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Auto Accidents

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San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been physically injured in an auto accident through no fault of your own, the Law Firm of Phillips and Pelly is here to help. Whether you were a driver, passenger or simply a pedestrian, we know all too well that injuries can be very serious and unfortunately, sometimes fatal.

In the blink of an eye, you or someone you love, could be the victim of someone else’s careless driving. One minute you’re innocently driving to work, the next you’re being rushed to the hospital after a distracted driver made a sudden lane change causing your vehicle to flip. Having represented San Diegan’s injured in car accidents for over 18 years, we understand the impact this can have on your life.

An injury impacts your ability to fully enjoy the life you were living prior to the accident. It can affect your ability to work and earn an income, put food on the table, pay bills and take care of your family. We have litigated thousands of personal injury claims, and understand how to effectively navigate the process on behalf of our Clients.

Other Types of Accidents

In an instant, a car accident can dramatically change your life

We've seen it time and time again. You may be the most conscientious driver in the world, but others are not always as diligent and as mindful as you are. Whether it is a distracted driver who is texting or checking emails, a careless driver speeding and making unsafe lane changes without regard for the safety of others, or someone who is simply not paying attention, the consequences of their actions are visited on you and your family.

Every 14 seconds, someone is injured in a car accident in the United States, with over 3,000 auto accident deaths occurring annually in the state of California alone. The injuries suffered can range from soft-tissue pain or headaches, all the way to more severe, life altering injuries such as paralysis, amputated limbs, broken bones or brain injury.

If this happens, it’s important to talk to an experienced team of personal injury attorneys like Phillips and Pelly. Our team of dedicated car accident injury lawyer's will ensure that you receive compensation when eligible, for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.

What to do and NOT to do if you’ve been injured in a San Diego car accident

DO: Get immediate medical assistance
DO: Call us right away at (858) 794-1700. We are here for you.
DO NOT: Speak to the other driver’s insurance company
DO NOT: Give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company
DO NOT: Sign any documents from the other driver’s insurance company

Call or Email us now for a Free Case Evaluation

There is never an obligation. If hired, we will begin work immediately on your behalf.

Generally, the other insurer is looking to do one of two things:
  1. Obtain information from you that could potentially decrease your final compensation.
  2. Offer to pay you an immediate settlement that is much lower than what you may actually be owed, in exchange for signing a release to your claim.

Don’t fall for these common insurance tactics . Once retained, we immediately notify the insurer of our Firm’s representation on your behalf. They are not permitted to call you once this is done. We will take over handling all of the details, negotiating, paperwork, forms and document filings on your behalf. You only need focus on healing and getting better.

Should I represent myself? Why do I need an injury lawyer?

That’s a fair question. The short answer, is that although some car accident claims are simple to handle, there are others requiring extensive litigation skills and a vast knowledge base that only experienced San Diego car accident lawyers like Phillips and Pelly are able to handle. Studies have consistently shown that personal injury claims represented by a skilled injury attorney receive much higher compensation than those claimants who choose to represent themselves.

That’s why the insurance company will attempt to settle with you directly, and as quickly as possible. Car accident litigation, especially those resulting in serious injuries, require reconstruction experts, medical doctors and the like. It is strongly advised that you seek professional representation.

The Consultation is free, and our “no fee until we win guarantee” means that our fees are based on a percentage of the amount we recover on your behalf.


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"Once hired, we take the burden off of your shoulders and onto ours. It’s what we do." - Oliver Pelly, Managing Partner/Attorney

The leading causes of car accidents are no surprise

The top five most common causes of car accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving and running of red lights.

When you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, be certain that you are fully aware of your legal rights. Experienced attorneys like Oliver Pelly and John Phillips can advise if you are eligible for compensation. Whether the accident was minor or something more serious, seeking the advice of trained professionals can help you to understand the entire scope of your right of recovery.

No one ever expects to get into an accident. As a matter of fact, many are responsible drivers - but it only takes one person speeding recklessly down the freeway, texting or weaving in and out of traffic, to cause an accident resulting in injury. If this happens to you, you should not have to suffer because of it.

If you have been hurt because someone else was driving unsafely, our team of attorneys are available to carefully evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation.

The lowdown on insurance companies. It’s just business…

Insurance companies are a business. That means, their primary focus is not on you. It’s on maximizing revenues and minimizing expenses. The insurance companies are highly motivated to limit their payout for injury claims. The objective is to entice you to settle for a fraction of what they may actually owe you.

Car accident victims and the families of those who have died in car accidents face a challenging uphill battle, which is further complicated by complex California insurance laws and legal issues.

If you are involved in a car accident in San Diego, chances are the insurance company will call to advise what you are entitled to under the policy.

Do NOT accept anything or sign anything from the insurance company without contacting an attorney first. Phillips and Pelly are experienced San Diego Car Accident Attorneys with vast expertise in navigating through the complicated insurance claims landscape. They will handle your entire case from start to finish, allowing you to focus on the most important task at hand….healing and getting better.

Do I have to pay for representation?

No. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee. You only pay if we recover money on your behalf.

What type of compensation is available for me?

If you are injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, damage to your vehicle, property damage and pain and suffering.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation now

One of the first things to do after an accident, is to determine whether or not you have a claim. Phillips and Pelly are skilled Plaintiff’s attorneys with decades of experience litigating car accident claims. During your Free Case Evaluation , we will listen to the details of your case, and give you a professional assessment of whether or not you have a claim.

The call is free. The Case Evaluation is free. Call or Email us now (below) to talk to an attorney.

We are here to help you

“Call us now, to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. We can quickly assess whether or not you've got a claim, and the best next steps to take.” - Oliver Pelly, Managing Partner/Attorney

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Tell us about your accident and your injuries. An injury lawyer from our team will call and provide you with a Free Evaluation of your Case. If we can help, and you are unable to travel, we will come to your home, office or hospital. It’s easy - let’s get started...