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CA injury lawyerThe reckless driving behaviors of motorists, such as distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence, are a leading cause of car accidents and injuries in San Jose and throughout the country. However, there are often other, contributing factors involved, which can put drivers at risk. In San Jose, crumbling roads are not only an eyesore and hard on your vehicle, but they can also increase your risks of a crash.

San Jose Named Among 10 Worst Cities for Road Conditions

While city managers seek funding for making infrastructure improvements, residents are left to drive on roads that are often potholed, covered in gravel, and in general need for repair. Unfortunately, the situation is direr than you may think. According to a November 2018 CheatSheet report, San Jose has been named among the 10 worst cities in the nation in terms of having bad roads.

The report lists San Jose as third in the country, falling behind Los Angeles and San Francisco, in terms of having the largest percentage of crumbling roads and highways in America. Traffic and road surveys indicate that roughly six out of every 10 roadways in the area are in dire need of maintenance and repair. This has the following impacts on drivers:

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car accident claim, San Jose car accident attorneys, car accident injuriesWhile car accidents are common, most of us have limited experience in what to do after a collision occurs. Unfortunately, the immediate hours and days after are often crucial in collecting evidence, which will play an important role in your car accident claim.

At our law firm, we have a team of professionals who will thoroughly investigate your case; however, there are important pieces of information you can gather on your own. Likewise, there is evidence which insurers often attempt to use against you. Being aware of this can help protect your rights to compensation.

Evidence in Support of Your Car Accident Claim

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San Jose car accident attorneys, car accident claim, property damages, car accident injuries, car accident damageCar crashes are jarring, sudden, and unexpected events. The mere fact of being involved in a car accident, regardless of how severe, is enough to cause anyone to be disoriented or confused. Unfortunately, what you do and say in the minutes, hours, and days after your collision can make a major difference in getting the compensation needed to recover from your injuries.

What to Do After a Car Accident in California

Even a minor car accident can result in major injuries and property damages, and there are steps you need to take to protect yourself. The California Department of Insurance (DOI) urges motorists to do the following:

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