Temecula, CA has been ranked as one of the top five safest cities in California for cities with at least 100,000 residents. However, the attraction of Temecula is often the wine country surrounding it. This amazing draw brings many tourists to the area, both young and old, who are often driving after tasting the local libations. This impairment can cause tourists and residents to drive erratically, dangerously and cause serious injury to themselves and those around them.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 490,168 reported car accidents in California in 2016, 278, 585 injuries with 3,842 fatalities. California accounted for 12% of the nation’s auto fatalities in 2016, which has increased by 28% since 2013. With San Diego county being in the top 3 most dangerous counties in the state to sustain an injury or fatality, it is very important to have an attorney who will fight for your recovery, both monetary and physical.
The most common types of car accidents that occur are rear-end collisions, however, many other causes exist including, but not limited to, side-impact collision, speeding related accidents, roll-over accidents, head-on collisions. Accidents can also be caused by outside conditions such as equipment failure, roadway conditions, or another person running a red light, driving while intoxicated, or falling asleep at the wheel.
With these serious causes of collisions, it is important for the innocent victims of these negligent acts to be represented by a law firm that will listen to your needs and be on your side throughout the recovery process. Being involved in a car accident can be a very disturbing occurrence in your life. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Temecula it is important to reach out to an experienced law firm in Southern California immediately.
If you are involved in a collision some important tips to know are:
- Call the Police for a formal Incident Report to be taken.
- Do not give any recorded statements to any another insurance company until you speak with an attorney.
- If you are injured seek medical treatment right away.
- Take pictures of the collision and any injuries at the scene.
Many times, when in a collision the effects of the collision do not appear immediately. Often, you will develop the soreness, tightness and overall discomfort over the following days. Understand that it is important to seek medical attention as soon as you experience any pain. Only a medical professional can tell you what treatment will work best for your injuries.
It is also critical to your case that you speak with an attorney at Walton Law, APC prior to speaking with any insurance companies to ensure you protect your claim. Christopher Walton, Esq., Walton Law, APC’s principal attorney, has worked for insurance defense firms before becoming a plaintiff’s attorney. This allowed him valuable insight into the way insurance companies evaluate claims, negotiate with attorneys and the tools they use against clients to belittle their claims.
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At Walton Law, APC we offer a free consultation to discuss your potential case at (866) 338-7079 or fill out the contact form here. We have offices in Downtown San Diego as well as North County San Diego to better serve your needs.
Walton Law, APC is an award-winning boutique law firm dedicated to our clients and their recovery. We work on a contingency basis meaning we do not get paid until we win your case. This important aspect of our agreement allows you to focus on healing and returning to your prior level of function before the accident without having to worry about paying your attorney fees monthly.