California is the most populous state in the country. With such a high population comes large amounts of traffic. Consequently, California also has some of the highest rates of auto accidents in the nation. Over 200,000 people are injured in a auto accident in California each year. Auto accidents can have different levels of severity, ranging from minor injuries to multiple fatalities. Our auto accident lawyers serving Cerritos, California, are able to represent you in your lawsuit no matter how big or small. If you have been in a car accident and are looking for help, call Eldessouky Law at 714-409-8991.
What are the first steps to take in an auto accident?
If you have been in an auto accident, Eldessouky Law recommends you take the following steps immediately following the incident:
- Stop and stay at the scene, it is illegal to drive away
- Seek medical attention
- Call the police
- Take notes and photos
- Exchange information with everyone involved
- Notify your insurance company
- Contact our law firm
When you are in a car accident, it’s important to keep all documents related to the accident. When the police arrive, they will most likely file an accident report, and you will want to obtain a copy of that. You will also want to keep record of your hospital and medical bills. Taking pictures will also be a vital part of preserving evidence. Take pictures of your surroundings, damages to your property, the streets and road conditions, and so on. All of this documentation will be helpful when you have your initial consultation with a lawyer. It’s also important that you accurately describe the incident to a police officer. Do not speculate or make assumptions, just tell them everything you know that happened. If you admit fault, this could hurt you in your case. If you need help after your auto accident in Cerritos, California, get in touch with our firm for a free consultation today.
What am I entitled to if I have been in an auto accident?
Every case is different, but you may be able to recover compensation for your damages such as
- Medical bills
- Car repair or replacement
- Lost income
- Future lost earning capacity
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Medication and medical supplies
- Future medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of limb
- Loss of consortium
- Scars and disfigurement
Compensation is determined on a case by case basis. It’s also important to note that California is a comparative fault state, which means that you may be able to receive compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident, however your compensation will be reduced based on the percentage of fault that is deemed to you. To prove fault, a talented lawyer will need to prove that the other party had a duty of care to you, that the duty of care was breached, and that this breach was the direct cause of your injuries. This is why it’s crucial to get a lawyer in an auto accident case. With the help of one at our firm, you will be able to prove the least amount of fault and receivethe most amount of recovery.
I got into an accident with an uninsured motorist – can I still receive compensation?
While this may be a tricky situation, there are still ways to get your damages covered. California law requires insurance to provide uninsured motorist as an option for your insurance plan. If you have uninsurance motorist then your insurance will be able to most likely cover your losses. Getting help from one of our skilled lawyers will help you navigate through this scenario. There may be a way to prove negligence on behalf of the family who let a family member drive uninsured. To learn more about what you can do if you’ve been in an accident with someone that is uninsured, contact our firm and speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer.
Why is Eldessouky Law the best choice in an auto accident claim?
Eldessouky Law is a superior law firm to the other personal injury firms in California because we offer amazing service that always puts the client’s well-being front and center. Our goal is to give you the best experience possible after such a horrific experience of being in an auto accident. Because we care more about you winning your fight, we will give you a free legal consultation with a expert auto accident lawyer. We will also represent you in your case free of charge. Our zero fee guarantee means that you do not owe us any money if we do not win your case. While auto accidents are prevalent, every single person has their own story, and deserves to tell that story. We are ready to listen to your case, and we promise we will you give you the best legal advice. Let Eldessouky Law guide you through your journey to recovery.