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San Ysidro | Statistics
San Ysidro is a district of the City of San Diego immediately north of the U.S. – Mexico border. It is home to one of the world’s busiest land border crossings. According to the U.S. General Services Administration, over 25 million vehicles enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. With such a large amount of cars entering the U.S., car accidents in San Ysidro occur on a daily basis. If you have been involved in a car accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit for damages.
San Ysidro Car Accident | Liability
The following are the elements needed to be proven in order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit:
- The driver owed you a duty of care;
- The driver breached the duty of care;
- The driver’s breach of the duty of care caused the car accident to occur; and
- You incurred bodily harm as a result of the injury.
Car Accident | Injury Claims
There are two types of auto insurance claims you can file if you were injured in a San Ysidro car accident; you may file a first-party claim or a third-party claim.
- A first party claim is filed with your insurance company. This may happen if the at-fault vehicle was uninsured, or underinsured, and if you purchased this coverage under your insurance policy.
- A third-party claim is filed with the insurance company of the alleged wrongful driver. Anytime you file an insurance claim against the person that crashed into you, then you are filing a third-party claim.
Example Scenario 1: Craig and John are driving to San Ysidro to visit family and friends over the 4th of July weekend. Craig is driving his new Ford truck while John is his front seat passenger. Craig is rear-ended by Pat, a negligent driver. Both Craig and John suffer bodily injuries as a result of the crash. John can file a claim with Pat’s car insurance for damages to cover his injuries along with his medical expenses and lost wages. This is called a third-party claim.
Example Scenario 2: Janie works for UPS in Chula Vista. While out delivering packages to customers, her truck is hit by a negligent driver. Janie suffers a broken arm and low back pain as a result of the crash. Janie can file a workers’ compensation claim (under a first party claim) and can also sue the negligent driver under a third-party lawsuit.
5-Things To Do after a San Ysidro Car Accident
If you are in a car accident, it is important that you remain calm and do the following 5-things:
- Call the Police;
- Receive Immediate Medical Attention;
- Photograph the Damage to your Vehicle;
- Follow-up with your Medical Care; and
- Call an Experienced and Well Respected San Ysidro car accident attorney.
Call the police after your car accident: Your phone call to the police is documentation that the car accident occurred, and the police may proceed with a traffic collision report with the information you will need to file an injury claim against the driver. Read More
Photograph your vehicle damage after your car accident: This photographic evidence will be used future expert accident reconstruction use. Read More
Receive immediate medical attention after your car accident: It is very important that you seek immediate medical care so that you receive a complete medical prognosis and injury diagnoses. Read More
Follow-up with your medical care after your car accident: It very is important to complete your medical care to ensure that thorough documentation of your injuries is kept by your medical providers. Read More
Ordaz Law, APC | San Ysidro Car Accident
Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal legal representation to individuals seeking a San Ysidro car accident lawyer. We help victims suffering from a variety of injuries, who have sustained their injuries through different types of injury producing events. We believe that it is a necessity to represent people who have sustained traumatic and debilitating injuries, and suffered ultimate losses.
Call (619) 550-3617 today so that we may schedule your free and discreet consultation with a premier San Ysidro car accident lawyer.
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