California has more than 26 million registered drivers and over 35 million registered vehicles. With over 35 million vehicles on our roads, it is no wonder we see hundreds of thousands of accidents on our California roads. If you have been involved in a car accident on our high desert roads, you may have questions about what happens next.
Clients call us with many questions after being involved in a car accident with inquires from insurance issues to funeral expenses and everything in between. We have laid out a few of the most common questions we receive from car accident victims below:
If someone else’s fault caused your car accident, that person and his or her insurance should compensate you for medical bills and property damage in a settlement or trial award. See number 5 below regarding a caution against settling with an insurance company without an attorney advocating on your behalf.
The insurance company paying for your property damage will generally make that decision.
Lost wages and lost future earnings, if adequately proven, should be included in a settlement or trial award.
Understand that they are probably recording your call and they will use anything you say as a way to apportion at least some of the accident fault to you. If they ask about your injuries they may also try to use any of your responses as a claim that your injury is not as serious as you believe it to be.
The goal of the other driver’s insurance company is two-fold:
a. They want to settle your case so that you waive any future claims you may have against them and their driver for the car accident, and
b. They want to spend as little money as possible in settling the case.
As you can see, their goal is not to see that you are compensated for all of your damages and injuries. Keep this in mind before you accept any settlement offer from an insurance company.
If you have sustained injuries and damages in a car accident caused by someone else, contact a Lancaster car accident attorney at Compass Law Group, PC. to schedule a consultation. Our car accident experts want to see that you receive the monetary recovery that you deserve. We have conducted countless car accident investigations to gather evidence supporting our clients’ cases, we are experts at negotiating with insurance companies and trying car accident cases in court, and we are dedicated to seeing that our clients are fully and fairly compensated.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.