Everyday auto accidents occur across California. The statistics for car accidents nationwide are staggering. Over 5 million motor vehicle accidents occur in the United States each year. In 2009 alone, 28 percent of motor vehicle accidents resulted in injury, and 30,797 of these accidents resulted in fatalities. Thirty–two percent of all fatal crashes involved alcohol–impaired driving.
Each and every auto accident is different, each resulting in differing levels of damages, injuries and losses. While most auto accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence or momentary lapse of attention, some accidents are caused by reckless behavior. Common acts of negligence include failing to yield the right of way, rear-ending a vehicle, running a stop light or stop sign or an unsafe lane change. Common acts of reckless disregard occur when a driver operates a vehicle at extreme high speeds, drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs or races another vehicle. If the other driver is negligent the injured individual should be entitle to property damage, medical bills and expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages and/or lost income. If the negligent driver was also reckless the victim may be entitled to punitive damages or special damages, in addition to his or her actual damages. Our lawyers understand not only the rules of the road and the special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers, but we also work on a regular basis with investigators and/or experts to determine answers to complex scientific and/or engineering questions that can form the underlying cause of a loss. Over the years we have found that by determining these answers can sometimes unravel how an accident occurred on the roadways, highway, intersection and who was at fault. Our lawyers handle cases that involve:
• Drunk Driving Losses
• Rear End Collisions
• Intersection Accidents
• Hit and Run
• Passenger Injuries
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Semi-Truck and Tractor Trailer Crashes
• Pedestrian Accidents
• Uninsured Motorists
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or a personal injury, call the Law Office of Diana B. Berlin today. Our Law Firm always offers a free initial consultation on all cases and we are only paid if we win, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.
If you need our help and immediate assistance, Call us now (818) 757-7292 or contact us online today!