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Do Personal Injury Attorneys Handle Auto Accident Cases?


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An injury from an auto accident can have a tremendous impact on someone's life and can be extremely costly. Accidents like this occur every day. Some may just be fender benders while others involve injuries to the extent of needing Care Flight to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. The personal injury attorney handling this type of case will understand the complexities the accident entails. These details will include the legal as well as the insurance involvement in the case. In some cases due to the nature of accidents, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident.

Many collisions involving vehicles are caused by a drunk driver, a drowsy or fatigued driver, a driver's negligence, a drover beomg distracted, a driver using a cell phone, aggressive driving, poor conditions on the road, mechanical failure of the vehicle, or a speeding driver.

One of the major causes of auto accidents, which can cause injuries, is the use of a cell phone while driving. Research studies have shown the number of cell phone users has increased and it is understandable many of these users are talking on their cell phone while driving. It has been estimated to be about 6 percent of accidents per year are caused by drivers talking on their cell phones. It has been estimated 2,600 people will die due to cell-phone related auto accidents this year.

Approximately 98% of reported accidents were caused by one driver's inattention on the road. Rather than concentrating on this road these drivers are rubbernecking, fatigued, looking at their surrounding, distracted by a child or a passenger, adjusting the radio or talking on their cell phones.

If you are in an accident, you may want to talk to a personal injury attorney. The attorney will investigate your case to gather all the facts and the evidence of your case. Calling an attorney as soon as the accident has happened, the faster the attorney can get started investigating your case. The scene of the accident is cleaned up as soon after the accident has been reported and the policemen have gathered all the information from the scene they need to file their reports. If you wait the attorney will have a difficult time gathering evidence for your case, because it will all have been cleared away. The attorney needs the evidence to determine who was at fault and to present to the court should the need arise. If the accident was not your fault the attorney will ensure you get the correct amount of compensation from the person at fault or their insurance company.

If you are in an automobile accident in California and you don't feel you are at fault, call a California accident attorney for the advice and help you need.

For more information about all types of injuries, accidents, and wrongful death lawsuits visit the Injury Lawyer Group .


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