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Car Accidents

A car accident could be a traumatic experience. Severe injuries and property damage often occur due to motor vehicle collisions. Those who get behind the wheel assume a duty to protect others on the road, including following all traffic rules. When a party fails to uphold their duty and causes a collision, they may be held liable in court.

Following an accident, it is best to seek help from a car accident lawyer. Ballesteros Law Group could work to fully investigate the incident and gather evidence to help prove the defendant’s negligence. With our help, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages.

What Are The Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Collisions in the Bay Area?

Car accidents occur so frequently due to the sheer number of motor vehicles on the road. Even if every driver were to take every possible precaution, aggravating factors such as poor weather, damaged roads, or animal sightings could cause motorists to lose control. If a driver is not taking appropriate caution to allow themselves to avoid these hazards, they may be liable for a resulting crash.

Automobile crashes also occur because many drivers fail to follow the rules of the road. A failure to follow local laws on the topics of speeding, proper signaling, and yielding are another common reason for car accidents. If a police report indicates that a moving violation contributed to a collision, a plaintiff may be able to leverage this evidence into a convincing claim for damages.

Seeking Compensation for Damages

Car accidents can have a catastrophic and long-lasting impact on a person’s life. However, it is not necessary to suffer a life-altering injury to demand compensation. If a person suffers any injury due to an accident, they may have a valid claim.

The common injuries that occur in a motor vehicle accident could include:

  • Strains to the neck or back ligaments

  • Whiplash

  • Severe cuts or bruises

  • Concussions

  • Organ damage

  • Paralysis

  • Broken bones

  • Head trauma

  • Neck and spinal cord damage
     

A seasoned car crash attorney could calculate the injured person’s damages and help them seek compensation for the full value of their injuries.

Child Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

According to NHTSA, car collisions are the leading cause of death for 1-13 year olds. While parents and guardians try to keep children safe, accidents can still occur. One way to keep your child safe, even if you are involved in an accident, is to make sure they are securely fastened. If you or your child are injured in a car accident, Ballesteros Law Group can help you fight for the right compensation for your entire family.

What Are The Types of Damages a Person Could Recover Following a Crash?

Besides physical injuries, it is common for plaintiffs to suffer economic harm. Economic damages refer to the monetary losses an individual suffers due to an accident or their injuries. If an injured claimant misses work, they may be eligible to recover compensation for lost wages. Additionally, injured individuals may be eligible to recover compensation if they suffer permanent injuries that forever jeopardize an individual’s ability to earn a living. Compensation may also be available for medical expenses, costs of hospital stays, and rehabilitation.

Additionally, injured individuals may be eligible to recover compensation for emotional damages such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, as well as loss of enjoyment of life.  Ballesteros Law Group could help to write demand letters that outline a plaintiff’s losses, and that ask for proper compensation.

Ballesteros Law Group Could Help to Pursue the Claim

It is essential that people who have suffered injuries in a car accident act swiftly to protect their rights. The sooner that you can seek medical attention to document your injuries and gather key evidence, the better chance you have to be able to prove your injuries and obtain proper compensation because of another driver’s negligence.

Ballesteros Law Group can advocate on your behalf and help you seek the compensation you need to move forward. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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