San Mateo Traffic Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Information

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 6 million car accidents in the United States every year. 43,000 of these individuals will die as a result of their injuries. Additionally, 40 percent of all fatal crashes are alcohol-related. About 2.9 million people are injured each year in car accidents. Sadly, the majority of these accidents are preventable; driver negligence is the cause of most car accidents in the United States. In court, fault in auto accidents is based on the law of negligence.

Factors that may show driver negligence caused an accident include:

  • Driving too fast or too slow
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Disobeying traffic signals or signs
  • Distracted driving - talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, applying cosmetics, or simply not paying attention to the road
  • Disregarding weather conditions
  • Failure to signal when turning

Additionally, negligence includes auto product liability - if a manufacturer sells a defective product that fails and caused the accident, this is considered negligence.

Other examples of negligence of responsible parties include:

  • Government entities who fail to adequately maintain roads or highways or fail to provide adequate signs, road marking for construction zones, or proper lighting.
  • Mechanics who fail to properly repair a vehicle and this negligence caused an accident.
  • Any bar or host who served an intoxicated driver may be held liable if that person caused an accident after consuming alcoholic beverages and has a blood alcohol level above the "legal limit".

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you will want an experienced auto crash law firm to examine every possible cause or contributing factor in your accident. The competent and skilled car accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP have taken on negligent parties and won millions of dollars for our clients who have been seriously injured in a car accident. We begin an immediate investigation into your accident so that valuable evidence can be preserved and witnesses can be interviewed. We will take on the insurance companies who will try to offer you as little as possible to settle your claim. We handle all the details, establish liability, evaluate and prove damages, and prepare for trial. We want the best possible outcome for our clients.

An experienced car accident attorney can help make sure that you are compensated for not only your physical damages, but also medical expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our compassionate lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are recognized as leaders in personal injury litigation because we are committed to aggressively fighting for your rights. Call our office today for a free case evaluation (800) 900-0863.

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