Anaheim Car Accident Lawyers
Our Anaheim car accident attorneys have collected over $300 million in verdicts, judgments and settlements and we've been representing vehicle accident victims since 1978. We have the experience and the means to take on some of the most complex cases.
We are determined to get fair compensation for our clients and our objectives involve fighting for and representing the "little guys."
Contact our Anaheim personal injury lawyer now at 949-203-3814 for a free case evaluation.
What Causes a Car Accident?
According to CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), over 220,000 people were injured in California and over 3,000 died in a car accident. What contributed to many of these cases and factors that persist in Anaheim car accidents include:
- Drunk Driving
- Driving while Under the Influence of Drugs
- Testing While Driving
- Speeding Above the Posted Limit
- Severe Weather Conditions (Rain)
- Malfunctioning Car Equipment
- Road Hazards
- Driving Severely Under the Posted Limit
- Failure to Check "Blind Spots"
- Road Rage
One or a combination of the above factors can cause a serious car accident.
It is your duty as a driver on the road to be observant of all of these factors at all times. If you see any of these factors out on the road, you are encouraged to call 911 and report them to the authorities. Calling 911 while driving is permitted under California law.
Drunk Driving Statistics
Drunk driving is not only irresponsible, but it's also can cause injuries or worse; fatalities. According to MADD(mothers against drunk driving) over 10.1 million people have been documented to drive under the influence in 2014.
In 2015, there was a total of 10,265 deaths due to drunk driving reported the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
If you or a loved one was involved in a drunk driving accident, the auto accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase are here to help. Our experienced car injury lawyers want to make sure that you and your loved one receive the care and compensation that you deserve.
Injuries Caused By Car Accidents
There are many injuries you can sustain from the aftermath of a car accident. Some of the minor injuries you can sustain include minor cuts and bruises and soreness. In more extreme cases, the various injuries you can sustain include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Trauma/Brain Injury
- Penetrative Wounds
- Collapsed Lungs/Organs
- Loss of Limbs
Most Predominant Injuries Due to Car Accidents
Among the injuries the most common types of injuries are head an spinal cord traumas. Head injuries can include open head wounds, contusions and concussions.
The spinal cord is a central part of our nervous system and controls the activity and the sensory feeling of the body. When an individual suffers from a spinal cord injury the aftermath can be grave.
With a spinal cord injury one can possibly become paralyzed. Currently over 450,000 people are suffering from a spinal cord injury and of that amount 36 percent is due to car accidents.
Tips on How to Prevent a Car Accident
This means that you can not look at your phone while you are driving. In 2013, there were over 341,000 car crashes that involved driving and texting. One text message can lead to one accident.
Refrain from speeding
In California the maximum speed that can be driven on a highway is 65 mph. It is prohibited to go over ten miles or drive less that 10 miles of that speed limit. Anything else, if caught, will cause law enforcment to step in.
Always use your seatbelt
By using your seatbelt you are not only keeping yourself safe while driving, but if you are involved in an accident it can save your life.
How to File a Car Accident Claim
If you've been involved in a car accident, be sure to seek immediate medical attention before anything else and keep notes of what happened during and after the accident.
We at Bisnar Chase urge you to take detailed notes as this will be vital to your car accident claim. Bisnar Chase's car accident injury lawyers have a great deal of expertise in accident reconstruction and we also know all the details concerning auto accident law.
Our car accident lawyers can walk you through all the various steps behind filing a car accident claim and we will also fight off the vicious auto insurance companies that only care about their best interest. If you're going to file an auto accident claim, it is imperative that you know exactly what you are going against and you should also have legal representatives fighting on your side.
Legal Protection for Anaheim Pedestrians Against Car Accidents
Streets and intersections frequented by pedestrians deserve special attention. With dozens of pedestrian accidents in 2016 growing number at an exponential rate, there is a need for more focus on pedestrian safety in Anaheim. The number of people, mostly tourists walking around the city, combined with the traffic congestion leaves pedestrians at an added disadvantage.
There are hundreds of thousands of people coming through Anaheim every year visiting local vacation destinations, and with that many pedestrians surrounding Disneyland, pedestrian accidents increase.
While local residents have fought for more stop signs and traffic signals to slow down traffic, Anaheim's policies are based on specific guidelines. These take into account traffic and pedestrian volumes, accident history, and any unusual conditions.
In fact, the city points to studies that show how simply improving an intersection's visibility by prohibiting parking near it is often more effective in reducing potential conflict points. They insist that too many stop signs reduce their effectiveness, and that they're typically ignored by drivers speeding up between stop signs.
Negotiating With Car Insurance Companies
Protecting your rights and fighting for your case is a serious matter to our Anaheim car accident lawyers. Bisnar Chase has the experience, skills, determination to take on all sorts of auto accident cases.
Call us now at 949-203-3814 to speak to one of our attorneys and to set up your free lawyer consultation.