Encino Auto Accident Law Firm in California
Los Angeles Automobile Accident Attorneys Serving Southern California
In Los Angeles car accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries each year. In Southern California, where we spend every day in a vehicle, accidents are virtually expected. What is not expected are the complications and difficulties that can arise after the collision.
The Benefits of Experienced Auto Accident Representation
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important that you do not attempt to settle your case without the counsel of an attorney. An experienced auto accident lawyer can help you recover:
- Medical bills and expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages if you were unable to work due to your injuries
- Property damage sustained in the accident
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
The repercussions of a car accident can have far-reaching effects on your life and quickly produce bills and expenses that you may find hard to satisfy. The filing of a lawsuit by the auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Sef Krell will enable you to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Fault: What it Means for Your Recovery
In California, fault is attributed on a comparative basis. This means that even if you bear some fault for the accident you may still seek and recover compensation for your injures, but your recovery will be offset by the amount of fault attributed to you. For example, if you are awarded $100,000, but are found to be 10% at fault in the accident, you may still recover $90,000. If it is determined that you bear no fault in the accident, there is no offset and you may recover the full amount you are entitled to.
An accident may be the result of one or many factors. Some of the most common causes are:
- Driver distractions, such as use of a cellular telephone, playing with the radio, or simply not paying attention to the road
- Right-of-way confusion or disregard
- Vehicle defects
- Reckless driving
- Use of drugs or alcohol while operating a vehicle
Things like speeding, ignoring the right-of-way, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are direct violations of the California Vehicle Code, and are negligent per se. Other causes, however, such as reckless driving, may be considered negligent if it can be proven that the driver’s conduct fell below the standard of care expected of all drivers.
Regardless of the cause, if you have been injured in a car accident, let the qualified Los Angeles auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Sef Krell help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Schedule your free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys today to learn how we can help you.