San Bernardino Car Accident Attorney
Have you been injured in a car accident? We can help.
Pacific Attorney Group is a personal injury law firm serving the community of San Bernardino, California. Our purpose to help car accident injury victims seek the compensation they need to put their lives back together. Auto accident victims may be entitled to a wide variety of damages: medical bills, ambulance costs, hospital bills, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, property damage and pain and suffering. At our firm, we seek to obtain maximum compensation for these losses. If you or a family member is in this situation, you may have been approached by an insurance adjuster with an offer of settlement. Be warned that these offers are routinely inadequate. You are urged to contact a San Bernardino car accident attorney at the firm to seek the true and fair value of your claim.
You can also find out more about car accidents by revieiwng the following topics:
Car Accidents: Cause & Liability
If you were involved in a car accident, two of the most important issues that should be addressed are cause and liability. Cause describes the factor or factors that led to the collision, such as a person who was texting while driving and ran a red light. Liability refers to the legal responsibility of an individual or company to pay for damages that a victim of a car accident has experienced. This is the party that caused the accident.
Car Accident Injuries
The injuries that may be experienced in a car accident will vary depending on the overall severity of the collision, as well as such factors as seat belt use, the "crashworthiness" of the vehicle, the force of impact and even the age and overall health of the victim. Whiplash, back injuries, internal organ damage, head trauma, facial injuries and broken bones are all examples of car accident injuries.
Car Accident Damages
A person who has been injured in a car accident may be able to seek damages, also referred to as financial compensation, for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma and possibly more. Having an attorney to fight for fair compensation on your behalf can help you recover a settlement that makes it easier to rebuild your life.
Driver negligence, an act or inaction that constitutes a failure to act with reasonable care, is the most common cause of auto accidents in San Bernardino and across California and the U.S. This may include driving while distracted, speeding, drunk driving and other traffic violations, all of which constitute a lack of proper care.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving may describe a situation where a driver takes to the road with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater, or while his or her normal abilities are impaired by alcohol. Alcohol can affect decision-making skills, judgment, reaction time and even vision. About one-third of traffic fatalities occur in alcohol-involved collisions each year, according to NHTSA statistics.
Many rear-end accidents can be attributed to distracted driving or tailgating, but there are also scenarios where the driver of the first vehicle (the one that was rear-ended) actually did something to cause the collision. A thorough investigation is important to reveal the true cause.
When a vehicle tips or rolls over, the results can be catastrophic. If a victim was not wearing a seat belt or the seat belt malfunctioned, he or she may be ejected from the vehicle. Catastrophic injuries may also be sustained if the roof caves in on occupants.
San Bernardino Car Accident Statistics
You can gain a lot of insight regarding car accidents by reviewing statistics, and we have compiled information related to traffic collisions in San Bernardino, California and the entire U.S. to help site visitors and the injured get a better picture of these incidents, their causes and more.
Car Accident Lawyer in San Bernardino, CA
Our firm has 35 years of combined legal experience which we use to help our clients seek full compensation of their injuries. When we take on a car accident claim, such as one involving a drunk driving accident or rollover accident, we make a thorough investigation of the case. Where necessary we bring in accident reconstruction experts to build our case. We also contact the client's doctor to learn what future medical care the client will require. When then contact the insurance company and make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement. Where they are not willing to do what is right, we are ready to take the case to court to fight for justice. We have won millions for our clients with our careful case preparation and vigorous advocacy.
It is understandable that you may be focused on recovering from your injuries and not wish to deal with legal matters. It should be taken into account though that compensation for your injuries will make it much easier for you and your family to rebuild your lives. The sooner your attorney is investigating the accident and interviewing witnesses, the better job he or she will be able to do in seeking to obtain full compensation for you. Take your first step now by contacting an attorney at the firm today. here are no legal fees until recovery.
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