About Car Accidents in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
The Pacific Attorney Group is dedicated to helping California residents who have been the victims of car accidents. Los Angeles in particular has seen an ever-increasing number of car accidents due to constantly congested freeways, highways and streets. There are approximately 6 million car accidents every year in the United States, with half involving injuries and two-thirds of injuries of a permanent nature.
Most accidents occur due to irresponsibility on the part of a driver. Distraction is a leading cause for accidents: talking on a cell phone, adjusting a radio, talking to passengers, eating, or drinking. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (even when under the legal limit), or even driving while tired will impair a driver's ability and reaction time. Driving recklessly - such as speeding or disobeying traffic signs - is also a major cause of accidents in Los Angeles.
If you would like to learn more about car accidents and how our firm can help you, we welcome you to look through the information on this site. You can learn more about:
Car Accident Insurance Claims
Filing an insurance claim is a necessary step after a car accident. As California is an "at-fault" state in terms of auto insurance, you will benefit from proving that the other driver was responsible for causing the collision, as his or her insurance will then cover your injuries. Our team is highly experienced in dealing with insurance claims for car accidents and will fight to seek fair compensation for your claim. Read more about car accident insurance claims.
Causes of Car Accidents
Most car accidents are caused by driver negligence, whether it is a driver who is speeding, driving drunk, driving while distracted or violating a traffic law. Other, less common causes include heavy weather, dangerous roadways and defective auto parts. Read more about the causes of car accidents.
Car Accident Injuries
The injuries sustained in a car accident will vary greatly depending on the type of collision, the force of impact and the "crashworthiness" of a vehicle. At times it may even seem that sheer luck will influence the severity of injury a victim experiences. We handle cases related to minor and severe car accident injuries. Read more about injuries in car accidents.
You will also find a great deal of information on other topics related to auto accidents of all kinds.
Consequences and Compensation
A car accident, no matter how minor, can result in injury to the driver and/or his or her passengers. Most injuries are sustained by the driver, followed by passengers, pedestrians and finally
head and back injuries as well as fractures and broken bones are most common, sometimes resulting in a permanent disability or disfigurement.
The amount of compensation you may receive will depend upon the severity of your injuries and who was at fault. If you were not at fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation for a variety of losses:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of current and future wages
- Compensation for mental pain and anguish
- Compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life
- Impact on the your lifestyle or livelihood
If you have been the victim of a car accident, it is imperative that you retain a legal counsel that will help you get the compensation you need and deserve. At the Pacific Attorney Group, we will fight for your rights and future so you can move on with your life.
Get help with your car accident claim or lawsuit. Contact us today for your free consultation.