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Central California Car Accident Lawyers

Champion Law Group specializes in car accident injury claims. We only work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that no fee is taken unless a recovery has been made. Our team of experienced auto accident attorneys are responsible for recovering over $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for clients. If you were in an accident that was not your fault and you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Serving California’s Central Valley and Central Coast, Champion Law Group’s auto accident lawyers are aware of the dangers we all face on a daily basis when we drive or ride in a motor vehicle. The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System reports that over 3,100 people were killed and over 230,000 people were injured in California traffic accidents in 2014. As Central Valley and Central Coast populations increase, the number of accidents will also increase.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a vehicle accident, then contact the Central California Car Accident Lawyers of Champion Law Group now for a free and confidential consultation. Complete the contact form on this page, use the live chat or call us at 1-800-715-4105.

We have five Central California locations to serve you throughout the Central Valley and along California’s Central Coast, including: Bakersfield, Fresno, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Visalia.  If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident and suffered an injury, call 1-800-715-4105 immediately to speak with an auto accident attorney.

Whether it was a car or trucking accident, we have the lawyers and experience to handle your case. Contact us by calling, filling out our free consultation request form, or by simply using the 24/7 free chat here on our site.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Soft-Tissue

Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury reported by persons involved in a car accident. These types of injuries occur in the “soft” parts of the body, such as tendons, ligaments, tissues and muscles. Some examples of common soft tissue injuries include bruising and muscle strains and spasms.

Another type of soft tissue injury is whiplash, which is the most common soft tissue injury reported by car accident victims. Whiplash injury occurs when a collision causes your body, neck and head to move back and forth quickly and violently. The effects of whiplash are commonly felt in the days following an accident.

Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Sharp neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Muscle spasms radiating from the neck to the shoulder area

Concussion

Concussions are also a common type of injury linked to car crashes. Concussions can have serious long-term effects on your cognitive ability and mental health. Concussions have the ability to make life more difficult to deal with, and may even be serious enough to affect speech and memory capabilities.

Short term effects of concussions include:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Ringing in Ear
  • Tiredness / Fatigue
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • And more…

Potential long term effects of concussions include:

  • Cognitive decline – having a hard time concentrating on tasks and remembering things
  • Increased irritability
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Disturbed sleep, irregular sleeping patterns
  • Depression / Psychological issues
  • Changes and problems with smelling and tasting

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

An injury to the brain can range from a mild concussion, to a much more debilitating injury categorized as a traumatic brain injury (TBI.) Receiving a strong blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These types of injuries can have a dramatic toll on speech, vision, ability to concentrate, ability to remember, as well as control of emotions. Such effects are devastating and life-changing.

All of the possible effects of traumatic brain injury include those of concussions, as well as the following:

  • Comatose state
  • Difficulty or inability to perform everyday tasks
  • Loss of mobility
  • Seizures (both one-time and reoccurring)
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to control bladder and bowel functions

Bone Fractures

Bone fractures occur when a bone, or bones, in the body crack or break due to the force of the accident. Pain and bruising may occur, with more serious cases, surgery or implants may be required in order to stabilize bones during the healing process. Fracture types can range from minor to major and will typically require anywhere from 2-4 months to heal, sometimes even longer.

Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can affect any part of your body from your fingers to your toes, your brain to your chest. Nerves are what transmit “messages” between the brain and other parts of our bodies. When those nerves are damaged, the central nervous system is disrupted and can interfere with brain function. Spinal nerves, digital nerves, and sensory nerves can become damaged in a car accident.

If you have any of the following symptoms after an accident, you may be experiencing nerve damage:

  • Tingling sensation that doesn’t stop, usually in your fingers and toes
  • Unusual pain and sensitivity
  • Having a hard time speaking
  • Unusual weakness and muscle atrophy
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Issues with controlling bladder and bowel movements
  • Partial or complete paralysis

Death

The absolute worst outcome of a car accident is death. If a loved one died as a result of a vehicle accident, we are extremely sorry for your loss, and are here to help you and your family navigate the road ahead to find justice for your loved one.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many different types of auto accidents, which can cause a vehicle to be struck head-on, from behind, sideswiped, T-boned, or even result in the vehicle rolling over. In our nearly 30 years handling car accident cases throughout Central California, we’ve seen it all. This is a list of the most common causes of car accidents.

Speeding

Speeding is responsible for some of the most serious car accident injuries. Whenever you notice a person who is driving too fast and aggressively, it is best to keep your distance and drive passively around them to prevent an accident.

