There are many instances when a car plows into a building or fence or causes another vehicle to do so. Notifying the owners of this property and compensating them then becomes part of the car accident process. If the property was a business and not a private residence, it becomes even more complex. One of the best ways to protect yourself in the disputes that follow is to secure legal counsel as quickly as possible.
Few accidents are as unlucky as those involving officers of the law. It can prove difficult for civilians to get justice when police officers stand accused. Law enforcement professionals tend to protect each other and courts often uphold this desire to protect their extension of the justice system. Even if you believe the officer is at fault, it is important to get in contact with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you suspect the driver of the other vehicle was drunk, consider calling the police even if the accident is minor. Otherwise, it may become difficult to prove this at a later date, should you need to. To add to this, failure to get impaired drivers off the road after a minor accident leaves them free to injure someone else. If you have had a few drinks yourself, this is all the more reason to contact an attorney as this can affect the percentage of responsibility the court assigns to you.
When purchasing a vehicle, it’s important to look up if any recalls were made. Then, ensure the dealership followed through on any necessary fixes. Doing regular checks and following the news is also important. Unfortunately, this does not protect the first people who learn the hard way that a vehicle does not operate as it should. Possible issues include brake failure, airbag failure and seatbelt malfunctions.
These are just some of the many instances when contacting an attorney after an accident makes the most sense. However, feel free to consult with an attorney after any accident. You never know how much your case could be worth until a professional reviews the details. Contact Easton & Easton for a free Orange County car accident consultation.