Bad weather is a factor in a great many traffic accidents (20 percent according to the U.S. Department of Transportation), but it is not usually the only factor. At Compass Law Group, PC, our experienced personal injury attorneys know all too well how often driver negligence or recklessness during adverse weather conditions is responsible for serious injuries or fatalities. If you have been injured in a bad weather accident in California, you will find our legal team as compassionate as we are capable. We will give you the superior legal representation you need and deserve.
A wide range of bad weather conditions may make driving difficult and dangerous, including:
Even the bright sunny days California is famous for can cause accidents when sun glare is at drivers’ eye level. During certain minutes just after sunrise and just before sunset, drivers can literally be “blinded by the light.”
There are always some drivers who ignore weather conditions. They do not seem to have gotten the memo that there is fog blanketing the highway or that a driving rain is blurring everyone’s vision and flooding the road surface. These reckless individuals may be speeding instead of slowing down to accommodate inclement weather, trying to pass other vehicles as the roadway narrows, or even driving while under the influence or distracted in spite of the enormity of the risk to themselves and others.
If you have been severely harmed because of such behavior, you have the legal right to receive damages to cover your medical costs and other expenses related to your incapacity. Our car accident attorneys will do everything possible to hold the party responsible for your physical, emotional, and financial distress accountable in a court of law.
We understand the ramifications of serious personal injury. Whether you suffer a nasty fracture that results in surgery and many months of recuperation, or are permanently disabled by severe burns, spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, or loss of a limb, we know that  you have been through a life-altering event  your loved ones have also been affected by your accident and  money will not put everything right. This is particularly true if your injuries have been catastrophic or if you have lost a close relative to wrongful death in the accident.
Nonetheless, we will work tirelessly to bring you the compensation that will move your life, and the lives of your family members, in a positive direction. We want you to have the resources you need to get back on an even keel and to look forward to a secure future. To this end, we will fight aggressively to get you damages for economic losses, like:
and non-economic (intangible) losses like:
Different states have different approaches to “comparative negligence,” (cases in which more than one party is held liable). California is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning our courts will allow you to collect damages even if you are deemed more than 50 percent to blame for the accident. You will, however, lose part of awarded damages depending on the percentage of blame assigned to you. If you are found to be 20 percent at fault, for example, and the court awarded you $1,000,000 in damages, you will actually receive $800,000.
Our traffic accident attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients and we are counted among the top trial attorneys in the nation. We would like nothing better than to file a lawsuit on your behalf against the party who harmed you. We will remain laser-focused on winning you the significant damages that will help you navigate the difficulties you now face and provide you and your family with a brighter future. Your initial consultation with us is free and we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.