A crash that occurred on Friday resulted in a South Whittier family’s home nearly getting ruined. An SUV cut through the lawn and ended up in an alley next to the home, coming to rest after crashing into a fence. The incident happened around 1:30 in the morning in the South Whittier/Santa Fe Springs neighborhood, on Florence Ave and Carmenita Road. The driver of the SUV had to be taken away in an ambulance; there was no update on his condition, but it is expected to be stable. Although the car was fairly mangled and he suffered various injuries, police said that he would be fine. The cause of the accident is unknown. The man allegedly ran a red light and crashed into another car; he was traveling at a fast speed. Police have yet to release a statement regarding further details.
Negligence of Automobile DriversAnyone in an automobile has a duty of care that is owed to everyone else on the road. This duty of care essentially states that the driver will not do anything to place any individuals in harm’s way by the way he drives or the choices he makes while behind the wheel. The following will happen when a driver is negligent: head-on collision, a sideswipe, a T-bone crash, or a rear-end accident. Essentially, any type of impact can be classified as an accident. The accident will then lead to physical injuries of some kind, whether a concussion, neck and back damages, internal organ injuries, broken bones, and more. If all four of these points of negligence are established to be true, you have the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver. If even one point is untrue, you will not have a personal injury claim. For example, if you were not physically hurt, you won’t be able to receive compensation for medical bills and other expenses. Instead, you will only be able to pursue lost wages and property damage. Generally, insurance claims that pursue property damage and lost income are easier to negotiate than those involving physical injuries and medical bills. Insurance agents will be presented with a mechanic’s estimate for repairs and a copy of your pay stub; this is hard evidence, and it is usually not an excessive amount. You may not even need a lawyer to negotiate the deal you deserve. If you were hurt, though, you will certainly need an attorney. You will simply not have the legal experience required to handle a claim, and the insurance agent may outright deny your claim or ignore it.
Compensation from a Car CrashIf you have been involved in a car accident, you are able to receive compensation for your injuries. Our team of attorneys will work around the clock to secure you the maximum settlement available under the law. We will strive to bring you coverage for:
- Medical bills from the past and future
- Lost wages and future lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death expenses
- Punitive damages
Call (213) 389-3765 to schedule a free legal consultation.