Aggressive and Dedicated Ontario, California Car Accident Lawyers
California is known best perhaps by images of gridlocked traffic snaking its way into major urban centers or long stretches of highways winding their ways along the Pacific coast. With a population as large as California, there are thousands upon thousands of motorists who must share the roadways each day in order to get to and from work, drop children off at school and pick them up, and complete errands and trips to stores and service stations that must be accomplished. Car accidents are guaranteed to happen.
Representation for Car Injury Victims in the Inland Empire
When you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, contact the Ontario car accident lawyers at Schwartzberg | Luther, APC immediately for help. We can help guide you through the process of filing a car accident claim or lawsuit and obtaining compensation for your injuries. Read our Part 1 and Part 2 Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions.
Common Causes of California Car Wrecks
Many car accidents in California are not truly “accidents”: instead, they are the result of one or more individuals acting in a careless or negligent manner. Motorists who drive negligently or carelessly and who cause or contribute to an injury or fatal car accident can be held legally responsible for some or all of the losses and expenses incurred by the victim(s) of the crash. Negligent or careless behavior can include:
- Texting while driving or driving while making a phone call;
- Distracted driving;
- Driving too fast for the prevailing road and traffic conditions;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Violating traffic rules or signs.
Even if a victim’s own negligence played a role in the accident, in many cases California law permits the victim to pursue a lawsuit against any other negligent party for compensation. In this case, any compensation the victim receives from other negligent parties will be proportionately reduced according to the percentage of fault attributable to the victim. It is essential that a thorough and complete investigation into the causes of your car accident be undertaken and completed so that you have the best opportunity to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Assistance for Passengers Injured in Car Accidents
If you were the passenger in a motor vehicle and you were injured in a car crash, in most cases you will have the same rights to recover compensation from the at-fault driver(s) in your crash as would a driver involved in a car crash. You may be able to recover compensation from the person driving the vehicle in which you were riding (in many cases). Just as a driver’s own fault or negligence can reduce the amount of compensation he or she would be entitled to receive, so too your own careless or negligent behavior can be used to limit your compensation. Negligent passenger behavior might include:
- Not wearing your seatbelt (this can cause your injuries to be more serious than they would otherwise be); and
- Distracting the driver with conversation or other behavior that takes the driver’s eyes and attention off of the road.
Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney in Ontario, CA Today
You only have a limited amount of time after a car accident within which to file a lawsuit to seek compensation, so it is critical that you speak with a highly experienced auto accident lawyer at Schwartzberg | Luther, APC or as soon as possible following a car accident. They will devote their firm’s resources to investigating your crash and determining the individual(s) and/or entity or entities who may be held responsible for your injuries. They will represent your interests aggressively but professionally throughout your lawsuit, helping you to obtain the compensation you need as quickly as possible. Call Schwartzberg | Luther, APC at (909) 457-4270 and schedule your free initial consultation today.