifelong resident of Southern California, attorney Carlton has more than 40 years of experience handling such tough cases throughout the area. He knows what evidence to look for and he has the case results to prove it. That's why he has so many testimonials from satisfied clients. Carlton knows how to get the job done right.

Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Our law firm can work with you to hold the driver responsible for your crash accountable for their actions. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies. If they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court.

We also understand the urgency of your case. By law in California, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after a car accident. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Once that deadline expires, you miss out on your opportunity to pursue justice.

What makes car accidents so complicated

Southern California is famous for its vast network of freeways and bumper-to-bumper traffic. Unfortunately, all that traffic often means many serious motor vehicle accidents. Most accidents happen because drivers make careless or reckless choices. They may have been drinking and driving or texting while behind the wheel. Maybe they were speeding and weaving in between cars when they caused your collision.

Your case might seem straightforward. You might even wonder if you even need a lawyer after your crash. Someone clearly caused your accident. The police and insurance companies are investigating everything. Sounds simple, right?

Don't be so sure. Sometimes, the driver flees the scene of the crash, leaving you with the mess of a hit-and-run accident. Other times, the driver doesn't have enough insurance to cover the cost of your collision. Maybe the driver denies doing anything wrong. They might even try to blame you for causing the collision.

Never assume everything will go as planned. Even the most straightforward car accident claims can quickly spiral out of control. If you don't take steps to protect your rights, you might not get the financial compensation you deserve. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side who knows how to win such tough cases.

Insurance companies and car accidents

Negligence is a legal term that refers to who's at fault. This is critical when it comes to determining financial compensation for car accidents. The at-fault driver is responsible for compensating injury victims. That's why insurance companies spend so much time and money investigating accident claims.

Insurance companies often do everything they can to prove that their policy holder is not to blame. Often, they send investigators to the scene of an accident almost immediately after it happened. They're there because they're searching for any piece of evidence they can use to justify denying your accident claim.

Why do insurance companies do this? Because there's often a lot of money at stake after a serious car accident. When you add up all your accident-related expenses (medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, etc.) the total bill can be thousands or even millions of dollars.

With so much money on the line, it's critical that you have a lawyer who's not afraid to take on insurance companies and fight for compensation you deserve. Insurance companies don't intimidate us. We know how to take them on and win. We can help you build a strong legal case that illustrates exactly what happened and why you should be compensated.

Carlton gets it. Get Carlton on your side

Dan Carlton knows. He understands how frustrating it can be if you suddenly have a serious injury due to an auto accident caused by another driver. Suddenly, you can't work. You can't do many of the things you take for granted. Meanwhile, your medical expenses can add up fast and all your regular bills keep coming in.

We can work with you to build the strongest possible legal case. We do this by finding the facts that matter. Often, this involves analyzing accident reports. We also often track down witnesses, visit the scene of the crash and consult with accident reconstruction experts. Whatever it takes to undercover the truth, you can count on Dan Carlton to do it.

Car accidents are serious business. We take them seriously right from the start. Discover what a dedicated, Orange County car accident lawyer can do for you. Contact our law firm and get the attention you deserve. Call (949) 757-0707 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation today. Your case matters here.