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As the most populous state and one of the largest in size, California has among the highest rates of motor vehicle accidents in the country. The problems are especially bad in heavily populated urban areas like Sacramento.

If you have been seriously injured in car accident, you likely cannot count on insurers to offer a fair settlement. Instead, you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer like those at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner. Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients. We have helped hundreds of others, and we can help you, too.

Driver Negligence Is To Blame For Most Car Accidents

Sometimes, car accidents are unforeseeable and unpreventable – but those cases are rare. More often than not, crashes occur because one or more drivers were behaving in ways they knew or should have known would be dangerous. Examples include:

  • Texting or other forms of distracted driving
  • Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Failure to heed stop signs and traffic signals
  • Failure to keep a lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Making unsafe turns and trying to “beat the light” at intersections

We strengthen our clients’ recovery options by finding all available evidence to show that the other driver was at fault. This evidence could include video recordings and photographs, cellphone records and data from each driver’s “black box” (officially known as the event data recorder).

What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

The first priority after any car accident is to seek emergency medical attention for yourself, your passengers and anyone else who needs it. That often means calling 911 and rendering aid until paramedics arrive.

If you do not need emergency medical care and can stay on the scene, you should move yourself and others out of the road and to a safe place away from traffic. While waiting for police to arrive, you should:

  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver
  • Take pictures of the vehicle damage, license plates, tire tracks and other notable aspects of the accident scene that you may need to reference later
  • Look around for witnesses to the accident who may be able to give testimony and obtain their contact information, if possible

Once police arrive on the scene, give factual statements about the accident without placing blame or admitting fault. You do not want to say anything now that might be used against you later on. Obtain the officer’s name and badge number so that you can obtain a copy of the report.

After leaving the scene and having your car towed away, contact our attorneys to discuss your legal options. As soon as you hire us, we will conduct our own investigation, speak to insurers on your behalf and take care of other aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Learn More During A Free Initial Consultation

If you would like to know more about your legal options and how the attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner can help you, contact us in Sacramento to arrange your free initial consultation. Just call 916-571-9583 or send us a message online to get started.