Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyer for Auto Accident Victims in Santa Rosa, CA
When you have been injured in an accident, you need someone who can guide you through the recovery process. You need someone who can call on decades of experience to advise you of your rights, help you avoid mistakes, and protect you from the insurance companies. You need someone who will work to resolve your situation as quickly as possible, but who is prepared to fight if that’s what it takes to enforce your rights.
A Devoted Advocate for Individuals and Families in Crisis
Attorney Michael Henderson has been representing auto accident victims for more than 20 years. After graduating in the top of his class at the prestigious McGeorge School of Law, Michael embarked on a legal career devoted to helping individuals and families recover in times of crisis. In his decades of experiencing giving a voice to those who have been injured and who are otherwise at the mercy of the insurance companies, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation, including several individual awards in excess of $1 million.
If you have been injured in an accident in Santa Rosa, it is important that you seek help. If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. But, without a personal injury lawyer, no one involved in your case has your best interests in mind. If you try to deal with the insurance companies on your own, you will almost certainly end up with far less than you deserve – and you won’t know it until it is too late. Michael Henderson can help you understand what you have lost and what you will lose in the future, and he can make sure that you do not settle for less than you deserve.
“Michael and his staff were wonderfully supportive, knowledgeable, and effective in resolving my car accident case. Everyone [at the firm] made the process less intimidating, and [they] got a result that I was very happy with.”
Experienced Representation for Santa Rosa, CA Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our perosonl injury firm provides experienced legal representation for individuals injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents in the Santa Rosa, CA area. We routinely represent clients in cases involving:
- Car Accidents – We handle all car accident cases, including those involving drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, failure to stop, and uninsured/underinsured motorists.
- Truck Accidents – Truck accidents can be devastating for innocent drivers, passengers, and their families. We take on the trucking companies, truck manufacturers, and other companies to fight for maximum compensation.
- Motorcycle Accidents – If you were injured on your motorcycle, winning your case will require overcoming the common prejudices against motorcycle riders. We have the experience required to maximize your settlement or secure a favorable verdict at trial.
California Motor Vehicle Accident FAQs
Q: How do I know if I have a claim for compensation after an auto accident?
After an auto accident, the only way to determine whether you have a claim is to hire a law firm to conduct an investigation. You need to know who was at fault in the accident, and this means recovering key evidence before it disappears. If necessary, we can act quickly to investigate your accident and preserve your claim for compensation.
Q: What if the driver who hit me fled the scene or was uninsured?
If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or an accident involving an uninsured driver, our injury and accident firm may still be able to help you secure a financial recovery. Your options in these scenarios may include:
- Using witness statements, video footage, and other evidence to identify a hit-and-run driver
- Filing a claim against your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy
- Identifying other parties that contributed to causing the accident
Q: Do I really need an attorney to deal with the insurance companies?
The insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible, and their adjusters are trained to solicit statements and information that will minimize accident victims’ financial recoveries. They will not advise you of your rights, and they are under no obligation to tell you how much your claim is worth. To avoid falling victim to the insurance companies’ tactics, you need experienced legal representation.
Q: If I accept a check from the insurance company, can I seek additional compensation later?
When you accept an insurance settlement, the fine print states that you are waiving your right to seek additional compensation. You get one chance to protect your rights, and if you settle too soon, you could end up paying for someone else’s mistake for years (or perhaps decades) to come.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with Michael Henderson
For more information about protecting your right to compensation after an auto accident, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with personal injury attorney Michael Henderson. To discuss your case in confidence, call our Santa Rosa, CA law offices at (707) 843-3743 or contact us online now.