An intersection in Pasadena was the site of a recent car accident involving a Ford Mustang and an SUV. The two vehicles crashed with each other before one of the cars struck a traffic pole which split the vehicle in two.
The tragic accident killed one of Mustang’s passengers, a teenage boy, on the spot, while its driver later died in a hospital. One other passenger was critically injured. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident which happened at around 7:30 a.m. but speed appears to be one of the factors.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Certain factors increase the risk of auto accidents such as:
- Driver distraction (eating, texting or taking phone calls while driving)
- Sudden lane changes
- Failing to observe road safety and traffic rules
- Defective auto equipment or parts
Steps to Take after a Catastrophic Car Accident
Severe auto accidents can cause fatal and serious physical injuries to drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians, as well as extensive property damage.
If you or someone you love is involved in a catastrophic car accident, recovering from your injuries is paramount. Seek appropriate treatment and care from medical providers. When you have addressed your medical issues, it’s important as well to consult an experienced car accident attorney about your situation.
Your personal injury attorney can evaluate all the records relating to your accident, determine if negligence or recklessness caused your accident and injuries, and guide you on your next legal steps. This is usually accomplished during an initial consultation with an attorney.
What to Bring During an Initial Consultation
When meeting your attorney for your car accident consultation, you may be advised to bring with you:
- Police report, if available
- Medical records of the injuries sustained
- Pictures of the accident site and the vehicles involved
- Names and contact information of the other party, their insurance company, and of witnesses at the accident site
Your attorney can represent you before insurance adjusters or explain your case convincingly before a judge and jury, if necessary.
In Pasadena, California, the lawyers of Binder & Associates help injured clients recover the full value of compensation to which they are legally entitled. Our firm has more than 30 years of car accident experience, providing dedicated personal injury representation in all cases, whether they involve minor or severe injuries.
We invite you to contact us today at (626) 793-9124 for a free consultation where you can learn how we can help you.