Distracted Driving

These days it’s pretty common to see people looking down at their cell phones while driving. This is just one of the many distractions that can cause an accident. Other distractions include lighting and smoking cigarettes, making adjustments to mirrors and climate controls, eating and/or drinking, talking to other people in the car, looking at distractions outside of the car, or even being lost in thought.

Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue happens when a person is either driving tired, or has been driving for a long period of time causing them to become fatigued. This greatly impairs a driver’s ability to focus and pay attention on the road. Drivers may be falling asleep or “zoning out” and overall have a slower reaction time. Driver fatigue is more prevalent in truck drivers since they tend to drive longer distances as well as to drive at night.

Trucking accidents are extremely dangerous due to the size of tractor trailer vehicles. Getting into an accident with an 18-wheeler will do significantly more damage than a collision with a regular passenger vehicle. If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident, call Champion Law Group to speak with one of our experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers.

Intoxicated Driver

Drunk driving is responsible for almost one-third of all fatal accidents. Most drunk driving accidents occur at night, but can and do occur at any time of day.

Car Accident Settlement Calculator

When you proceed with your car accident case, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation for your injuries.

Medical Expenses

Both past and future medical expenses related to the accident

Wage Loss

Some injuries are serious enough to cause you to miss time from work and you may be able to be reimbursed for time off from work to recuperate from your injuries.

Pain and Suffering

There is nothing that can truly pay you back for your pain and suffering. However, pain and suffering is an additional form of compensation added to a personal injury claim. The amount of pain and suffering award depends upon the extent of the injury.

Loss of Consortium

If your family has lost a family member due to a car or trucking accident, then you may be able to make a loss of consortium claim. Loss of consortium may entitle you to be compensated for things like costs of the funeral and burial, loss of domestic services, as well as other damages. If you believe this may apply to your situation, contact us and we can walk you through the specifics of your individual case.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or trucking accident, call the Central California Car Accident Lawyers of Champion Law Group. We will provide you with a free and confidential evaluation of your case. We can advise you of your rights. Call us now at 1-800-715-4105.

We have five Central California offices to serve you throughout the Central Valley and along California’s Central coast, including Bakersfield, Fresno, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Visalia. There are strict time limitations for making a personal injury claim. Contact us now by calling 1-800-715-4105, using the live chat feature or completing the brief form on this page.

Se habla español. If you need a car accident attorney and are more comfortable with speaking to someone in Spanish, we have a staff fluent in Spanish to help you proceed with your case.

Central California Car Accident Lawyers

Champion Law Group specializes in car accident injury claims. We only work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that no fee is taken unless a recovery has been made. Our team of experienced auto accident attorneys are responsible for recovering over $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for clients. If you were in an accident that was not your fault and you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Serving California’s Central Valley and Central Coast, Champion Law Group’s auto accident lawyers are aware of the dangers we all face on a daily basis when we drive or ride in a motor vehicle. The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System reports that over 3,100 people were killed and over 230,000 people were injured in California traffic accidents in 2014. As Central Valley and Central Coast populations increase, the number of accidents will also increase.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a vehicle accident, then contact the Central California Car Accident Lawyers of Champion Law Group now for a free and confidential consultation. Complete the contact form on this page, use the live chat or call us at 1-800-715-4105.

We have five Central California locations to serve you throughout the Central Valley and along California’s Central Coast, including: Bakersfield, Fresno, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Visalia.  If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident and suffered an injury, call 1-800-715-4105 immediately to speak with an auto accident attorney.

Whether it was a car or trucking accident, we have the lawyers and experience to handle your case. Contact us by calling, filling out our free consultation request form, or by simply using the 24/7 free chat here on our site.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Soft-Tissue

Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury reported by persons involved in a car accident. These types of injuries occur in the “soft” parts of the body, such as tendons, ligaments, tissues and muscles. Some examples of common soft tissue injuries include bruising and muscle strains and spasms.

Another type of soft tissue injury is whiplash, which is the most common soft tissue injury reported by car accident victims. Whiplash injury occurs when a collision causes your body, neck and head to move back and forth quickly and violently. The effects of whiplash are commonly felt in the days following an accident.

Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Sharp neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Muscle spasms radiating from the neck to the shoulder area

Concussion

Concussions are also a common type of injury linked to car crashes. Concussions can have serious long-term effects on your cognitive ability and mental health. Concussions have the ability to make life more difficult to deal with, and may even be serious enough to affect speech and memory capabilities.

Short term effects of concussions include:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Ringing in Ear
  • Tiredness / Fatigue
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • And more…

Potential long term effects of concussions include:

  • Cognitive decline – having a hard time concentrating on tasks and remembering things
  • Increased irritability
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Disturbed sleep, irregular sleeping patterns
  • Depression / Psychological issues
  • Changes and problems with smelling and tasting

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

An injury to the brain can range from a mild concussion, to a much more debilitating injury categorized as a traumatic brain injury (TBI.) Receiving a strong blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These types of injuries can have a dramatic toll on speech, vision, ability to concentrate, ability to remember, as well as control of emotions. Such effects are devastating and life-changing.

