Were you injured in an accident and have questions about what to do next? Do you want to get answers to your questions without hiring an attorney just yet? Here at the Torrance accident law firm, we’re always looking for more ways to help those who have been injured. Below are some of the questions that Belal Hamideh and the team here have been asked recently. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a free case evaluation, please reach out to us.
How Long Can I Wait to File an Accident Claim in Torrance?
Under California law, if you were injured in an accident, you have two years to file a case. Depending on who caused your accident (such as governmental entities, etc.) that time could actually be shorter. While two years may seem like a long time, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. We do that for many reasons, not the least of which is that the other side will not wait until the last minute. They’ll begin both investigating and building a case long before that. By hiring an attorney sooner, you can give yourself every opportunity for the most successful outcome.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
Whether it’s a vehicular accident, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, personal watercraft accident, or anything else, first get to safety. Leave harm’s way. Check yourself and others involved for injuries. Then, get the contact information from everyone involved: the person who hit you, witnesses, passengers, and others. You’ll want contact info as well as insurance information from the party/parties who hit you. Contact law enforcement. Get medical attention (even if it seems like you weren’t injured). Then, after all that, contact us.
Do I Really Need to Get Medical Attention If I Don’t Seem Injured?
Absolutely. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may not seem injured nor may you look injured. However, it’s entirely possible that you’ve suffered internal injuries or others, the full extent of which won’t be known for some time. By receiving medical care as quickly as possible, you can get a “head start,” so to speak, on treatment for those injuries, potentially enabling you to recover from them as quickly and fully as possible.
A Torrance Accident Law Firm to Help You Today
It’s natural and even understandable to feel powerless in the wake of an accident that’s left you injured. That’s just one more way that we can help, by guiding you through the process every step of the way. From the initial free case evaluation, (where we’ll tell you what, in our experience, your case will be worth) through the negotiation (where we represent you as aggressively as possible) to the successful outcome (where you won’t pay us unless we win) we have your back throughout it all. To schedule that free case evaluation, message us through our site or give us a call.