Automobile Accidents

Based in Lakewood, California, just northeast of Long Beach, the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC represents victims of automobile accidents in personal injury claims. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and legal skills to take on large insurance companies with confidence, and we are genuinely committed to helping our clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. We are a multilingual office, competently handling claims on behalf of English, Spanish, and Korean speaking clients.

Causes of Automobile Accidents

Generally, every driver on the road owes a duty to operate an automotive vehicle with ordinary and reasonable care. When a driver breaches that duty and causes injury or death, the injured party or the deceased victim’s family may recover compensation for the other driver's negligence or recklessness. Negligent and/or reckless driving includes, but is not limited to:

  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Speeding
  • Failing to be mindful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

When an accident results in injury, compensation usually includes economic damages such as medical expenses and loss of income, non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress, and in some cases, may include punitive damages. When an accident results in death, the victim’s family may be able to recover certain damages for their own losses. For more information about damages recoverable in wrongful death claims, please see our wrongful death page.

Insurance Matters

California law requires drivers to carry liability insurance to pay for the financial costs of accidents, such as medical bills. However, when an accident results in catastrophic injuries, policy minimums are unlikely to adequately compensate the victim. If you are injured in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you will need to make a claim with your own insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries under your own policy. Please see our personal injury FAQ page for more information about being in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Because of these insurance requirements, recovering for a personal injury or wrongful death claim arising out of an automobile or traffic accident will generally involve dealing with insurance companies, including their claims investigators and lawyers. Unfortunately, insurance companies often undervalue claims, and even if you do not plan on bringing a lawsuit, it is a good idea to have experienced personal injury lawyers representing you when dealing with an insurance company. In some cases, insurance companies will come to our office to settle claims, further easing your burden after an accident.

Seek Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers

The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC have significant experience representing victims of all types of automobile accidents, including victims who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries and death. If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of another person’s careless or reckless driving, please contact the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.

 

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