San Francisco Bay Area Injury Attorney
An auto accident can be devastating for everyone involved, including loved ones not in the accident. Even a minor fender-bender can cause you to miss work and cost you money. Low speed auto accidents that cause no vehicle damage can also cause soft tissue injuries leading to chronic pain and disability. San Francisco Bay Area auto accident attorney Matt Fleming can help you collect the maximum compensation for your injuries. Please do not hesitate to call our office today for a free consultation.
Causes of Auto Accidents
The underlying cause of an auto accident plays a large role in determining who can be held financially responsible for you auto accident injuries or the death of a loved one.
In some accidents the cause is obvious, but sometimes it is not what it appears. For instance, you may believe that the other driver ran a red light, when he did not because the traffic signal was malfunctioning and you both had a green light.
Our auto accident attorney will make sure that there is a thorough investigation to determine the true cause of your accident and uncover all of the possible responsible parties under all theories of law so that you can receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Examples of auto accident causes include:
- Distracted driver
- Reckless driving
- Excessive speed
- Intoxication and other impairment such as sleepiness
- Failure to signal
- Unsafe passing
- Unsafe lane changes
- Improper turns
- Failure to observe traffic signals
- Failure to yield
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Road rage
- Police chases
- Defective vehicle
- Defective roadway, such as traffic signal malfunction or potholes
Auto Accident Consequences
The very common nature of auto accidents does not make them any less serious. Far too many people die in wrongful death auto accidents every day. Even more survive with catastrophic and serious personal injuries. Since families often travel together, it is not unusual for more than one family member to be injured or killed in the same accident, leaving survivors trying to recover from their own injuries while caring for other family members or mourning the loss of loved ones.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, in the San Francisco Bay Area, please call our Bay Area auto accident attorneys at 1-800-930-3039 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a Bay Area auto accident attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.