Car injury accidents in California are quite common. The rising trend of traffic fatalities is disturbing. Fatality statistics from 2009 to 2013 reveal an increasing drift of fatal accidents - oscillating upward between 2720 and 3090. Vehicle injuries inflicted vary with the type of accident or collision. Car injury accidents also vary in degree of severity, with some not requiring medical treatment while others might physically disable the victims. Of course, many such accidents result in the death or one or more persons.
Most of these car accidents in California are caused by drunk driving, negligence, not following traffic rules or simply a tired driver behind the wheels. At Nehora Law Firm, our car accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve, regardless of the severity of your injuries. We offer a free consultation – helping you determine whether you have a case and, if so, what compensation sum you may be entitled to. Fill out our online form or contact us by phone today in order to speak with a car accident attorney.
What to do after a car accident
- Call the police
- Seek medical assistance
- Collect evidence
- Do not admit liability
- Contact a car accident lawyer
- Engage fully with all implicated parties
- Keep all documentation and/or photos
Given the incidences arising from traffic accidents in the state of California, many victims of car accidents seek the services of an attorney to help them recove the compensation they’re entitled to. When involved in an accident it is advisable to always stop and assess the situation rather than speed off, walk away or not determine liability. Assessing the situation puts you in a better position to give a full account of what transpired and the damages caused. It also helps your personal injury lawyer, who can marshal this evidence in your favor.
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For a driver seeking to be compensated for his/her claim, he or she must show fault on the part of the other driver. In the case of ‘pure comparative negligence’ that operates in California, which can only apply in full legal proceedings; a judge generally calculates the percentage of liability on each driver and reduces each driver’s liability according to those percentages. This may be necessary in cases where the accident is complex – where one or more parties must share liability. However, not all cases are subject, of course, to pure comparative negligence.
If you’d like to learn more about your car accident claim, contact a member of our legal team today. We will discuss your case with you – going through the detail of what happened and whether you have sufficient evidence to file a personal injury case. Once we have established liability, we will proceed to determine the maximum possible compensation value and, from there, proceeding to negotiate that settlement in your favor. If you have any questions about car accident claims or pedestrian accident claims, fill out our online form today and a member of our team will get back to you very shortly. You can also learn more about our Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys by browsing our practice area pages.