Why Get An Accident Attorney After a Car Accident?

In a word, experience. An experienced accident attorney will know how to help you get as much compensation as possible for your case. They can negotiate on your behalf with the attorneys for the insurance company. 

An experienced attorney will let you know what your case is worth, what you can expect, how your negotiations are going, and much more. The right attorney can even connect you with medical providers who also work on contingency. 

Experienced accident attorney Belal Hamideh has helped many car accident victims to turn their personal injury into a personal victory. You can schedule a free case evaluation with him through his site or by calling. 

More in Depth Answer As to Why Hire an Experienced  Accident Attorney 

Car accidents can significantly disrupt life, leaving victims physically and emotionally scarred, and sometimes even financially unstable. Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be daunting, to say the least. We are here to assist. Belal Hamideh, a seasoned car accident lawyer serving California and surrounding areas, is committed to helping accident victims secure the remuneration they rightfully deserve.

With his history of vigorous representation and a notable track record of success, Belal tirelessly advocates for his clients to receive every penny they are due. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, Belal can provide assistance in numerous ways. Schedule a complimentary case assessment to speak to Belal and understand precisely how he can support you through the process. Hablamas Espanol.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Stay at the Scene: Leaving the accident scene is illegal and can lead to serious consequences. Regardless of the situation, remain at the scene.

Ensure Safety: Make safety a priority, check for injuries, and relocate to a safe spot if required. Use hazard signals and caution incoming traffic.

Call 911: Call emergency services right away if there are injuries. Refrain from moving injured individuals unless they are in immediate danger. Even in the absence of injuries, the police can compile a report that will bolster your case in the future.

Collect Information: Gather details from all involved parties, including names, license plate numbers, insurance data, and contact details of witnesses. Document the accident scene and damages with photographs, but ensure your safety while doing so.

Avoid Admitting Guilt: Avoid apologizing or making any statements that could be construed as admitting guilt.

Report to Your Insurance Company: Inform them about the incident without exaggeration. Simply provide the facts.

Schedule a No-Cost Case Evaluation: Belal and his team can assist you in obtaining maximum compensation.

When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

It’s critical to engage a lawyer shortly after a car accident, especially when injuries are involved. Delaying can undermine your case, as the other party and their insurance company will do everything possible to reduce compensation. They won’t wait for you to secure an attorney. They’ll immediately get down to business, potentially offering a below-par offer that you cannot accept in good conscience, among other actions that can reduce your compensation.

The time limit for your case can differ based on the specifics of your accident. For instance, you have up to two years to sue after the accident date. However, for accidents involving government entities, there is a six-month deadline to file a claim, followed by an additional six-month period to commence a lawsuit after the claim’s denial.

As can be seen, this can become intricate quickly, which is all the more reason to reach out to a seasoned attorney who can help.

Who is Liable for My Car Accident?

Determining liability in car accidents can be intricate. While other drivers are often liable, employers, vehicle owners, manufacturers, and even marketers could share responsibility. For instance, numerous factors contribute to car accidents, including excessive speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and errors like tailgating and running red lights. Many of these can be attributed to the driver.

However, it’s also possible that the accident was caused, to some extent, by vehicle defects, which means mechanics, manufacturers, and others could potentially be liable. Environmental factors could also contribute, potentially opening up other parties to liability.

A proficient attorney investigates all potentially liable parties, ensuring comprehensive compensation for the victim, even if they were partially at fault.

What Compensation Can I Expect for My Car Accident Injuries?

Car accidents can result in diverse injuries, such as whiplash, fractures, back injuries, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and emotional distress. The compensation you receive depends on injury severity, fault distribution, and other factors.

Belal Hamideh and his team work tirelessly to maximize compensation, covering medical costs, future medical care, pain and suffering, vehicle repairs, lost earnings, and future income loss.

Besides medical expenses, car accident victims may also receive compensation for future medical care, pain and suffering, vehicle repair, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost income. Experienced attorneys often collaborate with medical care providers who operate on a contingency basis, ensuring victims get the necessary treatment.

