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Car Accident Attorney in Redlands

As the most populous state in the country, California has more vehicles than any other state. This means we have one of the highest rates of traffic accidents in the United States. Every year, thousands of individuals suffer injuries on California roads and highways. These injuries can prevent you from working, result in permanent disability or lead to death. So, what can you do after getting injured in an auto accident? Our Redlands car accident attorney may be able to help.

At Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, we have a history of helping Californians with their legal needs. Our Redlands auto accident law firm provides quality service focused on our clients. We help our clients face difficult insurance companies or file lawsuits against the negligent. You do not have to face the challenges of an auto accident alone, our Redlands car accident attorneys are here to help. Here is more information you may find helpful if you become involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Injured in an auto accident? Talk to a skilled car accident lawyer in Redlands at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham. Contact us online or call (909) 473-4948.

What You Need to Know About California Auto Accidents

California has one of the highest rates for fatal automobile accidents in the country. In 2017, there was a total of 197,146 traffic crashes in our state. That is an average of about one crash every three minutes. That year, 3,904 people lost their lives to these automotive crashes, and 277,160 people also suffered injuries.

The top three causes for accidents like these tend to be:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, legal and illegal drugs
  • Driving while distracted

Expert Tips on Car Crashes

To avoid automobile crashes, experts recommend several tips:

  • Avoid using cellphones while driving. This includes texting, playing games and talking.
  • Get plenty of rest before you drive. A national poll revealed that 60 percent of adults have driven while fatigued or sleepy. Worse yet, one-third admit to falling asleep at the wheel. Avoid becoming a statistic and get some rest.
  • Never drive after drinking alcohol or consuming drugs or pharmaceuticals that could make you drowsy.
  • Drive defensively and pay attention to the driving tendencies of those around you.
  • Follow local, state and federal traffic regulations.
  • Drive the speed limit. Speeding costs Americans around $40.4 billion every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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If you or a loved one was injured in a serious car accident, get in touch with a California auto accident attorney for guidance with your claim. Dial (909) 473-4948.

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue in California?

The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit involving injuries suffered from a car accident in California is typically 2 years. If you only wish to file a lawsuit for the damage caused to your vehicle, then the deadline is 3 years.

When Does the Statute of Limitations “Clock” Start?

The start of the statute of limitations “clock” depends on whether the accident resulted in an injury or a death. If a person was injured as a result of the crash, the lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the date of the accident. If a person was killed due to a car wreck and their loved ones wish to file a wrongful death case, then the “clock” starts on the date when the person died if it is a different date from that of the accident.

If you or a loved one were injured or wrongfully killed in an auto accident and are unsure if you are able to file a lawsuit, reach out to a Redlands car accident attorney at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham. We have helped people throughout the Inland Empire since 1973 and are backed by years of experience. We are happy to answer any of your questions during a consultation and look forward to possibly supporting you with your case.

Exceeding the Statute of Limitations

There may be some exceptions when it comes to the car accident statute of limitations. In some situations, the statute of limitations may be “tolled” or paused due to specific events.

Circumstances when the statute of limitations may be paused:

The defendant cannot be located

The defendant is in jail or is imprisoned

The victim of the accident is a minor or mentally incapacitated

There is a reasonable delay in the discovery of an injury that is related to the accident.

If it is past the statute of limitations, there may still be a chance to file a claim. Get in touch with our seasoned California auto accident attorney who has a thorough knowledge of personal injury law. We can take a look at your situation and let you know if you have options. Do not hesitate to reach out today.

  • Injured in a car wreck in the Inland Empire? Contact Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham via online form or dial (909) 473-4948 to schedule a consultation with a Redlands car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Who Is Responsible for an Auto Accident?

When it comes to determining who is responsible for the damage caused by an auto accident, several factors come into play. Did human error lead to the crash? Who committed the error? Were drugs or alcohol involved? Did a third-party share culpability? These are just a few of the factors that can play a role in who is liable for damages in a particular crash. Because there are so many factors in a car accident claim, many people find choose to work with a qualified Redlands accident lawyer.

Our Redlands car accident attorney often has to examine several factors before pursuing a claim.

  • Who was at-fault for the crash?
  • Was that driver insured?
  • Did a failed auto part lead to the crash?
  • Was the part manufacturer negligent in the making of the failed part?

Answers to these questions will help determine the proper way to file a claim for compensation. To arrive at these answers, the injured will need evidence. This evidence often includes, but is not limited to:

  • Pictures of the crash site
  • Witness statements
  • Medical records
  • Police reports

Depending on the circumstances, the injured party will file a claim with the other driver's insurance or his or her own insurance. However, in both instances you cannot simply rely on the settlement proposed by the insurance company. That's why we recommend working with a Redlands car accident attorney at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, will help you file your claim. Don't wait, speak to a Redlands car accident lawyer today at 909-473-4948.

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