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Causes, Damages and Determining Fault in California Auto Accidents

Causes, Damages and Determining Fault in California Auto AccidentsGetting into a car to reach our destination is common practice. Unfortunately, driving becomes a great part of our daily routines that we sometimes forget how dangerous it can be. When least expected, a car accident can leave a person  with unwanted consequences that can range from broken bones, to long hospital stays, and even a permanent disability. Fortunately, when disaster strikes, proficient legal support can be obtained and this may help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

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For over a decade, the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King has championed on behalf of those hurt as a consequence of another’s reckless actions, including auto accidents. In California, a car accident injury can cost a victim tens of thousands of dollars in healthcare costs, loss of employment, and property damage. If you find yourself suffering the consequences of an auto accident caused by another driver, you must speak to a qualified attorney who can represent your case and defend your right to a full compensation.

Through tenacity and vigor, Attorney Justin H. King has successfully helped many injured clients receive the monetary damages they were owed. To schedule a complimentary case evaluation with the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King, consider calling the firm today at (909) 297-5001 or complete the online contact form here.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

In California, car accidents are caused by many different factors but by far the most common cause of these accidents is driver error. People who drive in the state have a legal duty to drive carefully as to avoid injuring themselves and those they share the road with. Regrettably, countless drivers disregard the rules of the road and operate their vehicle recklessly. Every year, people are serious harmed as a result of the following negligent actions caused by other drivers: Speeding, Driving too close, Aggressive driving, Driving while distracted, Driving while intoxicated, Failure to yield the right of way, and/or Violating other traffic laws.

Whenever another driver’s negligence caused the accident, the injured person can pursue a personal injury claim for compensatory damages. It is important to note that damages can be pursued even when the accident was caused by third party negligence, such as: Manufacturing companies, Construction companies, Road management systems, and Government agencies.

Compensatory Damages Available After a Car Accident in California

Whenever a person is injured in a car accident caused by another, the victim can pursue a personal injury claim to recover economic as well as non economic damages. Depending on the facts and success of the case, it may be possible to receive compensation for the following: Ambulance bill, Hospital stay, Prescription medication, Rehabilitation and therapy, Loss of income, Loss of earning potential, Pain and suffering, Disfigurement and disability, and Loss of quality of life.

When a car accident happens, it is important to avoid dealing with insurance companies without first speaking to an established attorney. Insurance companies are private organizations that prioritize capital gains over an injured person’s financial wellbeing. Hiring experienced legal counsel can provide you with the support system you need to recover the compensatory damages you truly deserve.

Determining Fault After a Car Accident

Determining fault in an accident can be straightforward, at times. Unfortunately, it is not always simple to establish liability. Depending on the facts of the case, it may be necessary to collect sufficient evidence at the scene to demonstrate that the other driver’s reckless actions caused the victim’s damages. This may include gathering documents and evidence, such as: Police reports, Pictures and video, Hospital records, and Witness testimony.

Every successful auto accident case will establish the following: 1. That the driver in question had a legal obligation to drive in a reasonably safe manner; 2. That the driver in question violated said obligation; 3.The negligent actions of said driver caused the auto accident; and 4. The accident was a direct cause of the victim’s injuries and/or monetary losses.

Comparative Negligence in California

The State of California observes the rule of pure comparative negligence in order to determine responsibility in a motor vehicle accident. This means that every individual involved in the accident can be held responsible for his or her share in causing the accident. When a vehicular accident involves two motorists in which one of the drivers is speeding and the other makes an illegal u-turn, both drivers will share responsibility for the accident. The court may find the first driver as being 80 percent responsible for causing the accident while finding the other driver to be 20 percent at-fault.

The comparative negligence rule is important because even when both drivers are presumably responsible for causing the accident, victims seeking compensatory damages can still recover compensation. This is true even if they have been found partially responsible for causing the accident.

Allow a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney Will Handle Your Claim

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, obtaining compensatory damages may be pursued through a personal injury claim. To have a successful claim, however, proving the other driver’s negligence is necessary. Unfortunately, proving the other driver’s fault is not always easy. A car accident claim is usually resolved through in-depth investigation, a collection of important evidence, and sometimes even expert testimony. In order to achieve a favorable outcome in the case, it is vital to seek the legal guidance and support of an established personal injury attorney. With the right support systems on your side, receiving the highest damages award may be possible.

Attorney Justin H. King has many years of dedicated experience handling auto accident cases. As a well-established attorney with a proven track record of successful cases, Attorney King is prepared to handle your case and help you establish fault. Above all, After you have been injured in a car accident, consider contacting the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King to schedule a complimentary consultation. Complete the online contact form here or call (909) 297-5001 today.

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