San Jose Car Accident Attorney

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If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To fully understand your rights you need to speak with a qualified and trusted car accident attorney. At Habbas & Associates, you will be able to do just that. With more than 175 years of experience in defending victims of personal injury just like you, we are fully qualified to take on your case if you were injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Even with all the advancements in motor vehicle technology over the past few years, California is still home to the most car accidents per year. In the United States as a whole, car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death. If your car accident was caused by any of the following then you may have a car accident insurance claim.

Common causes of car accidents in California include:

  • Defective Vehicle Parts: Vehicles are tested and manufactured for safety, but that doesn't mean that they are immune to error. It is always possible for breaks to give out, tires to burst, and steering to lock up, among other things. If a vehicle mechanical failure left you unable to control your car and caused an accident, then you may be entitled to a claim against your car's manufacturer.
  • Drunk Driving: If you were involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, there is no question that you are entitled to a claim. Drunk driving is an extreme form of negligence on behalf of a driver and those drivers should be held accountable for their actions.
  • Distracted Driving: When drivers get distracted, accidents happen. There are many different potential distraction hazards for drivers, including fatigue, cell phone use, eating or changing the radio among many other things.
  • Unsafe Roads: Sometimes accidents are unavoidable because of the condition of the road. Many times, brush or trees could be covering vital road signs, roads may be damaged or a city may fail to scrape or salt their roads during winter storms.

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.

Types of Car Accidents

The types of car accidents are just as varied as the incidents that cause them and often can determine the severity of the damage done.

Common types of auto accidents include:

  • Rear-End Collisions: Sometimes when drivers are distracted and not paying attention, they fail to notice that the vehicle in front of them has slowed down or stopped. Sometimes the car that slows down can actually be the cause of the accident if they stopped too abruptly without giving the driver behind them enough time to slow down. Traffic laws state that you should leave ample room between you and the car in front of you, but sometimes this is not enough to prevent an accident.
  • Head-On Collisions: Head-on collisions most commonly happen on narrow or winding roads. When drivers fail to stay in their lanes it often results in these kinds of car accidents. These types of accidents often result in serious injury because both cars are usually traveling at high speeds.
  • Side Angle Impact: These types of accidents usually occur at intersections. They can occur if a driver fails to stop at a stop sign or runs a red light and directly impacts the side of another vehicle. These are also extremely serious because vehicles are typically traveling at high speeds. These are more commonly called "T-bone collisions."
  • Rollover: Rollover accidents are most common with large trucks because of their size, but passenger vehicles are not immune. These usually happen when vehicles are traveling too fast while turning. They can also happen because of unsafe road conditions that caused a car to roll off the road. Rollover accidents will likely cause roof crush, which can severely injure passengers.

If you have been injured in a car accident like any of the ones described above or in any other type of accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys in San Jose CA Today for a Free Consultation

A San Jose car accident attorney from Habbas & Associates is ready and willing to take on your case if you were injured because of the negligence of another driver. Our firm is trusted to handle cases of car accident because for more than 175 years we have been helping victims of personal injury accidents make recoveries.


Client Testimonial

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"I was seriously hurt in a car accident that was caused by another motorist and my air bag didn't deploy. I hired the Habbas law firm to represent me because I wasn't getting anywhere with the insurance company and I didn't know how to make a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle or airbags. Mr. Habbas and his staff were amazing. They fully explained all of my rights and what they were going to do, step by step. I felt relieved in having what I felt was a great team of experienced lawyers and staff on my side. I suffered severe nerve injuries in my face and with the help of Mr. Habbas, I was able to acquire treatment from some of the best medical doctors in the State. My case was settled at mediation for approximately $950,000.00 within a short time after a lawsuit was filed. I can't say enough about how much Mr. Habbas and his firm care about their clients. I will always refer anyone I know to them. "

As our client, we will be completely dedicated to fighting for your rights. If you were injured in a car accident and are looking to file a claim or would like to be informed as to your rights, then don't hesitate to contact our firm. We have offices throughout San Jose, Modesto, Sacramento, and Oakland.

Contact a San Jose car accident lawyer at Habbas & Associates today to see how we can help you recover! Initial consultations are always free!

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