30,000+ CAR WRECKS OCCUR IN ORANGE COUNTY EACH YEAR

New Irvine Law Office Launches “Checklist” Program to Help Local Drivers Respond to an Accident

            According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (www.ots.ca.gov/), the number of Orange County traffic accidents, collisions and car wrecks averages around 32,000 each year.  Partners John Hinman and Chris Peck, founders of Hinman and Peck, P.C., opened a new office in Irvine (9210 Irvine Center Drive) and launched a safety “checklist” program to help local drivers respond to an accident.

Following a traumatic incident, like a car accident, our bodies produce adrenaline and endorphins that help us to deal with the trauma, making it more difficult to think clearly and adding to the difficulty of dealing with a stressful situation.

The safety “checklist” program is a public service designed to help guide victims in times of high stress.  It provides a checklist of suggested actions to take following any type of motor vehicle accident.

The checklist includes includes information on:

  • How to stay calm
  • What to do once you determine there are no life threatening injuries
  • What information and photographs are necessary to obtain
  • and other tips to guide accident victims.

The checklist can be downloaded at: http://www.hinmanpeck.com/freeaccidentchecklist

“Motor vehicle accidents can be stressful and chaotic situations,” says Chris Peck.  “No one wants to be involved in one, but for many of us living in Orange County, regular freeway commuting and the increased risk of being involved in a car accident is a reality, so it is important to know what to do if you are in a wreck.  We have created a checklist that any driver can keep in their car’s glove box so they are fully prepared in the event of an emergency,” he added.

Hinman and Peck, P.C. is a personal injury law firm headquartered in Long Beach and with a new office in Irvine to better serve its Orange County clients.The practice handles personal injury cases for those hurt or injured in auto accidents serving residents in counties across Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego.  The firm was founded upon the principle that individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence or intentional actions of others are entitled to the same quality of representation enjoyed by insurance companies and corporations, regardless of their ability to pay for services in advance.  Attorneys at the firm have been recognized by their peers as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars and their work has been featured in the Associated Press, The Advocate and more.

For more information visit www.HinmanPeck.com.

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