Sudden and unexpected, a car accident can leave you with physical injuries and lasting psychological trauma. The financial impact of a collision can be considerable, due to medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic accidents cost the United States $871 billion each year. This astronomical figure represents just how serious auto accidents can be.
After an accident, you can protect your rights and interests by involving a Santa Monica car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Trying to deal with the insurance company on your own can prove frustrating or downright impossible. They may delay your claim or offer a settlement that does not actually cover the true cost of the crash and its impact on your life. They may say you were to blame, when the other driver actually caused the collision. A lawyer can gather the evidence needed to show what your claim is worth and can fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
To find out how B&D Law Group, APLC can help you, call (888) 563-4092.
What causes car accidents?
Every car accident will have one or more causes, or factors that contributed to its occurrence. Your Santa Monica car accident attorney will need to determine what caused your collision so we can hold the at-fault party responsible. We can accomplish this by carefully analyzing physical evidence and witness testimony to recreate the circumstances leading up to the accident. Through accident reconstruction, we can show who was to blame.
The three leading causes of car accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Other potential causes of car accidents include:
- Dangerous roadways
- Defective auto parts
- Heavy weather
- Unsafe lane changes
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Reckless and aggressive driving
- Improper turns
- Traffic light and stop sign violations
- Wrong-way driving
- Other traffic violations
No matter the cause of your accident, we can help. Call (888) 563-4092 for your free consultation.