Car accidents are more or less an everyday occurrence in Los Angeles, with the resulting injuries ranging from minor bruising and a scratched car, to fatalities. Many of these collisions happen due to the negligence of one or more motorists, with one poor decision or a split-second lapse in concentration potentially having catastrophic consequences. If you have sustained a serious injury due to the negligence of another driver, you could benefit from the legal expertise of an experienced Los Angeles attorney.
With around 55,000 car accidents occurring in and around Los Angeles every year, you are at a reasonably high risk of being involved in at least one. The silver lining of this particular cloud is the wealth of experience our lawyers have obtained – skills which we are always ready to put into action on your behalf.
How Driver Negligence Contributes to Los Angeles Car Accidents
According to the Los Angeles Department of Transport, one of the reasons why car accidents have been steadily increasing year on year is the rising number of vehicles on the road, and this does appear to be logical. However, the behavior of drivers is as much to blame as the number of them using the road, with negligent and reckless behavior such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, and using a cellphone while driving rife despite the dangers being well publicized.
Although drivers around Los Angeles, as in the rest of California, have a duty of care obliging them to exercise reasonable care while in charge of a vehicle, meaning they must drive safely and be aware of the safety of pedestrians and other motorists nearby. When a driver does not abide by this duty, resulting in injury to you or your loved ones, you could be entitled to sue them for compensation.
Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys have years of experience handling all manner of collision-related injuries, many of which have been caused by negligence. If you are wondering what qualifies as negligence contributing to a car accident, some examples include:
- Driving at excessive speed
- Distracted driving, in its many forms. The most common distractions are currently the various types of technology available at our fingertips, such as cellphones, GPS systems and other mobile devices
- Improper turning, where the driver does not pay due care and attention to nearby traffic and pedestrians
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Driving while tired or fatigued
- Failure to obey traffic signals and signage
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
Speak to An Experienced Los Angeles Attorney Today
If you have fallen victim to a Los Angeles car accident caused by negligence, you deserve outstanding legal representation from a lawyer dedicated to recovering the damages you are entitled to. Our lawyers each have extensive experience of handling claims like yours, and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
To schedule your free initial consultation, where you can discuss your negligence-related car accident with an expert attorney, call our Los Angeles office today on 818-610-8800.
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