Were you injured in a car accident? Has someone you love been hurt in a vehicular accident in or around Santa Monica? In the event of a car accident, your life can be turned upside down in an instant. Belal Hamideh, an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney, can help. Belal and the team here have aggressively represented clients, fighting to get clients the compensation they rightfully deserve.
If you think there’s even a chance you were injured in an accident, it’s worth it to reach out to Belal for a free case evaluation. Hablamos Espanol.
Immediate Steps to Take After a Car Accident
In the aftermath of a car accident, it’s crucial to remain calm and focused. First and foremost, never leave the scene of the accident. If the other party flees, document their license plate number and alert the authorities.
Check yourself for injuries. Ensure everyone’s safety, move vehicles if necessary, and call 911 promptly. Collect essential information, including names, license plates, insurance details, and witness accounts. Document the accident scene and any injuries with photographs.
Refrain from apologizing or admitting fault when getting contact information from the other party. Be polite and cordial.
Contact your insurance provider. Provide the facts without embellishment.
When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
The answer is simple: immediately. Time is of the essence, especially if injuries are involved. In California, the statute of limitations for car accident cases can be as short as two years. The opposing party’s insurance company will act swiftly to minimize your compensation. By hiring an attorney, you put a stop to their tactics and give yourself the best chance to receive the compensation you deserve.
If injuries or substantial property damage occur, you must notify the California DMV within ten days. You have two years to sue for injuries and three years for property damage. However, cases involving a governmental entity require a different timeline. Given these restrictions, it’s essential to file your claim promptly to protect your rights.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Several factors contribute to vehicular accidents in Santa Monica, including excessive speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving, vehicle defects, and driving mistakes. Determining liability often involves multiple parties, including reckless drivers, employers of at-fault drivers, and even vehicle owners.
We investigate thoroughly to identify all responsible parties and secure maximum compensation for our clients.
Types of Car Accident Injuries and Compensation
Car accident injuries vary widely, from whiplash and broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and emotional distress. Compensation depends on the severity of injuries and liability considerations. You may receive payment for medical expenses, future medical care, pain and suffering, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and potential future earnings. Our aggressive representation helps you receive the maximum compensation possible for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of the accident.
Why Get an Attorney to Deal With Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies on your own after an accident can be overwhelming and often leads to inadequate compensation. Insurance companies employ skilled professionals who aim to minimize payouts.
We can help you level the playing field. Our expertise and genuine concern for our clients empower us to handle insurance companies effectively, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our Commitment to Your Maximum Compensation
At our firm, we firmly believe in fighting for every dollar you deserve. Whether you are facing medical bills, vehicle repair costs, lost wages, or emotional distress, we meticulously calculate the compensation you are entitled to. We leave no stone unturned, ensuring that all your present and future expenses are taken into account. With our expertise by your side, you can rest assured that your rights are protected, and your recovery is prioritized.
Compassionate Guidance in Challenging Times
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is undeniably stressful. Physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial strain can take a toll on your well-being. That’s why we provide more than just legal counsel; we offer compassionate guidance to help you navigate the emotional challenges that accompany such incidents. Belal offers a compassionate ear and a reassuring presence during these difficult times.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Santa Monica, don’t delay seeking the legal support you deserve. We work on contingency. So, you don’t have to pay us unless we win. We do win 99% of the time. It’s one more way that we can help our clients to get everything that they should.
For a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call.