What NOT to do after a car accident
Don’t talk to insurance agents or the defendant’s lawyers, and do NOT sign anything before you hire a personal injury lawyer, ideally, with the crew at JT Legal Group.
Insurance companies and attorneys will try to downplay your claim, offer you a low-ball compensation offer, or trick you into admitting liability. Avoid these pitfalls by getting the help of an experienced Los Angeles and Glendale car accident lawyer with the resources, expertise and grit to stand up to insurance adjusters and their attorneys all over California
Don’t admit liability, to the police or to the negligent driver that causesd the car crash. While you should call California state police after a car accident, never admit liability that could (and will) be used against you;
Don’t speak to the insurance company. They’ll press for a meeting or manipulate you over the phone to admit liability or downplay the seriousness of your injuries. Get an attorney! We’ll come to all meetings with you and protect your claim from day one;
If they “kindly” offer medical advice, never accept! Insurance companies and lawyers protecting at-fault drivers can have ‘gray zone’ private deals with doctors, aimed at shorting your injury assessment. Always talk to your doctor, to qualified ER personnel, or to experts your injury attorney recommends;
Don’t accept offers to settle a claim, no matter how high the amount may look. Insurance lawyers often send low-ball offers within days after the accident(known as “nuisance value offers”), at a time when you’re vulnerable and have no idea about the severity and future mpact of your injuries. Never accept insurance settlements right away!
Don’t give or sign recorded statements of any kind, and don’t give anyone except your trusted injury lawyer access to your data and medical history. Ideally, give us a call even before the police comes: we’ll help you give the most convenient witness statement, and walk you through the whole ordeal from there on.
Do I have an injury claim?
Here are the criteria to claim compensation after a car accident in California. In doubt, just give us a call 24/7 and we’ll explain everything to you in your free legal consultation.
Car accident victims in California can be eligible to claim monetary compensation for damages if two criteria are met:
The accident was, to some extent, caused by another’s negligence
You or your family members suffered injuries as a result of the accident
While a certain degree of injury severity is usually required, a good auto accident lawyer will find ways to increase damages in the claim, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage and a host of emotional and psychological suffering (read about those below).
If you’ve suffered a car accident in Los Angeles, Glendale, or wider California, contact us immediately and learn everything you want to know about your case – free, obligation-free, and NO WIN, NO FEE!
Legal courses of action for
California car accidents
Following your injury and free consultation, we do some digging and research on your case to determine the best course of action. Car accident injury cases in California can have the following three modes of resolution. We’ll explain each option to you and recommend the one that has your best interests at heart:
Out of court settlement
This is the most resolution mechanism. The defendant and his/her insurance company will agree to pay out the agreed compensation. This route is fast and the least painless option.
In some cases, it may be necessary to go to court to secure your maximum compensation. When the case calls for it, our attorneys will discuss with you the options, pros and cons of taking your car accident injury case to trial in the California court system.
When injury cases go to court, it’s possible for either party to appeal. In this case, your previous judgement could be upheld (you win). reverssed (you lose), or go to a new trial. This process could take years, which is why we always consider our clients’ need for recovery before suggesting going to court.
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What we do to help
Our experienced auto accident lawyers in Los Angeles will work tirelessly to protect your rights and secure highest compensation for your car accident injury.
As a Glendale law firm specialized in California car accident injuries, we put vast expertise, experience and resources in service of your case. More importantly, we work tirelessly on your behalf as you recover physically, personally and financially. We never work for insurance companies – we only defend victims!
- 01 Gather all evidence for your car accident case
- 02 Speak to car accident witnesses and experts
- 03 Obtain police reports and help you talk to police
- 04 Collect your medical records and bills
- 05 Meet with insurance and car accident defendant’s lawyers
- 06 Dig out laws and past sentences that’ll help your case win MAX compensation, fast
Types of car accident injuries
Besides Physical harm, injuries lead to a whole host of sneaky, hard to quantify
detriments to a victim’s quality of life. An experienced accident and injury attorney
like out legal team will find ways for you to get compensation, justice and closure
for all your suffering and lost opportunities.
Severe cuts and bruises, disfigurement, impaired mobility, spinal damage, or brain injuries can permanently worsen a victim’s quality of life.
Professional legal representation in California can at least recover medical expenses and damages in compensation – and provide closure.
Lost wages, reduced productivity, and long-term career impairment are all too common consequences of injury
A properly filed claim with the State of California can make the perpetrator answer for these damages, as well as immediate medical conditions and expenses.
Less obvious than physical harm, but no less serious, emotional damages like trauma or anxiety can be an incredible detriment to life quality.
It’s important to conduct thorough investigations and collect expert reports to assess the extent of distress. We have the resources to hire the best experts in California and prove your emotional distress in court, or private settlements.
Loss of lifes pleasures
Injuries can result in the deterioration of personal relationships, loss of consortium with a significant one, or the loss of enjoyment out of life.
An experienced injury and accident lawyer can navigate the laws of California and get compensation for these insidious types of damages, with expert reports, detailed collection of evidence, and targeted interviews.
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