The Value of Expertise

Belal Hamideh’s in-depth knowledge of the legal system and laws related to personal injury cases turns his expertise into a tactical advantage for you, particularly when confronting complex court procedures and evolving legal norms.

One major advantage of having a skilled attorney is the ability to accurately evaluate your claim’s worth, considering factors like punitive damages, economic losses, and emotional distress-related compensation. This thorough assessment ensures you grasp potential outcomes, aiding informed decisions about your case.

All drivers have a responsibility towards other road users. In case this duty is breached due to careless or negligent behavior, you’re entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer can navigate these cases effectively.

Car accidents are some of the most common cases that Belal handles, yes. However, he also represents many of other cases such as: 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents: Accidents caused by the negligence of others while you’re walking or cycling can result in serious injuries. Expert legal representation ensures you get rightful compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents: If you’re a motorcyclist involved in an accident where you aren’t at fault, a personal injury attorney helps establish liability and advocate for your rights.

Dog Bite and Slip and Fall Cases: Injuries caused by others’ pets or on someone’s premises can result in significant claims. An attorney helps hold the responsible parties accountable.

Construction and Big Rig Accidents: Incidents at construction sites and involving large trucks can involve multiple parties. A competent lawyer conducts detailed investigations to identify all liable parties.

Uber/Lyft Accidents and Wrongful Death: In cases involving rideshare accidents or the tragic loss of a beloved one, a personal injury lawyer offers unwavering support, guiding you through legal complexities.

These are a few of the cases that Belal can assist with.

Contingency-Based Legal Representation

Concerns about legal fees often deter individuals from seeking professional help. Belal Hamideh works on a contingency fee basis, meaning no upfront costs. His fee is contingent on your case’s successful outcome, making legal representation attainable and providing motivation to fight aggressively.

Understanding Your Claim’s Worth

Determining the worth of a personal injury settlement is a complex process, taking into account factors like medical bills, lost earnings, and endured pain and suffering. Belal Hamideh Law focuses on securing the maximum compensation for clients.

Both economic and non-economic damages can be recovered. These can include medical bills, medications, therapy, lost wages, your pain, suffering, and more.

Timeline for a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury cases often raise concerns about the time it takes to reach a resolution. While every case is unique, negotiations with insurance companies typically span from one to twelve weeks. Most cases are resolved during negotiations, without going to trial. If a trial becomes necessary, your attorney’s expertise ensures your case is well-prepared, potentially leading to a settlement even before reaching the courtroom.

Understanding Liability and Compensation

Identifying parties responsible for your injuries is critical. Whether it’s a reckless driver, a careless employer, a property owner, or a product manufacturer, a comprehensive investigation is conducted to identify liability. With a personal injury lawyer by your side, you can rest assured that all possible avenues are explored to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Personal injury law incorporates “comparative negligence.” This means you can receive compensation even if you were partially responsible for the accident. The compensation awarded corresponds to your percentage of responsibility, ensuring justice isn’t denied based on shared fault.

Our Team

Boasting an exceptional attorney team, our firm takes pride in the expertise of Belal Hamideh, an experienced personal injury and wrongful termination cases. Mr. Hamideh, a distinguished UCLA graduate, has successfully handled hundreds of cases, maintaining a 99% win rate and recovering millions for his clients with his determination and extensive experience.

Recognized for his stellar academic achievements, including making the Deans List at UCLA, Mr. Hamideh continued his education journey to the Pepperdine School of Law, graduating with high honors. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has acknowledged his impressive performance and named him one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

While at Pepperdine Law, Mr. Hamideh offered his services as an extern for Federal and State Judges, paving his path as a reputable injury attorney. His commitment to his clients is evident in his every trial, as he fights relentlessly for fair compensation and unparalleled customer service.

Mr. Hamideh operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning his clients are only charged once he triumphs in their case. Engaging Mr. Hamideh from the early stages of your case ensures seamless handling and optimal outcomes.

