When setting out for a drive on the open roads, the last thing you expect to happen is a car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents do happen, and often. Each year, 32,000 people are killed in car crashes. A staggering two million more are injured, making the likelihood of personal injury resulting from a car crash as likely as the accidents themselves.
Being involved in a car accident is frightening and can bring about both physical and mental injuries to the victims. Because accidents often occur due to careless driving or negligence from another driver, it is crucial to seek out the help of an experienced Santa Monica personal injury law firm to help with your case. The Barnes Firm is proud to offer our services to the Santa Monica area and help you win compensation for the damages you have suffered.
No matter how safe a driver you are, you may still fall victim to another driver’s negligence. Car accidents in Santa Monica are an unfortunately common occurrence. Rating as the third highest in the entire country for pedestrian crashes, this city is very prone to collisions. The following lists some of the most common causes of car accidents in Santa Monica:
There are many other reasons a car crash can occur, like faulty brakes or tire blowouts, that may be outside of anyone’s control. While a car crash can happen to anyone, knowing the common causes may be helpful to you in remaining safe on the roads.
You are more likely to get into a car accident than an accident involving any other type of motor vehicle accident. With Santa Monica having such a high frequency of car accidents, it is no surprise that several different types of car accidents occur in this area. Here are some of the most common types of car accidents in Santa Monica:
Any of the above accident types can cause serious injuries that could disrupt victims’ lives for a long time. Even if you were involved in a low-impact crash, it is wise to seek medical attention and discuss your legal options.
Being involved in a car accident is nothing short of frightening. It can all be a blur as you try to gather your bearings in the moments after the accident. If you do plan to seek compensation for your personal injury and damages sustained from the car crash, the following steps may be helpful:
Remembering these steps after your accident may be crucial in how your attorney handles your injury case.
If you have suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence, then you may be able to get compensation for these losses. It is greatly advised that you seek professional legal help when making a case to recover these damages. Still, until then, the following list should give you an idea of the expenses for which you may receive compensation:
While these are broad types of damages, the damages you specifically may receive will depend on several factors your attorney may discuss with you during your first consultation.
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