We want to bring you the story of something that happened in Santa Clarita earlier in 2018 because it highlights some of the problems that California drivers face every day.
In February, police say that a driver was captured on Snapchat while driving with his foot on the wheel.
Guess what happened moments later?
He crashed and five people were injured.
The Snapchat video was taken by another passenger in the vehicle who also acknowledged that the driver had been drinking.
At the Compass Law Group, we know this accident highlights two separate negligent behaviors: reckless driving and drunk driving.
Do you know what to do if you are injured due to a negligent driver?
If you need a car crash lawyer, you can count on us to get the compensation you deserve.
Vehicle accidents cause hundreds of thousands of injuries in California each year, but some of them are more serious than others. For the latest reporting year in the state, there were 3,623 fatalities and more than 12,000 serious injuries as a result of car accidents.
Closer to home, in Santa Clarita, there were 1,011 people killed or injured in accidents.
Vehicle accidents cause injuries that often result in lengthy hospital stays. If an accident requires rehabilitation or long-term care after an accident, the expenses can quickly rise to the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
What if you are unable to work due to your injuries? How will you support your family?
We know that sometimes nobody is at fault when an accident occurs. We also know that there are times when a driver’s careless or reckless behavior leads to an accident.
Speeding and aggressive drivers are a major source of concern for California drivers. This type of driving behavior is a conscious choice made by reckless drivers and they cause harm each and every day.
In California, drunk drivers are the cause of 27 percent of all traffic-related fatalities, killing over 1,000 people in the latest reporting year.
Distracted drivers have always been a problem, but now, as technology use increases, we are seeing more and more cases of people texting and driving.
All negligent drivers that cause injuries or death should be held accountable. There is no reason you should suffer financially because of someone else’s mistakes.
What You Can Do
If another driver’s negligence has caused you or your loved ones harm, you can turn to the Compass Law Group for help. We will put a qualified and experienced Santa Clarita car accident attorney on your case. They will fight to get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. That does not just mean help for your medical expenses. It also means working to get lost income if you are unable to work, punitive damages, and pain and suffering damages.