Hollister Auto Accident Attorneys Serving the Central Coast
Reputable lawyers provide effective litigation for car crash victims
An auto accident can be devastating. A high-speed collision on one of the area freeways, or in an intersection on a surface street, can produce serious injuries, including broken bones, concussion and traumatic brain injury, whiplash injuries, or severe spinal trauma. At The Grunsky Law Firm PC, our personal injury attorneys are highly experienced in car crash cases and are dedicated to recovering full compensation for our clients. If you are seriously hurt, the last thing you want to worry about is a lawsuit, but your potential damage award could be the most important factor in your future financial security. With so much riding on your case, you can trust a law firm with more than 70 years of success fighting for injured clients.
More drivers on California’s roads means more serious accidents
Auto accident fatalities in California have increased over the last few years, and analysts expect that trend to continue. The simple fact is that serious injury and fatal accidents decreased precipitously during the recession, to the lowest numbers since World War II, but have increased incrementally during the recovery. Now, more people are on the roads commuting to work, and with low gas prices, more motorists can take to the highways to enjoy leisure time. This inevitably means an increase in the types of driving behavior that cause accidents:
- Aggressive driving and tailgating
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to maintain a lane
- Failure to observe traffic signals and stop signs
Naturally, you should be diligent about your own driving, especially when it comes to drinking or cellphone use. But no matter how safely you drive, you cannot account for another driver’s negligent behavior.
Steps you should take after a car accident in San Benito County
If you are in an accident, there are certain steps you should take immediately, but everything depends on the extent of your injuries and the condition of your vehicle. To the extent you are able, you should:
- Get your car out of traffic to a safe position on the side of the road.
- Call 911 and request police and (assuming someone is injured) an ambulance.
- Exchange identifying information, including insurance, with the other driver(s).
- Tend to the injured: yourself, your passengers, passengers of other cars, pedestrians.
- Wait for the police.
- Call an attorney.
- Get identifying information from potential witnesses.
- Take pictures of the accident scene.
- Seek medical assistance at an emergency room.
After an accident, your first concern is your immediate physical safety. But calling a personal injury attorney right away can benefit your case greatly, especially if the law firm can send an investigator to examine the accident scene before the physical evidence is removed.
Contact an effective auto accident law firm in Hollister and Watsonville, California
The Grunsky Law Firm PC provides effective, timely and innovative legal representation for victims of car crashes throughout the Central Coast of California. If you’ve suffered a serious injury, call us at 831-740-8881 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation. Our firm accepts auto accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until you recover compensation.