What To Do If You’re in a Los Angeles Car Accident
Los Angeles is the car capital of the world, so it’s no surprise the that the City of Angels has a high number of car accidents every year. Still, many people do not know what to do after a fender bender. They may be injured, scared, or perhaps it’s the first time this have ever happened. Here is a quick check list of what to do if you are involved in a car accident in Los Angeles.
First, check to make sure everyone is okay (including yourself). If you, or anyone else, are injured, call an ambulance. Do not hesitate to contact medical personnel. External and internal injuries, can be dangerous and/or life threatening. If you’re in pain, don’t play the hero, call 911.
As soon as possible after the car accident, you should photograph any visible injuries (i.e. cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.) that you have on your body. Before repairing your car, photograph the car accident damage from all angles. Also, photograph the other person’s car.
It’s crucial to provide your Los Angeles car accident lawyer with the prints (and negatives) of all photographs pertaining to your claim. Speaking of car accident attorneys, you want to hire a car accident lawyer who is experienced, capable and honest. A good Los Angeles car accident attorney is not going to charge you a penny, until you get your car accident settlement, then they take a percentage.
You should consult with your Los Angeles auto accident attorney to determine who is responsible for payment of your medical bills. Your medical bills could be processed through the other driver’s insurance company, your auto insurance policy or through your group health insurance.
Be aware that most insurance policies require reimbursement of any medical expenses they paid upon settlement of your claim. Also, you need to keep accurate records of your lost time and wages from work (this includes overtime pay you would have gotten) as a result of your auto accident.
Remember, a person who negligently operates a vehicle is required by law to pay for any and all damages caused. All operators of vehicles must drive with “reasonable care under the circumstances”. If such care is not used, and an accident occurs, they are responsible for all damages.
If you have been injured through the carelessness, negligence or irresponsible behavior of another individual or organization, you should contact Nadrich and Cohen immediately at 800-722-0765. Our highly experienced LA car accident lawyers will fight for your future income, obtaining lost wages, damage to your car, hospital bills, doctors’ visits, medication, rehabilitation, pain and suffering.
We will make sure that you get the car accident settlement that you are entitled to. The big insurance companies have lawyers working for them, so should you. We do not charge you a penny, we only get paid when you get paid.
Call our car accident lawyers in Los Angeles at 800-722-0765. Remember, when you’re injured, the right lawyer does make a difference.