Driving is a part of everyone’s life, every day. When you get behind the wheel, you have a reasonable expectation that you are going to be safe, and arrive at your destinations without incident. However, with more than 2.4 million people injured every year in car accidents, you know there is a very real risk of injury.
When you do find yourself injured in an auto accident, you need to know that you are going to be taken care of. The experienced Eastvale car accident lawyers at El Dabe Law know how traumatizing it can be when you are involved in an accident, and if you are injured, you need to be compensated for that damage.
Most Eastvale Car Accidents Could Be Prevented
Car accidents are usually preventable, usually being caused by a mistake by either a driver, a mechanic or a manufacturer. When these mistakes cause an injury, you need to be compensated for those damages, and need an experienced lawyer who understands California law and how to ensure every aspect of your injury is explored.
Problem 1: Judgement Errors
Many car accidents happen because of poor judgement on the part of drivers. Whether this lapse in judgement is failure to stop or yield, exceeding posted speed limits, or texting while driving, they all have the same result, your injuries. To keep these lapses in judgement to a minimum, it is important for drivers to know there are serious consequences and attorneys who will hold them accountable.
Problem 2: Reduced Judgement
Studies have shown that more than sixty percent of adult drivers have admitted to driving while drowsy. According to studies, when you have been awake for 18 hours your judgement is impaired to the same level as having a 0.05 blood alcohol level. Therefore, when drivers get behind the wheel after a long day, they are putting themselves and others at risk. Add to that number the people who drive while impaired by consuming alcohol or various prescription medications, and it is easy to see why the roads are fraught with danger. When you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s poor judgement, you need an experienced lawyer who will fight for you while you recover.
Problem 3: Mechanical Defects
It is reasonable to assume that cars and their components will not fail before the end of their expected service life. It is also reasonable to expect that when you pay a mechanic they know what they are doing and use quality parts on your vehicle. Some car accidents are the result of mechanical defects and incompetent repair work. In these cases, you need an attorney who is experienced in bringing these cases to a successful outcome for the victim.
What You Should Do After An Accident
When you are involved in an accident, there are actions you need to take immediately if you are capable of doing so. Thanking these actions will protect you and ensure you are able to seek the maximum damages owed to you.
Call the police immediately.
Gather information from everyone involved, including witnesses. Be sure you get the names, phone numbers and addresses of everyone. Be sure to get the insurance information from anyone else actually involved in the accident.
Take plenty of pictures. If you it is safe to do so, the best thing is to get these pictures before any vehicles are moved. Be sure to get pictures of road conditions and take pictures of all damage to your vehicle. Do not forget to take pictures of any visible injuries you sustain.
Talk only to the responding officer about the details of the accident.
Call the El Dabe attorneys.
Experienced Eastvale Car Accident Lawyers Help You Get Compensated
When you sustain injuries because of a car accident, you need the expertise of experienced car accident lawyers. Whether you are permanently disabled or sustained significant injuries requiring hospitalization, surgery or rehabilitation, you need to be compensated for those damages. The attorneys at El Dabe Law have the track record of holding responsible parties accountable for injuries inflicted on our clients. Call us today at (888) 540-0836 to talk with one of our lawyers today.