Car Accident Lawyer Irvine

If you were out driving on a busy road or highway and you were injured as a direct result of the carelessness or negligence of another driver, you should contact one of the lawyers at Sorkin Law Office, Irvine CA, to discuss filing a damages claim against the person who caused your accident. Our dedicated, professional attorneys work hard to get a favorable result for our clients.

Why Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney?

Personal injury law is not always explained in easily understandable language and often a victim of an auto accident does not really understand their rights when it comes to filing a claim. This really means that by using the services of an experienced attorney, you are more likely to get a better claim than going it alone.

The Role of an Insurance Company in an Auto Accident

When an accident takes place and someone is injured, the first person on the scene is the insurance company representative for the person who caused the accident. That person is not at the scene just to check the cost of the damage to the vehicles involved but also to find out what any personal injury claim is worth. Once this has been assessed the agent will soon be offering you a token payment with the knowledge that this will not cover the full cost of the financial burden caused by this unexpected injury.

No victim of an injury should ever accept token gestures from insurance companies, but should use a car accident attorney to carefully calculate the worth of your claim so that you do not encounter any financial hardship as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Use a Lawyer to Fight For a Fair Compensation Claim

car accident attorney from the Sorkin Law Group is very knowledgeable will have successfully dealt with large numbers of car accident cases. As all car accident victims are legally entitled to file a claim for damages against the person who caused the accident, making use of a legal service will take away the burden of the claim making procedure. This will give you the chance to recover in the knowledge that any financial burden of your injury will be solved by the auto accident lawyer. It is essential to follow a certain procedure after an auto accident. If this is not done or deadlines are not met then your claim may no longer be valid.

Facts About Car Accidents in California

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 3,800 traffic deaths in 2011 in California. This is actually less than the country’s average, but more drivers wearing seatbelts who were involved in an accident died of their injuries which is more than other states in the U.S. Estimates indicate that around 300,000 people are injured each year in car accidents in California.

The group most affected includes those people in the younger age group and their passengers. The reasons for car accidents are quite varied and include the following:

 

  • Speeding
  • Defective vehicle parts
  • DUI/DWI
  • Careless and reckless driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Poor road state
  • Inappropriate vehicle maintenance
  • Texting and talking on a cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Adjusting car audio systems and GPSs

In California, car accidents have the following characteristics:

  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Rear-enders
  • Side-impact crashes
  • Rollovers
  • Head-on crashes

Auto Accidents cause certain types of injuries

There are various categories of injuries which range from cuts and bruises to life altering serious injuries. The more serious injuries are traumatic brain injury (TBI), loss of arms and legs, paralysis and disfigurement. Whatever the injury, some sort of financial burden will be the result.

Injures can include:

 

  • Bruising
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Minor burns
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Minor back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Head injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

 

Contact the Sorkin Law Group at 949-502-0273 if you have suffered an injury as a result of an auto accident and need to discuss your accident with an experienced auto accident attorney.