El Monte has crowded roads, and dangers to drivers are increasing. There have been a number of recent reports of fatal car accidents in El Monte, including the following:
- A head-on crash where a driver crossed the center median on Santa Anita Ave
- A hit-and-run where a driver killed a motorcyclist
- A crash on Lower Azusa Road where DUI was suspected
Following a car crash, no matter what the circumstances may be, it is always wise to discuss your legal options with an El Monte car accident lawyer.
How Drivers Cause Car Accidents
These are just some of the most serious recent car accidents in El Monte. Every day, city residents are injured when other drivers fail to exercise the appropriate amount of care behind the wheel. This can happen when motorists do illegal and careless things like:
- Aggressive driving
- Illegal turns
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Evidence in Your Car Accident Case
All of the above are examples of possible negligence. Before an insurance company or a jury will find a driver negligent, they will need proof of what the driver did that caused the accident. This means that you would need to gather evidence in the hours, days, and weeks following your accident.
However, if you are injured enough to file a claim for compensation, chances are that you could not do this on your own. Your car accident lawyer would assemble the evidence that you need that could prove fault in your case. This would include:
- Statements from witnesses
- Photographic evidence from the scene
- Damage to your vehicle
- Expert witnesses recreating the accident
- The police report
Your lawyer will put together all of these to show what happened in your case. This is only part of what a car accident attorney does to help you. After liability has been established, you would need to negotiate compensation with an insurance company in your claim. Without a lawyer, the insurance company would have a built-in advantage over you because car accident claims are their everyday business. However, they are our business too, and we look out for your interests when you are dealing with an insurance claim.
How the Legal Process Works in Your Case
Many car accident cases will settle without the need for a full trial. However, there may be a need to file a lawsuit in your case if the insurance company is not offering fair compensation. This does not mean your case is guaranteed to go to trial. If a jury does need to resolve your case, we are experienced and tenacious litigators able to wage an aggressive case on your behalf. We handle the heavy lifting in your case, so you do not have to worry about the claims process. Quite frankly, you have enough to worry about during this difficult time without having to handle the back-and-forth with the insurance company.
Experienced El Monte Car Accident Attorneys
Schedule your free consultation with El Monte personal injury attorneys at The JLF Firm to take the first steps towards financial compensation after your car accident. Call us today at (888) 341-3071 or contact us online to discuss your case and learn your legal options.
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