If you had told me I’d getting myself a car accident attorney in Sacramento because of a fender bender in the parking lot of the local supermarket, I would have laughed at you. But that is exactly what happened several months ago. I was just getting ready to leave the lot with a car load of groceries when an old woman banged into the rear of my vehicle with her monstrous Cadillac. I wasn’t hurt, thank goodness, nor was she, but my car had some damage. Imagine my surprise when she gave me the once over and proceeded to exit the lot.
You simply can’t hit someone and drive off, injured or not. I was able to get her license plate number and called the police. They found her at home and were able to confirm her vehicle had damage consistent with the damage on my vehicle. The supermarket security footage provided additional evidence. When I found out she didn’t have insurance or even a valid driver’s license due to her poor eyesight, I knew I needed a lawyer. No way was I eating the bullet on this accident. My insurance would cover it, but I knew the premiums would go up.
So I found a capable attorney online with good reviews and they looked at all the evidence and assured me that this was a case that would be a sure thing in court. Amazingly, the lady let it get to court and refused to settle. Big mistake for her. She lost big time and had to cough up not only the money to fix my car but also the fees to pay my lawyer! I was ecstatic. The only inconvenience I suffered through was the time it took to get my car fixed at the shop. I don’t like suing, but sometimes you have to do it!