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Expert Car Accident Attorneys in San Diego, CA


Unfortunately, automobile accidents are an everyday occurrence in San Diego and across Southern California. However, too many times injured victims don't receive the compensation they need and deserve after they have been in an auto accident in San Diego.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need the experience of top rated San Diego auto accident attorneys like Mission Legal Center Personal Injury.

Call us for a free consultation and case-specific guidance today at 619-564-4455



Auto Acccident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Types of Drivers You May Encounter in San Diego


Aggressive If you come into contact with an aggressive driver: keep a safe distance away, don't try to pass him/her, change lanes when it's safe, keep calm, avoid responding with hostility or aggression, pull over to give additional distance, report the driver to 911 if you think he/she might be impaired.

Distracted If you come into contact with a distracted driver: keep a safe distance away, don't try to pass him/her, change lanes when it's safe, keep calm, avoid responding with hostility or aggression, pull over to give additional distance, report the driver to 911 if you think he/she might be impaired.

Drunk If you come into contact with a drunk driver: keep a safe distance away, don't try to pass him/her, change lanes when it's safe, keep calm, pull over to give additional distance, immediately report the driver to 911.

Elderly In order to minimize accidents involving elderly drivers, the following can be done: Teenagers Parents should set standards for teens to follow:

Types of Accidents


Asleep at the Wheel: Also known as drivers who are suffering from fatigue. These types of drivers can be as dangerous as those who are intoxicated, causing fatal accidents. Almost 4% of fatal crashes involve an overly tired driver.

Equipment Failure: Sometimes a car accident occurs because of faulty equipment such as break failure, tire blowouts, steering failure and suspension failure. When an auto manufacturer becomes aware of a design or engineer flaw, they issue a recall. The recall can be a simple fix at the dealership or it can require turning the car in. Performing regular maintenance on the car can help detect and prevent any major issues.

Head-On: A head-on collision occurs when the front of a vehicle directly hits the front of another vehicle or an unmoving object. Frequently, this type of accident is as a result of a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. This can also happen from a car going down the wrong way on a one-way street or a drunk driver.

Rear-End: Although one of the least fatal type of accident, they are the most common and often are caused by a distracted driver. The driver and/or passenger of the impacted car usually suffer the most injury, most commonly from whiplash. A personal injury attorney can help with the next steps to take after an accident.

Side-Impact: One of the more serious types of accidents. A side impact can happen with a "t-bone" from another car or one car running into another car at an angle.

Speeding: Speeding is the cause of 1/3 of all fatal auto accidents and nearly 30% of all accident injuries.

Rollover: This type of accident occurs when a car rolls over onto its hood, whether it's one time or multiple times. Typically, a speeding car taking a sharp turn causes these accidents, although it can happen with side, rear or head-on impact. Trucks, vans and SUV's are more likely to rollover due to their height.

Unsafe Road Conditions: Unsafe, or poorly maintained, roads and highways can cause accidents. For example, a pothole on a highway can cause a blown tire, which in turn can cause an accident either as a result of the driver's loss of control or another car hitting the debris.

Preventing Auto Accidents in San Diego

Next Step

For over 19 years, we have been helping people who have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident. Injuries can be severe and sometimes fatal. This can be devastating for the victim and his/her family. When something like this happens to you or your loved one, we, at Mission Legal Center, work tirelessly to ease your worries with resolution.

If you suffered serious injury as a result of an automobile accident, contact Mission Legal Center. We are San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who have been a victim of an auto accident, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Call for a free consultation and case-specific guidance: (619) 564-4455. You may also contact us or follow us on Facebook.

As a family owned and operated San Diego Personal Injury and Accident Law Firm, Mission Legal Center is conveniently located in Mission Valley - San Diego, California.

The FAQ's

Q: Can I be compensated for an injury from a car accident in San Diego?

A: California law provides for compensation for lost wages, medical bills, medication costs, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of consortium and other reasonable damages in order to put you back as closely as possible to the place you were before the injuries. Also, you are entitled to compensation of your damaged vehicle. You may recover costs of repair, rental costs while your vehicle is in the shop, loss of value to your vehicle or full market value of the car if totally damaged. Contact a trusted San Diego auto accident attorney to learn how to best proceed with your case and any injuries you have sustained.

Q: What if I need medical attention after a car cash in San Diego?

A: Always seek immediate treatment immediately if you've been injured in a car crash in San Diego. As soon as you are able, contact a trusted San Diego auto accident attorney for counsel and advice on how to best proceed with your case and any injuries you have sustained.

Q: Should I take pictures of my San Diego County auto accident?

A: Yes! Take pictures as both, or all, cars come to rest after the accident. Capture any relevant street signs, landmarks, vehicle positioning, vehicle damage (of all vehicles) and any injuries. Photos may become important if there's any discrepancy as to whose fault it is and/or what damages each party sustained. From there contact a San Diego auto accident attorney for counsel and advice on how to best proceed with your case and any injuries you have sustained.

Q: What is the most important first step to take at the scene of the accident in San Diego County?

A: Identify any eyewitnesses and get their contact information. The police officer may neglect to identify and report any witnesses to the accident. When this happens and the negligent party later denies fault, or tries to blame you for the accident, independent witnesses become indispensable for countering this defense tactic. It is advisable that you contact a San Diego auto accident attorney for counsel and advice following an auto accident injury in San Diego County.

Q: Should I accept a settlement offer from either my insurance company, or the other driver's insurance company if I've been injured in an auto accident in San Diego?

A: Be wary when dealing with an insurance company. Seeking professional advice from an accident attorney in San Diego before accepting any settlement offers is the best way to attain what is fair and reasonable for your car and your bodily injuries. Insurance companies make their money by collecting premiums and paying as little claims as possible. Instead, contact a San Diego auto accident attorney for counsel and advice.