Personal injury claims: Car crashes can happen at any time
Simply by living in the modern world — regardless if you own or operate a vehicle — you are in constant danger of getting into a car accident. Motor vehicles clog the streets no matter where you go on foot, on bicycle, on skateboard or by motorcycle. Heavy vehicles are always a threat to our safety.
Perhaps the worst part about car accidents, however, is the fact that they can happen at any time, and for that matter, we never expect them to happen. Perhaps you’re rushing your kids to school during the early morning hours. Maybe you’re driving to the gym after work, or you’re walking to the neighborhood convenience store on a Saturday morning. It will be a rare day when you don’t have to stop to wait for a vehicle to pass, and an even rarer — if not nonexistent — day when you don’t see a car at all.
Although vehicles infiltrate our modern society, creating the threat of dangerous crashes for everyone, lawmakers have created strict laws to govern their use in their efforts to prevent roadway collisions. Through these laws, our nation’s roads are dramatically safer than they would be otherwise. The problem is, not every driver follows the rules of the road — and this results in numerous crashes, deaths and injuries each year.
If you or a loved one were hurt by a negligent or unlawful driver, know that you may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim in California court. If successfully navigated, such a claim could bring you financial compensation to pay for medical care and other costs and damages that may have resulted from the accident.