A serious car accident can be a very difficult and traumatic experience for people of any age. Whether your car crash was minor or serious, any injuries sustained in an accident can be painful and costly. That’s why the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are passionate about helping accident victims. Our auto accident attorneys have years of experience helping those who were injured by another driver’s negligence.
If you or a family member has been injured in a Los Angeles car crash, you will have many questions that need answers. Our car accident attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide direction. Call The Barnes Firm now at 1-(800) 800-0000 to contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney.
The Firm Fighting For You
The Barnes Firm has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area. Our firm has been trusted by victims of car accidents and their families, and here’s why: we’ve assembled a team of highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys who can help you get the best result possible from an injury claim.
Our LA personal injury firm offers clients a way to obtain fair compensation after a car crash, and our car accident lawyers have the courtroom skills and work ethic that gets results. As a highly accomplished personal injury group, The Barnes Firm has received numerous awards for their work in California courts. This success has helped our firm bring in some of the most accomplished and sought-after attorneys in the state.
Head On Crashes
As experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyers, our team understands how devastating head-on car crashes can be. The accident itself can be traumatizing, and the injuries associated with such a violent collision can have a profound impact on victims and their families.
Recent studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau have found that head-on crashes are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. Those involved in these crashes can often suffer short-term disability, long-term disability or even death.
How we can help
A Los Angeles car accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm can immediately launch a legal investigation into a head-on collision, and the circumstances that contributed to the crash. This investigation will build a strong case for you and your family by gathering evidence that could include driving records, eye-witness statements, media reports, photos or video, and a complete analysis of the road conditions and potential infrastructure problems, which may have contributed to the accident.
Some drivers have no regard for their own safety and the safety of others, and this reckless behavior often causes someone to get hurt. Those who threaten or harass other drivers can be extremely dangerous both inside and outside their vehicles. In some cases, drivers with “road rage” use their vehicle as a weapon. This is not only extremely dangerous, it’s also illegal – and these drivers could face serious criminal charges. Some things to consider when confronted with an aggressive driver:
- Avoid making any gestures
- Avoid eye contact
- Get away from the situation as quickly and safely as possible
- Do not antagonize or argue with an aggressive driver
- Report the incident to the authorities
High Speed Crashes
Speed is one of the most common factors that lead to a car accident. Recent statistics have found that speeding was cited as a factor in 30-percent of all deadly crashes in the U.S., and that number is likely a conservative estimate.
Vehicles involved in high-speed crashes collide at such a force that the frame can collapse, putting drivers and passengers at a very high risk of sustaining a serious personal injury or death. Innocent survivors of a speeding accident can face physical and emotional challenges during the recovery process, which also carries a high financial cost.
Texting And Driving
Just about everyone is aware of how dangerous texting and driving can be… but some drivers still choose to do it. For this reason, distracted driving is a leading factor in car crashes around the nation.
Most states, including California, have implemented bans on texting and driving. Ignoring these laws could cost drivers a hefty fine, but it still pales in comparison to the costs associated with a serious car accident.
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, roughly 6,000 people were killed and over 500,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
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Drunk Driving Accidents
Thanks to public awareness campaigns over the past several decades, the number of alcohol-fueled crashes has decreased, but they still remain a serious problem across the country. Drunk drivers are often responsible for sending innocent victims to area hospitals with serious injuries, and drunk driving remains a leading cause of deadly car accidents.
Victims of drunk drivers often have expensive and life-changing injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis.
Oakland Lawyer Helping Victims of T-Bone Collisions
T-bone crashes are responsible for around 9,000 deaths each year, and these serious accidents are also common.
Most of these accidents happen because a driver failed to yield to traffic at an intersection. Most intersections should have traffic lights, a stop sign or a yield sign to avoid such a serious accident, but some drivers negligently drive past the signs, and this dangerous behavior could result in a very serious accident.
Automakers have recently included several features on vehicles in an attempt to reduce side-impact or t-bone crashes. Features like side air bags, seat belts and a properly fitted car seat for children can help reduce the risk of injury, but none of these safety features can outright prevent accidents from happening.
Rollover accidents are often extremely serious crashes, and a vehicle defect or poor road conditions can sometimes be factors.
To prove there was a defect in your vehicle, or the road, street or highway contributed to a rollover crash, you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation.
Fall asleep at the wheel is obviously very dangerous, but new research has found that just being tired can delay a driver’s response time. Drowsy driving is extremely common, and there are few laws in place that can effectively prevent drowsy drivers from getting behind the wheel.
Truck drivers must adhere to strict driving schedules, limiting their time at the wheel. However, many drivers ignore these rules in order to meet deadlines, putting lives at risk.
If you believe a drowsy driver was responsible for causing a crash, the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm can help you and your family get the best result possible from an injury claim.
Contact us today for a FREE no-risk consultation.
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