Just because you always obey the rules of the road does not mean you are completely safe in a car. You can’t control other factors, such Laguna Niguel’s hilly terrain, or other drivers. Not all motorists abide by the rules the way you do, and some are outright dangerous behind the wheel, which means accidents happen. If you’ve been involved in an accident because of another person, you may need legal advice to handle the aftermath.
Are They Really Accidents?
Car accidents make the news every day because they happen on a daily basis, but are they really accidents? Saying someone died in a car accident creates the illusion that two vehicles just happened to collide. When the driver is under the influence, it’s easy to assign blame to the guilty party, but what if it was distracted driving or drowsy driving? Saying it was an accident makes it seem as if there was little to nothing that could have prevented it, when the truth is that someone’s actions caused the collision. That someone is at fault and should be held responsible. Instead of calling them accidents, a better term for these tragedies is car crash.
After the Crash
Fatalities from car crashes continues to decline, which is good news, but according to the National Safety Council, nearly 40,000 people are still dying on roadways every year. Another three million people are injured in these crashes. Injuries could be as minor as a few scrapes and bruises, or they could be as major as head trauma or damage to the limbs or spinal cord that causes permanent damage. What happens in those few minutes when vehicles collide could have lifelong consequences. That’s why it’s important to get good legal advice after an auto crash. Lawyers can help you get compensation for your damages and medical expenses, as well as any long-term effects.
How El Dabe Lawyers Help You
When you are the victim of a car crash, you want a lawyer with knowledge, experience and determination to see that you get what you deserve. At El Dabe, we believe it’s important that you are also knowledgeable, so we take the time to explain how the process works and what you can expect. For example, many clients walk away from an automobile crash with only a few bruises thinking they are just fine. They want our help in recovering damages to their vehicle. What we explain is that sometimes an injury takes time to show up, and they could begin to feel the effects of it later. Settling for compensation too soon could leave them with medical bills and no way to pay them.
Another benefit of using the expert team of attorneys at El Dabe is that from common causes, such as speeding and negligence, to external factors, such as rain and defects in the cars, we look at all the factors in a car crash. By pinpointing every cause, we can go after each responsible party to make sure you are properly compensated for your losses. Because we understand California laws regarding car crashes, we know the best way to approach each case, no matter if the parties involved are insured, under insured or have no insurance.
Why Use an Attorney?
Just because all parties involved in a car crash are insured does not mean the insurance company will pay for all your losses. The insurer may only be responsible for damages to your car. What do you do then? Sometimes, legal action may be required, especially if a life is lost or the injured person has a long road of rehabilitation and medical expenses. Unless you know the law, how it works and how to use it to protect your rights, it’s best to use a skilled attorney. You need someone who deals with cases like yours often enough to know exactly what to do on your behalf.
Being in a car crash is traumatic enough, but dealing with the aftermath makes a bad situation worse if you don’t have the right support to protect your rights. El Dabe is a law firm that is respected as leader in car crash and accident cases. We fight for our clients so they get the best solution possible.