Automobile Accidents can be classified by general type of collisions. Types of collision include head-on, road departure, rear-end, left turn, intersection, side collisions, and rollovers. Collisions can be further specified by the vehicle struck including motorcycle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian. Status of the operator in hit and run, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorists are additional factors identified in crashes.
Data shows that nearly all drivers who had been in a crash did not believe themselves to be at fault. Crash report studies, however, have found that 57% of crashes were due solely to driver factors, 27% to combined roadway and driver factors, 6% to combined vehicle and driver factors, 3% solely to roadway factors, 3% to combined roadway, driver, and vehicle factors, 2% solely to vehicle factors, and 1% to combined roadway and vehicle factors. As a result, most government agencies have begun to avoid the term “accident” in favor of “crash.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration found that the risk of being injured increases exponentially with speeds much faster than the median speed; that the severity/lethality of a crash depends on the vehicle speed change at impact; and that most crashes related to speed involve speed too fast for the conditions.
Driver impairment describes factors that prevent the driver from driving at their normal level of skill. Common impairments include driving under the influence, poor eyesight and/or physical impairment, old age, fatigue, distraction including use of mobile devices
On an average, there are more than 6 million automobile accidents on the roads of the US, annually. More than 3 million people get injured due to automobile accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent. Every 14 seconds, an automobile accident results in an injured victim. For those in the age group of 1 to 30 years, the leading cause of death is due to being involved in an automobile accident. People, who are between 15 to 24 years, and those who are above 75 years of age, are the people who are most severely affected by automobile accidents.
More than 80% of all US drivers, 75% of passengers are involved in serious automobile accidents. In their lifetime, the average Southern California driver and/or passenger is involved in 2 serious accidents involving a trip to the emergency room.
You need an attorney well versed in automobile accidents who will get you the right medical personnel to get you care you need and a settlement commensurate with your injury today and the consequences tomorrow.
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Liberty & Associates has the experience and knowledge needed when encountering any automobile accidents. With over three decades of experience, Liberty & Associates has the resources and is the dedicated Santa Monica automobile accident lawyer you need to follow through with your claim.
Liberty & Associates will thoroughly investigate the facts of the accident or incident in order to determine the legal strategy to take in your particular situation. During your initial consultation, we will fully discuss your case, including potential sources of information not readily apparent, including potential witnesses, video and audio recording which must be acquired quickly before they are recorded over, law enforcement reports and investigation whose initial conclusions can be altered if quickly dealt with early on. Liberty & Associates will try to answer all of your questions. The firm is committed to providing you personal attention throughout the course of your claim and will pursue every possible means of compensation on your behalf. Whether you have medical costs, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, our efforts will be towards maximizing your potential settlement.
It is never easy to get through a difficult situation where you suffer an automobile accident. We strive to provide caring and compassionate representation. Our goal is simple: resolve your claim fairly, effortlessly and as quickly as possible. If your case requires that a lawsuit be pursued, rest assured that the experienced and successful attorneys at Liberty & Associates will still have the same goal.
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