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Have a Plan for Traffic Accident

Have a Plan for Traffic Accident


Traffic accidents occur instantly and cause damage, financial issues, and even medical issues in the weeks and months to come.

Safe driving helps eliminate some risk of traffic accidents, but often car accidents might not even be your fault. Having a plan before an accident occurs will help you handle the stressful and frantic moment better if it occurs.

How Do You Know Who Is At Fault In A Traffic Accident?

Knowing who caused a traffic accident isn’t always clear cut, such as when two drivers merge into a single lane and collide.

In general, traffic laws will help determine who was the careless driver that initiated the accident.

To prove a driver acted with negligence, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The driver is legally required to be reasonably careful in this particular situation;
  2. The driver (or pedestrian or cyclist) was not reasonably careful, as in this same action wouldn’t have been taken by another reasonable person;
  3. The driver’s conduct caused actual injury or damage to someone, shown through photos, expert testimony, and medical bills.

What Should I Do If I’m Involved In A Traffic Accident?

Immediately after a traffic accident, take as many notes as you can, from the location, traffic conditions, time, and weather conditions. Write down these notes as soon as possible. You’ll also want to exchange insurance information with the other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians. It may also be necessary to call the police if a ticket needs to be issued.

After your traffic accident, whether it includes a car, truck, bicycle, or even if you were walking, call the top rated attorneys at Hyland & Padilla’s legal offices right away.

We offer free consultations to help you assess your case and understand what legal avenues you can pursue.

If the police find you negligent in the traffic accident, you may need to appear in court. Our legal team can help you minimize the sentencing by touting past driving records, the weather, or other conditions.

If you were the victim, you might be able to sue the at-fault party, such as:

  • the driver of the truck or car
  • the owner of the vehicle
  • the person or company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
  • the manufacturer of the truck, tires, or other equipment that may have caused the accident (or contributed to its severity).

If you win damages in a lawsuit, it can help you cover the costs of any medical bills, rehabilitation, or damages to your car that resulted from the accident.

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    Hello I am a client of Ms Andrea Fowler. She has handled many cases for me from car accidents and personal injuries. She handled these cases with accuracy and professional. She GETS THE JOB DONE!! I would recommend her to anybody. I am very happy with the way she handle my cases. SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!!! And also her team of professionals. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!! You GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! MRS. ANDREA MCRAE

  • Julio

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  • Juanita

    Me lastimé en el trabajo y me puse en contacto con los abogados de Hyland y Padilla. Pude hablar con un abogado en vivo de inmediato y me ayudaron a ganar mi caso.

  • Michelle

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  • Juan S.
    Juan S.

    Los abogados de Hyland & Padilla me ayudaron a recuperarme de mi accidente en 2017. Me caí al trabajo, me rompí la pierna izquierda y no pude trabajar. Andrea me ayudó con los tribunales y consiguió dinero para mi lesión. Ahora no tengo que elegir entre pagar las facturas y recuperarme de una pierna fracturada.

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