Auto Accidents - San Jose
The San Jose office of Amos, Dittrich & Ushana represents clients throughout Santa Clara County in personal injury claims arising from auto accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents.
Auto Accidents Often Result in Serious Injuries
Whether going about your daily routine in San Jose or exploring the Bay Area, the potential for accidents and injury on the road is constant, and often driver behavior such as speeding, drunk driving, and cell phone use, is at the root of both minor fender benders and fatal crashes. If another driver's negligence, recklessness, or failure to follow San Jose's traffic laws caused your injury or led to the loss of a loved one, we will take a genuine interest in helping you receive maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered.
When an auto accident results in injury, compensation usually includes economic damages such as medical expenses and lost income, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. When an accident results in death, California law allows certain surviving family members to recover damages for their own losses. For more information about recoverable damages in wrongful death claims, please see our wrongful death and catastrophic injury page.
With restricted visibility and limited maneuvering capability, even the most competent truck drivers must work to safely navigate semi-trucks and 18-wheelers and share the road with other vehicles. However, many commercial truckers suffer from fatigue, leading to a high rate of collisions with other drivers. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inexperience, reckless driving, and improper maintenance or overloading may also lead to accidents. Cases involving commercial vehicles implicate both state and federal laws, potentially increasing their complexity; we possess the experience and skill to handle these claims.
Due to a motorcycle's unprotected design, riders are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and even death. Also contributing to the likelihood for tragic accidents, car and truck drivers often fail to see and avoid smaller vehicles, and motorcyclists are often accused of speeding or driving recklessly. With all of these factors at play, it is wise to consult a knowledgeable San Jose personal injury attorney if you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident.
As a pedestrian, you may have the right of way, but you are always vulnerable when setting foot onto a public street. Many pedestrian accidents occur because of driver negligence, such as failure to observe posted speed limits, failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians, and general inattentive and preoccupied driving. We have successfully handled claims on behalf of pedestrian accident victims in San Jose and the surrounding areas.
Seek Experienced, Dedicated Representation
At Amos, Dittrich & Ushana, our attorneys and staff are genuinely committed to helping our clients recover both financially and emotionally after an accident. If you or a loved has been the victim of another person's negligent or reckless driving, please contact our office in San Jose for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.