Calabasas Car Accidents
Calabasas is a Southern California city located in the west hills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. The city was incorporated in 1991 and only 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles. With its proximity to Los Angeles and thus Los Angeles traffic, it isn’t surprising that car accidents occur frequently in Calabasas and the nearby freeways and streets like the Ventura 101 Freeway, Calabasas Road and Valley Circle. Unfortunately, the NHSTA reports that there are over 50,000 car accidents occur in Los Angeles county every year, which includes car accidents occurring in Calabasas.
Sadly, some drivers choose to drive in a careless, reckless, or negligent way that puts the lives of others at risk. If you or someone you care about is injured in a car accident, you should contact an experienced Calabasas car accident attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve. The Walch Law Firm has over FOUR DECADES of experience helping Calabasas car accident victims get the financial recovery they deserve following a serious or deadly accident. Get in touch with us now to learn more.Proving Fault in a Car Accident
When you are injured in a Calabasas car accident due to the fault of another, you can seek financial compensation for your injuries. However, you will be required to show that the other party was legally responsible (or partially responsible) for your injuries as a result of their negligence. Proving negligence requires showing that
- the other driver owed you a duty of care to drive their car safely under the circumstances,
- the other driver failed to drive safely (in other words, they breached their duty) which caused the accident, and 3) you were injured as a result.
A driver can breach their duty of care and cause an accident in a variety of ways. A few of these ways a driver’s duty of care may be breached include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Speeding or Racing
- Running red lights or violating other traffic laws
Proving negligence requires an in-depth understanding of the facts of the accident, which can sometimes be difficult to keep straight. Because an accident can happen so quickly, the other driver may try to argue that they are not at fault or that you contributed to the accident. However, a skilled Calabasas car accident attorney can assist in a thorough investigation to help you make your case. And keep in mind this very important detail—you can still get money for your car accident even if you are partially at fault! A winning case requires great evidence and out talented team of lawyers knows how to present the strongest case possible for you.Damages Available for Car Accident Personal Injuries
When you suffer injuries as a result of another person’s decision to drive negligently, you are entitled to recover financial compensation for your damages, or all of your losses caused by the accident, not just your physical harm. In a personal injury claim, possible damages can include:
- Medical expenses: this can include costs for everything from ambulance rides and hospital stays to surgery costs and physical therapy expenses.
- Lost earnings: you can receive compensation for money you were not able to earn if you missed work because of your injuries. This can include all your lost wages and lost profits if you are a business owner or self-employed.
- Other losses: such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and care for emotional distress.
Injuries from a car accident can totally disrupt your life and result in a lengthy and expensive recovery. You should not have to cover these costs on your own. You deserve to be compensated for these losses and any other damages permitted under California law.Get Help From a Skilled Calabasas Car Accident Lawyer
With a top car accident lawyer by your side, you can feel confident that your case is in the right hands and concentrate on what is really important during this time- your own recovery. At Walch Law, we have over 40 years of experience handling car accident personal injury claims in Calabasas and throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. We understand that a car accident can be extremely overwhelming and frustrating as you now must deal with both the financial and physical consequences of the crash. Though the financial recovery won’t make your injuries go away, it can certainly help assist as you move down the road toward physical recovery.
Our office offers a FREE initial consultation and case evaluation to those injured in a Calabasas car accident and we don’t charge you a penny until we get you paid. We can discuss the facts of your case and answer questions you may have about whether financial compensation is available in your situation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation by calling 866-INJURY2 (866-465-8792)!