Helping you recover physically and financially
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than ten million motor vehicle accidents every year. Almost everyone knows someone who has been in a car accident, whether it is a fender-bender or a full-on collision. Auto accidents are usually caused by negligence, intentional misconduct or defective products, leading to products liability. At our Law Office, we believe in holding the responsible parties in an auto accident accountable for their actions.
What to do after a car accident
While you are likely to be shaken immediately following an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself or anyone else who may need it. But once you’ve done that, try to write down the details of what happened as much as you can remember them: What time was it? Where were you? Where was the other person? Where was the point of impact? Were there witnesses, and if so, where were they? Was it raining or sunny? There is often shared responsibility in an auto accident, so you want to be able to restate the facts as closely as possible to preserve your case.
Negligence in car accidents
All drivers owe a duty to exercise reasonable care to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. When a person does not meet this standard, he or she is negligent. If an injury results, the driver found negligent may be found liable. Examples of negligent driving include:
Driving too slowly or too fast
Ignoring speed limits
Operating a motor vehicle at night without headlights
Looking at one’s cell phone instead of the road
Auto accidents and intentional misconduct
Intentional misconduct is a more serious violation than negligence because a driver found guilty of it has knowingly acted with disregard for the rights or safety of another. Swerving in and out of lanes and driving at an excessively high speed are examples of intentional misconduct behind the wheel.
Products liability and motor vehicle accidents
Defective auto parts are a third cause of auto accidents. If there is a defect in the automobile itself or one resulting from a faulty repair that led to a malfunction and subsequent accident, products liability may apply. We firmly believe our responsibility reaches beyond seeking compensation for victims. By taking on products liability cases, we contribute to the larger goal of keeping the public safe. It is inexcusable for a car manufacturer to release an unsafe vehicle to the public that puts countless innocent lives at risk.
Call our office today if you have been in an auto accident
Our firm more than 25 years of experience helping people injured in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been in an accident, call our firm today for a free consultation. We offer a contingency fee payment plan — you don’t pay if you don’t win. We offer flexible office hours to accommodate every client . There is plenty of parking, and our office is easily accessible by public transportation. If you can’t make it to our office, we make home or hospital visits. Please visit this website