Assigning Fault in Los Angeles Car Collisions
How many times have you been driving down a Los Angeles highway and you see two people arguing about who caused a car crash? Or you’re in a parking lot and two people are yelling at each other about who hit who? Or see traffic police officers interviewing drivers on the side of the road next to crashed vehicles? What are they doing?
They are trying to assign fault for the car collision. And the more serious the accident is, the more important this analysis becomes.
Assigning fault is necessary in a Los Angeles car accident because at-fault drivers have a duty and legal obligation to pay for the injuries and damage they cause. These are fundamental principles not only in the law, but in all of life. If someone causes you injury, then they need to make it right.
Car collision types
There are many different types of car collisions, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-swipe collisions
- Lane changing collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Side collisions
- Front impact collisions
- Low speed collisions
- High impact collisions
- Car versus car collisions
- Car versus trucks collisions
- Car versus motorcycle collisions
- Car versus pedestrian collisions
- Car versus bicyclist collisions
- Single vehicle accidents with passengers
- And others
Causes of car collision accidents
For as many car collisions as you can think of, there are just as many causes. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Vehicle defects
- Disobeying traffic signals and/or traffic laws
- Not adjusting to bad weather
- Improper turns (especially within intersections)
- Driving too fast for conditions (weather, construction, congestion)
- Teenage and/or inexperienced drivers
- Road construction as well as dangerously designed roadways and/or intersections
Determining fault after a car collision
The problem is that big, heartless, greedy insurance companies think they are experts in figuring out and assigning fault. They have many tricks up their sleeve to try to twist and turn facts in their favor. They always do their best to “assign” you, the victim of an accident, as much fault as they can in an effort to minimize or rid themselves of the obligation of having to pay for the injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain, and losses that their driver caused you.
This is why you need a powerhouse law firm on your side that can equal the playing field and go toe-to-toe against the insurance companies. The Dominguez Firm has over 30 years of experiences as well as the staff, resources, and reputation to hold at-fault drivers and their insurances companies responsible for the accidents, injuries, and damage they cause. We are compassionate and will work tirelessly to fight for your rights and dignity.
The Dominguez Firm has experienced car collision lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.