If you were hit by someone who ran a stop signal, you may be suffering from whiplash that causes back and neck pain and that limits your ability to work, take care of your family, and complete household tasks. You may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, cuts, and other injuries. You may have even lost a limb or be paralyzed.
The mounting medical bills, on top of your other expenses, may have your family struggling to make ends meet. The emotional toll of not being able to care for your loved ones and not knowing what the future holds may also be weighing heavily on you.
A Los Angeles running a stop signal accident lawyer may be able to help you seek justice. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represents clients in personal injury cases. If you suffered harm through no fault of your own, you should not have to bear the financial costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering alone. Call our office at (800) 794-0444 to talk to a member of our staff about how we may be able to assist you.
Hiring a Los Angeles Running a Stop Signal Accident Lawyer Can Be Beneficial
Many people do not know how much compensation they are entitled to for personal injuries. The extent of your injuries from the accident may not be obvious right away. You may need to undergo months or years of chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. You may require surgery now or in the future. You may expect your pain to subside fairly quickly but find that it grows worse over time. You may think that your life will soon be back to normal but discover that it is permanently altered.
When facing a stack of bills they cannot pay, people who suffered injuries in car accidents sometimes believe that they would be better off negotiating a quick settlement directly with the driver’s insurance company, rather than hiring a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies try to limit the amount of money they pay out for claims. If you do not know how much compensation you deserve and do not have an attorney working on your behalf, you may be tempted to accept a settlement that does not fairly compensate you for your injuries.
People who are injured often think they cannot afford to hire an attorney. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on a contingency-fee basis. That means that our personal injury clients do not have to pay anything upfront. We are only paid if we obtain financial compensation on a client’s behalf.
The Ways a Los Angeles Running a Stop Signal Accident Lawyer Can Help
A Los Angeles running a stop signal accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you seek a financial award for your injuries. We can investigate the accident and work to seek fair compensation for you if a driver ran a stop signal and caused an accident that injured you. We may speak to you, your passengers (if you were in another vehicle when the accident occurred), and eyewitnesses. If surveillance cameras captured video of the accident, or if a person nearby recorded all or part of it on a cell phone, we can review that evidence as well.
A driver approaching a red light is required to stop at a marked limit line or, if there is no line, before entering a crosswalk or intersection, unless the driver is making a right-hand turn or turning left onto a one-way street. Even if a vehicle operator is legally permitted to turn at a red light, the driver must, according to the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles, yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk or to a nearby vehicle that could pose an immediate hazard.
A driver who approaches an intersection with a stop sign must yield the right-of-way to vehicles that are approaching from another road or that are close enough to present a hazard. The driver must continue to yield the right-of-way until it is safe to proceed.
Sometimes drivers are in a hurry and do not take the time to look for pedestrians or other vehicles. In other cases, drivers rush to make a turn instead of granting the right of way to pedestrians or to other vehicles. Those decisions can result in serious accidents that can change the lives of people who are in the area.
If you suffered injuries in an accident under these types of circumstances, we may be able to negotiate a settlement with the driver’s insurance company on your behalf. If the insurer is unwilling to agree to a settlement that we consider fair, if the driver’s liability coverage limits are not high enough to adequately compensate you for your injuries, or if the driver is uninsured, we may file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. We want to seek a financial award that takes into account the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.
For a free legal consultation with a running a stop signal accidents lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works with thousands of people who suffer injuries in accidents caused by the reckless actions or negligence of others. Our Los Angeles running a stop signal accident lawyers understand that injuries often have long-term ramifications.
We can work to pursue a financial settlement to compensate you for what you experienced and for what you will continue to endure. A financial award could give your family some stability as you move toward an uncertain future. Because of California’s statute of limitations, you only have two years to file an action related to a personal injury. Contact our office at (800) 794-0444 to speak with a member of our staff about your accident and injuries and to learn how we may be able to help you seek justice.