Southern California Auto Accident Attorneys
Auto accidents can have numerous serious consequences, including life altering injuries, costly property damage, lost wages, and wrongful death. Our Southern California car accident attorneys can skillfully handle your case. We have the experience, extensive legal knowledge, and the resources to pursue any and all avenues to justice.
Things To Know About Auto Accidents
- What Are The Top Misconceptions About Auto Accidents In California?
- What Steps Does Someone Need To Take After An Auto Accident?
- Should I Notify My Own Insurance About An Auto Accident?
- What Is The Importance Of Following Doctor’s Orders In An Auto Accident?
- How Long Does An Auto Accident Claim Typically Take To Get Resolved?
- How Can Someone Get A Favorable Outcome In Their Auto Accident Claim?
Settlements For Car Accident Lawsuits
Our accident lawyers has helped accident victims obtain favorable settlements throughout Southern California. We are dedicated to holding negligent drivers responsible for the harm they cause and ensuring that auto accident victims obtain justice. With our experienced Trial Attorneys covering the Southern California area, with two offices in Southern California, and an extensive legal support team, Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette & Blythe can provide you with the legal guidance and support you need during the stressful aftermath of an auto accident.
We Do Not Charge Any Fees For Obtaining Property Damage Settlements For Your Vehicle. We Also Do Not Charge Any Fees For Obtaining Medical Payment Through Your Auto Insurance Carrier.
If you have been in an automobile accident in Southern California, you will need professional legal representation to get you a fair settlement for your car accident lawsuit. You will also need a qualified and experienced car accident attorney by your side, who understands all aspects of automobile accident cases and can build a strong case for you. Getting compensation from insurance companies is quite stressful and without legal guidance, chances are you’ll end up getting nothing or next to nothing. An experienced auto accident lawyer will handle your case professionally and will get you a fair settlement for the damages you have sustained in the accident. Call (760) 852-7134 today!
What Information Do People Generally Need To Give Their California Accident Attorney When Their Case Is Being Reviewed?
We first determine whether or not a potential client actually needs an attorney or not. If they do not need an attorney, we do not partner with them, as our services are not necessary for them.
If they need an attorney, we want to help them. We ask a series of questions about the case while looking for red flags to determine whether our services are necessary.
What Criteria Do You Use To Decide If Potential Clients Need An Attorney?
We tend to ask simply the who, what, where, when, and why first to get an idea of what happened, how injured people involved might be, and who ultimately may be responsible when determining the viability of an auto accident injury claim.
In other words, we assess the case at the outset to see if it is appropriate for our firm to handle. Above this, we also weigh up the best interest of the client. There are certain circumstances where they do not need a lawyer, whether it’s based on the size of the case or the facts of the case.
What Information Or Evidence From The Scene Of An Accident Is Important For Injured Parties To Record Or Preserve?
Injured parties should get the other party’s insurance information and driver’s license. Beyond this, they should contact the police and have them come to the scene if they can.
Take many pictures of the vehicle damage and surrounding area as soon as possible after the accident, insofar as you can, without jeopardizing your or others’ safety.
It is interesting, but if the police department does not come to the scene, the insurance carrier has an advantage, as it does if there are witnesses. These are red flags we look for, as is whether or not the injured party sought treatment soon after the incident. Taking an ambulance to the hospital or seeing a doctor immediately gives further legitimacy to the viability of an auto accident injury claim case.
If The Other Driver Was Clearly At Fault, Do I Still Need To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney For My Car Accident Case?
Whether you need to hire a personal injury attorney for your case depends on certain factors. However, we generally advise hiring an attorney to be safe. The reason for this is simple.
The average consumer has no experience evaluating claims like those that come from these types of accidents. Although you may understand that you are injured or that the accident was not your fault, you likely do not understand how these kinds of cases are valued, what the insurance company uses to make these valuations, or what a reasonable settlement is. Including an attorney tends to bring with it higher winnings than settlements for clients without attorneys.
At What Point Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney, Especially If I am Injured?
We highly advise contacting an attorney immediately after an accident or as soon as otherwise possible.
If I Was Injured As A Passenger In A Car Accident, Do I Have The Same Rights To Filing A Claim As The Driver?
If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may actually have more rights than the driver. The driver could be at fault, whereas you were simply a negligent free passenger. As such, you may be in a better position for compensation than the driver.
Should I Get A Copy Of A Police Report After My Car Accident?
Getting a copy of the police report for your accident is a must. We can also get the police report on your behalf if you deem that appropriate. This takes some stress off your shoulders so you can focus on getting the medical treatment needed and following up on the case in other ways.
Will A Police Report Help My Case?
Police reports help car accident cases tremendously.
How Can I Afford My Medical Bills While Waiting For My Auto Accident Case?
Affording medical bills while waiting for an award from your auto accident case will ultimately depend on your personal circumstances. Having health insurance or medicare will be of considerable help. There are statutory and contractual liens that can help you with your medical treatment.
Who Covers The Damages To My Car If I Was In An Auto Wreck And It Was Not My Fault?
We do not charge fees for helping you with your property damage, nor do we charge for medical payment coverage, which is a first-party direct benefit to you. So if your car is damaged, we try to go through the other party’s carrier or your carrier, but we do not take a fee off of it either way. For more information on Viability Of An Auto Accident Injury Claim, an initial consultation is your next best step.