If you have had the misfortune to have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you will already have experienced the impact this can have on your life. We at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in Santa Monica, CA understand your predicament too and have extensive experience offering advice and taking negligent drivers to court to ensure they pay for the financial hardships and suffering they have inflicted on others. It is rare to be able to walk away from an auto accident completely unscathed and if you have suffered an injury and the accident was not your fault then you have the legal right to be compensated for any financial loss or any costs you have incurred as a result of the car accident.
An auto accident is a common event
Annually, throughout the U.S. there are more than 6 million auto accidents. A person is hurt in an auto accident once in 10 seconds, and a person is killed every 12 minutes. Many families are affected by these devastating events both emotionally and financially and it is not just the possibility of losing an income but there is also an even great likelihood of the victim needing constant care for the remainder of their life if the car accident leaves them disabled.
What is the cause of an auto accident?
As lawyers who represent the injured, we have found that the prime causes of an auto accident are speeding, intoxication, fatigue, weather conditions and driver distraction. More recently, though, the use of cell phones and text messaging has added to the increase in danger out on our highways. They are no less than extreme forms of distractive driving.
In the U.S. alcohol has been found to have caused 40% of auto accidents that have resulted in a fatality and 10% of the total number of all car accidents. It is quite amazing how drivers haven’t learnt the truth behind the dangers of driving while drunk. Year in year out at least 17,000 persons lose their right to live because of an auto accident which involve a drunken driver.
Speeding is a major contributor to accidents as well, causing at least 29% of all deaths. Children between the ages of 2 years and 14 also suffer at the hands of negligent drivers and every year around 250,000 kids are harmed in a car accident.
Insurance companies do not consider financial hardships
At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our lawyers work tirelessly to uphold the legal entitlements of clients who have been injured in a car accident. It is not an easy journey progressing through a personal injury claim, as there are always the insurance companies to consider as their main aim is to pay as little as possible to victims of a auto accident and they certainly have no sympathy even if a victim is disabled for life. It is common for insurance adjusters to make an offer in the early stages of an auto accident claim and they are even on your doorstep within hours of a car accident. Their tactics mean that the offers they make do not take into full consideration the extent of the victim’s injuries. Legal rights are not the concern of insurers just cash savings.
There are many injuries in a car accident, including fractured or broken bones, disc herniations, back injuries, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries as well as the psychological effect of permanent scarring. Pain that results from these sorts of injuries can last for the remainder of a victim’s life which reduces their ability to undertake many daily tasks and become actively involved in the workforce.
In California, a person who is injured because of the negligence or carelessness of someone else has the right to claim compensation for suffering and loss of quality of life, medical bills and loss of wages as a result of the accident.
There are many ways a person can be compensated for the outcome of a car accident that was not their fault. Some people are not totally aware that they are able to file a claim against someone who was intoxicated, when the severity of the injuries is not that great.
You will need a lawyer
If you have been involved in car accident and it was not your fault then you shouldn’t be sitting back wishing that it shouldn’t have happened to you but you should be finding a personal injury lawyer who will only be too happy to asses your legal entitlement for compensation.
If you have been injured in a car accident and it was not your fault, then the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg here in Santa Monica, CA are waiting with their free consultation to discuss your eligibility to file a claim for compensation. Our experienced team of lawyers can instantly answer any questions related to personal injury law in the state of California.