AFTER A SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT
In the movies, the occupants of cars involved in crashes seem to walk away largely unscathed or at least there’s a “happily ever after” kind of resolution — a sense that life will go on for the better. In reality, such outcomes are rare. “Before” and “after” can become the defining moments of the life of someone involved in a car accident. In countless subtle ways, your life can be diminished, the script of your future rewritten or the promises you held close dashed.
The next scene can be filled with emergency rooms, doctor’s appointments and physical therapy and your home marked by a litter of bills, claims and prescription bottles.
When the accident was caused by another’s carelessness, the tragedy seems pointless. This was not supposed to be the next scene. One driver’s mindless behavior can create a disability where there was none and make the simple tasks of life incomprehensibly laborious or chronically difficult.
Legal Remedies Exist
You may be asking “How will I manage to pay the bills? How will I manage to cope with the next few hours, few days, few years?”
Fortunately, legal avenues exist that allow you to pursue some form of redress when an injustice makes you vulnerable.
We cannot undo the damage of bodily injuries or emotional trauma, but the Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock can help you build a stronger recovery by seeking compensation when the other driver was at fault. I can investigate accidents, determine fault and assess liability to assist you.
Common Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
The key to building a case for compensation is preparation. Preparing begins with an investigation into the cause of your accident so I can demonstrate in court that the other party was negligent.
There are as many specific causes of accidents as there are accidents, but there are common types that occur throughout California each year. This includes car, truck and motorcycle accidents caused by:
- Distracted drivers using cellphones and other devices
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving, including speeding and sudden lane changes
- Poor maintenance of a vehicle and auto defects
Uninsured Motorist Claims
While California law requires drivers to have insurance, some estimates say about 20 percent do not. It’s unlikely that the typical uninsured driver will have the financial resources to make a suit viable. Your uninsured motorist coverage can compensate you for damages and nearly every responsible driver has it. When other avenues are unavailable, this one will protect you from financial injury.
An Attorney Who Can Help
My fluency and ease with technology allow me to quickly assemble the facts in your case and to tell your story in settlement discussions and in the courtroom if we choose that route.
At the Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock, I always work on contingency. As your attorney, I get paid after you get paid. Call me at 310-773-3311 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.