Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
When Accidents Lead to Severe Injuries, Our Attorneys Can Help You Make a Plan
Being involved in an automobile accident is one of the most traumatic events that can occur in life. A serious wreck can put your health and ability to work in jeopardy. Your vehicle could be seriously damaged or completely destroyed. At a time when your attention should be solely focused on recovering from your injuries, there are a host of problems that need your attention.
Support for Your Car Accident Claim
Profit-driven insurance companies will often make lowball settlement offers before you’ve even had a chance to identify all your damages. Or, they may wrongfully try to place some or all of the blame for the accident upon you so they can reduce the amount they owe you. It is important to speak to an attorney before you speak to the insurance company if possible, to ensure your legal rights are protected. The sooner you contact us, the more we can do to help you request full compensation for your injuries and losses.
Car Accidents: Causes and Risks
In California, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury every year. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that, in 2017, 277,160 people were injured in traffic accidents. An additional 3,904 were killed in roadway collisions. Serious and fatal accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including:
- Distracted Drivers
- Drunk Drivers
- Ignoring or Breaking Rules of the Road
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, be sure to seek proper medical treatment right away. If you find you’re facing mounting medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, reach out to our auto accident attorneys. The team at Robins Cloud LLP is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve after suffering serious injuries and other damages in a car accident.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Insurance companies have armies of attorneys and decades of experience processing accident claims. They also have a mandate to pay you as little as possible so they can maximize their company's profit. Insurance adjusters count on your lack of experience and knowledge about your rights to make unfair settlement offers. With all the other struggles in your life, it can be hard to catch them out in unfair practices.
How can you even the playing field? Speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident—before you even contact the other party’s insurance, if you can. Our award-winning attorneys can help you fight back if your claim is unfairly contested or you’re offered a low settlement. Before that, we’re honored to speak to you about your accident, free of charge, to ensure you have a basic understanding of the claims process and your legal right to compensation. Don’t be victimized by a greedy insurance company. Get an experienced lawyer who will fight for your rights and request maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved in a Car Accident?
Car accidents are disorienting and stressful—which makes it all the harder to keep track of what you should (and should not) do in such a situation. Here are steps to help ensure you have sufficient evidence to prove your claim should the insurance company act unreasonably, or the case proceed to litigation.
Right After the Accident
The first, and most important, step is to determine whether you or anyone else needs medical treatment. If you believe anyone is in need of emergency medical attention, contact 911 right away. If you were not injured, or your injuries are only minor, you should take the following steps while still at the scene:
- If your vehicle is not totaled and is still drivable, move it off the road to a safe place.
- Collect information from the others involved in the accident, including any witnesses. Ask any other drivers involved for their names, phone numbers, email addresses, insurance information, and driver’s license and license plate numbers.
- Take photographs of the scene with your phone or camera. Focus on the vehicles at their point of rest, debris fields, your visible injuries, and damage to the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident.
- Write down notes about the accident as soon as possible, before your memories fade or become distorted.
- Do not talk to anyone except the police officer taking the report about how the accident occurred. An off-the-cuff remark might be used against you, especially if it is vague or worded awkwardly.
- While law enforcement will likely document the accident, you should not rely on them to collect the information you might need for a claim or lawsuit. Police reports can be helpful evidence in car accident claims, but your records and information may show important details the accident report does not include.
In the Days Following the Car Accident
Once you have considered your health, you should speak to an attorney as soon as practical to ensure you have sufficient information to proceed with your claim. We can help you file a claim with the insurance company, so you don’t lose any rights to compensation under your policy. Even if the accident wasn’t your fault, you still need to take action if you want to receive compensation. We strongly recommend you wait for an attorney’s help to make these steps rather than talking to an adjuster on your own. You have a right to have an attorney present when make your statement to an insurance company.
We understand the process can be confusing at times. If you have any questions, our attorneys are ready to talk you through them, so you can feel confident that the claim process will go smoothly.
The Time Limit for Filing a Lawsuit After a Car Accident
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This may seem like a long time, but remember, you must file your claim within two years.
Additionally, the sooner you start thinking about your future, the more our team can do to help you preserve the evidence in the moment. When you consult with an attorney within a few days of your accident, you’re more likely to remember the important details that can have an impact on your case.
Our Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Are Here for You
The attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP have the knowledge and the resources to fight for your rights and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve after a serious car accident. We understand you may be going through a difficult time—and we offer full support to help you understand and exercise your rights.
When you choose Robins Cloud LLP to handle your automobile case, we’ll work hard to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. This may include:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Pain and suffering that you have and will endure
- Wages that you’ve lost due to your injury plus lost future earning potential
- Expenses required to repair your vehicle and incurred by its loss of use
- Decreased quality of life
It does not matter whether you case settles outside of court or goes to trial—our attorneys will do everything we can to protect your right to compensation. When you’ve been catastrophically injured, your financial security and future plans are at stake. Make sure you have an experienced team on your side while you fight for justice.
Robins Cloud LLP can be reached at (800) 691-2363. Call our Los Angeles car accident attorneys if you’ve been in a serious car crash. We offer free consultations.
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