There are approximately six million car accidents each year in the United States, ranging from minor fender-benders to deadly collisions. In the Golden State, between 3,000 and 4,000 people are killed in car wrecks annually, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Those fortunate enough to survive a traumatic accident may still be seriously injured and unable to work, while at the same time being inundated with costly medical and household bills. This can leave an accident victim wracked with worry about how to make ends meet.
However, if you were hurt in a crash caused by another driver or company, you could be entitled to compensation—and you need the skilled injury recovery professionals with the Inland Empire Law Group to help ensure you get what you deserve. Here's what you need to know about the most common types of car accidents and how our attorneys can help you fight for justice and a fair recovery.
Drowsy Driving Crashes
A lot of people burn the candle at both ends, but research shows that getting behind the wheel while sleepy can have a devastating impact on your driving performance. Multiple studies have shown that fatigue can be just as impairing as alcohol in reducing attentiveness, slowing reaction time, and negatively affecting judgment. Drowsy driving is impaired driving. If you were injured by a motorist who was too tired to drive safely, we can help you investigate your right to compensation.
These kinds of crashes occur when a driver hits something they didn't expect to be there simply because they couldn't see it. For example, when a driver makes a left turn at an intersection, but can't see what's coming from the other direction because their view is blocked by a school bus. Motorists are required to watch for others and “I didn't see you” isn't a valid defense against negligence. Many drivers or their insurance companies will attempt to blame others for these type of collisions. If you were hurt in this type of accident, we can help.
Rear-end crashes account for a surprising number of car accidents, and while people often assume that these wrecks are nothing more than fender-benders, that isn't always the case. Depending on the speed of the vehicle that hits the one in front of it, the involved cars can twist or flip, resulting in horrific accidents. Even slow-speed rear-end collisions can lead to severe injuries under the right—or, rather, the wrong—circumstances. Most insurance companies will claim that lower speed impacts do not cause injuries, or that those injuries are minor. Did a rear-end crash leave you hurt and facing major medical expenses? You need an attorney to advocate for your best interests.
Loss of Control Collisions
Some accidents are caused by drivers who lose control of their vehicles, resulting in collisions that injure or kill others. These wrecks can occur when a motorist engages in aggressive or reckless driving, such as taking a sharp curve too fast or failing to slow down when the road is wet. If a driver lost control of their vehicle and caused a crash that hurt you, it's essential to discuss your accident—and your rights—with an adept personal injury attorney.
Rolling Right Turn on Red Crashes
When a driver approaches a red light and prepares to make a right turn, they often slow down, but don't stop completely. They look to the left while rolling forward, and when they look back and turn right—suddenly—they hit an unseen motorcyclist, pedestrian, or bicyclist, leaving them with potentially catastrophic or even deadly injuries. If you were hurt in this type of crash, an attorney can review your case and discuss which types of damages may be applicable.
Distracted Lane or Road Departure Accidents
Two of the most basic rules of driving are to stay on the road and stay in your lane. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and when it doesn't, the results can be catastrophic. Were you injured in a California car crash caused by a distracted driver who drifted into your lane? We can help you explore your options for compensation.
Let Our Team of Experienced Injury Recovery Professionals Handle Your California Car Crash Case
Our knowledgeable attorneys have the training and skill needed to resolve your case. Contact us today at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to go over your case and discuss your legal rights and options.