Serious auto accidents are not uncommon on the roads and freeways in Palmdale. In fact, the state of California as a whole has one of the highest rates of car accidents in the United States. Given the large number of drivers in the Los Angeles area, not to mention the extensive freeway system, accidents are inevitable. What isn’t inevitable is getting injured in an accident and receiving only a small payout from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, whether you were struck by a delivery driver, young driver, or elderly driver, we urge you to seek the help of an auto accident attorney, such as those at AAESQ Law. Rather than speaking to an insurance adjuster on your own (whose sole job it is to give you as small a payout as possible), the best course of action is to contact a Palmdale auto accident attorney who will explain the legal options available to you and help you win the compensation you deserve.
An auto accident attorney in Palmdale will listen to your unique situation and then explain your rights to you, as well as provide legal guidance about how to file a claim against the other party’s insurance company. AAESQ Law auto accident attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience in this field, meaning we’ve filed all types of automobile and motorcycle accident claims. Whether you’re uninsured or underinsured, a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, or were injured by a government employee, we can help. Specific types of auto accidents we deal with include but are not limited to car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, rideshare accidents (Uber/Lyft), hit and runs, and uninsured motorist accidents.
Why do car accidents happen?
Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of road accidents in the United States. Distracted driving can be visual (your eyes are looking elsewhere on the road), manual (you are reaching for something that has fallen or are checking your phone), or cognitive (your thoughts are somewhere else while driving). Other common causes of car accidents include drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, driving in inclement weather, and driving at night.
How can I reduce the risk of having an auto accident?
There are several ways you can reduce the risk of having an auto accident while driving. The most obvious tip is to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Never text and drive, always keep your hands on the steering wheel, abide by the speed limit (or even drive below it in rain or snowy weather), avoid driving through construction zones, and never drink and drive. Maintaining a safe distance between you and the car in front of you can also help, especially if you’re forced to stop suddenly.
What are the most common injuries from car accidents?
Auto accidents can result in all kinds of injuries. Some of the most common include broken bones, head and neck trauma, brain injuries, burns, lacerations, and scarring, back and spinal cord trauma, and even permanent disability or paralysis. Of course, car accidents can also be fatal, which is why auto accident attorneys can also file a wrongful death claim if you have a family member or loved one who died as a result of a car crash.
What should I do after an automobile accident?
Following an automobile accident, the first step is to ensure the safety of yourself and all others involved. If you can safely get out of your vehicle, do so. But if you aren’t able, remain in your vehicle. Next, call emergency services (9-1-1) immediately and tell them you’ve been in a car accident. Once emergency services have been called, and only if you’re physically able, start collecting photographic and video evidence of the accident. Take photos and videos of the scene and the vehicles involved, as well as your injuries and any traffic signs or lights. It’s also recommended that you take notes regarding the road conditions and weather that day. This is important as once tow trucks and cleanup crews arrive, they will start to remove evidence. If you notice any witnesses, ask if they would be willing to speak to the police and provide a report. You’ll also want to exchange insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. After speaking to the police and exchanging insurance information, we recommend being checked out by a medical professional, whether you believe you are seriously injured or not. Once you’ve safely returned home, report the accident to your insurance company and then contact an auto accident attorney to help you ensure a fair settlement.
What compensation can I receive after a car accident?
Auto liability insurance is designed to help the victim of a car accident get back on their feet. As such, with an experienced auto accident attorney by your side, you can expect to receive significantly more than the cost of your hospital bills or vehicle repair. The auto accident specialists at AAESQ Law will focus on all costs associated with the accident, including your emergency room bills, follow-up doctor’s appointments, diagnostic tests, physical therapy, surgery, and medications. We will also understand that injured parties can be forced to miss work while recovering from the accident, and we take this into account, filing a claim that involves lost wages and even lost career opportunities. Finally, the state of California allows victims to seek compensation for both physical and emotional injury (pain and suffering), so we can also help you claim mental or emotional trauma caused by the accident. In all, the types of compensation you can receive after a car accident vary but can range from rehabilitation and lost wages to medical expenses, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment.
If you were injured in an auto accident, we’d love to hear from you. Our team of skilled attorneys has been handling auto accident claims for over 40 years, and we have the expertise and resources to help you secure the settlement you deserve. We offer representation for Palmdale clients in both settlement negotiations and trials if necessary. We also operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to you. We only get paid if you win your case. Get in touch today to schedule a 100% obligation-free consultation with one of our Palmdale auto accident attorneys.
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