Victims who sustained injuries in an auto accident due to someone else's wrongdoing may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering. However, it is challenging to quantify and recover pain and suffering damages in an injury claim.
No law in California says victims injured in an accident must give a recorded statement to any insurance company. Insurance companies’ sole purpose is to profit by giving their customers the least possible amount.
Auto accidents are incredibly traumatic experiences that often leave both the drivers as well as the passengers with multiple minor and major injuries. Even if you are unsure whether you got hurt, you could still be suffering from invisible injuries that could get worse if left untreated.
Decision-making can be challenging after a car accident due to the victim's injuries and post-collision stress. However, following the proper steps can help a plaintiff build a stronger case against the defendant.
Who is responsible to pay for your property damage repairs after a car accident in California? It depends on how the collision occurred. There is also a question of timing: who pays at first might not be who pays at the end of the day. Often, it is just as simple as that. You get it an accident that was not your fault and the other driver's insurance company pays for your car repairs or pays you the Blue Book value of your vehicle if your car was totaled. The insurance company does not give you another vehicle that is equivalent of yours.
Ideally, you would be reading this before you are injured in an auto accident. Of course, the reality is that the vast majority of people reviewing this site are looking for help after an auto accident. Moreover, because of the severity of the injuries suffered, many of our clients would be unable to do many of the suggestions on this list because they are physically or mentally unable to do so after an accident. Many of these things our attorneys can uncover through an appropriate investigation. Still, under the theory of doing the best you can, this is a checklist of the optimal things our auto accident lawyers suggest you would want to do after a personal injury car accident.