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FAQ in Vehicle Accidents in California

California has some of the busiest roads in the US, and motor vehicle accidents are quite frequent. A large number of road accidents also happen every year in San Diego, and very often they happen because of negligent driving. If you are or a loved one has met a serious car accident because of someone else’s fault, you have the right to claim financial compensation.

When you are involved in vehicle collision resulting in serious injuries, you should consider contacting a car accident attorney who has extensive experience of representing accident victims. Personal injury lawyers often have defended different insurance companies and accrued valuable insight into how these companies process, settle, and litigate insurance and compensation claims. Former insurance defense lawyers utilize the knowledge and experience gained while working in defense of insurance firms to benefit car accident victims and secure them greatest possible compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What should you do after you get into a car accident?

A: If you are in a car accident, you should not leave the scene or you could face criminal charges. The first thing to do is moving your vehicle out of the roadway. If it cannot be moved, you yourself should try to get out of the way of coming vehicles to avert further physical damage. If you are badly hurt and cannot move on your own, seek help from anyone present at the scene of crash.

The immediate next thing is calling an ambulance. Then, report the accident to the police.

Even if you think you are to blame, do not apologize to anyone or admit liability. There may be other circumstances that contributed to the accident.

Q: How should I deal with the other driver(s)?

A: At a crash scene, it is important to check with everyone involved for possible injuries and help them out in every way possible.

Exchange contact and insurance details with the other drivers.

Do not apologize or admit fault to anyone on the scene – this is important as it could harm your case. Most people immediately after an accident are not fully in their senses and they may wrongly perceive themselves to be at fault. Moreover, there could be some unseen factors involved in the crash that could only be brought to the light through a proper investigation by experts.

Q: What should I tell the police?

A: When filing a report to an officer on the scene or over the phone, you should be cooperative and truthful. However, you should only report the facts and refrain from sharing your opinion. You may have a certain point of view about the whole episode, but now is not the time to express it. You should neither admit liability nor make any false accusations.

Q: Should I call my insurer?

A: Yes! After you have received first aid and spoken to police, it’s time to contact your car insurance company to tell them about the accident and begin the claims process. You need to provide them basic details of the accident. Not doing so in a timely manner can jeopardize your case.

Speak to an attorney first if your own insurance company or that of the other asks for a recorded statement. If it is safe and feasible, taking photos of the crash scene and damage to the vehicles involved can help your case. You can forwarded these photos to your attorney and auto insurance carrier.

Q: How soon should I call a lawyer?

A: If you or a member of your family has been injured in a car accident, the best time to contact a personal injury attorney is as soon as possible after the accident. Taking action at the earliest can help preserve evidence and potential witness testimonies. The lawyer can also guide you on the insurance claim process as well as assist with getting you the required medical care.

Q: What if I think the accident was my own fault?

A: You may believe that the accident was caused by your actions or negligence, but determining liability must be left to the experts. A car accident is often a complicated matter, so you must avoid assuming things and issuing statements about liability. For example, you might think the accident occurred because you ran a red light. But, what if a defective vehicle part failed the other driver from stopping quickly enough?

Q: What if the other driver flees the accident scene?

A: Any car accident is terrifying, but the situation becomes worse when one party flees the scene. Following a hit-and-run incident, contacting a qualified attorney becomes even more indispensable. If you remember the type and color of the other vehicle or a partial license plate number, your lawyer can work with police to find the fleeing party.

Compensation in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents range from minor crashes to fatal collisions. If you are seriously wounded or a loved one has died in a road accident, it hiring an experienced and capable lawyer to represent you is crucial. Serious accident injuries can result in hefty medical bills and high rehabilitation costs. Moreover, a temporary or permanent disability resulting from the accident can impact your ability to work or earn a livelihood. For these and other personal damages such as anxiety, depression, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, you are entitled to compensation. And, you need an expert lawyer to make it sure that you get what you deserve.

Car Accident Lawyers Assisting Injury Victims

If you or a family member has been harmed in a car accident because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Please contact an auto accident attorney to help you get the right compensation that you need to heal from injuries and resume normal life.

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