All of the possible effects of traumatic brain injury include those of concussions, as well as the following:

  • Comatose state
  • Difficulty or inability to perform everyday tasks
  • Loss of mobility
  • Seizures (both one-time and reoccurring)
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to control bladder and bowel functions

Bone Fractures

Bone fractures occur when a bone, or bones, in the body crack or break due to the force of the accident. Pain and bruising may occur, with more serious cases, surgery or implants may be required in order to stabilize bones during the healing process. Fracture types can range from minor to major and will typically require anywhere from 2-4 months to heal, sometimes even longer.

Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can affect any part of your body from your fingers to your toes, your brain to your chest. Nerves are what transmit “messages” between the brain and other parts of our bodies. When those nerves are damaged, the central nervous system is disrupted and can interfere with brain function. Spinal nerves, digital nerves, and sensory nerves can become damaged in a car accident.

If you have any of the following symptoms after an accident, you may be experiencing nerve damage:

  • Tingling sensation that doesn’t stop, usually in your fingers and toes
  • Unusual pain and sensitivity
  • Having a hard time speaking
  • Unusual weakness and muscle atrophy
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Issues with controlling bladder and bowel movements
  • Partial or complete paralysis

Death

The absolute worst outcome of a car accident is death. If a loved one died as a result of a vehicle accident, we are extremely sorry for your loss, and are here to help you and your family navigate the road ahead to find justice for your loved one.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many different types of auto accidents, which can cause a vehicle to be struck head-on, from behind, sideswiped, T-boned, or even result in the vehicle rolling over. In our nearly 30 years handling car accident cases throughout Central California, we’ve seen it all. This is a list of the most common causes of car accidents.

Speeding

Speeding is responsible for some of the most serious car accident injuries. Whenever you notice a person who is driving too fast and aggressively, it is best to keep your distance and drive passively around them to prevent an accident.

Distracted Driving

These days it’s pretty common to see people looking down at their cell phones while driving. This is just one of the many distractions that can cause an accident. Other distractions include lighting and smoking cigarettes, making adjustments to mirrors and climate controls, eating and/or drinking, talking to other people in the car, looking at distractions outside of the car, or even being lost in thought.

Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue happens when a person is either driving tired, or has been driving for a long period of time causing them to become fatigued. This greatly impairs a driver’s ability to focus and pay attention on the road. Drivers may be falling asleep or “zoning out” and overall have a slower reaction time. Driver fatigue is more prevalent in truck drivers since they tend to drive longer distances as well as to drive at night.

Trucking accidents are extremely dangerous due to the size of tractor trailer vehicles. Getting into an accident with an 18-wheeler will do significantly more damage than a collision with a regular passenger vehicle. If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident, call Champion Law Group to speak with one of our experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers.

Intoxicated Driver

Drunk driving is responsible for almost one-third of all fatal accidents. Most drunk driving accidents occur at night, but can and do occur at any time of day.

Car Accident Settlement Calculator

When you proceed with your car accident case, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation for your injuries.

Medical Expenses

Both past and future medical expenses related to the accident

Wage Loss

Some injuries are serious enough to cause you to miss time from work and you may be able to be reimbursed for time off from work to recuperate from your injuries.

Pain and Suffering

There is nothing that can truly pay you back for your pain and suffering. However, pain and suffering is an additional form of compensation added to a personal injury claim. The amount of pain and suffering award depends upon the extent of the injury.

Loss of Consortium

If your family has lost a family member due to a car or trucking accident, then you may be able to make a loss of consortium claim. Loss of consortium may entitle you to be compensated for things like costs of the funeral and burial, loss of domestic services, as well as other damages. If you believe this may apply to your situation, contact us and we can walk you through the specifics of your individual case.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or trucking accident, call the Central California Car Accident Lawyers of Champion Law Group. We will provide you with a free and confidential evaluation of your case. We can advise you of your rights. Call us now at 1-800-715-4105.

We have five Central California offices to serve you throughout the Central Valley and along California’s Central coast, including Bakersfield, Fresno, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Visalia. There are strict time limitations for making a personal injury claim. Contact us now by calling 1-800-715-4105, using the live chat feature or completing the brief form on this page.

Se habla español. If you need a car accident attorney and are more comfortable with speaking to someone in Spanish, we have a staff fluent in Spanish to help you proceed with your case.