Los Angeles is one of the highest traffic cities in the world. An article in the LA Times reported that in 2016, 40,200 people died in crashes involving cars. According to the National Safety Council, this statistic is a 6% increase over the previous year. Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to the frequency of car accidents that happen here in Los Angeles. When an accident occurs, your world can be turned upside down in a matter of moments.
A car accident can cause serious injuries to both passengers and drivers. If you were hurt in a car accident that was caused by another person’s careless driving, our firm can help you file a claim to compensate for your injuries. Some car crashes can be fatal to the victims, and others leave the driver or passenger with permanent, life-altering injuries that affect their abilities to work and engage in the activities of their daily life.
When this happens, it is a great injustice to the innocent victim, who is left paying the price for someone else’s careless behavior. For this reason, we are committed to helping victims of car accidents here in Los Angeles know that a team of experienced attorneys is ready to help. Call Oaks Law Firm to hire an attorney who will hold the negligent driver responsible for the damage they have caused.
Car accidents happen every day in Los Angeles. In many cases, they are minor and no one involved requires medical attention. Sometimes, they truly are accidents. But unfortunately, many of the accidents that occur on the streets of Los Angeles are caused by negligent driving, and some of them result in serious injuries to the accident victims.
Negligent driving occurs when a person is careless in the operation of their motor vehicle. A negligent operation can include any of the following situations:
Distraction: Distracted driving is a very dangerous situation. When a driver is not paying attention to his or her surroundings, they endanger everyone else on the road. Examples of distractions when driving can include texting, using cell phones or other electronic devices, eating, putting on make-up, or turning to look towards the backseat.
Speed: Excessive speed can also cause serious injuries when an accident occurs. Although speed alone is often not the only cause of an accident, it can worsen the injuries to the plaintiff and increase the chances that the driver will be unable to control the vehicle. When an out-of-control vehicle enters the roadway, all other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists are at risk of catastrophic injuries.
FailuretoObeyRulesoftheRoad: Every driver has a responsibility to obey the rules of the road, including stop signs, lights, traffic signs, and the right of way. Failure to do so is negligent and often the cause of accidents.
DrivingUndertheInfluence: Drivers who operate their vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and some prescription medications are endangering the lives of others and themselves. Frequently, an individual driving safely has little to no opportunity to avoid reckless driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DriverInattentionorInexperience: Sometimes, there is no clear-cut reason for a person’s negligence. They are simply not paying attention or not experienced in the operation of a vehicle. Nevertheless, they are at fault if they caused the accident.
In most car accident cases, you will be up against the insurance company for the negligent driver, an organization with teams of lawyers and insurance adjusters whose job is to deny you a settlement. Do not let them control the circumstance.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys know how to handle the insurance company and work to make sure you get the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
A typical car accident case may require collecting a great deal of evidence in preparation for your case. We use our extensive experience and resources to prepare your case to the fullest, including reviewing photos and evidence, speaking to witnesses, reconstructing accident scenes, and evaluating medical records. We understand that a car accident can dramatically impact your life and we are dedicated to providing you comprehensive representation in your Los Angeles car accident case.
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That case may be settled in negotiations, but you also want peace of mind in knowing that if your case does go to trial, you are represented by talented and experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys. We help clients with all aspects of their case, including:
Locate caring and understanding physicians and medical care facilities
Avoid financial complications when an injury renders you unable to work
Obtain recovery for property damage
Hold guilty parties like hit and run drivers, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and negligent drivers accountable for their actions
Obtain compensation for pain and suffering
Call Oaks Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you. If you have been a victim, do not delay getting an experienced and committed Los Angeles legal team on your side.