An accident happened last week in nearby Santa Clarita that has us wondering if you know the steps to take when choosing a car accident lawyer.
One person was taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle collision. One of those vehicles was a school bus with children on board.
It happened early in the morning when a Toyota drifted into oncoming traffic and smashed head-on into a Chevy pickup truck. The collision pushed the pickup right into the path of the school bus.
“Two kids were on board the school bus, no injuries,” said Officer Josh Greengard with the California Highway Patrol.
In a situation like this, it can be tough to know where to turn if the accident was not your fault.
What are your options?
When you need a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, you can count on the trusted professionals at the Compass Law Group to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
California has hundreds of thousands of traffic accidents that cause injuries each year. The most serious ones (more than 12,000 in the latest reporting year), result in catastrophic injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Major soft tissue damage
All of these injuries require medical care that could end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The first year cost of many spinal cord injuries can reach over $1 million.
All too often, these accidents occur because of the negligence of other drivers. The main contributors are:
- Drivers who speed and are aggressive behind the wheel
- Those who make the choice to drink and drive
- Drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices
Choosing An Attorney
You want to make sure you are in good hands and that means turning to experience. The team at the compass law group is skilled and knowledgeable. They will leave no stone unturned. It is important that you choose a legal team that will:
- Focus solely on you
- Knows all California laws regarding vehicle accidents
- Investigate your case
- Contact every insurance agency involved
- Uncover the ownership or each vehicle involved (private, business, government)
- Work to settle the case with an amount that will cover all of your accident-related expenses
- Go to trial if necessary
Moving Forward From Here
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Compass Law Group, we are ready to fight for a settlement that you deserve. We know that an accident means more than just medical expenses.
We want to ensure that those “hidden costs” of car accidents are also taken care of: lost income if you miss work, pain and suffering damages, as well as property damages.