San Diego Auto Accident Attorney Serving Injured Victims in California
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in California and nationwide. Every year, there are close to 60,000 car accidents in California. In 2021 alone, almost 3,800 people were killed statewide in car crashes. Most, if not all, of these accidents could have been prevented if everyone had been driving safely and in accordance with the rules of the road.
If you were hurt in a traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence in Southern California, you have the right to seek compensation, and we can help. The San Diego personal injury legal team at the Kalfayan Law Firm is ready to investigate the circumstances of your crash, determine who was at fault, gather evidence to build your claim, and get you the monetary recovery you are due. We are committed to fighting for what you are owed until we get the results you deserve.
Common Causes of Car Crashes
Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors, but in almost every case, someone acted negligently. Car accidents simply don’t happen unless someone made a mistake, whether it was a driver, a biker, a pedestrian, or even an automaker. At the Kalfayan Law Firm, our team of exceptional auto accident attorneys will root out the cause of your crash and ensure the proper parties are held to task for the devastation they have caused.
In our years of personal injury experience, the most common causes of California car accidents include the following:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving, especially texting while driving
- Speeding, passing on the right, and other aggressive driving maneuvers
- Automobile defects
- Poorly-maintained roads
- Inclement weather conditions
- Poorly-designed intersections and roads
In almost every car crash, human error is to blame. We’ll help you figure out who was negligent and make sure they pay you the compensation you deserve.
Collecting Compensation After an Auto Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a California auto accident, you could be eligible for a substantial recovery. The car crash injury lawyers at the Kalfayan Law Firm will work to maximize your available recovery, including all possible types of damages. We’ll work to get you compensated for both your economic and non-economic harm.
Economic damages are injuries that directly affect your wallet. After a car crash, you can collect compensation for your medical costs, your anticipated future medical expenses, any income you lost while recovering from the accident, your property damage and repair costs, and any future earning capacity you may have lost due to long-term injury or disability.
You can also collect non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are those that affect you mentally after an accident. Though harder to quantify, they are no less real. We’ll fight to get you compensated for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of life enjoyment, and other mental harms you’ve endured because of the accident and resulting injuries.
If the defendant’s conduct was especially reckless–if they were driving while drunk, or if they drove into a populated area on purpose, for example–then they may be subject to punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded on top of the other (compensatory) damages you can collect and are meant to punish a defendant’s wrongful acts.
Talk to a seasoned car accident attorney at the Kalfayan Law Firm to discuss your case and how you can maximize your recovery.
Call an Auto Accident Lawyer at the Kalfayan Law Firm Today
For help seeking compensation after a car crash in Southern California, contact the Kalfayan Law Firm in San Diego/Del Mar for a free consultation. Our zealous traffic accident injury law firm represents San Diego area residents with diligence and passion. We’ll fight by your side until your case is concluded and we get you the justice and the compensation you deserve.