What To Do When Involved In A Car Accident & Why You Need To Contact A Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
Los Angeles Auto Accident Law Explained
If you are injured in a car accident in California, you need to speak to an expert car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Time is of the essence when it comes to preserving the evidence needed to make your case and protect your rights. The time period after an auto accident can be extremely stressful for an injured person. The financial pressure from hospital bills and other medical expenses combined with the loss of wages suffered while recuperating from your injuries, physical & emotional pain and suffering, and damage to your vehicle, is often daunting. Seeking help from experienced and aggressive counsel before you become overwhelmed and pressured into unfair settlements with insurance companies is the key to protecting yourself and your financial future.
The city of Los Angeles currently has more cars than people and with a population of more than 4 million and when considering the approximate 45.5 million annual visitors to L.A., you begin to see why L.A. traffic is a true nightmare. Los Angeles residents travel 23 miles per resident per day, making them ranked 21st among the largest 37 cities in the country, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Los Angeles ranked number one in the nation for time stuck in traffic and due to traffic delays, Los Angeles residents who rode during peak periods were exposed to 72 extra hours each year behind the wheel. All of this adds up to a lot of driving which in turn equates to a lot of risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Driving is a necessary evil in a place like Los Angeles but being on the roads with record numbers of other people at the same time puts drivers at significant risk for car accidents caused by speeding, alcohol consumption, and reckless driving. Drivers could potentially face roll over accidents, side impact collisions, devastating head-on impacts and even low-speed rear-end impacts.
The more serious the incident, the more you have to gain from an experienced automobile accident attorney’s advice. Adjusters and insurers attempt to take advantage of victims who are not represented by a California injury lawyer and insurance companies are not in business to look out for your best interests.
The insurance company of the other party may offer to pay a minimum amount of money to settle your case and might attempt to make you believe that you are not entitled to any payment and will try to refuse your claim altogether. Talking to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an incident will guarantee that your right to claim is covered under California Law.
It is always best to be as prepared as possible when entering into settlement negotiations with insurance companies and, if necessary, to take with you to court when bringing a claim for negligence. If you are involved in a car accident, even if you believe that your injuries and property damage are minor, you should always take steps to record the scene of the accident and any damage to your vehicle as well as your physical injuries.
At our first meeting, our lawyers will gather all relevant available information to make a determination about your situation. During your initial consultation following an auto accident, we ask that you provide as much information as possible, including:
● Medical records for any treatments;
● Emergency room bills;
● The name, address, telephone number and any other available information about the other driver;
● The Insurance information for both parties to the accident;
● Photographic or video evidence of the accident and your injuries.
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