You’re a safe driver. You always wear your seatbelt. You signal before changing lanes, avoid tailgating, and give wide berth to cyclists. You’ve never had a speeding ticket, run a red light, or been in a car accident.
One day while driving home from the grocery store, you come to a stop at a red light. While waiting patiently for the light to change to green, your car is suddenly pushed forward into the intersection. The sounds of buckling metal and shattering glass fill your ears. You are flung forward violently, your seatbelt tightening across your chest. The air bags deploy, and your face is enveloped in a stifling shroud of fabric.
Suddenly, everything is silent. You slowly try to turn your head to survey the damage, but are crippled by searing pain in your neck and back. Out of the corner of your eye, you manage to catch a glimpse of your face in the rear-view mirror, only to see a large gash across your forehead.
The sound of sirens grows progressively louder as a fire truck and ambulance come to a stop near your vehicle. There is a flurry of activity, followed by the sounds of sheet metal tearing apart as the emergency crew cuts off the top of your vehicle with enormous mechanical shears.
You gasp in pain as the paramedics carefully remove you from the shattered wreck of your vehicle. Soon you are strapped to a gurney, an oxygen mask is placed over your mouth and nose, and you are loaded into the back of an ambulance, now racing to the hospital.
Fast forward several days. After your stay at the hospital, you are discharged. You return home, saddled with enormous hospital bills that you cannot afford to pay. Your car is completely demolished. You have missed several days of work, and will miss several more. Not only will your next paycheck be very small, but your job itself is at risk because you’ve missed so many days of work.
Recovery is a long road. You will need to find a way to pay your hospital bills and your continuing medical treatment costs, replace your vehicle, seek reimbursement for your lost wages, and be compensated for the emotional trauma you have experienced.
Many people don’t give much thought to this type of scenario until they or a loved one experience it firsthand. When it does happen, many don’t know where to turn.
The attorneys with the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates can help you through this difficult time. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will make it their highest priority to get you the compensation you deserve.
Whether it is a car accident, dog bite, a premises liability or wrongful death claim, or any other type of personal injury, our firm will work tirelessly to get you the money you deserve. Our lawyers handle personal injury cases throughout Southern California, including the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Orange.
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