What To Do After A Car Collision
Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be a challenging task. Even though your family members and friends do not have a law degree, they are usually the first people on any victim’s mind immediately after a car collision.
While there’s nothing wrong with calling your family and friends to tell them that you have been hurt in a car collision, calling an attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your rights. Here at The Hayes Law Firm, our car collision lawyers have helped thousands of injured people throughout Southern California, helping them recover a total of more than $200 million in financial compensation in the past decades.
Answering Questions After A Car Collision
After a car collision, the most common questions any injured person may have include:
- “How much is my personal injury claim worth?”
- “How long will it take to obtain financial compensation?”
- “How can I ensure that I am getting a fair settlement?”
- “Will I have to sue the other motorist?”
- “Should I speak to insurance companies, and what should I tell them?”
- “Do I really need a Montebello car accident attorney?”
Our personal injury lawyers have answers to all these questions. We will not bore you with complicated and confusing legal terms. We provide straight and simple answers to ensure that the value of your monetary compensation has been properly determined, and you are getting your much-needed compensation as soon as possible.
Do I Have A Personal Injury Claim?
Regardless of the type of physical injury you have suffered in a car collision – back and neck injury, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, bruises, disc herniation, or any other – you may be entitled to recover damages if the other party is at fault for causing the crash. In fact, you may even be able to obtain compensation for emotional distress, psychological injuries, and other nonphysical injuries that have taken a toll on your earning capacity and quality of your life.
More often than not, people who get injured in car crashes are confused about whether or not they have a legitimate personal injury claim to recover damages. To be entitled to financial compensation under California law, your case needs to meet the following criteria:
- The car crash was at least partially caused by the other motorist’s negligence
- The car crash caused your injuries or death of your family member
If you have trouble determining whether these criteria apply to your case, do not hesitate to consult with The Hayes Law Firm. When consulting with a lawyer, you can also determine the value of your legal case.
Should I Speak To Insurance Companies After A Car Collision?
Another common pitfall that you may encounter when handling a car collision case is dealing with insurance companies. Many victims of car crashes do not know what to do when insurance companies call them, and what to tell them when they start asking all kinds of questions.
Indeed, there are many questions an insurer may ask you, and in most cases, the main idea behind these calls and questions is to collect sufficient evidence proving that you are not eligible to recover damages. Unfortunately, insurance companies use all sorts of dishonest and fraudulent techniques to minimize and deny claims, and they are very good at using your own words against you.
Act Now; Call Today
So it is always advised to speak to insurance companies in the presence of your attorney. Contact The Hayes Law Firm to schedule a free consultation about your case. Call our offices at 323-693-1052 today.