Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents in California. Tragically, most of these accidents are preventable and should never have happened.
The number one cause of auto accidents in California—and throughout the U.S.—is negligence. This negligence takes many forms, but some of the most common include:
In some cases, it is not the negligence of another motorist but the negligence of a separate third party that causes or contributes to a collision. For example, a manufacturer that sells a defective vehicle or auto part could be held liable if it is found that the defect led to the accident.
Determining the cause of an accident is important, as it often indicates who is liable for the victims’ resulting injuries and damages. At KJT Law Group, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys have the tools and resources to thoroughly investigate car accident claims and determine who is responsible. We are happy to answer any questions you may have during a free and confidential consultation.
California is one of several states that follows a traditional fault-based (or “tort”) system when it comes to car insurance and accident claims. This means that injured accident victims generally must file personal injury and/or property damage claims with the at-fault party’s insurance provider if they wish to recover compensation for their damages.
You may be able to recover compensation through your own auto insurance coverage, depending on the type of policy you have. However, if you can prove that another person or party was at least partially at fault for the accident, you can file a claim against their insurance provider. In some cases, you may also be able to sue the at-fault party for damages.
The vast majority of car accidents involve claims against other drivers, but our team at KJT Law Group can evaluate your case and identify all liable parties. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to pursuing the maximum compensation our clients deserve, and we are prepared to use all available resources to fully investigate your claim.
A serious car accident can leave you facing significant hardships. You may be dealing with large, mounting medical bills and lost wages after being forced to take time off work to heal. You might find yourself struggling to cope with the physical pain and emotional suffering caused by the collision, not to mention numerous other unexpected challenges.
Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers are here to help you seek fair compensation for all your damages, including but not limited to:
Every case is unique, and the specific factors involved in your crash will play a large role in the types of damages and overall amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. We can discuss the potential value of your case in greater detail during a free, confidential consultation.
California’s pure comparative negligence rule allows you to file a claim against any party that was at least 1% liable for your car accident. You can be partly or mostly liable for the crash and still have a valid claim to file under this distinct liability rule.