San Marcos Car Accident Lawyer
No personal injury law firm knows San Marcos like Walton Law Firm. San Marcos has been our home for more than a decade, and our San Marcos car accident lawyers have helped many San Marcos residents deal with the aftermath of an automobile accident in San Marcos or around North County. As you know, San Marcos is notorious for pass-through traffic. At all times of the day, the 78, San Marcos Blvd., Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Twin Oaks Valley Rd., and Mission Ave. are jammed with cars, mostly people passing through to get to someplace else. Those roads are notorious for accidents.
Most car accident are the result of driver negligence. Negligence simply means that a person failed to act reasonably, or, under the given circumstances, breached a duty owned to those around him or her. On the road negligence can be found in a variety of circumstances, and our car accident lawyers here in San Marcos have handled them all. Most frequently, negligence on the road involves rear-end accident, where are car traveling behind another cannot brake in time. But other San Marcos crashes include head-on collisions at intersections, T-bone crashes, and rollover accidents. No two accidents are alike and having a San Marcos car accident lawyer with substantial experience is critical.
Under California law, every driver must use reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. The California jury instruction for motor vehicles states that, "a person must use reasonable care in driving a vehicle. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicles. The failure to use reasonable care in driving a vehicle is negligence." (CACI 700)
San Marcos auto accident injury lawyer Randy Walton lives in San Marcos and has represented dozens of San Marcos residents in car accident, motorcycle accidents, and other personal injury claims. He is well known in the San Marcos community, and well known to many automobile insurance companies throughout Southern California. Here is what a recent San Marcos client had to say:
Hiring a San Marcos Car Accident Lawyer Before the Statute of Limitation Expires
My husband and I are seniors who were involved in a four-car auto accident on Rancho Santa Fe Road in 2015, which was caused by someone texting while driving. My husband was injured and had to undergo eventual back surgery. After the accident, we had no idea where to turn but we were referred to Randy Walton through a relative.
My husband was not able to leave the house to go to the law firm office so Randy came to our home to discuss our case. We found him to be personable, knowledgeable and caring, and we felt that our case was in good hands.
Randy was able to settle our accident case for an amount that was satisfactory to us so we didn't have to go through a court case.
We HIGHLY recommend the Walton Law Firm!
In California, a person injured in a car accident has two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This is the statute of limitations. If the accident was caused by a governmental entity (e.g. police car, trash truck, school vehicle, etc.), then the statute might be much shorter. If you fail to file your claim or a lawsuit within the proscribed statutory period, you can lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Accordingly, it is always a good idea to consult with an accident lawyer in San Marcos as early as possible, to preserve the available evidence and verify the relevant statutory period.
In the event of very serious injury or death, it is important for family members to understand how the statute of limitations works for wrongful death claims. Except for cases involving governmental entities, family members who wish to file a wrongful death claim after a loved one dies in an automobile accident have two years from the date of the individual’s death to file a lawsuit.Contact a San Marcos Auto Accident Attorney at Walton Law Firm
Local residents who have been hurt by the negligence of another driver are entitled to receive fair compensation for the medical bills they incur, any lost wages, and for the pain and suffering the accident has had on their life. To maximize your chance of being successful in your case, it is best to call a San Marcos accident lawyer at the earliest opportunity for a free consultation. The lawyers at Walton Law Firm can be reached at 760.571.5500 or fill out our online consultation form.