Auto Accident Attorney Serving the Los Angeles Area
Staunch advocacy when you need it most
Car accidents happen every day and most everywhere. Whether they’re the result of speeding, or careless, drunk or distracted driving, they are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 20. At The Law Offices of Pius Joseph, we are well equipped to handle your accident case by knowing how to deal with insurance companies and the other drivers involved to recover monetary compensation for your harms, losses and injuries. Clients throughout California rely on our track record of success and our innovative techniques.
Distracted driving and its impact on California’s roads
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 80 percent of car accidents and 65 percent of near-accidents are the result of distracted drivers. Distractions can be anything that takes your eyes or attention off the road or your hands off the wheel. Common distractions include:
What should I do if I have been involved in a car accident?
One of the most important things to do if you have been involved in an accident is to stop at the scene and make sure anyone injured gets immediate medical attention. You should also notify the police to ensure that a formal report is filed. Minor fender benders may not require police involvement. However, you must obtain the other driver’s correct address and contact information, driver’s license number and insurance information. It is also helpful to take pictures of any damage to all vehicles involved. You must also report the accident to your insurance company immediately. You must not discuss the facts of the accident with the other party. You must not give any written or recorded statements to the adverse party’s insurance company. Our firm will guide you through the process of dealing with car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents in Pasadena and throughout California.
The process of receiving the compensation you deserve can be time-consuming and complex. Hiring an attorney makes the process smoother and offers the peace of mind. We will make sure that every effort is exhausted to obtain fair compensation for you.
What are negligent driving accidents?
Negligence cases involve a person’s careless and unlawful actions that cause harm to another. Drivers must take reasonable care to avoid injuring others or causing an accident. Negligent driving can involve speeding, running red lights, following a vehicle too closely or failing to yield to pedestrians. A negligence case has four components: duty, breach, causation and damages. As a plaintiff, you must prove the defendant (negligent driver) did not act as a reasonably prudent person would have acted under similar circumstances and that the defendant’s (negligent driver’s) conduct breached (violated) a duty of care, causing injury resulting in physical and monetary damages. A defendant will be liable for the plaintiff’s medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and in some cases, punitive damages (drunk driving and cases resulting in intentional harms).
Contact a knowledgeable Pasadena car accident law firm for a free case review
The Law Offices of Pius Joseph is available to serve you 24/7. We are near the Pasadena Playhouse, convenient to mass transit. We not only serve clients in the Los Angeles area but also throughout the state of California.
Call us at 626-397-1050 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.