Los Angeles Car and Auto Accident Lawyers
Have you or someone you know been involved in an automobile accident? The most important thing in situations like these, aside from a speedy recovery, is making sure you have the best legal representation possible- the sort of quality and experienced representation you will get from the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP. Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of injury and property damage in the United States. With our vast network of highways, our car dependent culture, and the plethora of distractions recent developments in technology afford drivers today statistics estimate that one in four people will be involved in a vehicular collision in their lifetime. While not all car accidents are serious, those that are can have tremendously devastating results and be particularly disruptive to a person’s life.
Auto Accident by Driver Negligence in Los Angeles
Typically an auto accident is the result of a driver has been negligent, which means that he or she has operated a vehicle in a careless and unsafe manner. Any and all individuals conducting an automobile in this state have a duty to those they share the road with to exercise “reasonable care” while they are behind the wheel. There are various factors that indicate a driver has fallen below that threshold and can be found negligent and liable for the resulting damages and injuries which include; disregarding traffic signals, violating speed limits, driving while impaired from controlled substances or alcohol, and not paying proper attention on the road because of distracting activities like eating or talking and texting on their cell phone while behind the wheel- just to name a few. Nonetheless, the burden of proving negligence is on the injured party. In civil court it is on the victim to prove that the driver who caused the car accident was negligent and that the accident caused injuries requiring compensation.
Choose Aggressive Los Angeles Auto Accident Lawyers For Your Complex Cases
More complex cases exist where there are no other drivers or other factors are similarly to blame for the auto accident. The resourceful and aggressive lawyers at Custodio & Dubey, LLP will pursue all possible sources of compensation and pinpoint all avenues and legal bases of recovery for injured claimants to maximize their clients’ compensation. You and the passengers in your car could have a case against other parties who are responsible for the car accident. For example government agencies and municipalities have a duty to construct and maintain safe roads as well as have proper and functioning traffic controls. The owner of a vehicle may be found liable even if he or she was not the driver involved in the accident for example; the parent of a driver under the age of 18 or a company whose employee was involved in an accident during the course of employment or company business. Also an auto manufacturer could be found liable for an accident due to a defect in the automobile’s design, construction, or component failure. If an auto accident arises out of these circumstances your attorney must have the knowledge and acumen to identify and pursue these bases of liability- rest assured that the legal team at Custodio & Dubey have a successful track record in all these sorts of cases and always work to make sure all those liable for your injuries are held accountable.
How Our Los Angeles Auto Accident Lawyers Can Get You Compensation
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation besides just property damage to your car. You can receive compensation for the injuries that result and the costs associated with them such as medical bills for ambulance fees, emergency room care, hospitalization, surgery, diagnostic tests, medication, and physical therapy- just to name a few. Compensation is not just for past expenses but all foreseeable medical bills found to be a result of the car accident. You can recover for pain and suffering depending on the severity and duration of your injuries, as well as the disruption caused on your life because of the accident. You can also recover for loss of wages due to missed work and reduced earning capacity due to an ongoing disability if the accident causes injuries that forces you to miss work or prevents you from being able to perform the functions required of your occupation. Punitive damages are rarely awarded in auto accident cases but they can be available in extreme cases such as when the accident was a result of a drunk driver.
Auto accident victims in California have a limited window of time to file a claim for their damages. If you or someone you know suffered injuries in a serious car accident, obtaining compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages is virtually impossible if the time limit to file a claim has lapsed. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact us here at Custodio & Dubey, LLP in Los Angeles as soon as possible. Our skilled and experienced Los Angeles auto accident attorneys are here to help you by:
- Getting you the medical care you need;
- Conducting a thorough investigation to locate witnesses and preserve evidence relevant to the car accident before it is lost or destroyed;
- Handling communications and dealings with insurance companies or any other opposing party;
- Seeking all potential sources of compensation for your losses; and
- Protecting your legal rights and claims against filing deadlines.
At Custodio & Dubey, LLP our auto accident attorneys in Los Angeles, CA know the car crash statistic that one in four drivers will be involved in a vehicular collision in their lifetime is haunting. Including this one, the jarring accident statistics in our city represent victims who are seriously or even fatally injured on our roadways.
As a result of these circumstances, our goal is to represent our personal injury clients with an aggressive approach to returning them to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to their auto accident. We fight for our client’s success because we understand that while all auto accidents may not be catastrophic, they are life-changing.
