With millions of vehicles on California’s roads, it’s no surprise that car accidents are relatively common. Depending on a number of factors, both minor and major car wrecks can result in serious, life-altering injuries for those involved. These injuries can range from simple soft tissue bruises, cuts, and lacerations to broken bones and disc injuries (either bulging or herniated discs) to catastrophic injuries, such as serious brain injuries and burns.
If you are involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention—even if you believe that you were not seriously injured. Some injuries may take hours or days to appear, so it is important that you are checked by a medical professional following any car accident. It is also important that you get the contact information of the other driver/drivers, file an official police report, and document the scene of the accident and/or your injuries, if possible. Most importantly, do not speak to the other driver’s insurance company until you first talk to a personal injury lawyer. The liable insurance company will often try to get you to accept a low settlement amount when you may be entitled to much more.
Contact Torem & Associates at (888) 859-4434 to discuss your case with one of our car accident attorneys in California. We offer free consultations and are available 24/7.
How Negligence Leads to Car Accidents
In order to pursue a car accident claim, you must show that the accident was directly or indirectly caused by negligence. This may include negligence on the part of the other driver, the manufacturer of a certain car part, or another party. You must also show that the accident caused your injuries and that these injuries have resulted in losses, such as loss of income, medical expenses, and more.
How does negligence lead to car accidents? Some examples include:
- Distracted driving, including texting or using a cellphone while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI)
- Speeding, failing to stop at red lights/stop signs, and other illegal actions
- Reckless or aggressive driving, including road rage
- Unsafe driving behaviors, such as turning into oncoming traffic
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to another motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian
- Simple carelessness and/or failing to pay attention
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other examples of negligent driving. If you were injured in an accident and you believe someone else is at fault, reach out to Torem & Associates as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin building a case on your behalf.
We Have the Resources to Fight for You
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of results, Torem & Associates has what it takes to fight for the justice and recovery you are owed. We work with accident reconstruction experts to determine which exact factors led to your accident—and who is liable. We send our own investigator to visit the scene of the collision in order to gain a full picture of what happened and how it has affected your life.
Whether you were hit by a distracted or drunk driver, injured in a road rage incident, or harmed in any other type of car collision, our California personal injury attorneys can help. We offer compassionate, personalized legal services tailored to our clients’ unique goals. Our team is available at any time of day or night to answer your questions and we can even come to you if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office. When you hire us, there is no fee unless we recover compensation for you.
For a free consultation, call us today!