San Diego County is known for its crowded freeways and roads. Not only does this create a hassle for people, but it also increases the likelihood that danger will be encountered by anyone on the road at any given time. In the meantime, if you have been injured in an accident, you need to contact a San Diego Auto Accident Lawyer at the San Diego Injury Law Center today. Schedule a free initial consultation with no upfront costs and no charge until we win. Toll Free 833-338-8230.
The Importance Of Having A Lawyer
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury claims should be filed when someone is injured due to someone else’s negligence. The basic question in every negligence case is whether the party responsible for the injury had a duty to provide caution or care, that he or she neglected to do so, and that the oversight was the cause of the plaintiff’s injury. Demonstrating negligence can become complicated, and personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations that limits the window of time during which a claim can be filed. For this reason, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury and accidents attorney right away after injury.
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We’ll take action to get you compensation.
We’ll make sure your medical expenses are paid for.
We’ll secure the lost wages you are entitled to.
We’ll take your case to trial.
Contact Our Expert Auto Attorneys Today
The key to recovering money following a auto accident is proving that another party acted negligently. Because California observes comparative fault, you can recover money if another party is shown to be somewhat to blame for the accident. Auto accident statistics make clear that driving in California can be life-threatening. This is true even under ideal conditions, when drivers are focused and when roadways are in good condition. The risk of an auto accident increases significantly with adverse driver behavior or road conditions. Car accidents are mostly avoidable and the cause, in most cases, is human error. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether it’s a car or motorcycle accident, tractor trailer wreck, or ATV injury, call our car accident lawyers today or contact us online. Our Law Firm, represents clients throughout San Diego County. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation initial consultation and answer any questions you might have. Call Toll Free 833-338-8230 or Direct 619-338-8230.
Top Causes of Auto Accidents in California
Auto Accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Every year approximately 30,000 Americans lose their lives in traffic accidents, and more than two million are injured. In California alone there were 2,739 persons killed and 229,354 persons injured in auto crashes in 2010. That same year Orange and Riverside Counties collectively saw nearly 300 fatal accidents and more than 20,000 accidents resulting in injury.
Distracted Driving the Main Culprit of Auto Accidents in California
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that drivers make more than 200 decisions per mile traveled. Making the correct decision in every instance requires a driver’s full attention. Unfortunately, the growing use of handheld digital devices, including iPhones creates more distractions today than ever before. A groundbreaking study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2006 found that driver inattention was the leading factor in most crashes. According to the research, 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve a distracted driver.
Specific Distracted Driving Behaviors Most Contributed to Car Wrecks
Cell phone use
Reaching for a moving object within the vehicle
Looking at something outside of the vehicle
While it is illegal in California to use a handheld cell phone or to text while driving, many people continue to engage in these behaviors. Public perception is that texting while driving (blamed for 1,600,000 accidents per year) is a teenage problem, but adults are actually more likely to text and drive than teens. Regardless of who texts and drives, it’s extremely dangerous. Studies show that texting while driving is six times as dangerous as drunk driving. The use of a hands-free phone, permitted for drivers over the age of 18 in California, is thought to alleviate the risk associated with cell phone use. While this is true to some extent, hands-free devices do not eliminate cognitive distraction, as talking while driving leads to so-called “inattention blindness.”
Other Causes of Car Crashes in California
Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol slows reaction times and impairs driving. Drunk driving is strongly correlated with fatal car accidents. Approximately 30 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are alcohol-related. California lost 972 people to drunk driving in 2010 and an additional 17,000 were injured by alcohol involved collisions.
Driving while sleep deprived is nearly as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. 100,000 motor vehicle crashes per year are the result of driver fatigue.
Speed is a factor in about 1 out of 3 fatal crashes.
Snow, ice, and other adverse weather make driving more dangerous, especially when driving as described above. The roadway itself, moreover, can increase accidents. Issues such as potholes, uneven pavement, signage problems, and poor road design make crashes more likely.
Recover Compensation Car Crash Injuries
The people injured in a auto accident may be entitled to compensation for losses that include:
Lost Wages and Future Lost Wages
Pain and Suffering
Proving Fault in a Car Wreck: The Reason You Need a Auto Accident Attorney
Some auto accidents, such as rear-end collisions, leave little doubt as to which driver is at fault. Other cases, however, depend on evidence, police reports, and eyewitness testimony. When cases are disputed, whether by the driver or the driver’s insurer, holding the negligent party responsible comes down to presenting a convincing case. This is where hiring an experienced California car accident attorney is critical, particularly when injuries are serious and medical bills runs into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer
When the stakes in a car accident are high, you need an experienced auto lawyer who will fight tirelessly on your behalf. With years of experience and tens of millions of dollars recovered for injured clients, our auto attorneys know what it takes to achieve top results. To schedule a free case review, contact us online or call 833-338-8230.
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If you or someone you love has been injured, don’t wait to take legal action. The sooner you contact San Diego Injury Law Center, the sooner your lawyer can begin gathering evidence to prepare your case for trial. Call our offices, or complete an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation or call 619-338-8230.