Freeway Car Accidents

When the first freeway opened in California, it went from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. This freeway made it easier for people to commute in the Southern California region. Soon after, other newly constructed freeways followed with promises of multiple lanes of non-stop traffic at all times. It was a brand-new world; people could drive from downtown Los Angeles to the beach in 20 minutes. These new freeways also brought more people to Southern California, and the population grew quickly. However, this also led to more freeway accidents across the state. Freeway accidents can cause severe, and sometimes life-threatening injuries which result in large amounts of medical expenses and other financial damages. If you have been injured in a freeway car accident, Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. of RLM Law is here to help.

What Causes Freeway Accidents?

Freeway car accidents can be caused by many things such as alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, bad weather, road construction, tailgating, and vehicle defects. In addition, police chases are also a cause of accidents. Although car accidents are always considered a dangerous event, the danger is increased when one occurs on the freeway at high speeds. High-speed traffic makes it difficult to avoid sudden accidents. In addition, freeway accidents can occur in a chain reaction type of event making it impossible to avoid.

Car accident injuries can cause long-term effects for those involved. If you are injured in a car accident, you may have to pay for medical expenses associated with your injuries. You might also not be able to work because of the injury. There will likely be damage to your vehicle, and potentially other property, that you will need to fix. Your health could suffer too, which can lead to pain, disfigurement, or disability. As if that weren’t enough, there are also mental costs involved, like emotional distress and depression after an accident. Because of factors like these, it is important that accidents are handled by a lawyer who has the knowledge and experience so that they can help you get the right compensation.

When Your Case Goes to Court

Dealing with all the potential issues that arise after an accident can be a lot to deal with and trying to get compensation for your injuries on your own can make it even more difficult. Taking your case to court can be extremely complex, so you must be prepared. If you decide to take your case to court without a lawyer, the court will still largely treat you as if you were a lawyer and follow the same procedure and evidence rules. If you don’t follow these rules, your case could be dismissed. Therefore, it’s generally in your best interest to work with a lawyer to make sure that this does not happen. Insurance companies and auto manufacturers have armies of lawyers, and you should be appropriately represented as well.

Being involved in a freeway car accident is no joke. If you were involved in a freeway car accident it is important to contact an attorney who has the knowledge and experience in representing clients in these types of cases. Call attorney Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. today to represent you and help ensure you are rightfully compensated.

Rear End Car Accidents

Imagine driving your car peacefully and all of a sudden, crash, your car has been hit from behind by another vehicle. The impact alone can leave you shocked and scared. If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. The best way to do this is to work with an experienced lawyer who knows what they are doing. Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. of RLM Law, P.C. is here to help and will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident and continue to increase dramatically year after year. Statistics like these give us all a reason to be more cautious when driving but even the most careful drivers can still be involved in a rear-end car accident due to the negligence of others. If this happens to you or someone you know, it is important to seek help from an experienced lawyer like Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. who will help make sure you are compensated for your injuries and fully recover from the experience.

Tailgating is defined as following another car too closely based on the speed, traffic, and road conditions. In order to stop safely, cars should keep at least one car length of distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them for every ten miles per hour of speed. This may seem like a lot of space, but it is important to follow this rule to help avoid accidents. Sadly, drivers rarely observe this precaution.

Tailgating often occurs when the driver is angry, speeding, or distracted. However, no matter what the reason is, tailgating is never okay and is always illegal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has even defined tailgating as a type of aggressive driving that is a known cause of crashes on road. To help prevent this, traffic enforcers have been issuing tickets to tailgating drivers. Unfortunately, this has not fixed the problem. Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. regularly sees the terrible results of accidents caused by tailgaters and wants to fight for the rights of victims and hold tailgaters accountable for the damages they have caused.

Rear-end car accidents often cause serious injuries to those involved. Whiplash, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries and paralysis are common, and often can be life changing. In addition to an initial medical examination, these types of injuries frequently require a series medical treatment, such as physical therapy, that can go on for years. Because of factors like these, it is best to work with an accident lawyer to help ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and other losses. An experienced rear-end car accident lawyer like Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. will thoroughly review your case and seek every form of compensation available.

