There are more than 10 million automobile accidents each year in the U.S.—an average of more than 1,000 every hour. While some are minor, many cause serious and debilitating injuries that forever change drivers’ lives through no fault of their own. Some are even more tragic. Tens of thousands of people lose their lives each year in automobile accidents.
We all have a duty to drive responsibly, but distracted driving has been on the rise in recent years due to texting and other distractions. If another driver’s negligence has hurt you or resulted in injury or death to someone you love, we can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses, as well as compensation for your hardship.
No one wants to be in a car accident, but if you find yourself in that unfortunate situation, there are steps you should take.
- Document the situation. Write down all relevant information about the collision, the scene and the other driver. Be sure to get details from the driver, including contact information and insurance provider. Take photos of the scene if possible.
- Be cautious with insurance companies. Avoid speaking to the other driver’s insurance provider, as they might use what you say against you. Even your own provider could have you sign away your right to fair compensation. If our attorneys handle your case, we will deal with the hassle of insurance companies while you focus on your recovery.
- Get checked out. Not all injuries are obvious when they occur. Serious problems, such as back and neck injuries, might not be apparent for several days or even weeks. It’s a good idea to see a doctor.
The attorneys at Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP have handled many auto accident cases in California, and our attorneys are experienced in the laws surrounding the responsibility of drivers.
If you’ve experience injury or the death of a loved one at the hands of another driver, contact us to seek the justice you deserve. Consultations are free.