Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable in Calabasas and Throughout Southern California
Litigating and negotiating the path to justice for more than 55 years combined
Every day in America, more than 15 people are killed and 1,200 injured in auto accidents involving a reportedly distracted driver. If you were injured or your loved one was killed by to a distracted driver, you may be entitled to full monetary compensation to cover your:
The Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation offers more than 55 years of combined legal experience to clients throughout the state of California. We have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims through fierce litigation and zealous negotiation. Our attorneys hold distracted drivers accountable.
The universal negligence standard
California courts use the legal negligence standard to determine culpability in auto accident cases. This means that there must be:
- Duty — Every motor vehicle operator owes a duty to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians to drive in a reasonably safe manner. Drivers of commercial carriers, such as busses and trains, owe a heightened duty of vigilance to the public because they transport people for a fee and their vehicles can cause much more serious harm than a passenger car.
- Breach — If a driver drives below the legal standard, he or she breaches the duty. Drivers breach their duty when driving while intoxicated, speeding or swerving between lanes.
- Causation — Courts require substantial evidence that a driver’s breach actually caused the accident to find liability.
- Damages — The negligence standard requires proof of damage or harm to the accident victim.
Distracted driving is generally a breach of the duty to drive reasonably. Taking one’s hands off the wheel or taking one’s eyes off the road for any reason may constitute distracted driving. At Bryman & Apelian, our attorneys gather all the evidence, witness testimony and expert opinions necessary to establish negligence, and we tell you whether we think you have a solid case.
Free initial consultations for all clients
The Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation offers every potential client a free initial consultation to discuss the merits of your case. Our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay legal fees if you win! If you have a personal injury question, we have answers. Serving clients in Woodland Hills, Ventura, Simi Valley, Orange County, San Jose and all of California, we are available for home or hospital visits for your convenience. Contact us online or call today to set up your free first meeting!