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Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries. In fact, the California Highway Patrol states that every two hours and twelve minutes, someone dies in a car crash while there is an injury that occurs every one minute and fifty-eight seconds. These statistics are alarming, and yet people are still choosing to drive carelessly on our roads.

Injured in a car crash? In these times, it is imperative to choose the right San Jose car accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you need.

If you suffered injuries due to the negligent or reckless behavior of another individual, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation for your damages. From rear-end crashes and head-on collisions to Uber/Lyft accidents, our car accident attorneys in San Jose welcome all types of car accident cases in the Bay Area.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a California Car Accident?

At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, we want to ensure that you avoid the common mistakes that some individuals make and can help you aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. The "statute of limitations" is a law created by the state that sets between the time of an incident and the time you can go to court and file a lawsuit. In the state of California there is a 2 year time frame for the statute of limitations from a California car accident. To learn more about the statute of limitations for car accidents in California, contact our law firm.

Attorney Nasseri has been assisting clients in the Bar Area for more than 25 years and is prepared to fight for your rights each step of the way. In addition, she has been recognized by the San Jose Magazine as one of the "Silicon Valley's best lawyers" in the area of personal injury. Our San Jose car accident lawyer has successfully helped a number of clients with a variety of personal injury matters including a $1 million settlement for a victim in an auto accident with policy limits, among many others.

Types of Car Accidents

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are one of the most catastrophic accidents that individuals can face while in a vehicle. These incidents typically occur from negligent behavior, distracted driving, and fatigue. Texting while driving can also cause someone to stray out of their lane and right into oncoming traffic.

Consequences usually associated with head-on collisions may include any or all of the following:

Rear-End Collisions

Another common type of car accident our firm handles is rear-end collisions. This type of accident results when one vehicle collides with another who is directly in front. Tailgating is most frequently associated with the causes of these sorts of collisions.

T-Bone Accidents

Especially dangerous for the car being struck, a T-bone accident involves one car crashing head-first into the side of another. If the victim is not properly secured – or if the crash is particularly violent – severe injury, paralysis, or death may occur. It is believed that drivers engaging in cell phone use and consequently blow through red lights at intersections are the leading cause of T-bone collisions.

Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Car crashes can occur for a number of reasons, in the event there was one or more people responsible for the accident which led to your injury, there is a strong possibility that you will be able to obtain financial compensation with the help of a San Jose car accident lawyer at our firm. Attorney Nasseri's wide breadth of experience enables our firm to handle nearly all car accident cases.

Road Hazards

Roadways are built and maintained by state or local government agencies, and they are responsible as well for seeing they are safe.

There are many conditions that can either directly cause or contribute to car accidents:

  • Potholes
  • Shoulders with drop offs
  • Signals or warning signs that malfunction
  • Too much oil or gravel
  • Obstacles that were not removed
  • Improper width of lanes
  • Blind corners

Defective Auto Parts

Although a majority of car accidents are caused by driver error and negligence, there are also many accidents caused by defective auto parts. If you pay attention to the news, you may very well be aware of the many recalls issued by auto manufacturers. These recalls are often the result of defective or malfunctioning auto equipment.

Examples of auto defects can include:

  • Defective tires
  • Problems or malfunctions with brakes or gas pedals
  • Defective airbags, seatbelts, and safety equipment
  • Unsafe conditions, including tendencies of certain vehicles to flip or rollover
  • High risks of vehicle fires

Uber Accident Liability

Whenever a negligent driver is conducting some sort of business when they cause an accident, liability can become complicated. In many ways, an Uber or Lyft accident is similar to the average truck accident since the driver is a representative of a business but may also be called an independent contractor. If you do not want to deal with the intricacies of determining liability yourself, you should consider allowing our law firm to do it for you.

Three parties who might be liable for your injuries and damages following a ride-sharing accident are:

  1. Driver: Random acts of recklessness, or one moment of poor judgment, that cause a traffic collision are the driver’s fault. They or their insurance company should be held accountable for any medical bills, repair costs, and other related damages.
  2. Uber or Lyft: Ride-sharing companies have been trying to distance themselves from having any responsibility or control over their drivers in hopes to never get liability for accidents. Although the surrounding litigation is complicated and currently under review, it is not impossible for Uber or Lyft to be held financially accountable for the accidents their driver's cause. For example, if a driver has a long history of reckless or drunk driving, they should not have been permitted to use the ride-sharing app in the first place.
  3. Other passengers: To save time, a ride-sharing driver may pick up multiple passengers along one route. Much like a bus driver, Uber or Lyft drivers can become suddenly and unreasonably distracted by the behavior of an unruly passenger. Do you believe another passenger’s behavior contributed to the car accident? If so, let your lawyer know, as that person might be partially responsible for giving you compensation.

No Recovery, No Fee!

With more than 25 years of experience, our team is very confident in our ability to help our clients. For this reason, we offer contingency plans for our clients. What does this mean for you? A contingency fee means that we won’t charge you a fee if we are unable to recover compensation for your case.

We want our clients to feel safe with seeking our legal counsel knowing that we will work hard on their behalf in order to receive the desired outcome of the case. If we are unsuccessful, you are able to walk away without losing a penny.

Contact our firm at (408) 912-2217 today to learn about how our car accident lawyer in San Jose assists clients after suffering injuries in a car wreck!

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