Orange County

Car Accident Lawyer

Each day hundreds of people across the state are harmed in car accidents, many of which could have been prevented. In 2010, motor vehicle collisions injured 229,354 people and killed 2,739 people in California alone. These shocking statistics are made all the more tragic by the fact that may car accidents are the direct result of one driver's negligence.

Victims of these collisions often sustain painful and life-altering injuries, and are left to contend with mountains of medical bills, missed wages during recovery, and property damage. Fortunately, victims are not without options, as personal injury law provides the opportunity to hold the responsible driver liable for their negligence.

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If you or a loved one sustained injuries or losses because of another driver's careless or reckless actions, you may be entitled to recover compensation. It is important that you speak with a knowledgeable Orange County personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your situation and your options to pursue a fair settlement.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

In the majority of cases, collisions could have been prevented if the responsible driver had been mindful of all traffic and safety laws and fully focused on the task of driving. Although each situation is unique, there are certain factors that are involved in most accidents, such as:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Texting
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Rubbernecking
  • Failure to obey traffic laws

Perhaps the most common cause of motor vehicle collisions in Orange County is distracted driving. Driving while distracted is in many ways like drunk driving: the driver's mind is distracted, their hands may be off the wheel, and their reaction time is impaired. There are three main types of driver distraction that can cause serious accidents and result in devastating injuries to innocent victims.

  • Visual Distraction: The driver takes their eyes from the road for a few seconds or a long time. Texting, looking at a map, and rubbernecking are all examples of visual distractions.
  • Manual Distraction: Manual distractions involve the driver removing one or both hands from the wheel for any length of time. Some common types of manual distractions are texting, eating or drinking, answering the phone or reaching for something in another part of the car.
  • Cognitive Distraction: When a driver's mind is not concentrated on the task of driving, they are cognitively distracted. Examples of cognitive distractions are driving while tired, emotional, or under extreme stress, or if the driver is listening to a phone call or speaking to someone.

If you were harmed by the actions of a driver who was distracted or acted negligently in some way, do not hesitate to contact our team at The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti.

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Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the people of Orange County with caring and effective legal counsel. We possess years of experience in personal injury law, and our founder, Attorney Joseph Tosti is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a prestigious organization whose members have achieved the distinction of obtaining settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. Our team's knowledge of the law and seasoned skill enables us to prepare detailed claims and lawsuits that help us seek the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.

We understand the many physical, emotional, and financial difficulties that car accident victims face, and our firm would be proud to help your family pick up the pieces and rebuild your lives. There is no reason to suffer alone another day; contact an Orange County car accident attorney from our firm to discuss your options to justice and the compensation you deserve.

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