Get the legal help you need after a Downey car accident.
Anyone who lives, works, or visits Downey regularly is well aware of how dangerous the traffic can be. Serious personal injuries and fatalities from car accidents are on the rise, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Car accidents in Downey are just part of daily life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Downey car accident, whether a fender bender, sideswiped, rear-end collision or catastrophic head-on collision, it’s essential to get medical attention right away for your injuries.
After a serious car accident, there are a number of critical issues that must be resolved. Who will pay your medical bills and the long-term effect on your life? Who will pay to fix your vehicle damage? Can you get compensated for your lost wages? You have questions. Call our office for a free consultation, 310-277-4857, and to help you get answers.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Downey, you will soon be exposed to the challenges of working with insurance carriers while recovering from your injuries. You need an experienced and compassionate automobile accident lawyer to help you preserve your rights and to fight for the compensation you are entitled to get. Our attorneys understand the impact a serious car accident can have on your life and your family.
There are so many variables involved in car accidents that affect the outcome of any claims arising from them. Each case is unique, depending on the individual facts. Our attorneys have established a reputation as the law firm that other attorneys refer their cases to.
Our attorneys fight to protect the rights of car accident victims who are suffering broken bones, brain injuries, back injuries, Post-Concussion Syndrome, paraplegia/quadriplegia and other life changing injuries.
Speed is often involved as a cause of accidents. The law requires that a person drive at a reasonable speed. If the defendant or the plaintiff was not driving at a reasonable speed at the time of the accident, then that person was negligent.
The judge will instruct a jury that “the speed limit is a factor to consider when you decide whether or not the plaintiff or defendant was negligent. A driver is not necessarily negligent because he or she was driving faster than the speed limit. However, a driver may be negligent even if he or she was driving at or below the speed limit.” CACI 707
The California Vehicle Code sets forth the law concerning what drivers and pedestrians can or cannot do. Click this link to learn more about the law controlling automobile accidents.
Basic negligence laws apply to many car accidents. The judge will instruct the jury that “a person must use reasonable care in driving a vehicle. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicles. The failure to use reasonable care in driving a vehicle is negligence”. CACI 700 For related information go to Negligence Law.
While both automobile drivers and pedestrians must be aware that automobiles can cause serious injuries, drivers must use more care than pedestrians.” CACI 710
The Use of Experts in Automobile Accident Cases
Some automobile accident cases do not require the use of an expert witness to establish liability. Other cases depend on expert testimony. Demonstrative evidence is often used by our experienced car accident attorneys to assist the jury in visualizing and understanding the accident.
Liability of Owners of Automobiles
The owner of an automobile is responsible for the injury and damage caused by the negligence of the person the owner allows to drive his or her vehicle.
Proving liability and obtaining just compensation for serious injuries sustained and damages caused in a automobile accident is not as easy as it may seem.
We have the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal matters, yet are small enough to offer individualized service to our clients.
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