Have you been in an auto accident recently?
Living in California, you know that there are high volumes of traffic. With so many cars on the road, there are bound to be auto accidents every single day. Luckily, there are firms like Eldessouky Law that are here to look out for you. Our lawyers want to remind you that you have rights as a motorist, and it’s important to exercise those rights. If you have been in an auto accident recently, then you may want to speak with one of our auto accident lawyers to see if you have a case and if you can win recovery for your damages. Car accidents range in severity, but no matter what, there are still ways in which you can get compensated. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to speak with one of our auto accident lawyers serving Lakewood, California.
What do I do if I’m in an auto accident?
It is very likely that at some point in your life you will find yourself in an auto accident. Not all may be severe, but no matter what, there are a few things you need to make sure you do immediately following the accident. These are:
- Move to a safe area is you can
- Stop your vehicle and get out
- Check on others involved
- Call the police
- Collect information from the other parties involved
- Document the scene
- Alert your insurance company
If the police arrive and fill out an accident report, you will want to make sure you obtain a copy of it. Also, documenting the scene will be your best way in preserving evidence. Take pictures of everything you can such as your property damage, the road conditions, and your injuries. If you can, bring these with you to your consultation so that one of our lawyers can better assess your case. If you seek medical help, you will also need to make sure you save copies of all your medical and hospital bills. If you’ve been in an accident and need a lawyer to look at your case, get in contact with our firm to get help from one of our experience auto accident attorneys.
What are some common causes of auto accidents?
There are endless ways in which you can get into an auto accident, but here are a few examples of common scenarios:
- Rear-end collissions
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone smash ups
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Crashes with drunk drivers
- Wrecks caused by dangerous road conditions
- SUV rollovers
- Tired defect problems
- Guardrail injuries
Different situations will hold different parties responsible. To learn more about how you may be able to receive compensations for you accident, speak with one of our attorneys today.
How do I prove fault in an auto accident?
Your best bet in winning the most compensation and building a strong case that proves the other party’s fault is by getting assistance from one of our lawyers. California has a comparative fault law which means that you may still be able to recover damages even if the accident is partially your fault. However, insurance companies will most likely try to to put the most fault on you as possible so that you do not receive as much compensation.
Fault will be decided based on a person’s negligence. Negligence is proved through a duty of care. Drivers in California owe other drivers a duty to use reasonable care when operating their vehicle. The duty of care for drivers involves:
- Using reasonable care when operating a vehicle
- Looking out for pedestrian, obstacles, and other vehicles
- Controlling the speed and movement of the vehicle
The way in which these responsibilities may have been neglected will determine fault in an auto accident case. Negligence and fault can get complicated when it comes to accidents, and it’s best you at least get advice from one of our lawyers for your case.
What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, pursuing a lawsuit may not be plausible. You will want to check and see if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist on your insurance plan. If you do, then you will most likely be able to get all or most of our damages compensated for. Also, one of our lawyers may be able to investigate your claim further. If you need help working with someone who does not have insurance, do not hesitate to get in contact with Eldessouky Law.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law?
The lawyers at Eldessouky Law will work their hardest to get you to as much compensation for your losses as possible. To see what your case may be worth, all you need to do is pick up the phone and call our office. We will give you a free consultation and represent you in a case free of charge. We always put our clients first, so if you feel helpless or lost after an auto accident, one of our lawyers will do their best to fix that and give you the legal assistance you deserve.