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Long Beach Car Accident Attorneys

Have you been injured in a car accident? You need – and deserve – experienced legal representation. That’s where the May Firm can help.

At the May Firm, our Long Beach car accident lawyers can handle any auto crash claim. It doesn’t matter how complex your case is – we want to know about it. We’ll review the evidence, tell you if you have a claim, and help you get the damages you deserve.

Don’t accept settlement offers from insurance companies before contacting a lawyer. If you accept a quick settlement, you could settle for less than your case is worth. At the May Firm, we don’t want that to happen.

Let our car accident lawyers in Long Beach work in your best interests. Get your free initial consultation today.

Long Beach Car Accidents Are On The Rise

Car accidents are increasing in Long Beach. And, worryingly, fatalities are on the rise. In fact, there were 45 fatalities in 2022 alone. The most common types of car accidents include:

  • Head on collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Bumps at intersections
  • Rear end collisions
  • Vehicle rollovers

Speeding is one of the major causes of traffic collisions, but it’s far from the only cause. And any car accident can result in serious injury.

Causes of Long Beach Auto Accidents

Car crashes can occur for a variety of reasons, but it is usually one driver or one vehicle that is at fault for a collision. Some causes are more immediately apparent than others. You will want to contact a lawyer right away so they can commence an independent investigation to preserve important evidence relating to your accident. You can also do yourself a huge favor by taking as many pictures as possible of everything involved in the scene of your crash. Some of the most common causes of car accidents generally include, but are not limited to:
  • Driver Fatigue — People who drive while they are exhausted are much more prone to making any number of mistakes that could be extremely consequential.
  • Distracted Driving — Cell phones are regarded as the most common kind of activity that can be distracting, and writing a text message is indeed one of the most dangerous kinds of distractions. Other types of distractions include eating, drinking, changing radio stations or adjusting climate controls, and reading maps.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol or Drugs — People who are arrested for drunk or drugged driving will usually face criminal charges, but your own action against these individuals will be a civil claim. That means that DUI offenders could possibly be acquitted or avoid criminal convictions but can still he held civilly liable because the burden of proof in a civil case is far lower than a criminal case.
  • Failure to Maintain Vehicle — Some accidents are simply the result of faulty motor vehicles that may have stemmed from the owner’s failure to properly care for the automobile.
  • Defective Parts — When certain parts are defective, they can easily cause loss of control or other issues that lead to crashes. Manufacturers could be liable in some cases.
  • Defective Highways — Certain roadways may have potholes or other kinds of dangers that are usually the responsibility of governmental entities to correct.
  • Construction Zone Violations — Construction zones require people to drive at lower speeds and possible follow detours, and some crashes are the result of drivers not obeying posted signs.
  • Inclement Weather — While Long Beach is usually sunny, there are days with rain or other unwelcoming conditions that can make driving more difficult. All drivers still remain responsible for operating safely in adverse weather.
  • Improper or Illegal Turns — A driver may cause an accident by performing a prohibited turn in a variety of settings.
  • Following Too Closely (Tailgating) — People who are tailgating are far more likely to cause rear-end accidents because they are not providing themselves with enough stopping distance in the event that the vehicles they are trailing do stop suddenly.
  • Overcompensation — When a driver overcompensates while turning, they are more susceptible to rollover accidents.
  • Medical Emergency — Some drivers may have heart attacks or other sudden medical episodes that may leave them unable to continue driving and causing accidents.
  • Reckless Driving — California Vehicle Code § 23103 defines reckless driving as driving “a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”
  • Speeding — People who are operating in excess of posted speed limits are far more likely to cause all kinds of accidents because increased speeds translate to decreased ability to stop.
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Signs or Lights — Many accidents involve people disregarding stop signs or red lights. Crashes can also stem from failure to adhere to many other signs or lights, such as yield signs.
  • Other Traffic Violations — Any one of a number of other common California traffic offenses could also be the basis of an accident.
Some car accidents can involve other complicating factors. For example, some negligent drivers may quickly flee the scenes of collisions, making them hit-and-run crashes.

Car Insurance Minimums in Long Beach

Every driver in CA must have auto liability insurance. These policies cover the cost of accidental damage and/or injury on the road. The minimum levels are:
  • $15,000 per person for personal (bodily) injuries
  • $30,000 personal injury liability per accident
  • $5,000 property damage cover per accident
For serious injuries, these levels may not be enough. An auto accident attorney in Long Beach can help you recover further compensation. If a driver has no insurance, or commercial vehicles are involved, there are additional legal complications. This is why it’s key to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. Types of Long Beach Car Accident Injuries Car accident injuries can vary. Some people may only have minor bruising, while others have catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Injuries often depend on:
  • The point of impact
  • Speed of impact
  • Size of vehicles involved
  • Seat allocation e.g. driver or passenger
Some of the most common kinds of injuries include:
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Muscle Strains
  • Sprains
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Burn Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paralysis
Severe car crashes can cause death. If you lose a loved one to a car crash, the May Firm can help. Contact our wrongful death and auto accident attorneys in Long Beach.

Car Accident Attorneys in Long Beach Who Know How to Win

Our firm has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our accident lawyers have the experience and dedication to fight for justice for our clients.

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Do you need help after a car crash? Contact us. Our car accident lawyers in Long Beach, CA have the experience to help you get the damages you deserve.

When you call us, we’ll schedule a meeting and evaluate your case. If we determine you have a claim, we’ll get to work immediately. Our goal is to help you get back to living your life – we avoid all unnecessary delays. And we don’t charge anything unless we win your case, so you havee nothing to lose by contacting us.

It’s vital that you get proper legal help if you’re injured in an auto crash. Otherwise, you risk settling for less than you’re entitled to. Don’t take that risk – contact our car accident attorneys in Long Beach for help today. Call (866) 619-6679 or complete our contact form.

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