Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, hit and runs occur frequently. In fact, California ranks number one for hit and run accidents. What makes this statistic more upsetting is that many hit and runs result in fatalities. Earlier this year around 11:30 a.m. a driver in a Chrysler Sebring collided with another vehicle in San Fernando Valley in Woodland Hills. This driver sped on, continuing to plow into traffic until hitting two other vehicles. One vehicle was hit on Ventura Boulevard. The other was struck on DeSoto Avenue. In total, four people were harmed by this hit-and-run driver’s recklessness.
Although no one died from the multiple collisions, the state is charging the driver of the Chrysler Sebring with assault with a deadly weapon–the deadly weapon being his car. Three of the injured parties had to be rushed to the hospital due to their serious injuries putting them in critical condition. The crashes were so terrible that witnesses were stunned that there were any survivors. Not to mention, six ambulances and more than three dozen firefighters had to help out. With an incident this dramatic, the victims are likely to suffer several physical and emotional injuries for quite some time.
Should you or a loved one ever find yourselves in such an awful collision, don’t hesitate to call a car accident lawyer Woodland Hills, CA residents trust. For over 30 years Barry P. Goldberg has been representing the people of Woodland Hills faithfully. He and his team are well known for representing the rights of roadside victims who deserve just compensation. Unless you have a skilled lawyer on your side, getting fair compensation may be a bit more difficult. You see, as a layperson, you may not understand certain legal jargon. You may not be fully informed of what all you’re entitled to seek in compensatory damages either. For example, did you know you could sue for the cost of ambulance transportation? If the wreck impacted you so much that you required therapy, you can sue for the cost of that as well.
Some law firms will try to make you lofty promises, guaranteeing you specific results. Not here. Rather, this law firm will analyze your case, consider your physical and emotional injuries, assess who’s at fault and who to go after, and calculate your suffering. In the news case above, it seems pretty clear that the driver was reckless and behaving erratically. However, some car accidents occur when the manufacturer makes a design error or the tires are faulty due to poor maintenance or repairs. In either of those cases, you can sue more than the driver. You can sue the companies that worked on, sold, or designed the at-fault driver’s car, too.
In the news report, the state charged the driver with several criminal charges. Did you know that the evidence used in criminal court against him can also be used in your favor in a civil suit? Criminal court has a higher burden of proof threshold (i.e., guilty beyond a reasonable doubt). Civil court only needs to find that the defendant is liable by the preponderance of the evidence. Thus, if the state charges you driver criminally, you’ll likely have an easier time proving your case in civil court. When you’re ready to take these steps to recover from your losses, contact us.