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Auto Accident Lawyers Serving Long Beach

Many laws and factors go into assessing the liability of an auto action.

Top Five Reasons for resulting in an Auto Accident

The reasons are also the best way to determine who may be at fault in an accident.

Distracted Driver: Today drivers have so many things to distract them that often their full attention is not on the cars around them on the road. From texting, to speaking on the phone, checking emails, eating, charging a phone, or anything else inside the car, drivers are found not paying attention.

California Statistics on Distracted Drivers from California Office of Traffic Safety

  • In 2016, a survey showed that more than 44% of Californians said that texting while driving is the most serious distraction for drivers.
  • In 2016, more than 54% of California drivers surveyed said they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on cell phone.
  • In 2016, nearly 40% of drivers admitted to making a mistake while talking on a cell phone.
  • Nationally, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013.
  • 10 percent of drivers of all ages under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of crash.
  • Engaging in visual-manual subtasks, such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting, increases the risk of getting into a crash by three times.
  • 5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.

Speeding: One example of something that is taken into consideration will be the speed of a driver involved in accident. No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property. CVC 22350 can be read here: Speeing and Driving Limits in California

Right of Way: Who has the right-of-way we’ll also be considered when determining who’s at fault for an auto accident. CVC 21800 begins by stating that The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway. More can be read here: Right of Way Laws in California for Auto Accidents

Turning from the Wrong Lane: CVC 22107 states:  No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement

Following Too Close: What is probably the most common reason for rear end accidents are when drivers are driving too close to the vehicle in front of them. This is best known as Tailgating.

The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway. California Vehcile Code 21703

Not Using Turn Signals: California Vehicle Codes 22107 states: No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.

Our firm has thankfully had the opportunity to make a difference in many lives. One particular case, our client was involved in an accident, which resulted in daily aches and pains. Despite going through the normal course of treatment, our client was just not feeling right. However after getting her in front of the right specialist and undergoing the right procedures, pains she thought would never leave were completely gone. Beyond getting her top notch medical treatment from the nations best medical professionals, wen were able to give her a check which made a significant difference in this life. She decided to take the money and take a serious vacation! All this was achieved without having to file a lawsuit,

Generally it’s best for you to not talk with an insurance company when you are not represented by an attorney. Often times these conversations will be recorded and these statements cant later be used against you. We have seen many adjusters ask certain questions that will confuse those involved in an accident. The problem that this creates is a recorded statement can later be reason for an insurance company to deny liability.

We have handled hundreds of auto accident claims. Because we’ve handled so many we understand how to reach maximum awards and how to be efficient in the process. We pride ourselves on being able to resolve cases quickly. This means within the same day of becoming our client you will already have at least one appointment set up. Our office always follows up with treating doctors to get your reports and checks in with you to make sure you’re feeling your best.

We never rush our auto accident claims. Every case is different and some will take longer than others. Again our primary goal is to ensure you’re as healthy as possible. This will often require seeing an internal medicine doctor, getting MRIs, and possible physical therapy. More serious accidents will require visits to a pain management doctor and even specialists in the event surgery is required.

Speaking with one of our attorneys is free and informative. We do not charge you for our services and do not get paid unless we resolve your case. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain when contacting our law firm to discuss our auto accident. All the options afforded to you will be discussed and real actions will be discussed. We will figure out what your complaints are, how the auto accident took place, and your schedule to see how soon you can be treated.

What are the first steps to take in an auto accident?

The most important step is to check yourself for injuries and those involved in the accident. Do not hesitate to call an ambulance and call an officer immediately after securing yourself. Regardless of the severity of the accident, a police report will help out significantly

What am I entitled to if I have been in an auto accident?

Those involved in a car accident are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, car rentals, expenses,

I got into an accident with an uninsured motorist – can I still receive compensation?

Yes, it is possible to be compensated if you are involved with an uninsured motorist. There are several ways to collect for compensation in an auto accident.

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