Belal Hamideh takes on cases across the state of California. Displaying equal passion for all his cases, regardless of size, he prioritizes providing the vital assistance his clients deserve.

Distinguishing himself from his peers, Mr. Hamideh prides himself on superior customer service, providing prompt responses to all client inquiries and offering free consultations. His dedication and professionalism have earned him a prestigious position in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an esteemed organization comprising the elite trial lawyers who are under 40, from each state and region.

On another note, our team was pleased to welcome Dawn Ly in July 2021. A seasoned civil litigator admitted to the California state bar, Ms. Ly has over 15 years of legal experience under her belt. She acquired her B.A. in English and her J.D. from the prestigious UCLA and UCLA School of Law respectively. Ms. Ly focuses on workers’ compensation, personal injury, and wrongful termination cases, honing in on third-party liability claims (crossover cases). Her expertise allows for multiple legal avenues for clients injured in work-related accidents due to a third-party’s negligence.

Must-Have Insurance Policies for Motorists in California

According to the specifications laid out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the following are the least liability insurance prerequisites:

A sum of $15,000 for injury or death of a single person

A sum of $30,000 for injury or death of multiple individuals

A sum of $5,000 for damage to property

Additionally, it is mandatory for drivers to carry their insurance evidence at all times when driving. In case you become a victim of an accident caused by a driver lacking the appropriate insurance, Belal could be able to assist. Also, if the driver responsible for the mishap is “underinsured,” indicating their insurance coverage is insufficient for the damages caused, we recommend getting in touch with Belal for a free case review.

What to Do After an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

Here are the steps you should follow after an accident with an uninsured driver:

Ensure safety: The immediate action after a crash is to remove yourself and others from any direct danger, as long as it does not pose a higher risk to others.

Contact the police: Dial 911 as quickly as possible. The police report will play a critical role in your future case.

Obtain medical help: There might be injuries that are not visibly apparent and they might escalate over time. Taking a medical examination promptly can guarantee relevant treatment.

Collect details: Secure the contact information of all those involved in the accident including names, addresses, contact numbers and also their insurance details.

Notify your insurer: Inform your insurance company about the happening. Make sure to provide only precise details without exaggerations.

Get in touch with Belal Hamideh: After you’ve completed the above steps, it’s time to connect with Belal Hamideh for a free case review.

Compensation in an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

In case of an accident with an uninsured driver, you may claim both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages relate to financial losses like medical expenses, treatments, medications, rehabilitation, and potential income losses due to inability to work.

Non-economic damages, however, are connected to non-physical losses such as mental stress, pain and suffering, reduction in life quality, loss of hobbies and companionship, among others.

In the free case review, Belal will provide an estimation of your case’s worth. Our dedicated team will then work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.

Protection Against Uninsured Motorist Accidents

Even though it’s best to drive safely and defensively, the threat of an uninsured motorist running into you exists. To guard your finances in such a situation, think about availing uninsured motorist insurance. This precautionary step puts you in a better position to claim complete compensation if a driver with inadequate insurance or no insurance at all causes a collision with you.

Recognising Car Accident Injuries & Defining Compensation

Car accident injuries can significantly differ, with some common ones including:



Road rash and cuts

Spinal Damage (including paralysis)

Head and Neck Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Severe bruising

Emotional trauma (PTSD, anxiety etc.)

The compensation you are eligible to receive relies on several elements including the gravity of the injury, your part in the accident, among other factors. As your legal representation, we’ll work hard to secure the highest compensation considering all that you’ve endured.

California Personal Injury Lawyer Belal Hamideh

Confronting a personal injury challenge can be daunting, both emotionally and physically. Belal Hamideh realizes the impact such incidents can have on your life. His expertise ensures your case is in reliable hands. Beyond legal representation, he offers empathetic support, allowing you to focus on healing.

For a free case evaluation, contact us through our site or over the phone.