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Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in the City of Indio, California

A car accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. Hire the support of an attorney you can depend on.

car accidentHome to some of the most sought after music festivals in the world, the City of Indio attracts millions of visitors each year. The sudden influx of traffic during these events, however, can lead to a rise in traffic accidents. 

The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that there were a total of 425 fatal and non-fatal traffic accidents in the City of Indio in 2017. A total of 52 of these accidents involved an alcohol-impaired driver and 61 accidents involved excessive speeding. 

If you were involved in an automobile accident in the City of Indio, you may be eligible for compensation. Discuss your legal options with a well-versed attorney. 

More Than 30 Years of Legal Experience

Attorney Domingo Castillo has been in the insurance claims industry for more than 30 years and has successfully handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Cigna, Allstate and more. Having brought justice to more than 10,000 clients in Indio, CA including Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Cathedral City and all neighboring communities, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates excel in their respective field. Consider obtaining a free case evaluation by contacting the firm today. 

Types of Car Accidents Seen in Southern California

There are many different types of auto accidents that can be caused as a result of a wide variety of circumstances. The following is a short list of the most common types of automobile accidents in Southern California:

Auto Accidents Caused by Excessive Speeding

A person that is driving at excessive speeds will have a very difficult time bringing the car to a complete stop when there is a sudden slow in traffic. Additionally, a person driving at a high speed has a higher risk of losing control of the vehicle. Speeding will significantly reduce a driver’s reaction time, which can ultimately lead to catastrophic accidents. As a consequence of the reckless nature of excessive speeding, any damages suffered by this type of accident may qualify for punitive damages. 

Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving results in thousands of accidents every year. One of the most common methods of distraction for drivers is the use of technology devices, such as a cell phone or gps. Other methods of distraction include:

  • Eating while driving
  • Grooming while driving
  • Reading while driving
  • “Rubbernecking”

Accidents Caused by Intoxicated Drivers

The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that in 2018, the state experienced a total of 1,069 alcohol-related traffic accidents where the driver had a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or greater. Driving while under the impaired is a serious criminal offence that far too often results in the death of innocent bystanders. When the victim passes away as a consequence of the DUI accident, the victim’s family can seek punitive damages for their tragic loss. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Fatigue

Driving while sleepy, drowsy, or fatigued is dangerous, and it is commonly compared to driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. People who drive for a living are prone to causing these types of accidents, particularly drivers of large commercial vehicles. Even with strict laws that regulate commercial driving hours, commercial vehicle drivers sometimes work for many consecutive hours in order to meet deadlines. 

It is important to note that accidents caused by commercial drivers can involve various liable parties. For example, if the driver is being forced to drive for overextended periods of time by the company they are employed by, the company can be held responsible for damages. 

Obtain the Compensation You Deserve. Speak to a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in an auto accident and are seeking to file an auto accident claim, you may consider understanding what laws will affect your ability to obtain compensation. Auto accident claims filed in California can quickly become complex, making it difficult to reach a fair settlement. Following a car accident, discuss your legal options with a skilled attorney who can do the work for you. Hire the support of a qualified attorney who will advocate on your behalf and help you obtain the restitution you truly deserve. 

The experienced litigators at Castillo & Associates are exceptionally skilled in the field of auto accident cases. The firm thrives in helping victims obtain the compensation they need to make a full recovery. Having success in more than 10,000 accident cases, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates are equipped to help you defend your case. Consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation today. 

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