Determining Fault in CA Automobile Accidents

All drivers in California have a duty to exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. Even so, automobile accidents are a harsh reality of modern life. Typically (though not always), automobile accidents are caused because at least one driver was negligent in some way (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting and driving, eating and driving, and more). There are a number of factors that can contribute to a finding of negligence under the California Vehicle Code.  Continue reading to learn a few of the more typical situations of driver negligence and their effect on a potential lawsuit, as well as the factors that the judge or jury may look at in making a determination of fault.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

One very common cause of auto accidents in today’s busy world is the failure to pay attention while driving.  Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley drivers have a duty to keep a lookout for other vehicles and maintain control of the vehicle.  Drivers that are texting, eating, operating a cell phone, or using an electronic music device while driving may all be found liable for failure to pay attention while driving.

Protecting Your Interests After a Car Accident: Tips for Anticipating a Personal Injury Lawsuit

After an automobile accident in the San Fernando Valley, a number of pressing thoughts are often racing through your mind.  Am I okay?  How much damage is there to my car?  Should I get an attorney?  Will I be sued?  There are a number of issues that can come up following an automobile accident, in addition to addressing and recovering from any physical injuries that may have taken place.  This article will serve as a primer to addressing some common situations that occur after an automobile accident, and help you with anticipating issues that arise in anticipation of a personal injury lawsuit.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident