In Orange County and in other communities all throughout California, car accidents are an everyday occurrence. Many of these accidents amount to nothing more than fender- benders that result in only minor property damage and no injuries. That being said, far too many accidents do cause serious injuries to people involved in a collision. Although auto safety has increased dramatically over the years, motor vehicle accidents are still a major contributor to injuries and deaths throughout the country.
Nobody wants to get in a car accident, and many drivers do all that they can to keep themselves and others safe while on the roadways. Sometimes even the most careful drivers cannot get out of the way of another driver that is negligent.
For example, rear-end accidents can occur when one driver follows too closely to another or isn’t paying attention when the car in front slows or stops. But, there is little that the driver in the front car can do to prevent this type of accident other than driving at a consistent speed and not braking too suddenly.
Driver distraction frequently causes of rear-end accidents and any other type of motor vehicle accident. Many drivers are too wrapped up in trying to do everything but drive while they are behind the wheel of a car. Cellular phones are, of course, a major distraction for drivers. While many states, including California, have enacted laws to curb this problem, many people simply ignore the law and continue to pay more attention to their phone conversation than to driving safely.
No matter the reason for another driver’s negligence, accident victims should not have to bear the burden of paying for someone else’s mistakes. At Easton & Easton, LLP, we have a combined 60 years of experience in litigating auto accident cases. We know how to collect evidence that is crucial to proving your side of the case.
Following a car accident, a victim’s immediate medical expenses may be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the accident-related costs that they will face. If you are in this situation you can count on our firm to move your case forward as efficiently as possible so that you can concentrate on getting your life back in order.