Were injured in a vehicular accident during the holidays? Did someone wreck into you while you were traveling? No matter what time of year your accident occurred, experienced injury attorney Belal Hamideh may be able to help. With a proven track record of aggressive representation, our team is committed to securing maximum compensation for all the challenges you’ve endured.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
First and foremost, never leave the scene of an accident. If the other driver flees, capture their license plate details through photos or videos for authorities to track them down. Maintain composure, ensuring everyone is safe before assessing damage to your vehicle. Prioritize safety by checking your surroundings and, if needed, use hazards or flares to warn oncoming traffic.
Once out of harm’s way, dial 911. After confirming everyone’s well-being and assistance is on the way, gather essential information. Document names, license plates, insurance details, and contact information for drivers and witnesses. Capture photos of vehicle damage, the accident scene, and injuries. Even if everyone seems all right, get medical attention.
Avoid apologizing to the other driver; limit discussions to the police and insurance. Seek legal advice promptly after doing all of the above.
When Should I Hire an Injury Attorney After a Car Accident?
Immediately. Especially if injuries occurred. California’s statute of limitations is typically two years, but time is of the essence. The other party and their insurance will move swiftly, employing tactics to minimize your compensation. Hiring a lawyer halts these efforts, allowing them to start building your case promptly for the best chance at the compensation you deserve.
What Are The Main Causes of Car Accidents in California?
Various factors contribute to California’s high incidence of car accidents:
Excessive Speeding: This compromises reaction times.
Driving Under the Influence: A leading cause of fatal accidents.
Driving Distracted: This includes texting, social media use, and other distractions.
Vehicle Defects: Malfunctions in brakes, engines, and more.
Driving Mistakes: Tailgating, failure to yield, running red lights, and inattentiveness.
Who is Liable in a Car Accident?
Liability varies, with drivers often at fault for injuries. Employers, vehicle owners, marketers, shipping companies, or manufacturers might share liability. Identifying all responsible parties is crucial for maximizing compensation, even if you bear partial fault.
We can find out who’s liable and then bring a suit against all of them. That way, you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
What Benefits Am I Entitled to?
Compensation hinges on severity, fault, and other factors. We aim for maximum compensation, covering medical expenses, future care, vehicle repair, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and much more.
Hire The Best California Car Accident Lawyer to Deal with The Insurance Companies
After a car accident, handling your case alone is not advised. Insurance companies deploy their teams promptly to minimize payouts. Don’t let the insurance companies dictate your compensation; let us fight for what you deserve. We work on contingency so that you don’t have to pay until we win.
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