“SHOULD I GET A LAWYER AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT IN LOS ANGELES?”
After a car accident that has resulted in you being seriously injured, your life drastically changes.
Now you must deal with unplanned circumstances – from how to cope with physical and emotional pain, to covering medical costs with less income from lost time at work.
Understandably, you may start to feel intimidated by tackling all these challenges on your own.
Many injury victims feel just like you do, too. In fact, it is not uncommon for a person injured in a wreck to not know exactly what to do after an accident occurs.
For all the questions you may have, know that there are answers within your reach.
Should I Get An Attorney After A Car Accident?
If you are not hurt, you may not need an attorney. However, do not entirely rule it out. In certain complex situations, an attorney’s legal knowledge may be critical – even if you are not injured.
If you (or someone you know) suffered permanent injury or lost significant amounts of time away from work, school, or house duties, that legal knowledge is even more essential.
While you are not necessarily required to have an attorney, there is a myriad of reasons why hiring a Los Angeles car accident lawyer is a great idea.
For instance, hire an attorney if any of these happened during your accident:
-You suffered permanent or serious injury.
-Your injury required hospitalization.
-You suffered from broken bones.
-A family member in your vehicle was injured.
-The accident occurred in a construction zone.
-You suffered a loss of companionship (for example, a loved one was killed due to another drivers negligence).
Also, you will need an attorney if AFTER the accident:
-Your medical costs are more than a couple thousand dollars.
-The police report does not show an accurate account of what happened.
-Fault is disputable.
-You are not sure of your rights.
Finally, your insurance company may be the reason you need a lawyer.
Hire a lawyer if:
-The paperwork and forms you have received since the accident are confusing.
-Your insurance company says you did not pay your premium.
-The terms of your insurance policy are not clear to you.
-You suspect your insurance company is acting in bad faith by denying your coverage, refusing to pay before investigating, or do not offer to pay you what you are owed.
-Your insurer is acting strangely and ignoring you or being unkind/aggressive.
-Your insurance company gets a lawyer.
We understand that much of what occurs after an accident can be confusing. That is why we do NOT suggest that you try to handle it all on your own.
Instead, contact the accident attorneys at The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus at 818-784-8544 to begin the process and to protect your rights.
What Compensation Can I Collect?
After an accident, there is so much to be done – and much of it is costly. If you hire an attorney, they will FIGHT for you to win the MAXIMUM amount of compensation possible.
For instance, these expenses could be covered:
-Future medical costs
On top of that, you may be compensated for the time you missed from work, your pain and suffering, punitive damages, or any reduced earning capacity you may have suffered.
WITHOUT a lawyer, it is MUCH more difficult to win compensation for all you are owed. That is why we suggest that you make sure you have award-winning legal representation on your side.
Won’t My Insurance Handle My Costs?
It is true, most of the time your insurance company may handle costs associated with an injury-related accident.
However, insurance companies are “for-profit” which means they are ultimately there to make money.
They will try to pay out the least possible amount they owe you so that they come out on top!
What Do I Need to Do to Get Compensation?
If you hire The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus, you won’t have to do much!
Our skilled accident attorneys will help you manage your case from start to finish.
We will keep any and all evidence organized and preserved. We will also use our experience to handle insurance company tactics to effectively fight back on your behalf.
Furthermore, our lawyers will calculate the value of your claim and determine who is responsible for the accident.
If necessary, we are prepared to file a lawsuit for your claim and take it to court if necessary. Without an attorney, you would be doing all of this yourself, or settling for ALOT less than you deserve.
So, be sure you find a lawyer that specializes in motor vehicle accidents to help ensure you win the most compensation possible!
Is There Anything I Can Do to Ensure a Strong Case?
While hiring legal professionals to help build a strong case can result in just compensation, you can do a few things as well to help solidify your case.
These things include:
-Following all your doctor’s orders. Meaning that you take the prescribed medication, attend follow-ups, and undergo all requested tests. If you don’t, it may look like your injury isn’t as severe as you say it is.
-Keeping all documentation from the accident. This includes anything related to your medical care, insurance companies, photos and artifacts from the accident, and anything else that proves what you are saying is true.
-Not engaging in conversation with the other parties. Even as soon as immediately after the accident, avoid phrases like “Don’t worry about it”, “I’m so sorry”, and “Oh, it wasn’t your fault.” These seem well-meaning but can break your case.
Above all, do not give a statement without an attorney present!
Again, the best thing you can do for your case after an accident is to hire an accident attorney. Whether you were injured in an accident with another car, truck, motorcycle, or bus, a skilled Los Angeles accident attorney will help YOU build a strong case to win the compensation you deserve.
What Happens After I Hire an Attorney?
After you hire an attorney at The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus, our legal team will need to know more specific details about the accident.
This information can be gleaned from your recollection of the accident, other parties’ information, the police report, medical documentation, and more. This information will then be used to build your case and ultimately determine who the negligent party was.
Once fault has been established, we will work diligently to determine what your claim is worth. WITHOUT the assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, coming up with a fair amount would be difficult to determine.
Finally, negotiations begin on your behalf with the insurance companies involved. If an agreement is not reached, your lawyer may take it to trial. Thankfully, if it gets to that point, you will have a professional at your side to back you up.
What Do I Have to Lose in Hiring a Lawyer?
You have nothing to lose and so much to gain by contacting The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus. The call is free, the consultation is free, and you pay no out-of-pocket fees unless compensation is won for your case.
It’s true! Once the personal injury claim process starts, you have a legal team on your side fighting to get you the best possible compensation. And in the end, there is NO FEE UNTIL WE WIN! You will not need to worry about anything except getting better.
So, when you are injured in an accident, DO NOT waste time trying to figure out how to do things on your own. Or, lose money because you missed something an experienced accident attorney would have caught. Instead, win by hiring an award-winning attorney from The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus.
Our team is here for you around the clock!
Please contact our dedicated accident attorneys today at 818-784-8544 to get help on your case. A consultation is 100% FREE, and we are ready to answer all your questions.