Mather Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents happen everywhere, even in a town as peaceful and charming as Mather. Because motorists there often take the highway to go to Sacramento or surrounding communities, that increases the risk that they may be injured by a negligent driver. Traffic accidents are a common cause of personal injury. They may involve automobiles, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, or a pedestrian.
If you have been injured in an accident in or near Mather, it may be a good idea to reach out to a Mather personal injury attorney to find out your legal options.What are the Most Common Causes of Accidents?
Common reasons for accidents include:
- Speeding: A common cause of accidents, injuries can occur to other motorists, pedestrians, or those riding motorcycles or bicycles. Speeding increases the likelihood of more severe injuries and fatalities.
- Drunk or drugged driving: Motorists who are intoxicated by either drugs or alcohol present a danger to others on the road. Because it can affect their reflexes, judgment, and ability to drive safely, they cause many fatalities and serious injuries every year. Also, drugged drivers don’t necessarily have to be using illegal substances. There are specific prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can affect a driver’s abilities.
- Poor road maintenance: Poorly maintained roadways don’t just mean potholes, fissures, or other types of damage. It includes non-functioning traffic lights, missing or obscured signage and bridges or overpasses that have not been brought up to code. Government entities are responsible for maintenance. When an accident is caused by negligence, the injured person can hold them accountable for the financial damages that were caused.
- Distracted driving: Driving while distracted is a common problem among motorists. Some are texting or talking on their cell phones, others are chatting with passengers or looking for a radio station. Actions that take the driver’s eyes and concentration from the road can quickly result in an accident.
- Fatigued driving: There can be many causes of fatigued driving, such as performing shift work or just staying up too late the night before. However, driving when too tired means the motorists are not as aware of their surroundings as they should be.
Seeking compensation for your damages following an accident can be stressful, overwhelming, and time-consuming. An experienced Mather personal injury lawyer will take care of the complex issues so you can have peace of mind and focus on healing.
The video below explains what you can expect in the initial interview with a Mather personal injury lawyer.What is Considered a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injuries can cover a wide range of areas, and my firm handles many of them. What they have in common is that negligence was the cause of the accident, and someone was either injured or died as a result. Following are some of the other areas where personal injuries occur:
- Dog Bites
- Defective Medical Devices
- Drug Products Liability
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Traumatic Injuries
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
I’m Ed Smith, a Mather car accident lawyer. I believe that no one should have to pay for injuries caused by another’s negligence. If you or a loved one was injured, call me for my free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. You can also call me at (800) 404-5400 from elsewhere in Northern California.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.25.20]