Being in a car accident caused by another driver is frustrating. However, when that driver “hits and runs,” the frustration increases. Not only do you need to deal with the consequences of the accident, but you also bear the cost of repairing your car and medical expenses. Is there anything you can do after a hit and run accident to recover compensation or injuries? You can contact a California car accident attorney to discuss your options for filing an uninsured injury claim to help recover the money you lost because of a hit and run driver.
California is an at-fault insurance state for car accident claims. You must prove that the other driver caused the collision to recover money for an injury claim. Therefore, collecting evidence for your car accident case is a critical step in receiving money for your medical bills, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages. A California car accident attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash.
Evidence Used to Prove Fault in a California Car Accident Case
Many forms of evidence may be used to prove the cause of a car accident.
There are several things that an individual should do after a motor vehicle accident in California. Calling 911 to report the traffic accident, seeking medical attention, and reporting the crash to their insurance company are just three of the steps that accident victims should take after a car accident. However, what should a person do if the other driver’s insurance provider contacts the person after an accident? Should an accident victim talk to the insurance adjuster or a California car accident lawyer first?
You Are Not Obligated to Talk to the Insurance Company
You are required to report the accident to your insurance provider and cooperate with your insurance company,
Honda has had a few claims against it for defective or faulty seat belts. In one case, a woman drowned because she could not get her seat belt undone after a car accident. That case was reversed on appeal. In another recent case involving a seat belt, a jury awarded a woman who was paralyzed during a crash $37 million. Honda has vowed to appeal the decision. Now another case has been filed against Honda related to an issue with the vehicle’s rear center seat belt.
Pedestrian fatalities experienced a steady decline from 1990 through 2009, according to a report by the GHSA. However, after 2009, the number of pedestrian deaths began to rise again. The number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2018 is expected to be the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in one year since 1990. Unfortunately, California ranks highest for the number of pedestrian accident deaths. The state has consistently ranked first for the number of pedestrian-vehicle deaths year after year.
Our California pedestrian accident attorneys give some potential reasons for an increase in pedestrian deaths and how you can protect yourself.
What’s worse than being injured in a car accident? When the driver who is at fault speeds off, leaving you in pain and with questions about who is going to pay for your injuries. If you are the victim of a hit and run car accident, you likely have many questions about your options for compensation and justice. At J&Y Law, our experienced car accident attorneys have handled more than a few hit and run cases throughout their extensive and successful careers representing victims of these inexcusable actions.
Many of us hit the road over the holidays to visit friends and family, attend work gatherings, or simply take in the sights and sounds of the season. California’s rate of car accidents is already quite high, but when you add in the increased holiday traffic, that usually means increased accidents and increased injuries. If you were involved in a car accident over the holiday season, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and property damage you have incurred.
At J&Y Law, our experienced car accident attorneys are committed to advocating for your compensation and your rights as a person who was unjustly injured.
We think of the winter holidays as the most festive time of the year, blending family, food, and fun. For a great many of us, though, holiday gathering also include imbibing alcohol. If we were all living in a Currier & Ives painting and riding in sleighs, whether the person holding the reins had had a few too many spiked eggnogs might not be much of a problem. With a large percentage of the population speeding down our country’s highways from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, however, we have more than enough cause to be worried about being involved in drunk-driving accidents.
We all remember how we were when we were teenagers. The sky’s the limit, especially when it comes to being able to drive yourself to places. Safety wasn’t always our first priority when it came to driving. However, that’s exactly why you should give your teenage child all the safety resources, skills, and tips you can to help them prioritize keeping themselves and their passengers safe.
As personal injury attorneys, we have represented far too many teenagers whose lives are forever changed by simple driving mistakes. We have also represented too many families whose teenagers lost their lives due to easily preventable decisions made by inexperienced or inattentive drivers.
In car accidents, much of the attention is focused on the drivers. However, passenger injuries in car accidents are worthy of attention, too, as passengers often suffer just as severe, if not more so, injuries than their passengers. If you were a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident and you sustained injuries as a result of that accident, you likely have many questions about whether you can sue and who you can sue.
At J&Y Law, we have represented many clients who were injured while riding as passengers in others’ cars.