Each day thousands of California residents take to the roads. No one gets into their vehicle expecting to get into a Car Accident, but, unfortunately, it happens to most drivers at least once in their lifetime. An accident can cause injuries, stress, and financial instability. In mere seconds your entire world can be turned upside down, leaving you wondering what you need to do to protect yourself.
What to do if involved in an accident
- Be sure to trade insurance information. Gather as much information as you can at the scene of the accident and file a police report. If possible take pictures.
- If you’re injured, seek immediate medical attention. Get documentation of your injuries and save all receipts for medication, copays, and document any time missed from work or school.
- Don’t sign anything from the insurance company without throughly reading through it or seeking legal council. If you sign documents, you could be signing away your legal rights to receive compensation for injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.
How do I know if I need to contact a lawyer?
Nobody wants to go through a legal battle, but sometimes it is necessary to contact a lawyer to protect your rights. If you suffered injuries, significant property loss, or feel that you are being treated unfairly, then it is best to consult a lawyer. A lawyer will advise you of your legal rights. They will ensure that your best interests are met when dealing with the big insurance company attorneys.
For a free legal consultation, contact us. We will get back to you within twenty-four hours of your inquiry.