Traffic congestion can create anxiety, frustration, and anger for the drivers stuck on the road. These pent-up feelings often translate into reckless driving moves, like swiftly changing lanes without looking, or slamming into another car’s backend due to the congestion.
These types of car accidents in congested traffic can cause issues ranging from minor injuries to severe, life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries as a result of a serious car accident, you may be entitled to a settlement. This settlement may come from the insurance companies of the at-fault parties for compensation of costs and losses.
A Los Angeles traffic congestion lawyer may help walk you through the complexity of the accident and file paperwork to get a claim started. Your legal representatives at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may guide you through this process. Call us at (800) 794-0444 for a free case evaluation to determine your legal options after an accident.
Los Angeles Traffic Congestion
California is trying to reduce the amount of car congestion in the state, developing a plan to reduce traffic congestion over time. According to the State of California, Los Angeles traffic alone accounts for a loss of $28 billion to drivers wasting time and gas while stuck on the road.
The Solutions for Congested Corridors Program aims to put $250 million toward initiatives that will reduce congestion for drivers. Among the promised plans are road rerouting projects to improve transportation choices, as well as other plans to alleviate congestion.
Some states have redesigned their roads and highways to try to accommodate the growing number of motorists contributing to traffic. Congestion-free driving zones—or fast lanes—may lead to people driving at much faster speeds with significant potential to create accidents involving other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Congested Traffic Accidents
Car accidents in California create serious injuries, disabled bodies, or deaths every year. Some of these accidents could be prevented by people staying more focused behind the wheel and driving more safely. Following the state traffic laws may lower the number of car accidents in and around Los Angeles.
Seeking Recovery After a Traffic Accident
For people who have been injured in a California auto accident and who seek legal support, there is hope. Call to find out how a Los Angeles traffic congestion lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may help you with your case.
We may walk you through the steps to seek a financial settlement from the at-fault party from your car accident. We may work with you to fill out and deliver the numerous forms necessary in a personal injury claim.
When you find yourself in a driving accident in which you were not at fault, you will have to contact your insurance provider, as well as potentially talk to an adjuster of the other driver’s insurance company. They may ask for your name, home address, and phone number.
Insurance claim agents may also ask you questions that revolve around fault. You do not need to admit any fault, and doing so may prevent you from seeking fair compensation down the road. You have the option to have a lawyer represent your interests when handling insurance companies.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you cannot reach fair compensation through negotiations with another driver’s insurance company, your injuries may qualify you to seek a personal injury lawsuit.
There is a state variance in the range of years in the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. In some states, the range is from one to six years. You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1.
That means a person who has been injured in an auto accident has two years to file a claim against those parties who could be at fault for their injury. If you wait longer than two years from the day of the accident to file a claim, you will not only lose your right to a hearing, you will also relinquish your right to any type of financial compensation.
Do not let a negligent party get away with causing your injuries and losses without bearing responsibility. Discover your legal options for recovery today.
For a free legal consultation with a traffic congestion accidents lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Contact a Los Angeles Traffic Congestion Lawyer for Help
Having an attorney on your side to help you navigate forms and paperwork after a congested traffic accident may allow you to focus solely on your medical recovery and wellbeing. Filing a claim or pursuing a lawsuit can prove complicated and time-consuming, as you try to create some semblance of normalcy in your life after an accident.
By handling a claim on your own, you may forfeit a significant amount of money if you do not know the accurate value of your losses. Working with a Los Angeles traffic congestion lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may help you accurately assess and account for your losses from the accident, including those that may extend unforeseeably into the future.
A Los Angeles traffic congestion lawyer may help you seek compensation for current and future losses. Whether your injuries worsen over time or leave you permanently disabled, the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to see how we may help you avoid further losses and suffering due to the negligence of another driver. Begin your free case evaluation when you call us at (800) 794-0444.