Winnetka Car Accident Lawyer
Anyone who lives in Southern California knows cars are the cornerstone of transportation in the area, making it no surprise that car accidents are an everyday headache for many Winnetka drivers. Even though car accidents are routine here, the consequences are often anything but routine for those involved. The experienced Winnetka car accident lawyers at Walch Law understand the pain, inconvenience, and expenses you’re facing after a crash – that’s why we work to get clients the check they need and closure they deserve quickly. We’ll start fighting for you the moment we’re hired to make sure your case proceeds without unnecessary delays and you get results rapidly. Contact us today to have your questions answered and see why you want Robert and Gary in your corner fighting for the best possible outcome on your behalf.Risk of Car Accident Injuries in Winnetka
Winnetka is a pocket of over 55,000 residents within the city of Los Angeles. Located in the San Fernando Valley, it’s boxed in on three sides by the massive 101, 405, and 118 freeways. These freeways make it easy for residents to commute, run errands, and travel to other destinations outside Winnetka, but they expose drivers to an elevated risk of accidents every time they hit the road.
Almost 80 percent of drivers admit outright that they engage in at least one negligent, hazardous behavior occasionally – texting while driving. Distracted driving is the cause of nearly 25 percent of the country’s car accidents. Almost 660,000 drivers are using phones or controlling electronic devices at any given moment during the day in America! In addition to distracted driving, Winnetka residents are at risk of accidents caused by other bad driving behaviors; recently, a suspected drunk driver killed one person and sent three to the hospital at Roscoe Boulevard and Irondale Avenue.Establishing Liability
Victims injured in car accidents understandably want to be compensated for their injuries; nobody wants to be hurt through the negligent actions of another party. The most common way to seek compensation is through a personal injury lawsuit arguing that a party’s negligence caused your injuries. Though other drivers are usually the target of these lawsuits, any party whose negligent actions played a part in causing you injury may be rightfully sued.
This can include:
- Manufacturers of defective vehicles or defective auto parts
- Auto repair or maintenance facilities
- Government agencies tasked with keeping roads in a safe condition for motorists
- Usually, to establish liability, you must show the defendant in your lawsuit was negligent.
This means you must prove to a court that:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
- They breached their duty through an act or omission
- Their breach caused your injury
However, with car accidents you may be able to establish liability without proving the elements of negligence. Negligence per se is a legal concept that presumes someone is negligent if they break laws, rules, or regulations that are designed to protect people or promote safety. With car accident injuries, this means you can establish the presumption of negligence if you can demonstrate another driver injured you while breaking traffic laws against:
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
- Illegal lane changes
- Failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
If you’ve been involved in a Winnetka car accident, you know firsthand that these collisions can result in catastrophic injuries, an inability to work, costly car repairs, and other unexpected damages that turn your life and finances upside down. Courts understand your predicament – that’s why you may be able to recover damages for a variety of injuries if you can establish a party’s legal liability for your injuries. Car accident victims may be able to recover damages for injuries such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Permanent disability, disfigurement, and scarring
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Burial expenses or funeral costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you’re hurt in a car accident, you know firsthand how much they can upend your life. Soaring medical bills, an inability to go to work and earn a paycheck, and expensive repairs to your car can easily make you think you can’t afford to hire a lawyer and get legal help when you need compensation. The experienced Winnetka car accident attorneys at Walch Law understand your predicament; that’s why all our cases are take on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay anything until after you get paid. Contact us today to learn more about the legal process, have your unique situation reviewed, and see how our 40 plus years of experience with a 95+% success rate can help you get the money and justice you deserve.