Contact An Irvine Personal Injury Attorney
If it seems that there are now more people and cars throughout the city of Irvine, it is not just your imagination at work. The population of the Orange County area has exploded throughout the past few decades.
Even Irvine, a once distant suburb of the greater Los Angeles area has experienced the effects of these rapid changes and sudden growth in population. As the population continues to swell in numbers–278,000 people and counting, according to recent data–so have the number of cars and accidents. Sadly, as recently as 2017, ten people lost their lives in traffic related collisions.
If you suffered injuries after a car accident in the city of Irvine, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (949) 334-9200 or feel free to email us at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about car accident claims and whether you are entitled to damages for your injuries and losses.
Types Of Car Accidents We Handle
Our experienced Irvine car accident attorneys are prepared to handle all types of car accident claims that are caused by just about any type of circumstances imaginable. The reality is that car accidents can be caused by an infinite variety of circumstances. Therefore, every type of car accident will involve unique circumstances, including the cause of the accident, the specific injuries, and liability. Below, our experienced car accident attorneys will discuss some of the types of car accident claims we are able to handle.
Accidents Caused By Drunk Driving: Driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol is a serious criminal offense that, because of its recklessness, almost always qualifies for punitive damages. Punitive damages are a special type of monetary award that is determined by a court when a defendant acted in a particularly reckless or deliberately harmful manner. Just like speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol is especially destructive and has the potential of causing harm to everyone on the road.
Accidents Caused By Speeding: Along with accidents caused by intoxication, accidents caused by speeding, are also particularly dangerous and have the potential of causing serious harm and property loss to multiple parties. These types of accidents, again, due to their reckless nature, almost always entitle a victim to punitive damages. A driver who is speeding does not enough time or space to react to sudden changes or emergencies and can easily lose control of their vehicle.
Accidents Caused By Aggressive Driving: Due to how common and destructive it is, road rage has been added to California’s reckless behavior laws. Reckless behaviors are any number of actions that may not necessarily have a deliberate intention to cause someone harm, but which go beyond simple negligence.
Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving: This type of accident is becoming more common by the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about nine people a day are killed because of a driver who is distracted. The most common example of distracted driving is texting while driving.