If you have been in a car accident in or near La Puente, California, and you have been seriously injured as a result of the fault of another driver, you may be able to seek financial compensation in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.
Many personal injury cases involving car accidents are based on a driver’s negligence and the circumstances surrounding the accidents. If you feel the other driver was at-fault in your accident, and you have a police report stating that fact, then you may want to reach out to a personal injury lawyer to help you pursue awards.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 223-5115 today to learn how a La Puente car accident lawyer could help you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee that you have to pay upfront. We will collect our payment if we win a settlement on your behalf.
Negligence in Car Accidents
Negligence is the overriding legal concept used to determine fault in vehicle accidents. A driver is considered negligent if he does not use reasonable care and caution when on the road with other drivers. This negligence can be proven in a few different ways.
A driver may do one of the following to cause an act of negligence that leads to an accident:
- Drives while under the influence of substances
- Speed through red lights or stop signs
- Driver above the posted speed limit
- Fails to use turn signals
- Drives too fast for weather conditions
If the other driver was at fault in your accident, you might be entitled to compensation for injuries or losses that the car accident causes.
Types of Car Accidents
The following are the kinds of accidents typically seen in personal injury cases:
Distracted Driving Accidents
You see it every day while you are driving. The person in the car next to you is glancing at a phone while also driving. Today, that mobile phone distraction, along with other ones, is causing many drivers to have accidents.
More than 2,800 people died in 2018 from injuries in accidents in which distracted driving was the key factor in the crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Any type of behavior in the car that distracts a driver from the main focus of driving is considered driver distraction. This could include a wide range of distractions, from changing radio stations to glancing to the phone for directions to calling a friend on the phone. But in the split second that a driver takes his eyes off the road is the chance that a driver can cause an accident.
That is likely why 48 U.S. states (except for Montana and Missouri) have made texting illegal while driving a car, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
DUI Driving Accidents
Accidents involving drivers under the influence is another common type of car accident. We all know the dangers of driving while inebriated. Not only are there increased risks of losing your license and being fined thousands of dollars, but there is a higher risk involved in causing an accident and injuring or killing another driver.
More than 10,000 deaths occurred in 2018 in car accidents in which the driver’s BAC (blood-alcohol concentration) was above the legal limit. Drinking while driving is more prevalent among drivers ages 21-24, according to the NHTSA.
Rollover accidents can produce an incredible amount of car damage and personal injuries to accident victims. Rollover accidents occur when cars and other vehicles are traveling at high speeds, and reckless driving causes one vehicle to smash into another with a massive impact. This large impact on a vehicle causes it to roll over. In these cases, it is our job to help you determine who exactly was at fault in the rollover.
If your vehicle and the other vehicles have passengers involved as well, many of them may suffer severe injuries due to the crash. Under these circumstances, this case can become complicated. Multiple parties may become involved, with each party pointing the finger of blame at the other.
A La Puente car accident lawyer can support you after such an accident. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will aim to help you establish the other driver’s liability as you pursue financial compensation that can cover your injuries and losses. You may want to reach out to our firm before the insurance companies contact you and try to offer you a settlement that is far less than what we may be able to win on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a La Puente Car Accidents Lawyer serving La Puente, call (800) 223-5115
Compensation for Car Accidents
Suffering intense injuries in a car accident can be a brutal experience for anyone. A common scenario is that a person may have been driving to pick up a friend from work, and the next thing the person remembers is being in a hospital room with multiple fractures and broken bones.
Getting healthy is usually the first thing on a person’s mind after a traumatic car accident. However, it is important for a person and their loved ones to get a full medical report about all their injuries.
With a full medical report and a police report in hand, our legal team can work with someone who has suffered injuries in a car accident. We can put together a personal injury claim that alerts the at-fault driver’s insurance company that you take this seriously and are seeking a fair settlement that meets your needs.
Possible financial compensation in a personal injury case could include recovering costs for the following economic damages:
- Costs for past and future medical treatment
- Any damage to your vehicle and the contents within
- Income lost from time lost at work
- Reduced opportunity to earn money at your job
- Any future earning capacity
There are also possibilities to achieve compensation for noneconomic losses, like costs of pain and suffering from the accident and possibly even loss of enjoyment of life because of the accident’s aftermath.
Please reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 223-5115 today to share your experience. We will listen and offer counsel based on your circumstances and explain how a La Puente car accident lawyer can help you explore your legal options.