What to Do After a Car Accident
If you’ve been in a auto accident, you may be wondering what you should do next. Those who experience a collision often feel confused and anxious from the unexpected event. Fortunately, a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from the Ghozland Law Firm is readily available to guide you through the difficult process.
What should you do after a car accident?
Immediately following a car accident, there are a number steps that you should to make sure that you are in the best position to recover all of your damages. Please note that those who are trying to recover damages from an injury have two years after the accident occurs to file their claim.
Obtain medical care
Notify the police
Document the details
Call an attorney
Contact the insurance company
How does the insurance process work for a car accident claim?
Once you contact the insurance company and inform them of your accident, a representative of the company should respond within a few days. The representative, also known as a claims adjuster, will get in touch with you so he or she can obtain more details about the accident. The adjuster may come to your home and take photos of your car and inspect it for damages, then ask you to take it to one of the company’s approved auto shops for an assessment. In order to get information about your medical bills, the insurance representative will probably ask who your medical provider is. Be prepared to give them this type of information.
You can also expect the adjuster to get a copy of the official police report, talk to the other driver and other witnesses in their investigation. All of these components will help the representative get an idea of how much you are entitled to and if your policy covers all the damages. The claims adjuster should then make a settlement offer, which will specify how much the insurance company will pay. If the claim is not enough to pay your damages then you and your attorney can pursue the case further. You do not need to accept a settlement offer from the insurance company on the first try because you have other options. You could notify the adjuster’s supervisor, who may then look into your claim and send a new settlement. If this doesn’t work, then you can also take your case to court. An attorney at our firm is more than competent to file a lawsuit against an insurance company. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that you are treated fairly.
Benefits of Hiring the Best Car Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you were injured in a car accident, then it is absolutely necessary for you to obtain legal counsel for a lawyer. You need the top personal injury attorney for your case in Los Angeles if you want the best chance of success. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to settle for less than their clients deserve. Our legal team can not only assist you in making a solid claim, but can protect you against insurance companies that don’t want to give you the compensation you deserve. We take care of all negotiations, so you don’t have to be burdened by any legal matters.
For over a decade, the Ghozland Law Firm has been helping clients obtain the compensation they deserve from their injury! If you’ve been hurt by another person in any way, it is only just that the individual reimburses you. Our legal team has been able to obtain tens of thousands of dollars for clients who were in car accidents caused by another. Even if you believe you may have been partially at-fault, contact our firm. We are committed to returning client calls with 24 hours, so call us at (213) 817-9957 or fill out a free case evaluation to get started!