US Auto Accident Statistics
According to United States federal government statistics, a motor vehicle:
- Accident occurs every five seconds
- Injury occurs every ten seconds
- Fatality occurs every 12 minutes
The Consequences of Car Accidents
With car accidents, injuries and fatalities happening with such frequency, the resulting consequences can significantly alter the victim’s quality of life, and can include:
- Significant injuries requiring immediate and extended medical care
- Temporary or permanent loss of function or mobility
- Inability to work
- Increased debt due to loss of income
- Loss of transportation
- Canceled vehicle insurance policy, even when the accident is not your fault
- Insufficient means to support a family
- Growing medical bills to accommodate injuries sustained in the accident
Our attorney group has more than 25 years of combined experience in protecting Los Angeles drivers from becoming victims of auto accident injuries and property damage. We work hard to help you focus on the physical, emotional and psychological recovery you deserve, while we handle the legal angle of pursuing the negligent driver who caused your injuries.
No two car accidents are the same, which is why we deliver a personalized approach to our representation. We will investigate each avenue of recovery to ensure there is no legal stone unturned in reaching the best recovery amount possible for each of our client’s specific cases.
How Auto Accidents Occur
Negligent driving is the leading cause of automobile accidents in Los Angeles, CA, accounting for 37,546 injuries and fatalities in 2015 alone. With a population nearing four million people, and the emphasis and necessity of vehicle transportation in the city, Los Angeles’ road conditions are becoming more crowded and hurried, leading to more serious accidents, injuries and even deaths going forward.
Our lawyers represent injured auto accident victims in Los Angeles to hold the negligent, responsible parties accountable for their actions. As advocates for safe driving, we focus on results in our community by enforcing the personal injury laws that will help our clients recover quickly, and that help effectively shape the way driving penalties are enforced.
Negligent driving is represented by a number of legal delinquencies, and can include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Poorly maintained vehicle operation
- Failure to follow signage instructions
- Eating behind the wheel
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics
- Unauthorized or unsafe lane changes
- Disregarding traffic signals
- Loud music
- Unsafe horseplay in a vehicle
Other Causes of Crashes
Other accident causes and factors that may lead to a personal injury claim can be even more complicated and include pursuing a government entity, employer, or car manufacturer, instead of a negligent driver for damages, including:
- Improper or incomplete road work existing without warning
- Confusing signage, lack of or non-existent road work signage
- Car malfunction due to manufacturer defect
- Improperly maintained employer-owned vehicle
Proving Fault in an Auto Accident
The lawyers at Custodio & Dubey, LLP represent our clients with fervor, to help establish the burden of proof they need to hold a negligent driver responsible for their injuries. The discovery of proof begins with the injured driver’s initial contact with our firm.
Our free consultation will help provide the tools our clients need to pursue damages in their case and include the following avenues of extracting the proof we need to achieve a successful recovery:
- Injured party statement
- Review of images, video taken from the scene
- Witness interviews
- Evidence preservation
- Examination of medical records
- Record of physician statements
- Fully analyze lost wages, property damage, and future medical needs
- Declare loss of future earnings
- Employment of accident recreation experts
- Consulting insurance officials for proper recovery gauge
- Hiring of private investigators, where applicable
All personal injury cases that occur from car accidents in Los Angeles, CA are not the same, and neither is our approach to their success. Our aggressive manner to protecting our client’s rights in these cases is unsurpassed. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries when another driver or entity is responsible for your auto accident. We can help you get the quality care and settlement you deserve.
Quality, Proficient Legal Representation in Los Angeles: Custodio & Dubey, LLP
The attorneys at Custodio & Dubey have been representing those seriously injured in auto accidents for over 25 combined years, and continue to deliver quality, proficient legal representation with each day that passes.
Our skillful, experienced approach to car accident victim representation allows us to ambitiously seek the maximum compensation available for our clients, so they can focus solely on their recovery. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, CA, do not talk to the insurance companies alone. The attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP can be reached 24/7 at (213) 785-2909, and are ready to help you build your case today. Call us now for a free consultation.
Hire Auto and Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles at Custodio & Dubey, LLP
The Los Angeles auto accident attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP have been helping those seriously injured in auto accidents for over ten years. Their skill and experience with car accidents is extensive and their intimate knowledge and relationships with insurance carriers enables them to pursue the maximum compensation for their clients efficiently and effectively. Call them toll free at (213) 785-2909 for a free consultation of your case, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. You can also fill out our online consultation form and an Los Angeles auto accidents lawyer will contact you as soon as possible.