Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: August 4, 2020

When do you need to hire a car accident attorney?.  Car accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.

Even if you are carefully driving and obeying all traffic rules, you can still be involved in a car accident due to no fault of your own.

That’s because in Los Angeles and throughout California, car accidents happen every day. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a serious automobile accident, the victim will likely sustain injuries and damages to their property. Depending on the accident, other factors such as your age, body position during the accident, and state of your health can contribute to the intensity or severity of the injury.

Car Accident Statistics

Statistics show that some of the most common factors contributing to car accidents include driver negligence, the driver’s lack of competence or training, negligence in routine vehicle maintenance and repair, driving under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances, harsh weather conditions, or poor road conditions.

In California, car accident statistics show that car crash-related fatalities surged 7%, from 3,387 in 2015 to 3,623 in 2016. Statistics also show that drunk driving fatalities rose from 911 in 2015 to 1,059 in 2016. Additionally, that year, 15% of motorists killed in crashes who’d been tested, tested positive for illegal and/or illegal drugs.

In the United States, more than 37,000 people die in road accidents each year. According to police reports, more than 58% of fatal car crashed involve only one vehicle. Additionally, more than 2.35 million victims get injured following a car crash. Additionally, 38% of all fatal car accidents were the result of a collision with another vehicle.

Globally, approximately 1.3 million car-related deaths occur resulting in an average of 3,287 fatalities each day. Young adults aged 15-44 account for more than half of those global fatalities.

If you were involved in a car crash, you can suffer from multiple types of injuries including scratches, bruises, contusions, spinal injuries, fractures, burn injuries, head injuries, or brain injuries. Victims can suffer from severe injuries and may require serious medical attention.

With the help of an experienced car accident attorney, you can file a claim for the damages. In addition to property damage relating to the repair or replacement of your vehicle, you can also file a claim for a rental fee for the rented vehicle while your car is being fixed, storage fees, actual medical costs for your examinations and treatments, future medical care, lost earnings, loss of prospective income, and pain and suffering. Our car accident attorneys can also help you file a claim for punitive damages – when it is proven that the negligent party acted with recklessness resulting in the accident.

Contact Us Today To Get the Maximum Compensation You Deserve

If you were involved in a car accident, you have the right to claim damages against the party at fault. However, personal injury laws are complex, and seeking any personal injury compensation against another party is a difficult task. Seeking expert help is highly advisable as the opposing parties will likely have their defense lawyers skilled at preventing you from getting any compensation for your claims. Contact Mesriani Law Group today to see how our car accident attorney can help get the maximum compensation you deserve.