Protecting the Rights of Injured Auto Accident Victims
Car Accident Lawyer Orange County
Motor vehicle accidents on American roads and highways result in many thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Unfortunately, these accidents are often caused by careless or reckless drivers, and their negligent actions can change the lives of innocent victims forever. Victims of motor vehicle accidents in Santa Ana, Orange County, and Newport Beach should contact an auto accident lawyer to protect their interests. Attorney Jeff Roberts and The Roberts Law Firm team have the experience and dedication necessary to help victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bus or trucking accidents obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses and other losses.
Proper operation of a motor vehicle requires that drivers stay alert and obey all the rules of the road. When a driver becomes distracted, drives recklessly or aggressively, or drives while impaired, car accidents are more likely to occur. Car accidents can also be caused by equipment failure, such as tire blowouts or brake failures, poor road design or road maintenance, or inclement weather conditions. Regardless of the cause of a car accident, serious personal injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death, are too often the tragic result.
In the aftermath of an auto accident, it can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you or a loved one has been injured. Victims of car accidents can take several steps to ensure that they have the strongest possible case, including documenting the names and addresses of drivers, names and addresses of passengers, names and telephone numbers of witnesses, names of insurance companies, policy numbers, location and how the accident occurred, damage to the vehicles, and any injuries sustained. Of course, in the confusion following an accident, many people do not think to collect all of this information. In these cases, victims are advised to collect and document whatever information they do have and contact an attorney for further assistance.
In addition, victims of car accidents must report the accident to their insurance company as soon as possible and file a police report if there are any injuries. In order to successfully accomplish these steps, it is beneficial for victims of car accidents in Newport Beach, Santa Ana, and Orange County to contact a car accident lawyer such as attorney Jeff Roberts who can assist them in the process and answer any questions about auto accident cases.
Victims of car accidents are often entitled to compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering. When car accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence or egregiously reckless driving, victims may be entitled to punitive damages as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car accident that was someone else’s fault, schedule an appointment at The Roberts Law Firm’s Orange County, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana-area office with a car accident attorney. Attorney Jeff Roberts and each of our auto accident lawyers have experience helping victims of car accidents pursue the compensation they need to focus on their recovery.