Why Hire an Accident Attorney for a Car Accident?

Having an expert car accident attorney on your side increases the likelihood of a successful outcome for your case significantly. Such an attorney understands the ins and outs of the legal system and has in-depth knowledge of laws relating to car accidents.

For instance, Belal can inform you of the value of your case during a free case evaluation. Afterwards, he can explain in detail how he can assist you to secure that compensation.

A car accident attorney can aid you in claiming all eligible damages, which could range from punitive and economic to those associated with emotional distress. By taking on the legal responsibilities, they allow you to focus on recovery.

Seasoned attorneys are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies. It’s not uncommon for the insurance company to try to under-compensate you, proposing a settlement far below what your claim is truly worth.

These are just a few reasons why it’s beneficial to hire a car accident attorney with experience. There are many more.

Why Hire a Car Accident Attorney: In-Depth

Did you suffer an injury in a car accident in California and are unsure about what step to take next? Have you been in search of a car accident attorney in California but haven’t found one that seems right for you?

Belal Hamideh, a seasoned California car accident lawyer, is here to aid you in claiming the rightful compensation you deserve after your car accident. For years, we have robustly defended our clients, making sure they receive the maximum compensation for their suffering. Now, we are bringing our expertise to help you. We communicate in English and Spanish.

Our services are provided on a success-fee basis. Your settlement covers our payment, and you won’t owe anything if we don’t win your case. With our 99% success rate, we urge you to reach out for a complimentary consultation.

Steps to Take Following a Car Accident:

Remain at the Scene: It’s crucial never to abandon the site of the accident.

Record Details: Extract license plate numbers and accumulate crucial information about the other driver(s) and potential witnesses.

Guarantee Safety: Assess for injuries, relocate to a secure spot, and dial 911 if required.

Collect Photographic Evidence: Snap photos depicting the accident, damages, and injuries.

Avoid Admissions: Abstain from apologizing or discussing the incident with others; only share details with the police and your insurance company.

When to Engage a Car Accident Lawyer:

Act promptly, especially when injuries are involved. Typically, California’s statute of limitations spans two years, but circumstances may reduce this timeframe. Engaging a lawyer prevents insurers from applying pressure and ensures your case is promptly attended to.

Frequent Causes of Car Accidents in California:

Speeding Excessively

Driving Under Influence

Distracted Driving

Vehicle Malfunctions

Driving Errors

These are just some examples of how car accidents occur. Several other causes exist. Belal is equipped to assist you throughout the process.

Liability Following a Car Accident:

Parties liable may include careless drivers, employers, vehicle owners, or manufacturers. Despite any partial fault, our duty as car accident lawyers is to identify all accountable parties and secure maximum compensation for you.

Car Accident Injuries & Compensation:

Injuries vary, extending from whiplash to severe brain injuries. Compensation is based on aspects like injury severity and fault. We fight vehemently for you, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Entitlement to Certain Benefits:

You might be eligible for numerous benefits, such as coverage for medical expenses, compensation for future medical care, pain and suffering, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and future losses in wages. We are relentless in securing these benefits for you.

Why Contract A Seasoned Car Accident Attorney in California?

Experience and Expertise: With a vast pool of experience, we comprehend the intricacies of car accident cases. Our expertise guarantees a solid advocate on your side.

Compassionate Outlook: We genuinely prioritize your welfare and that of your family. We approach every case with empathy and understanding.

Solid Case Record: Our portfolio boasts a multitude of successful cases, with significant compensation obtained for our clients and their loved ones. We possess the determination and skills to secure the best outcome for you.

Detailed Investigation: Our thorough investigations reveal all accountable parties and factors. Extensive preparation fortifies your case and maximizes your chances of receiving due compensation.

Transparent Communication: We maintain open and clear communication, keeping you updated at every stage. Your questions and concerns are promptly addressed, ensuring you stay in the loop.

Negotiation Skills: Belal Hamideh is an expert negotiator. We negotiate fiercely against insurance companies, ensuring they don’t take advantage of your situation, and you receive fair compensation. Most cases don’t go to trial, but we are prepared if necessary.

Handling Insurance Corporations:

Insurance corporations possess extensive resources to undervalue your claim. Belal Hamideh, a skilled California car accident lawyer, can navigate these complexities. His commitment and successful track record speak for themselves. With Belal on your team, the opposing side won’t be able to make you accept a “low-ball” offer or less than your claim’s real worth.

