Cypress Personal Injury Lawyers
It is important for all California motorists to understand the rules of the road. Drivers who violate these important laws, in addition to facing citations or criminal charges, can also be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages or losses they cause. Injured victims in Cypress may seek financial compensation for their suffering if they choose to file a personal injury claim. In such cases, a skilled Cypress personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of the case to determine who was at fault and who should be held liable.
A Cypress Attorney for Any Personal Injury
Whether you were injured by a defective product or a car accident, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys can assist you.
California Traffic Violations
There are many traffic laws that serve to prevent injury accidents. Drivers who violate these traffic codes may be held accountable for their actions by the authorities as well as by the victim:
- Speeding: One of the most common causes of Cypress car accidents is speeding. Drivers are expected to not only stay under the speed limit, but also adjust their speed to the conditions on the roadway. According to California Vehicle Code 22350 (Basic Speed Law): "No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property."
- Drunk driving: Drinking and driving is against the law because it impairs your ability to react quickly and maintain focus. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): "It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle."
- Failure to yield the right-of-way: Many Cypress accidents occur at intersections. According to California Vehicle Code section 21800 (a): "The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway."
- Crosswalk laws: Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians who are legally crossing the road in a crosswalk or at an intersection. California Vehicle Code section 21950 states: "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." The same section also states that the driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk "shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of a vehicle or take any other action relating to the operating of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian."
- Unsafe lane changes: California Vehicle Code section 21658 (a) states that whenever a roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic in one direction the vehicle "shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until such movement can be made with reasonable safety."
What to do after a Car Accident
Immediately following an accident, victims should do their best to collect information from everyone involved, to contact the authorities, get their side of the story in the police report and to seek medical attention. If you have suffered a serious injury, the experienced Cypress personal injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys can help you better understand your rights and options. A knowledgeable attorney can stay abreast of the official investigation, determine liability for the accident, deal with the insurance companies involved and fight for fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Please contact us for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.