Statistically speaking, most people will be involved in at least one automotive accident at some point in their lives. Anyone who has ever been the victim of a car accident can tell you that they are harrowing experiences and it can be natural for emotions to run high in the hours, days and even weeks after the event.
It’s important to understand that, at its core, an automotive accident case deals with not only personal injury law, but traffic law. If another driver runs a red light and hits your car, there are actually two different issues at play. Not only have they potentially caused you and any other passengers in your vehicle physical harm, but they’ve also broken traffic rules at the same time in that they’re not supposed to run a red light in the first place.
It’s also important to understand that the level of compensation that you are entitled to often goes above and beyond the money required to fix your car. Car accidents can not only lead to medical bills dealing with the immediate aftermath of an injury but also things like physical rehabilitation and even lost wages due to time that you had to spend away from work to go to doctors’ appointments.
Traffic laws can also vary wildly depending on exactly which state you’re talking about. Some states give a higher level of protection to people like bike riders than others. Other states require motorcycle riders to follow a completely different set of rules than passenger vehicles. Things get further complicated if you’re talking about an accident involving a commercial vehicle like a semi-truck.
This level of complication is one of the many reasons why a personal injury attorney is so valuable in an accident case. The Law Office of John Christl can and will use police reports, photographs, witness testimony and other materials to determine exactly what happened, find out exactly which laws were broken and how and more, all of which will be used to determine both the appropriate course of action to take and the level of damages to seek in court.
When you contact the Law Office of John Christl, we will can go over all the details of your case, determine the exact extent of your damages and can help navigate your case to the most favorable conclusion possible in a court of law. We can also navigate with insurance companies to help prevent you from having to pay for damages out of pocket.
Our office is located in Newport Beach, California. We serve Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and San Bernardino County.