Auto Accident

Long Beach Auto Accident Lawyer

A statistical analysis of the data compiled on auto accidents, which resulted in as many as 34,080 deaths in 2012  in the United States, suggest a 4.35% upsurge from the preceding year. Abiding by traffic safety rules and having your seatbelts fastened does not guarantee you protection from auto accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you could be eligible for compensation.

In an auto accident claim, you must successfully establish two things:

  • Liability (duty of care owed by the defendant, and breach of the same)
  • Damages (the severity of injuries sustained by you)

It is virtually impossible to have a two-car accident without negligence being involved on part of, at least, one driver. The common forms of negligence involved include:

  • Vehicle Speed
  • Driver Impairment, including alcohol, physical impairment, old age, sleep deprivation, drug use and distraction
  • Non-maintenance of vehicles

A specific standard of care must be maintained by automobile drivers. Carelessness and a negligent demeanor behind the wheel can contribute to and cause injuries. By and large, if a risk can be foreseen by a reasonable person, it must be avoided. If you have been the victim of a an auto accident, where you cannot be blamed, then you may be entitled to monetary damages. These damages can include:

  • Wage loss
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Future medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Gabriel & Associates has years of experience in personal injury cases, including auto accident cases. We have the resources to assist you throughout this difficult situation and help you obtain the compensation that is rightfully yours. Call now for a free consultation at (562) 436-9292, or dial our toll-free number (800) 801-7221.

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