Have you been involved in an auto accident? You may have suffered serious injury, may have lost a loved one, or your vehicle may have been severely damaged. If you would like to talk to an attorney and find out how you can rebuild your life physically and financially in the wake of a car accident, please contact Pacific Attorney Group as soon as possible. Your initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at our firm is free, and we will be happy to discuss your case with you to determine how we can help.
By definition, an auto accident is a type of motor vehicle accident that involves automobiles, including virtually any standard passenger vehicle, such as a sedan, coupe, or four-door vehicle. The most common cause of auto accidents is driver negligence or error, such as speeding, or simply driving carelessly. Additional causes may include road defects or weather; an auto accident may also be caused by a defective auto part.
How Pacific Attorney Group Can Help
At Pacific Attorney Group, we recognize the stress that can come from dealing with a car accident. They come out of nowhere and in a split second you can find yourself dealing with property damage, severe injury and even the possibility of the death of a loved one. No one should be forced to deal with these ramifications on their own. For this reason, we are proud to serve as advocates for the injured – going above and beyond in our efforts to provide high-quality legal assistance when it is needed most. To learn more about how we can help, we encourage you to click through the informative pages on our website. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact our firm!
Just some of the topics that we discuss on our website include the following:
What To Do After a Car Accident
The time immediately following a crash can be one of the most stressful and confusing times that you can ever encounter. For this reason, we have compiled a list of handy tips to keep in mind if you or a loved have been injured in a crash. Check this page out to learn what to do and then consult with our firm today.
Pile-Up Car Accident
One of the most devastating forms of car accidents are the multi-vehicle pile-ups. This can occur from a negligent driver not paying attention to the road, inclement weather or high speeds. If you have been involved in one of these deadly crashes, you don't have a moment to lose – contact our firm.
Car vs. Bicycle Accident
Due to the lack of natural protection given to a bicyclist, any accident that involves a car accident can be catastrophic, if not deadly. If you were injured while riding your bike due to a reckless or carless driver, then you likely have grounds to file a claim. Our firm can help demand justice on your behalf.
Car vs. Truck Accident
Passenger vehicles, such as cars, have a much different size and weight than commercial trucks. Due to this disparity, should the two collide, it is unlikely the car driver will escape with anything less than severe injuries. If you were injured in such an accident, we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Car vs. Bus Accident
While a convenient form of transportation, buses can also leave passengers vulnerable with a significant lack of safety devices, such as seat belts. If you were injured in an accident between a car and a bus, no matter which vehicle you were in, you deserve to recover damages for any injuries sustained. We can help.
Car vs. Pedestrian Accident
Los Angeles is notorious going for "green," leading many people to seek more environmentally friendly ways of transportation, such as simply walking. While a healthier alternative, this can put the pedestrian at risk should a driver be negligent or careless, with these types of accidents causing life-threatening injuries.
Driving While Distracted
Crashes are often attributed to driver error. One of the most common causes of these types of accidents are drivers who are distracted behind the wheel, such as those who are driving while talking on the phone or even
driving while texting. At our firm, we will fight to hold these drivers accountable.
When one car strays out of their lane, swerves or drives down the wrong side of the road, the resulting crashes can be devastating. Two cars hitting head-on can result in some of the most severe injuries, with the momentum of both vehicles building and creating catastrophic consequences
With the congestion around the metropolitan area of LA, rear-end crashes are not uncommon in the slightest. No matter whether one driver isn't paying attention during stop-and-go traffic or even if one driver stops abruptly, rear-end accident can cause serious injuries, such as whiplash and broken bones.
Not all accidents can be attributed to negligence or reckless driver. One common cause of accidents includes dangerous roads and highways. With California being notorious for its defective roadways, it is not uncommon for accidents to happen due to potholes, uneven paving and similar circumstances.
In some cases, the very build of the vehicle can be the cause of the accident. For example, SUVs are built with a center of gravity that is too high for safety. Should the SUV be hit or run into a small object, it can throw off the balance, causing the vehicle to roll – sometimes involving multiple vehicles.
Side Collision Accidents
When a driver carelessly changes lanes without looking over their shoulder or checking their mirror, they can cause what is known as side collision accidents. Being side swiped can put the driver and passenger in direct danger, leading to everything from contusions to lacerations and even more life-threatening injuries.
While all California drivers are legally required to carry auto insurance, if a budget gets too tight, some may choose to go without. If you have been involved with a motorist who is uninsured, you may be required to turn to your insurance company to cover the damage. We can help you fight for your best interests.
In some cases, a driver may carry insurance but may not have enough to cover the entire cost of the incident. When this occurs, we can step up to file the correct claim to ensure that you are not left with the brunt of the expense, fighting to help you recover the just compensation that you deserve.
Liability in Auto Accident Cases
In any of these cases, the victim and / or their family may take legal action against whatever person or party was responsible for causing the accident. In some cases, this may be more than one person. Liability may also be shared. For example, one driver may have acted slightly negligently (perhaps was distracted) and was therefore 30% at fault in causing the accident. Another driver may have been driving drunk and was 70% responsible for the accident. In this case, the driver with the higher percentage or likelihood of fault would be held accountable. However, he or she would only pay 70% of damages to the victim, if the victim was 30% at fault him or herself.
Are you seeking compensation after a car accident?
Following a preventable accident, it is hard to deny that you will likely be dealing with a plethora of issues. Not only will you be dealing with extensive property damage, you could also be suffering from extensive personal injuries. These, however, are only the beginning and leave you open to a variety of other issues. From medical expenses to the costs of rehabilitation and future treatment, these could also leave you with the cost of repairing your vehicle - and, depending on the severity of the injury, you could be attempting to do all of this without being able to return to work.
For this reason, it is highly advisable that should you be victimized in an accident caused by another driver that you do not hesitate to secure knowledgeable legal representation from a personal injury attorney that you can trust to take your case seriously. At our firm, we know how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of an auto accident and we are unwaveringly devoted to helping you put your life back on track once more.
Experienced Car Accident Attorney
To achieve this, we are willing to go the distance on your behalf. This includes consulting with experts, working at reconstructing the scene of the accident, and even launching a private investigation if the occasion calls for it. When you choose to work with a lawyer from our firm, you can be confident knowing that you will not be dealing with your average firm or your run-of-the-mill lawyer. Instead, you will be backed by over three decades of experience and a reputation for success. You will be able to trust that we will do everything that we possibly that we can to help you obtain the just outcome that you deserve. So don't wait! Contact us today