Glendale Car Accident Attorney
Most Americans will get into a car nearly every day. But most Americans do not stop and think about the risks presented by negligent drivers. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury and death across the U.S. every year. On average, over six million car accidents occur on U.S. roadways per year, leading to more than two million people being injured. In 2016 alone, over 37,000 people were killed in car accidents. That translates to 102 car accident deaths per day. Over 3,600 of those deaths occurred in California.
Traffic accidents are, unfortunately, a regular part of life. American drivers behave negligently in a variety of ways, from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to driving drowsy, to texting while driving. These accidents can change your life in the blink of an eye, causing permanent injury, pain, loss of limb, as well as death. Even minor injuries can lead to astronomical medical bills and property damage costs. If your life has been affected by one of these negligent drivers, you deserve to be repaid for your bills, for any income you lose as a result of being out of work, and for your pain and suffering.
If you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in southern California, it is essential that you contact an experienced and dedicated car accident lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that you get the damages that you are owed. The skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyers at McReynolds Vardanyan are experienced in investigating car accident claims, negotiating substantial settlements, and fighting for the rights of our clients in court.
Common causes of car accidents
The number one cause of car accidents may surprise some. Rather than driving drunk, or speeding, the primary risk to the modern driver is distraction. The biggest proportion of car accidents are caused by drivers who are texting, talking on a phone, or eating. For this reason, many states have limited or outright banned the use of cell phones while driving, including California.
Speeding and drunk driving are, predictably, the next biggest causes of car accidents. Reckless driving and running red lights and stop signs are also significant contributors to accidents on U.S. roadways. Conditions such as rain and night driving also lead to a significant number of accidents, although drivers who fail to properly account for these hazardous conditions may still be held liable for damages they cause.
Moreover, it is not always the negligence of drivers who cause car accidents. Accidents can be caused by defective car parts, hazardous road conditions, loose construction equipment, poor road design, or even driverless vehicle malfunctions.
Our experienced car accident attorneys will investigate the circumstances leading to your accident to make sure the appropriate parties are held responsible. In the event that the other driver was behaving particularly recklessly, such as by driving drunk, you may be entitled to punitive damages beyond even the amount you are owed to compensate you for the injury you have suffered.
Wrongful death lawsuits
If your family member or loved one is killed as a result of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to recover from that driver, their estate, and anyone else who contributed to the accident (such as the manufacturer of a faulty car).
Call Our Glendale Car Accident Attorneys Today for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles or southern California, we want to hear from you. Call our Glendale office at 818-855-2115 for a free consultation to evaluate your case and make sure that you are prepared to get the recovery you deserve. Our honest, dependable and compassionate car accident attorneys are ready to meet you and meet your needs.