Lastly, if you are involved in a rear-end car accident, or any type of accident, it is best to seek medical attention first. Your health and safety are important. It is also important that the police respond so that they can document the accident in a report, which will include witness statements and contact information. The police report can be used to support your case if you decide to bring legal action against the other driver. It is also recommended that you do not give any kind of statement to the other driver’s insurance company at the scene of the accident. Sometimes insurance companies try to say that the driver who was rear-ended is at fault for stopping too quickly or needlessly, and anything you say will be documented and can be held against you.

Car Accidents Involving the Elderly

As we get older, simple things that we often take for granted can become hard to do. Our vision and hearing might not be as good as they once were, and reflexes may not work as well. Although it is a normal aspect of life, it can become problematic when it comes to driving. Reduced or diminished capacity and slower reaction times can, and often do, cause car accidents that lead to serious injuries and large amounts of medical bills. If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident involving an elderly driver, it is important to work with an experienced attorney, like Ryan L. Maughan, Esq., who will help get you the compensation that you deserve.

Studies have shown that people are more likely to be involved in a car accident with an elderly person. Sadly, this is because certain things change with age. In California, there is a minimum age that one must be before obtaining a driver’s license, however, there is no maximum age limit. This means that people cannot use age as the only factor when deciding whether or not to take away someone’s driving privileges. As a safety precaution, California does require drivers who are 70 and older who were involved in two accidents within one year to take a test in order to keep their license.

As drivers we know we have a responsibility to not endanger each other and to exercise caution when driving. Unfortunately, with an increasing population of elderly drivers on the road it is important that we are even more careful.

If you are the victim of an accident caused by an elderly driver, get help from an experienced lawyer like Ryan L. Maughan of RLM Law.  RLM Law has helped car accident victims through the legal process and get them the compensation they need to get back on their feet.

Car Tire Blowout Accidents

Hitting the roads in California can be both enjoyable and relaxing.  Ocean and mountain views, winding roads, and beautiful weather can make you forget about your worries. Unfortunately, car accidents can happen at any time. Sometimes, something as simple as a tire blowout can lead to an accident. Because car tire blowouts are often unpredictable, they can be very dangerous for those involved.  If you have been in a car accident related to a tire blowout, Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. is here to help.  Ryan will listen to your story, explain your rights, and can help you get the compensation that you deserve to fully recover from the car accident.

California has some of the most traveled highways around, so it’s likely that you or someone you know could be injured in a car accident during a morning commute or on a road trip to another city.  At a first glance, a tire blowout may not sound so frightening.  However, because they can happen at any moment, such as while driving on a winding mountain road or on a freeway at high speeds, they can be extremely dangerous and result in serious injuries to those involved.  Some commonly seen injuries resulting from said car accidents can include things like whiplash, lacerations, back pain, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and worse.

While most drivers routinely check their vehicle’s engine maintenance, the tires oftentimes are neglected.  Tires are a primary part of the vehicle that a driver should check before starting the engine.  Some common causes of tire blowouts include things like low tire pressure, too much air in the tires, and the age of the tire.  In addition, foreign obstacles, like debris in the road or hitting a curb or another car can cause a tire blowout.  Regularly inspecting your tires can help reduce the risk of a tire blowout.  If you have a tire blowout while driving, do not immediately step on your brakes.  Doing so may cause your car to lose control or if the car behind you is following too closely, stopping suddenly can cause them to rear-end you.  Instead, take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down and steer in the direction you want to go.  When your car starts to slow down, gently apply the brakes while continuing to steer in that direction, away from traffic, until your car comes to a complete stop.  Although often difficult, it is always best to stay calm and not panic in this type of situation.

Reports have shown that the number of people who are either injured or killed in a car accident has increased over the years.  If you have been involved in one of these accidents, it’s best to seek medical attention first and to have your accident and injuries documented.  It is also a good idea to seek help from an experienced lawyer, like Ryan L. Maughan, Esq., who can help explain your rights and let you know if you have a case.  Call RLM Law today for a consultation.  We are here to help.