The attorneys at Injury Trial Lawyers serve drivers in Escondido who have been injured in car accidents. After reading the information below, give us a call to schedule your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are some very common questions that are asked when people have been involved in a car accident. Below are some of them.
What if I’ve been injured by a drunk driver?
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, then they have to face criminal consequences for their actions. These can include serving time in prison, fines, having their license revoked, having to attend alcohol education courses, and having to pay for your injuries. You may be entitled to punitive damages, so call Injury Trial Lawyers today.
Where do car accidents happen most frequently?
There are a lot of dangerous roads that drivers find themselves on. Many car accidents happen at intersections, particularly when one driver is making a left-hand turn. Not using your turn signal at an intersection puts you and other drivers at a higher risk of being involved in an accident. The highway is another place where accidents can happen frequently but for different reasons. Because of the high speeds, drivers are typically moving at, these accidents can be fatal. Common accidents that occur on the highway are sideswipe accidents and rollovers.
Why You Need A Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident lawyer is going to know what types of damages you can file for and, if your accident was not recently, then they will be able to help you file your claim before it’s too late due to the statute of limitations. Additionally, when you go to court the attorneys for the car insurance company will take advantage of the fact that they are going up against someone with no legal background. So even if you think that your case is straightforward, they might find a way to undermine your efforts and make sure you get less in compensation. Don’t risk going to court without first calling us at the Injury Trial Lawyers so we can listen to you and tell you what to do next.
What To Do After A Car Accident
As soon as you’ve been involved in an accident, you should pull your car over to the side of the road so you do not block traffic or stay in harm’s way if you can. Also if you can, you should walk over to the other car to check on the driver, other passengers and to see if any witnesses are around. Then you want to immediately dial 911 and let them know what condition everyone is in. The dispatcher will ask you where you are and if there are any severe injuries. Be sure to answer all of the questions calmly and clearly.
Next, you want to exchange important information with the other driver including:
- Phone numbers
- Email addresses
- Car insurance information including policy number
It is not advisable to speak to the other driver outside of exchange information. Tensions can be very high after an accident and you don’t want an argument to start over who is at fault. Additionally, anything you say or do can be used against you when going to court for your accident.
If you were offered to receive medical treatment then you should accept it. You may be suffering from internal bleeding or other injuries that you were not aware of. Only a medical professional will be able to diagnose these conditions in their earliest stages, saving you pain and suffering later on.
Then, of course, it’s important to call an attorney. After you have been released from the hospital, the next step is to send your Escondido car accident lawyer a copy of the police report and your medical diagnosis. When you receive the bill in the mail you will also want to send that to your attorney. You may have to contact the police department directly to receive a copy of your police report if you did not receive one at the site of the accident.