Helping Victims Injured In Car Accidents
Guldjian Law is dedicated to helping those injured in Ladera Ranch car accidents. Our experienced car accident lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients that have been injured in Orange County, CA and all of Southern California. We are here to help if you’ve been injured in a Ladera Ranch auto accident, so please give us a call today if you’ve been injured.
We are dedicated to recovering the best possible settlement for our clients. In order to negotiate the best possible settlement, you should contact our experienced car accident lawyers as soon after the accident as possible. Retaining our personal injury law firm right after the accident will all us to represent your legal interest to any parties involved in the accident, including insurance companies.
Bellow are some general guidelines you can follow after being involved in a Ladera Ranch auto accident.
I’ve been in a car accident. What should I do?
When you’ve been injured in an auto accident as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you’ll want the accident and injuries documented by an independent third party. That’s what police and paramedics are for, so you’ll want to report your accident to the local police department right away.
Reporting The Crash
You’ll want a police report, and assuming damage is in excess of $750, you’re required to report the accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days. The police report will detail the circumstances surrounding the crash and any interviews with the drivers. It’s also going to provide the names and contact information for any independent witnesses.
When you call 911 to report the accident, the dispatcher will ask if anybody was hurt and whether paramedics are needed at the scene. Tell the dispatcher that you were hurt, and indeed you want paramedics. The paramedics will treat you at the scene and transport you to the nearest emergency room. Important records of your condition and treatment will be made by both paramedics and emergency room personnel. Save any bills that you receive from them for your attorney.
Follow Up On Treatment
Since the opposing insurer will be obtaining copies of your medical records in connection with the crash, it’s important that you follow up on any physician referrals on a timely basis. Insurance companies look for gaps in treatment, and those gaps or any failures to appear for medical treatment will be used against you.
No Statements To The Opposing Insurer
Don’t be surprised if the opposing insurer contacts you and asks for a written or recorded statement. No law requires you to give that statement, and it will only be used against you in the future. You’re under no obligation to help the opposing insurer with its case against you. If you’re both insured by the same company, speak with your attorney about this issue and the request for a statement.
Don’t try to bring your injury claim on your own. You’ll only prejudice your case. Rather than give that statement to the opposing insurer, speak with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney right away after being injured in an accident.
Our Ladera Ranch auto accident attorneys offer FREE no obligation case consultations and evaluations are available, and no legal fees are due until such time as we obtain compensation for you.