route 57

State Route 57 (SR 57), or the Orange Freeway, is a scenic highway that runs through Brea Canyon, linking the Los Angeles Basin with the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. While SR 57  features high-occupancy vehicle lanes and elevated ramps to improve traffic flow and safety, car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents are common, often resulting in catastrophic and fatal injuries. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident on State Route 57,  J&Y Law can help. We have a proven history of helping accident victims recover just compensation for their injuries, financial losses, and pain and suffering. Knowing that being injured in a freeway accident in Los Angeles is an overwhelming experience, we will offer you legal knowledge, compassion, and a superior level of personal service.

We know the applicable traffic safety, negligence, and insurance laws and will leverage our skills and experience to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens, your initial consultation with our car accident attorney will be free, and you will not pay any attorney’s fees until we recover for you. Contact our office today so we can start working on your Route 57 accident claim.

Why You Need a State Route 57 Accident Attorney

While many injury claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations with an insurance company, the insurer does not have your best interests at heart and may seek to underpay, delay or even deny your claim. Insurance companies can also rely on a team of powerful attorneys, claims adjusters, and investigators who will seek to deny any liability on the part of the driver or the company, which gives the insurer an unfair advantage over you.

What happens if you are unable to work for an extended period of time because your injuries require surgery or extensive care, or you suffer a permanent disability, disfigurement or other catastrophic injuries, or worse, a loved one has suffered a fatal injury in a Route 57 accident?

At J&Y, we know how to level the playing field against insurance companies and will fight to protect your rights. When you become our client, we will:

  • Handle all the details of your claim, including all communications with the insurer
  • Investigate the accident scene
  • Have accident reconstruction experts gather forensic evidence
  • Identify and interview witnesses, including other parties involved in the accident
  • Obtain and review police reports, hospital records, and other medical evidence
  • Retain medical and vocational experts to provide testimony
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
  • File a car accident lawsuit against the other driver to obtain compensation

Above all, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.

Common Causes of State Route 57 Accidents

Commuters and motorcycle riders share the Orange Freeway with commercial trucks, which makes it an inherently dangerous ride. Nonetheless, motor vehicle accidents are typically the result of driver errors, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Fatigued driving

At the same time, SR 57 accidents are frequently caused by road defects, debris, highway construction, or other hazards, in which case a lawsuit can be brought against the California Department of Transportation for its failure to properly maintain the roadway. Finally, if an accident is caused by a vehicle defect, a product liability lawsuit can be brought against the manufacturer or distributor.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, trust J&Y Law to fight for your rights. You can rely on our record of accomplishment; we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, inside and outside of the courtroom. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case.

Damages You Can Recover in an Orange Freeway Accident Claim

Although no two car accident cases are the same, our car accident attorney will fight to win you the following types of compensation:

  • Medical, surgical, and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages (present and future)
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If the other driver was drunk, speeding, or driving recklessly, you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the other driver’s misconduct and discourage other drivers from similar driving habits. 

Finally, if a loved one has suffered a fatal injury in a State Route 57 accident, we can help you pursue damages such as funeral expenses, final medical costs, and loss of support through a wrongful death lawsuit. No amount of money will replace your family member, but you deserve compensation for the loss of guidance and support your loved one would have provided had it not been for the other driver’s negligence. 

What Else You Need to Know About SR 57 Accident Claims

In a motor vehicle accident claim, you must be able to prove that the other driver was negligent. This means showing that he or she breached a “duty of care” applicable to all drivers in California.

This is legal terminology for saying that all drivers have a responsibility not to cause injuries to others by safely operating their vehicles and obeying traffic laws. A driver who fails to do so is said to have breached his or her duty of care. 

Also, you must show that  (1) the other driver’s breach caused the accident, (2) your injuries were the direct result of the accident, and (3) you suffered actual harm (e.g. lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering). In short, it takes a skilled car accident attorney to prove the necessary elements of negligence in an injury claim.  

Moreover, if you were responsible for the accident in any way, you can still file a claim, but any award will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you by a court or claims adjuster.  Once again, you need an attorney to show how the other driver was at fault for the SR 57 accident and minimize any liability that may be assigned to you. We have the skills and experience to build a strong car accident claim and win you all the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Experienced SR 57 Attorneys Today

If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident on State Route 57, you may be frightened and not know where to turn. This is the time to call J&Y Law. We will be your trusted advisors and fight to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.