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- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Internal organ damage
- Closed head injuries
- Concussions and brain trauma
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Knee and hip injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Lacerations and gashes
- Puncture wounds
- Cognitive damage
Car Crash Aftermath – Steps to TakeIt is important that you take precautions after a car accident and that you do not jeopardize your health or your lawsuit. Here are some easy to follow steps to take after a car accident to ensure that you don’t have trouble with your claim or with your health.
- Go to the doctor or hospital at once
- Take photos of your injuries
- Document the injuries and the time it took you to visit the doctor
- Keep your medical receipts and doctor’s notes or paramedic’s notes on hand
- Photograph the damage to your car and the defendant’s car
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and anything else that may have contributed to the crash
- Request testimonies and statements from nearby witnesses and passengers
- Record the information of the defendant and his personal details so he can be reached in case of any discrepancies
- Request a copy of the police report once the precinct has finished finalizing it
Call (213) 389-3765 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.Once you have completed all of these tasks, it is a good idea to assemble your evidence together into an evidence package. If you hire one of our car crash attorneys in Garden Grove, we will put all your evidence together and write a demand letter for you. We will represent you from start to finish and ensure that you’re not facing any stress or troubles from the accident. Your focus should be on yourself and your health.
Car Accident Lawsuit RestitutionVictims of car accidents are entitled to certain damages if it can be proven that they were hurt as a result of negligent action. We promise to negotiate the best deal from the insurance company, a deal that you may not be able to secure by yourself because of your lack of legal experience. Insurance agents will often try to pay out as little as possible to those who have filed claims, and many people will accept these small offers because they aren’t able to negotiate a better one. Let our lawyers work to ensure that you’re covered for these expenses:
- Medical bills (surgery, hospitalization, ambulatory transportation, hospital services, physical therapy sessions, health equipment, medication, and coverage for future medical treatments)
- Missed income at work from previous absent days and future absent days
- Property damage (replacement of personal items that were lost in the accident, reimbursement to fix any broken belongings, and compensation for the damage to your car)
- Pain and suffering damages (PTSD, anxiety, fear, psychological trauma)
- Wrongful death expenses (pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of consortium, funeral and burial costs, loss of savings and inheritance, and more)
- Punitive damages (additional forms of monetary compensation handed out in times of gross negligence, but they are often viewed as excessive or unnecessary)
Worth of a Car Accident ClaimThe value of your car accident claim will be determined by the insurance agent handling your case. He will consider your injuries, the extent he damages had on your life and career, how much of the accident was your fault, what kind of treatment you received, your job type, your age, and much more. All of these will be factored into the decision for a settlement offer. It is likely that the insurance agent will try to avoid giving you a worthwhile settlement. He will give you a very low offer or will try to claim that you were more responsible for the crash than you admit. He can put off paying you for months, and if you do not have any legal experience, he could potentially never pay up. Many individuals give up after some months. Our attorneys will negotiate the fairest deal from the agent and ensure that your claim is paid out in full. If you were severely injured, your case could worth over $250,000. Some wrongful death claims have been settled in excess of $1,000,000. It will be the responsibility of your attorney to win you the maximum compensation available under the law.
Time Limit to File a Car Accident LawsuitIn California, you have 2 years from the date of the injury to take legal action against the responsible party for your damages. Thus, if you were involved in a car crash and you do not file a claim less than two years after the injuries you suffered, you would be prevented from pursuing legal compensation in the future. This is done to ensure that claims are not left unattended for a long time. The two-year limit can be extended in some situations. For example, if you were in a car and underage at the time of the accident, you could wait until you turn 18 to see. The statute would begin at legal age. Further, if you were badly hurt and could not physically or mentally file an adequate lawsuit, you would not be penalized with a decreased statute of limitations. The time limit would be extended to match the day you returned to functioning health and were capable of taking action. The defendant can also play a role in the length of time for you to sue. If he leaves the state or the country, whether for business or pleasure (or even to try and avoid the claim in the first place), then the statute would be put on hold until he returns. You may not be certain of how much time you have to file a claim. To determine the remaining months, contact our car accident attorneys in Garden Grove. We’ll gladly help you figure out the deadline and we will even file your claim for you. Our team will not miss a single deadline when handling your case.
Call (213) 389-3765 to schedule a free legal consultation./