Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
Our Successful Team Helps Accident Victims Recover Compensation for Their Injuries
As our roads have become more congested with each year, so have car accidents increased: there are over 7 million accidents each year resulting in 3 million injuries.
Most often, accidents are caused by one driver who was negligent in operating his or her vehicle. Distracted drivers, those who (knowingly or accidentally) break traffic laws, and drunk drivers are just some of the parties who may be held accountable. If you have been injured in a car accident or lost a loved one, talk with a personal injury attorney.
Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation now at (866) 884-1717 if you’ve been injured in a car accident.
Who Is Liable When Road Defects Cause a Car Accident?
Car accidents aren’t only caused by negligent drivers—sometimes they can occur as a result of poor highway design or other defects caused by lack of maintenance. An unsafe highway ramp, a missing traffic sign, an inadequate shoulder, an unmarked dip, and many other factors can create dangerous conditions that may cause a crash. If you are involved in an accident because of an issue like this, is there anyone who can be held liable?
Most roads and freeways in Los Angeles and California are public property and are maintained by the government. If a roadway design defect or poor upkeep causes or contributes to your car accident, you may bring a claim against the government. Depending on the location of the crash, this can be the county, state, or even the federal government. You may also be able to hold designers or contractors accountable for defective and hazardous roadways.
It’s also important to note that suing a governmental entity under the California Tort Claims Act (CTCA) requires that a person file a claim within 180 days, or 6 months, from the date of their injury. With such a short statute of limitations regulating these claims, you can’t waste any time if you want to act.
Were You Injured in an Accident? Talk to Our Team.
Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol and driver distraction are the two biggest causes of car accidents. A driver’s failure to fully focus on the road and the actions of other drivers and pedestrians can result in serious, catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys investigate the circumstances of an accident to determine not only the primary cause but other contributing elements. For example, poor road conditions may have significantly contributed to a driver losing control and colliding with your vehicle. Or, maybe someone else’s car malfunctioned—in which case the car manufacturer may be held liable.
Once another party's negligence has been proven you may be compensated for your pain and suffering, loss of income, medical expenses, future medical expenses, emotional pain, and more.
Car accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and damage to internal organs. With a skilled personal injury lawyer protecting your interests, you can focus on your health and recovery and leave the legal matters to those who will aggressively fight for your right to fair compensation.