Every day, our law firm receives queries from clients who have been involved in car accidents. Given the sheer amount of vehicles on the road, it is not surprising that so many accidents happen. There are over 6 million accidents per year in the country with a few million deaths resulting from those crashes. It is often difficult to move forward after a car accident if you have been severely injured; you may not know the best method for success or you may not know how to file a lawsuit to get your deserved compensation. Fortunately, there are many legal options for you and numerous opportunities for you to get what you need. Our team of Tustin car accident lawyers at the Downtown LA Law Group has resolved thousands of cases over the years, and we would be proud to represent you.
Causes of Car Accidents
For the most part, car accidents can be attributed to the errors of drivers. All too often, individuals on the road do not drive with ample care or they do not pay close enough attention. The trouble is that driving is not an isolated activity; drivers are constantly surrounded by other people, and one mishap can wreak great havoc in many areas. There could be numerous victims in accidents, even culminating in tragic deaths and losses. Some of the most common errors drivers make include:
- Improper merging
- Driving while drunk or tired
- Turning without signaling or into oncoming traffic
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Ignoring right of way laws
- Failing to check for other vehicles at intersections
There are some causes of car accidents that are not directly attributable to drivers, though. These individuals should still take as much care as everyone else, but sometimes situations make it difficult. For example, it is very hard to drive in inclement weather, such as fog or snow. Controlling cars becomes difficult when there is very little traction, and not having ample visibility can be troublesome. Drivers should also make sure that their vehicles are properly maintained and do not have any malfunctions or defects, such as broken lights or brakes, as this can make it hard for other drivers to react. However, these defects can also escape drivers and even mechanics; there may be liabilities present directly from the factory, and the manufacturer could have made such errors. There is also the potential for the environment and roads to be broken or defective in some manner, such as littered with potholes or broken from excessive use. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should reach out to our firm for more assistance. Our Tustin car accident attorneys can handle your case for you.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents are some of the most devastating incidents that can happen. There are a few thousand pounds of steel, glass, and heavy plastic hurtling at high speeds. Seat belts, roll bars, materials, and airbags can only provide so much safety. The injuries you receive can greatly impact your life and permanently change how you move; some individuals never recover and have to give up their careers and ambitions because of the damage. Other injuries are not as severe, but that does not mean you shouldn’t pursue a lawsuit.
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Injuries we have seen from car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Brain damage
- Closed head injuries
- Facial damages
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Herniated discs and slipped discs
- Internal organ injuries
- Knee injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Puncture injuries and glass damage
- Severed limbs
Your injuries could very well be long-lasting and make it hard for you to live your normal life. You should receive ample compensation if you were severely hurt in a car crash. Don’t wait too long to take legal action – act fast an our Tustin car crash lawyers will strive to have a settlement for you.
Steps To Take Following A Car Accident
We know how hard it can be to follow a procedure after a car accident; you may not know what to do and you may be confused or chocked. You could be injured and scared. You could have to face the prospect of buying a new car or getting surgery. No matter what, it is important that you stay calm and follow these steps to ensure that you have the highest chance of success in your lawsuit and that you stay safe and protected after the accident. First, you should get medical attention as quickly as you can. You may need to call the paramedics to get treated at the scene or be transported to the emergency room. The severity of your injuries will play a large part in your settlement. We recommend getting medical help even if you feel you weren’t badly hurt. The professional can evaluate you to determine if you have any other issues or problems that would not show up immediately due to a delayed onset or due to being masked by adrenaline. It is also beneficial for your claim: a lack of medical treatment in an efficient time can be a red flag and cause the insurance agent to toss out your claim. You should then take as many photos of your injuries as possible, as well as pictures of the damage to the cars and any environmental proof. You can take videos if you feel it is necessary. In the event that the accident happened at a place of business, you could request the security footage to add to your photos and videos. You can then interview eyewitnesses, passengers, and bystanders who saw the accident happen. They can give you their testimonies to back up your claim. It can strengthen your case if you have numerous parties stating that you were not in the wrong and that the other individual was responsible. The police may come to the scene of the accident to direct traffic or issue tickets. They will likely conduct an investigation and may bring up charges. You can ask them for a copy of the police report once it has been finalized.
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You will need to write down the contact information, license plate number, insurance details, and more of the other driver so you have the specific party in mind when you sue. You do not want to take action against the wrong individual. Finally, it is important that you get a qualified car accident lawyer in Tustin who can sue the rightful party. You should not try to take legal action by yourself; you may not know how to negotiate a fairer deal, for one, but you could also be injured enough that the stress of a lawsuit will take a toll on you. Our attorneys can walk you through the whole legal process and ensure that your evidence is properly collected and documented.
Statute Of Limitations On Your Claim
You can only file a claim against the responsible party within 2 years of the injury or you will be prevented from acquiring compensation. It is common for people to wait too long to sue and find out that they are no longer eligible to have their expenses covered. You should always be quick and efficient when it comes to filing a lawsuit, and if you have questions, you are more than welcome to call our firm at (888) 649-7166 to confirm how much time you have left. You may also be eligible for an extension to the statute of limitations. If you were a minor at the time of the accident, your statute would start when you turn 18 years old. If you were left severely wounded or mentally impaired after the crash, your statute would be on hold until you return to functionality. Further, if the defendant has vacated the state, the time limit would freeze until he returns. Do not let your claim sit too long. Speak with a car accident attorney in Tustin today for the help you need.
Earnings From A Car Accident Claim
You can earn a fair amount of money from your car accident claim. You should not be made to pay off the expenses that racked up after you were injured due to another driver’s negligence, and we will make sure you get the maximum compensation available under the law. Some of the coverage you can receive includes:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical treatments
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Future missed wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages
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You should be fairly paid if you were not responsible for the crash. The insurance agent will consider all the details of your case and make an offer based on your injuries and how severe they were, the impact they had on your job and life, and your level of responsibility in the accident. An agent may try to pin a lot of blame on you, but our car accident attorneys in Tustin will prove that you were a victim and that you could not be held liable for your damages.
Our Firm and You
The Downtown LA Law Group has years of experience handling car accident claims and we know the best methods to win your lawsuit. You will receive expert representation from our lawyers; we will aggressively pursue your rightful damages and will go to court if necessary to fight for your rights to compensation. You will not be treated poorly under our watch.
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Schedule a free legal consultation today by calling our law firm at (888) 649-7166. We’ll give you all the information you need and talk to you about your case, including its potential value and how we would like to proceed. If you hire us, we’ll give you our zero fee guarantee, which says that you won’t spend any out of pocket expenses for our services. We won’t get paid unless and until we win, and if we lose, we won’t ask you for any money. Let our car accident lawyers in Tustin assist you today.