Many people are injured in
car accidents every year that are caused by a number of different factors. Regardless
of what caused your accident, if you do not believe that you were responsible
then you have every right to seek legal help to find out. A car accident
attorney will be able to inform you of your rights after a car accident
and determine if you are entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation
you are able to receive always depends on the exact scenario in which
your car accident took place. There are many causes of car accidents,
but these are some of the more common ones:
Distracted Drivers: Drivers can become distracted a number of different ways. It is impossible
to list all the factors that could cause a driver to become distracted
because people can become distracted by just about everything. The most
common type of
driver distraction though is cell phone use. Although texting and talking on the phone without
a hands-free device is illegal in California, many people still do it.
Drivers can also become distracted by other things on the road, such as
signs, people and accidents (usually referred to as "rubbernecking").
Drivers also commonly cause accidents when they reach to get something
in their car, change the radio station or while they are eating. The possibilities
Drunk Driving: One of the most dangerous types of driver negligence takes place when
drivers drink and drive. Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content
of 0.08 percent or higher is grounds for a DUI charge because you are
impaired from being able to operate a vehicle safely.
Drunk driving accidents are taken so seriously in California because they often result in the
serious injury of innocent victims and sometimes even death.
Unsafe Roads: Drivers can be involved in accidents either with other cars or without
when they are driving on unsafe roads. Many times accidents are caused
when roads are not properly maintained by cities. Such could be the case
of an accident caused by a pothole, brush that is blocking vital road
signs or failure to salt and maintain roads during winter storms.
Defective Vehicle Mechanics: These types of accidents, if proven, will result in a
personal injury charge against a vehicle or vehicle part manufacturer. It is not uncommon
for tires to burst, breaks to give out or steering wheels to lock up because
they were not manufactured properly. If this is the case and you were
involved in an unavoidable accident because of it, then this constitutes
a personal injury claim.
Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Attorney
To learn more about your case and if the cause of your car accident warrants
a personal injury claim, then speak with a
San Jose personal injury lawyer from Habbas & Associates today. You never know how you may be able
to be helped until you seek professional legal help and you have nothing
to lose by contacting our firm. Our consultations are free and come at
no obligation to you. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you
don't pay a dime unless we make a recovery for you.
Rest assured that as our client you will be getting the highest quality
of legal care possible. With over 175 years of experience on our side,
we are more than ready to help you if you were the victim of a car accident
caused by the negligence of another. If this is the kind of representation
you are looking for, then speak with us today.
Contact a San Jose car accident attorney from Habbas & Associates today to see how we can help you!