Do you know what to do if you’re in a car accident? Do you feel like you have a clear idea of what to do if you’re in a vehicular accident but want to make sure that you don’t miss any important details? Belal Hamideh has been a car accident lawyer in Long Beach and the surrounding area for a long time. There are some pointers that he can provide, all of which he and the team here hope that folks keep in mind in the event that they’re ever in a vehicular accident.
Document the Scene of the Accident
After you’ve removed yourself from harm’s way, you’ve contacted the authorities, you’ve exchanged information with the other party, and documented the accident scene (to the extent that you are able). If you can do it without putting yourself at risk, take pictures of the vehicles involved, your injuries, the environment, and more. Some environmental evidence (skid marks, downed trees, damage to nearby buildings, etc.) may be removed quickly. Documenting this evidence means that it can be used in your case.
Get Medical Attention No Matter What
Hopefully, neither you nor anyone else sustains any injuries in the accident. However, you may feel as if you haven’t been hurt, only for serious accidents to reveal themselves over time. If you are in an accident, it’s always a good idea to receive medical attention. That way, you can know the truth definitively as to whether or not you’re hurt. Belal and the team can help here, too. You don’t have to pay us unless we win, as we work on contingency. We can also connect you with medical providers who work on contingency so that you can get the help you need when you need it.
You Can Still Receive Compensation if the Accident Was Partially Your Fault
Even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you are still eligible to receive compensation. In fact, you can receive compensation proportionate to your liability for the accident. To use an example, if you were 33% responsible for the accident, then you can receive 66% of the compensation you would have received if the accident had been entirely the fault of another party. This is one more reason to work with an experienced attorney: We can help you recover everything you should receive.
Turn Your Injury to Victory With a Car Accident Lawyer in Long Beach
If you were injured in a car accident, you can recover economic and non-economic damages for your injuries. This can provide you with compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, yes, but it can also provide you with compensation for your pain and suffering, diminishment of quality of life, and much more. You tend to have two years from the date of an accident to receive compensation. But, depending on your circumstances, it could be less. To schedule a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call.