Irvine California is home to some of the busiest freeways in the nation, and the combination of volume and speed differential leads to many car accidents each year. According to the CHP, Irvine drivers and their passengers suffer more than a thousand injuries each year as they travel on the I-5 and I-405 interstates, as well as the 73 toll road and the 133 highway. Truck and commercial traffic adds to the congestion as well as the danger as pockets of speed expand and collapse. Trucks have a much harder time coming to a stop, and the resulting accidents can cause severe injuries and in some cases result in fatal outcomes. What should you do if you are involved in an Irvine CA car accident resulting in injury?
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
Irvine is a sprawling affluent community that is home to research parks and universities, shopping and entertainment and commercial buildings. The beautiful weather means that residents are out and about, and the addition of heavy pedestrian traffic only complicates matters for Irvine drivers. Most serious car accidents happen on the freeways, or at intersections throughout the city. There are times of the day where the sun plays a role in visibility making it harder to see traffic lights or control devices.
Rear End and Side Impact Crashes Can Result in Serious Injuries
The most common car accidents involve rear end collisions, or side impacts also known as “T-bone” accidents. Drivers and their passengers may be sitting at a light or may have slowed in traffic only to be run into from behind by a motorist who is not paying attention or distracted by cell phone usage. The resulting injuries to the head, neck and spine as well as legs that hit the dashboard can include:
Severe Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Vertebrae in the Back and Neck
- Fractured Hip or Pelvis Bones
- Fractures of the Arms or Legs
- Knee Injuries
Side impact crashes can result in much more serious and often life-threatening injury. Most vehicles are not as protected from the side, and a collision at speed can result in catastrophic injury leading to permanent paralysis or in fatal accidents a wrongful death.
Attorneys Are Not All Alike
What should you look for in an Irvine CA car accident and injury Attorney? Insurance companies keep close records on how each unique attorney handles their cases, and if they have successfully taken cases through to verdict. There are some injury attorneys who are known for settling every case for much lower amounts than the case is worth. You want to make sure that your attorney has extensive trial experience, as well as a first hand knowledge of the insurance industry and their strategies in these cases.
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have helped the residents of and visitors to Irvine for over 35 years. I have taken numerous cases to trial and have a strong record of success with car accident and injury cases. My office in Irvine is conveniently located at 1920 Main Street Suite 1000, right off the 405 at MacArthur Blvd and Main Street, near the John Wayne airport.
I worked with the major insurance carriers during the first 20 years of my career, and I know their objectives and strategies. Their sole purpose is to pay the absolute lowest amount on each and every claim. My sole purpose is to hold responsible parties accountable and to get you every possible amount to which you are entitled. Injuries are quite expensive and are a major challenge and interruption in life. You are forced to recover from this unexpected event, while losing money from missing work as well as dealing with the pile of medical expenses that are adding up. You are forced to carry the burden of the pain and discomfort until your wounds are healed and your body is returned to health. I can help you with all of that.
Contact an Experienced Irvine Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Irvine CA car accident I invite you to contact me personally for a free consultation at 949-273-2693. You will speak with me personally, and I will work with you to hold responsible parties accountable for what has happened to you. You can entrust your case to me knowing that I will handle every detail so that you can focus on healing, recovering from what has happened and move forward with your life.