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Auto Accident FAQs

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You should obtain the names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, driver’s license numbers and license plate numbers of the driver(s) involved in the accident. In addition, take photos of your injuries, any damage done to the vehicles, and the accident scene. Take note of where the accident happened. If there are any witnesses, obtain their names and contact information, as this will be useful to your case.

It is important to seek medical treatment immediately after an accident, even if you feel you are not seriously injured. Often times, symptoms do not become apparent for several hours or days after an accident. Waiting to get treatment is not only bad for your physical well-being, but will hurt your chances of getting a fair settlement for your injuries.

Yes, contact the police immediately if you or someone else was injured or killed in an accident. Police will immediately investigate the scene of the accident, take statements of witnesses, and will examine the other driver to check for drug or alcohol use. They will create an official accident report, which your Los Angeles personal injury attorney can use in your claim for compensation.

The police can also be valuable witnesses to your injury at the scene, and they can assist in securing an admission of fault from the negligent driver.

If you are hit from behind or “rear-ended” by someone, the accident is virtually always that driver’s fault, regardless of the reason you stopped. A basic rule of the road requires that a driver be able to stop safely if a vehicle stops ahead of the driver. If the driver cannot stop, he is not driving as safely as the person in front of him.

It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible. This is because your lawyer will be able to begin the timely process of preserving any evidence, obtaining police reports, and contacting any witnesses to the accident, which will all help benefit your case. At the very least, you should consult with an attorney, even if you decide not to retain one.

Yes, it is possible to sue a government entity, county, or city; however, these cases are very complex and the statute of limitations is much shorter. Therefore, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer in LA as soon as possible.

Yes, many of our clients want to avoid court. While our team has successfully tried many cases in court, most of our cases are settled well before trial. We work very hard to negotiate a fair settlement for our clients before having to file a lawsuit and we never agree to go to court unless our client agrees to do so.

There are several types of damages that one may recover, such as pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, property damage, and much more, depending on the severity of one’s case. Your car injury attorney can go over your case with you and assess your damages.

Negligence involves an individual or entity who fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care to prevent harm to others. In order to pursue a personal injury claim, the victim must have been injured from the negligence of another individual or entity. Negligence can result from several types of accidents, such as auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, premises liability accidents, defective products, and more.
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