The state of California has an unfortunate reputation has the most dangerous state for drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019 alone more than 3,600 people were killed in traffic accidents in the state. In fact, for individuals under the age of 34, car accidents are listed as the leading cause of accidental death in California.
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Of all car accidents in 2009, approximately 30 percent involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. Other common contributing factors include:
California was among the first states to make it illegal to text or talk on the phone while driving. It is very important that everyone abides by the rules of the road including speed limit signs and stop lights because when they don't, it puts other drivers in danger. If you or someone close to you was hurt or killed by a negligent or unsafe driver, he or she might be liable for your injuries and any damage you suffered.
If you were hurt in a car accident in which another driver was at fault or partially at fault, you could be entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic losses, including:
There are several steps you can take to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries following your accident:
We deal with car accident cases on a daily basis, and we have seen the hurt and hardships that it can bring upon a family. Our firm is here to offer you support and exceptional legal advocacy during your time of need. Let us be your legal crutch during this difficult time so that you can focus on a swift recovery and get back to living your life.
Our experienced car accident lawyers in Santa Barbara are proven trial attorneys with years of experience under their belts. Our firm was originally founded back in 1968, and since then we have been standing up for the rights of car accident victims and their families. Our accident lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars for the injured, and we can help determine if you are eligible for compensation. Let us handle the insurance companies on your behalf.
At The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood, we are serious about providing effective advocacy for injury victims and their families. Talk to a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney from our firm about your case today.
Call The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood today to speak to a Santa Barbara car accident lawyer in a free case evaluation.