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    How Victims of Car Accidents May Seek Justice

    California traffic is known for being notoriously heavy, making car accidents a common occurrence. While many accidents are not serious, others can leave victims with disabilities that remain for a lifetime. If you or someone in your family has been injured in a California car accident, you may be confused about the options available to you when it comes to compensation. Below is an overview of car accident law and how a Los Angeles car accident lawyer may be able to assist you during this time.



    Types of Car Accidents


    While there are many different types of car accidents, some are more often seen by the personal injury law firm. The most common types of accidents are:

      • Rollover Accidents,
      • Crashes Due to Distracted Driving,
      • Pedestrian Accidents,
      • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol,
      • Accidents Involving Reckless Drivers; and
      • Crashes When Drivers Fail to Yield the Right of Way



    Types of Injuries



    Those who are involved in an accident may suffer injuries that range from mild to severe. Some people may even be disabled for life after an accident, especially if high speed was involved. Below are some examples of injuries that a Glendale car accident attorney typically sees:

      • Facial Lacerations,
      • Broken Bones,
      • Closed Head Injuries,
      • Whiplash,
      • Brain Injuries,
      • Amputation Of Limbs,
      • Road Rash Wounds,
      • Neck And Back Injuries; and
      • Permanent Injury To The Spinal Cord



    Fatal Accidents



    As any experienced personal injury attorney will tell you, fatal accidents are the most disconcerting to handle. In these cases, someone lost their life due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver. When the victim is clearly not at fault, the family may be able to be compensated by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Statistics show that most fatal accidents are caused by:

      • Road Construction,
      • Driving at High Rates of Speed,
      • Aggressive Driving,
      • Operating a Vehicle in a Careless Manner,
      • Drunk Drivers; and
      • Defective Car Parts



    Limitations on Filing a Claim


    California law allows those who were injured in an accident, a certain period of time in which to file a claim for compensation. At this time, the statute of limitations in California state a claim must be filed:
    • 3 years after an accident for damage to property
    • 2 years from the date of the accident for personal injury

    While this seems fairly straightforward, it can often be difficult to know your rights in these cases. For this reason, it's best to consult a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to assure you don't lose the right to file a lawsuit.



    Eligible Expenses


    If you have been involved in a car accident and you were not at fault, you most likely have medical bills piling up. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover expenses such as:

      • Ambulance Transport Fees
      • Hospital Bills
      • Medical Care
      • Costs Of Devices Such As Walkers Or Crutches
      • Cost Of Transportation To Doctor Visits
      • Physical Therapy Bills
      • Mental Health Counseling Fees

    Car accidents can have devastating consequences for its victims. Whether you were involved in a rollover crash, suffered from whiplash, or were injured as a pedestrian, you may be able to file a lawsuit for compensation. Choosing an experienced personal injury law firm is the best course of action in these cases. A trusted car accident attorney will evaluate your case and recommend the best way to proceed with your case. Fending for your loss alone may be difficult to take on. With the help of a trusted legal representative, you can assure quality and care within your claim.

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    888-LAW-3111 .

    -- Jack Ter-Saakyan, Esq.

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