Get medical treatment after a car accident
If you are injured, after a car accident – you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. People should never wait before getting treatment. Go right from the scene of the accident to the hospital, or doctor, in order to create proof of your injuries. If you delay treatment, the opposing insurance company can argue that your injuries are the result of some other accident that may have occurred.
If you are in pain, you should get evaluated by a medical provider as soon as possible. If it’s a serious accident, then you should go to a hospital.
Big mistakes made when a victim files a car accident claim
Some people, that don’t hire an attorney immediately – often make mistakes. For example, some victims may speak to the opposing insurance company. They give an incorrect, or false, recorded statement. This can then be used to invalidate their claim, and can be used against them in court. Even if the other driver’s insurance company may be at fault, if you make an incorrect statement – it can be used to make you look at fault. Another common mistake made, is victims not getting enough information at the scene of the accident. Sometimes, people not call the police, or ask for the insurance information about the other driver. This makes it much more difficult to conduct a police investigation. In some accidents, we’ve seen drivers not give their insurance information – which means additional investigative work has to be done.
Another big mistake we often see made, is when victims ignore suggested medical treatments. It can be difficult to prove you were injured. It’s important you follow through on all of the recommended medical treatments, in order to prove the validity of your injuries. Without getting medical treatment, it’s difficult to ask for compensation – since the insurance company will deny your injuries existed.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys typically see a few different type of accidents.
Low Speed Impact Accidents: Car accidents that take place under 10 mph, are considered low speed impacts. Typically, these types of accidents result in whiplash.
Front Impacts: Front impacts take place when the front of a driver’s vehicle, hits something – like a wall, a tree, animal, or other object.
Rear End Accident: Impacts from the rear, are very common. This is the #1 common form of car and auto related accident. It happens when a car, truck, or SUV, hits the rear of another vehicle. Often, the driver who was in the rear – is at fault in these accidents. We’ve typically seen drivers distracted – by texting, or something else, cause these accidents.
Side Collisions: Side collisions result in a drivers door, or passenger door, getting hit by another vehicle. Injuries can include concussions, or even broken bones.
How much does it cost to hire a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
Our Los Angeles car accident law firm, only gets paid when we win your case for you. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid. There aren’t upfront fees, as car accident attorneys. Our retainer agreement results in us working on a contingency fee basis – which means we only get attorney fees if there’s a successful recovery.