Getting into a car accident is a traumatic experience that is often accompanied by financial, physical, and emotional stress. In the state of California, many car accidents occur every day resulting in vehicle damage, bodily injuries, and death. If you have been in a car accident at no fault of your own, you deserve legal representation from a qualified Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Car accidents typically result from a driver making mistakes or failing to uphold the law. There are many causes of car accidents in California, but the most common include:
- Driving under the influence: One of the most common, and deadly, type of car accidents is caused by people who are driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. With impaired senses, drivers have less time to react to sudden changes in traffic and are less likely to abide by traffic laws.
- Distracted driving: Another factor that has led to increasingly more accidents across the state is distracted driving. People who are texting, eating, reading maps, or interacting with other passengers while driving are more likely to cause a car accident.
- Speeding: From city streets to highways, people who disregard the posted speed limits increase their chances of getting into an accident. At higher speeds, drivers have less time to react to changes on the road and are unable to maneuver as quickly.
- Failure to uphold traffic laws: When drivers fail to obey traffic laws such as posted speed limits, yielding to oncoming traffic, stopping at red lights and stop signs, or changing lanes without the use of turn signals, accidents frequently occur.
Have you recently been in a car accident caused by one of these situations? If so, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Reach out to Ramtin Law to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.