San Diego Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Attorney Jim Brown represents motor vehicle accident victims who deserve the best representation after being seriously injured through no fault of their own. Following a catastrophic car accident, Jim Brown and his compassionate legal team can provide guidance, empathy, support, and most importantly, justice. With over 35 years of experience handling car accident lawsuits in Southern California, Jim Brown understands what a catastrophic injury can do to a person’s life and family. If you’ve been injured or a loved one has died in a motor vehicle accident, contact Jim Brown today to discuss your case.
Causes of San Diego Car Accidents
Human behavior is a major factor in most car accidents in San Diego and nationwide. The top causes of motor vehicle accidents include:
Distracted driving: Not paying attention for various reasons is the leading cause of car accidents, and cell phones are a major distractor to drivers. Nationwide, the National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, resulting in about 330,000 injuries. Furthermore, “texting and driving” is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated. Other driver distractions include pets, children, radios, GPS devices, talking to passengers or watching videos while driving.
Speeding: The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety reports that speeding has been a factor in more than a quarter of crash deaths nationwide since 2005. In 2015, speed was a factor in 27% of fatal crashes. Of the 9,557 speeding-related fatality accidents that were reported in 2015, more than half (52%) happened on roads with speed limits lower than 55 mph.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs: The San Diego County Medical Examiner reports dozens of deaths every year involving driving under the influence. Tragically, every one of these accidents can be prevented by those responsible.
Hazardous Roadway Conditions and Road Design Defects: Other less-common causes of car accidents include road design engineering and construction defects, in which case the local municipality or the state may be liable. Sometimes liability for an accident may not be apparent immediately. For example, in the case of an accident at a busy intersection, Jim Brown will review accident report records, and see if the location of the accident was the location of other collisions prior to the accident. Examples of road design hazards include blind corners, poor sight lines, and lack of appropriate signage notifications. Because these can be extremely complex cases, it is important to speak with a lawyer immediately so that evidence may be preserved.
Hire the Attorney Other Lawyers Contact For Help
Jim Brown has a reputation in the legal community as one of the best, and other personal injury attorneys frequently contact Jim for assistance and advice with their cases. Jim has witnessed firsthand complex defense strategies and knows how to best use the many resources available to maximize the value of your car accident case. He will work with accident reconstruction engineers, medical expert witnesses, forensic specialists, and jury and trial consultants to make sure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rebuild your life.
At the James Brown Law Firm, we treat our clients like family. While you focus on healing and recovering, we fight to ensure you get the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office, or your home or hospital room. We are only paid for our services if we recover money for you.