Auto Accidents :
Right to compensation for Auto Accident Victims :
California law allows you to seek compensation for the pain, suffering and financial losses incurred from your Auto Accident. The biggest concern is whether you will be able to get enough compensation for your injury to cover your current and future expenses.
In order to get rightfully compensated, you must prove that the other driver in the accident was at fault.
Why do I need an Auto Accidents Attorney?
When awarding damages, the court can apply a certain percentage of fault to each party involved in the accident. The damages you can claim and recover are proportional to the degree of fault (if any) you had in the accident.
If you suffer damages worth $ 20000, but if the defendant or the insurance company proves that you were 10% responsible for the accident, the court has the right to limit your compensation to $ 18000 under the “Comparative Negligence” appeal.
Insurance Companies/Claims Adjusters:
The claims adjuster from the insurance company will try to settle your claim for as little amount as possible. They persuade you to give up your rights to sue the driver in court in exchange of your settlement amount.
The best and the first thing to do after an Auto Accident is to contact our experienced Auto Accidents Attorney.
Our Auto Accident Attorneys have the knowledge, expertise and resources to negotiate with the insurance companies and navigate through the legal procedures to get you the rightful compensation for your pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitation to file an Auto Accident Claim :
The time-limit to file a Personal Injury Claim for the injuries occurred in an auto accident is 2 years, for property damages it is 3 years from the date of accident. If the defendant is a government entity, the time limit is 6 months from the date of accident. If the government entity denies the claim, you have another 6 months from the date of denial.
What you need to know about Auto Accidents
A motor vehicle accident, car accident or auto accident is usually caused by the negligence, recklessness or intoxication of one or more parties.
How to act before calling an Auto Accidents Attorney
1. Call the police and make sure that an ambulance is dispatched to the scene of the accident.
2. Get immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident (allow paramedics to transport injured parties to the hospital for care and treatment).
3. Do not speak with the other party without contacting an attorney.
4. Exchange identifying information and insurance information with all parties involved in the accident.
5. Do not speak directly with the other party’s insurance adjusters, attorneys or representatives without consulting with LA Injury Attorneys.
6. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, your vehicle and the injuries sustained in the car or auto accident.
7. Do not sign any medical release forms without speaking to an Attorney.