Long Beach Car Accident Lawyer
Statistics reveal that car accidents accounted for as many as 34,080 fatalities in the United States in 2012, witnessing a 4.35% rise from the previous year.
One of the realities of these accidents is now rebuilding your life, especially if you lost a spouse. Now you have to contend with medical bills, funeral expenses, and the financial impact of a loss of income.
For those involved in a car accident, even if there has been no fatality, the statistics fade as they have to focus on healing and dealing with the investigation by the insurance company. The worst accidents may have additional investigations by law enforcement officials. It can be a trying time, especially if you are not familiar with your rights. Having a Long Beach car accident lawyer is beneficial to protecting your rights.
The point of the investigations is to determine what factors played a part in your accident and to determine if there was any negligence on the part of the individuals involved. Having legal representation to assist you during the investigation process can be key if you need to file a personal injury claim. Your legal representation can help you to preserve key evidence from the initial scene of the accident.
Car accidents are frequently the result of many factors all coming in to play at once, including:
- Speed of the vehicle
- Driver distraction
- Driver impairment, including alcohol or drugs
- Faulty manufacturing of vehicle parts
However, driver negligence typically plays a role in car accidents in some way or another. If a reasonable person in the same situation could have avoided the accident, the actions of the driver at fault may be considered careless or negligent.
In order to establish that a person was not driving with reasonable care and caution, it must be proven that there was:
- A legal duty to use care
- A violation of that duty
- A direct relationship between the accident and the injury
If you or someone you love have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. During a time when you are dealing with healing from injuries, time off of work, and finding or repairing your car, the last thing you need is to be worried about paying for the expenses related to your accident. A personal injury claim may be able to reimburse you for expenses relating to the accident, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Damage to property
Working with legal representation is key to protecting your rights during the filing of your personal injury claim. Additionally, your legal representation understands which laws pertain to your car accident and how they will impact your claim. If you opt for a settlement, they can provide guidance during the settlement process.
At Gabriel & Associates, we can help you obtain the compensation needed to cover the damages incurred as the result of an auto accident. We will investigate each aspect of your case thoroughly, and exhaust every potential resource of restitution that is available to you. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 801-7221.