Car & Automobile Accidents
Stockton Auto Accident Attorney
Automobile accidents have staggering death tolls – in 2013, there were 3,000 deaths in the state of California due to motor vehicle accidents. And even if death doesn’t occur, there could be extremely severe injuries such as bone injury, soft tissue injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury and bruises. All of which, weigh on the victim and their family emotionally, physically and financially.
Automobile accidents, depending on the severity of the circumstance, can require months to even years in the hospital. Often, the victim would lose the ability to work and support their families. Worse, when a family member dies in a car crash, the financial loss is not the only thing the families experience. The deep and painful wound of losing a loved one is something most people never truly heal from.
Car Accident Fatalities
Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of car accident fatalities are drunk driving, which is completely avoidable. Accounting for nearly 40% of fatal crashes, drunk driving is negligent and reckless. Furthermore, some drivers don’t pay attention to speed and don’t keep their eyes on the road because they are busy talking on their cell phone. This type of negligence is awful and has severe repercussions.
Get Compensation for Automobile Accident Injuries
In order to receive compensation after an accident, the victim needs to prove the driver was negligent, meaning the driver was reckless and failed to use reasonable care while driving. Once negligence has been proven, the victim or the family, with the help of an attorney, can receive proper compensation for property damage, medical costs, disabilities, emotional distress and future suffering. Contacting an experienced auto accident attorney immediately after receiving proper medical care is the best form of action.
The attorney will make sure to gather statements from witnesses and preserve evidence that will prove negligence. Getting proper medical attention right after the accident is the most important thing, but also keep in mind that if you wait long to seek out an attorney, physical evidence may be repaired and witnesses may not remember all the details. So contact an attorney who can convey the legal interpretation to you and help you or your family get compensated the way you deserve.
Have you been injured in an auto accident?
DO NOT SPEAK to insurance company before consulting with a Stockton car accident lawyer. Consultation is FREE.