The freeways in Southern California are some of the busiest roads in America. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most dangerous, with car accidents occurring daily. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a car accident in Orange County or the surrounding area, the attorneys at the Law Offices of William W. Green and Associates can help you pursue personal injury compensation.
A mother in Rancho Santa Margarita was forced to deal with the horror of finding out her son was the victim of a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle that fled the scene. Fortunately, unlike many hit-and-run accidents that result in fatal injuries to victims, her son was not killed. However, he was thrown off his skateboard and into a median, resulting in the loss of one of his toes.
The dangers of talking on a cellphone led many states to require drivers to use hands-free devices or risk getting a traffic ticket. A distracted driver also sees Texting and driving as another factor in causing an accident.
According to the Auto Club of Southern California, the number one cause of injuries and deaths of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 is auto accidents. Two crashes in Orange County in the last three years killed 10 teens. And, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 2600 teenaged drivers died in motor vehicle accidents throughout the country in 2013.
Cellphones are quickly becoming the one of the leading causes of car accidents in California and throughout the United States. Many companies have started their own initiatives and most states have placed restrictions on cellphone use while you are behind the wheel. The use of cellphones on the roadways has clearly become a national epidemic.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver in Orange County, you might be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you suffered. Waiting too long after the car accident to file a lawsuit against the other driver could result in dismissal of the case because of the statute of limitations in California.
Few activities get the adrenaline pumping quite like pushing the pedal to the metal and not letting up. Humans have been addicted to pushing cars to their limit nearly since their inception -- there's a reason why NASCAR and other racing sports are so popular after all. But when the speed demons hit the streets, it can be dangerous, even fatal, for all those in the area.
For a few years now, Google has been developing technology for self-driving cars. Generally, these cars are extremely safe, equipped with sensors and cameras to monitor traffic and respond as a human would -- if not better. But accidents in California involving these cars has been on the rise; yet, it seems humans are the source of the problem.
Though car accidents can be a nuisance, the process of claiming insurance is generally pretty simple. You exchange information with the other driver, talk to any witnesses and go from there. But in a hit-and-run accident, you don't have the chance to get the other drivers' insurance information. At best, you may be able to get their license plate number, but even that may be a challenge.
Police in California have charged a 65-year-old motorist with drunk driving following a fatal car accident in which two people died. The arrested driver is also a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that preceded the fatal collision by a minute according to police.