Car accidents are often preventable but leave the victims suffering with significant injuries or leave loved ones to suffer with the loss of their family members. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of vehicle accidents happen all around California every year, and for many years, those accidents have been on the rise. Reckless and negligent behaviors can contribute to fatal accidents that allow surviving family members to pursue a wrongful death claim.
This becomes especially important when illustrating the severity of a loved one’s disabilities or the impact that the loss of this loved one has had on family members. If you can show that the other party involved in the accident was engaged in reckless or negligent behavior, you can use this information to help recover full and fair compensation for any surviving victim or their remaining family members.
Some of the most common preventable causes of fatal car accidents in California include:
- Impaired driving due to alcohol or marijuana use
- Distracted driving, which was reported by 70% of Californians as the biggest driving problem in the state in 2019
- Drowsy driving
Although you may not know in the immediate aftermath of an accident which of these issues may have been involved, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help evaluate all possible issues and move things forward effectively.
No matter how the accident happened, if you’re the one paying the price for someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney in your corner.