Car accidents occur regularly and daily. On average, six (6) million car accidents occur in the United States annually. Of that number, three (3) million are injured in car or automobile accidents. Each year two (2) million sustain permanent and life-altering injuries in these auto accidents. It also has been discovered that one in seven people do not wear seatbelts.
With these statistics, it becomes apparent that not only are car accidents prevalent but their resulting injuries are real and tangible. The most common causes of traffic fatalities and car accidents include distractions like cell phones, speeding, drunk driving and bad weather.
At the law offices of Jacoby & Meyers, located in Los Angeles, we concentrate on providing our clients who were victims of such car accidents with excellent service and help guide them to obtain proper and beneficial medical treatment. At the same time, we pursue our clients’ legal and best interests by filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company in a timely manner to avoid any problems with having the statute of limitations run. The statute of limitations in California in a car accident personal injury case or claim is two years from the date of the car accident, where there was resulting injury. The statute of limitations for property damage only in California is three years. Every state is different with different timelines and deadlines. To preserve your interest and legal claim, it is important to consult with an attorney almost immediately after the accident has occurred- after you have obtained the necessary emergency medical attention or treatment, in serious automobile accidents.