If you need a car accident attorney in Carlsbad, then look no further than Injury Trial Lawyers, who have been successfully winning cases for clients for years.
Why You Need A Car Accident Lawyer
There are many advantages to hiring a car accident attorney. Our Carlsbad car accident lawyers work hard to file all of the different types of damages that you can collect, which could lead you to receive even more in compensation. Additionally, they can speak to the insurance company for you. When they speak to other lawyers they don’t treat them the same way those attorneys treat average people. This is why you should never speak to the insurance company without your lawyer present because the insurance company’s attorneys will try to use anything that you say against you. Lastly, the claims adjuster‘s work diligently to reduce the amount that victims receive in compensation, so it behooves you to have someone fighting on your side.
What To Do After A Car Accident
The first thing to do is to check on yourself, other passengers in your vehicle, the other driver, and any other passengers in their vehicle. Then you’ll need to dial 911 and let the dispatcher know what the condition is of each person that you’ve seen. They will then send out a police officer as well as an ambulance, and the fire department, if needed.
If you can, it is advised to move the damaged vehicles out of the way of traffic or harm. Pull over into the shoulder of the road, if possible.
Exchange information with the other driver such as your names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and car insurance information. If there were any witnesses or bystanders, you want to get their basic contact information.
When the police arrive, you will want to explain to them everything that you remember that led up to the accident, but don’t speculate who was at fault or give them any reason to believe it is your fault. In fact, don’t even bring it up. You do not want to say anything regarding the accident without your lawyer present.
Then it is important to give us a call. We will advise you to accept medical treatment to ensure that you are not seriously injured in the accident. We can also advise you on what the next steps are that you should take.
But if you decline to receive medical treatment, this can make your case a lot more difficult. The insurance company’s attorneys may try to argue that your injuries were not severe. Otherwise, you would have sought relief for them immediately. Do not give them any reason to find holes in your case before you have a fighting chance. Accept the medical care, and then give us a call, so we can set up your consultation and discuss what damages you should sue for.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are the most commonly asked questions. The answers may give you valuable guidance.
Does the other driver’s insurance company need to see my medical records?
You definitely do not want to be releasing your medical records to the other driver’s insurance adjuster without first speaking to your attorney. You don’t know what the adjuster is planning on using that information for and how they are planning to save their company money. In fact, don’t speak to the insurance company. Have one of our attorneys from Injury Trial Lawyers represent you and speak on your behalf.
What are some of those common types of car accidents?
There are a variety of reasons why accidents happen in many different factors that change their outcomes. But when it comes to patterns, here are some of the most common types of accidents:
- Intersection accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Rear-end collisions
In 2017 there were a total of 197,146 fatal and injury car crashes in the state of California. More specifically 3,582 of those crashes were fatal and 193,564 caused injuries. Specifically for the city of Carlsbad, there were 454 people who were either injured or killed in car accidents in that same year, with 48 who were in accidents that involved alcohol. In the city alone there were 362 arrests for driving under the influence.