Experienced & Dedicated Car Accident Attorneys – California Car Accident Law Firm
California is the most populous state in the United States and consistently leads the nation in terms of having the highest number of car accidents. The enormous number of motor vehicles that travel California’s highways, freeways and city streets means massive traffic congestion. Because so many motorists must share our crowded roadways, it is hardly surprising that approximate 4,000 people die in California car accidents annually. California auto accidents are caused by negligent drivers, poor roadway planning and design and a variety of other factors.
Our California car accident attorney team has been helping injury victims involved in all types of auto accidents including those involving collisions with passenger vehicles, motorcycles, tractor-trailers, SUVs, bicycles and pedestrians for forty years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, which have provided our clients with the foundation for a new beginning after a serious California traffic accident. We understand that our clients are cherished family members to those who love them and treat them with the respect, dedication and compassion that their loved ones should expect and that our clients deserve.
California has seen improvement in recent years both in terms of the number of California car accidents as well as the number of injuries and fatalities. Despite this improvement, it is troubling that California accident data reveals that many people are involved in accidents that are completely avoidable if drivers simply focus on their driving and exercise reasonably safe driving practices. A brief review of data on unsafe driving behavior in California reveals the ease with which many California auto accidents could be avoided including:
- Almost 1,500 fatalities per year caused by speeding drivers
- Close to 31,000 alcohol related injury accidents per year
- Approximately 1,500 fatalities per year caused by alcohol related accidents
- A recent one month crackdown on distracted drivers in California resulted in almost 53,000 citations
This data underscores the substantial toll in injuries, fatalities and financial costs that result from preventable car accidents in California. A wide variety of other types of preventable driving practices cause many California car accidents including:
- Not allowing enough following distance (tailgating)
- Driving while under the influence of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or illegal narcotics
- Failing to adjust one’s speed for traffic or weather conditions
- Red light and stop sign running
- Drag racing or other forms of reckless driving
While distracted and negligent drivers cause the vast majority of California car accidents, there are other factors that also cause many car crashes in the Golden State. Another common contributing factor in many accidents is unsafe California roads. California’s fiscal problems have limited the ability of public entities to make safety improvements or to upgrade California’s infrastructure. Despite California’s large population, many California governmental entities have lagged behind other states in implementing road safety improvements.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in California, it is important to seek immediate legal advice from an experienced California car accident lawyer. There are many issues that can complicate recovering compensation for your injuries in California, including the extremely high number of uninsured drivers in California. There are millions of uninsured drivers on California highways, freeways and streets. There are also a substantial number of drivers in California without driver’s licenses. The high number of unlicensed and uninsured drivers means that the probability of being involved in an accident with a driver that flees the scene of a California collision is unacceptably high.
Even if the other driver does have insurance, you should not speak to the driver’s insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters in the state handle thousands of California car accident claims. Their principle objective is to reduce the liability exposure of their client so that they can save money. One common way that this is accomplished is by developing evidence that will allow them to shift part of the blame to you for your own injuries suffered in a California car crash. The insurance adjuster may also try to get you to provide a recorded statement. This request should be denied, and you should obtain legal representation from an experienced California auto accident lawyer before speaking to any insurance adjuster. The insurance company also may ask questions designed to suggest that you are lying about your injuries or exaggerating the seriousness of your injuries. Our experienced car accident attorneys can take care of all communication with the insurance company so that your California car accident claim is not compromised.
The list of potential causes of car accidents in California includes those related to driver error and other factors include the following:
- Violating California rules of the road
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Making a hands free call while driving (talking on a cell phone)
- DUI/DWI or alcohol involved collisions
- Driving while texting, eating, grooming, reading or engaging in other distracted driving practice
- Disregarding traffic control signals and signs
- Engaging in aggressive driving practices
- Poor roadway planning, design or maintenance
- Car malfunctions related to product defects
- Adverse weather conditions like snow, rain or fog
If you are involved in California car accident, you may suffer permanent debilitating injuries or wrongful death. Some of the most common injuries that afflict those involved in auto accidents in California include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Severe whiplash injuries
- Brain damage (traumatic brain injuries)
- Spinal cord injuries causing paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Serious burn injuries
- Compound fractures and broken bones
- Injuries involving internal organs
- Dislocations and joint injuries
- Wrongful death
When you suffer this sort of serious injury in a California automobile accident, it can mean extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, long periods of disability from employment and even permanent inability to engage in gainful employment or to provide for the needs of you and your family. Our committed legal team understands that when you suffer serious injuries in a California car accident you may face monumental challenges as you try to recover and get back to your life.
Lawyers in our personal injury network are committed to aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation for your claim so that you can focus on getting better and putting your life back on course. We may be able to help you obtain a broad range of damages including compensation for lost wages, future lost income, disfigurement, medical expenses, property damage (i.e. vehicle replacement or repair), loss of consortium (i.e. services/companionship of a spouse), funeral/burial expenses (wrongful death) and even punitive damages to punish particularly reckless behavior.
Our experienced California car accident lawyers zealously fight for car wreck victims throughout Southern California. We have successfully represented thousands of auto accident victims in obtaining the compensation and justice they deserve. We believe that those whose careless or inattentive behavior injures others must be held accountable, and victims must be compensated.
We provide thorough investigation of the facts, expert knowledge of the law, innovative litigation strategies, effective negotiation and persuasive advocacy. We are committed to helping victims recover the compensation they need to move past their car accident so call us today at 844-863-0421 to see how we can help.