Contact Belal Hamideh Today

Once you entrust us with your case, you can anticipate comprehensive legal support. Here’s what your legal journey with Belal Hamideh, your California car accident lawyer, will look like:

During your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss your case’s details. This conversation enables us to understand your situation better and allows us to explain the forthcoming legal process. We attend to your questions and concerns, ensuring you have a lucid understanding of what your options are.

Essential Insurance Coverage for California Drivers

The guidelines provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles stipulates the following as the minimum liability insurance requirements:

  • $15,000 for injury or death to one person
  • $30,000 for injury or death to more than one individual
  • $5,000 for property damage

In addition, drivers are expected to have their insurance proof with them at all times whilst driving. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re hit by a motorist without the required insurance coverage, Belal may be available to lend a helping hand. Furthermore, if the driver accountable for your accident is “underinsured,” it implies that their insurance is inadequate to cover the damages incurred. In both circumstances, we advise reaching out to Belal for a complimentary case evaluation.

Steps to Take Following an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

If you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, it’s crucial that you follow these steps:

  1. Prioritize safety: The first thing to do after a collision is to move yourself and others away from any immediate danger, as much as possible without putting others at increased risk.
  2. Notify the police: Dial 911 immediately. The police report will be a critical document in building your future case.
  3. Seek medical attention: Even if no visible injuries are noticeable, some can worsen over time. Getting a prompt medical check-up can help ensure timely treatment.
  4. Gather information: Get contact information of all those involved in the accident. This includes names, addresses, contact details and also inquire about their insurance status.
  5. Inform your insurer: Notify your insurance provider about the incident. Ensure to only provide factual information without any exaggeration.
  6. Contact Belal Hamideh: Once you’ve completed all these, it’s time to reach out to Belal Hamideh for a complimentary case evaluation.

Types of Compensation in an Uninsured Motorist Accident

In an accident involving an uninsured driver, your claim may include both economic and non-economic recompenses.

Economic compensations pertain to financial losses such as medical bills, treatments, medications, rehabilitation, and potential wage losses due to inability to work.

Non-economic compensations on the other hand, address non-tangible losses including mental anguish, pain, suffering, diminished quality of life, loss of hobbies and companionship, among others.

During the complimentary case evaluation, Belal will offer an estimation of your case’s worth. Our team will then work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

Safeguarding Against Uninsured Motorist Accidents

While it’s commendable to drive safely and defensively, the risk of an uninsured motorist hitting you is a reality. To protect your finances in such a scenario, consider getting uninsured motorist insurance. This proactive measure places you in a better position to claim full compensation if an inadequately insured or uninsured driver collides with you.

Understanding Car Accident Injuries & Determining Compensation

Injuries from car accidents can vary considerably, some of the typical injuries may include:

  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • 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’re entitled to depends on numerous factors including the severity of injury, your contribution to the accident, and others. As your legal counsel, we will strive to secure maximum compensation considering all you’ve experienced.

Pertinent Car Accident Laws 

These laws may pertain to your particular situation. 


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(a) Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself. The design, distribution, or marketing of firearms and ammunition is not exempt from the duty to use ordinary care and skill that is required by this section. The extent of liability in these cases is defined by the Title on Compensatory Relief.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to abrogate the holdings in cases such as Vesely v. Sager (1971) 5 Cal.3d 153, Bernhard v. Harrah’s Club (1976) 16 Cal.3d 313, and Coulter v. Superior Court (1978) 21 Cal.3d 144 and to reinstate the prior judicial interpretation of this section as it relates to proximate cause for injuries incurred as a result of furnishing alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person, namely that the furnishing of alcoholic beverages is not the proximate cause of injuries resulting from intoxication, but rather the consumption of alcoholic beverages is the proximate cause of injuries inflicted upon another by an intoxicated person.

(c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), no social host who furnishes alcoholic beverages to any person may be held legally accountable for damages suffered by that person, or for injury to the person or property of, or death of, any third person, resulting from the consumption of those beverages.

(d)(1) Nothing in subdivision (c) shall preclude a claim against a parent, guardian, or another adult who knowingly furnishes alcoholic beverages at his or her residence to a person whom he or she knows, or should have known, to be under 21 years of age, in which case, notwithstanding subdivision (b), the furnishing of the alcoholic beverage may be found to be the proximate cause of resulting injuries or death.

(2) A claim under this subdivision may be brought by, or on behalf of, the person under 21 years of age or by a person who was harmed by the person under 21 years of age.

If you believe that you were injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence and/or recklessness, it’s worth it to talk to an experienced attorney. Belal can let you know what your case is worth as well as how you could potentially recover all of the compensation you deserve.