When Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

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If you have been in a car accident, hiring an experienced car accident attorney will always be beneficial, regardless of the severity of the accident. A seasoned attorney can help you navigate the complex field of legal processes that insurance companies create to prevent you from being fairly compensated for your car accident.

In the aftermath of a car accident, a person is usually focused on recovering from injuries or dealing with the hassle of buying a new car. Hiring a personal injury attorney who specializes in automotive-related accidents allows you to focus on recovery while the attorneys focus on ensuring you are fairly compensated. At Chandler Law, our experienced legal team of car accident attorneys will take the burden of dealing with insurance companies, police agencies, and third-party adjusters off your shoulders so you can focus on recovery.

If I have been in a car accident, what’s next?

Well, step one is to give us a call. Our team of automotive accident attorneys and support staff will be able to determine if we can help. Oftentimes, people question who is at fault in an accident. There are provisions in the California Law, specifically the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, that may give you an avenue to recovery after an accident that was caused by the negligence of multiple parties. With that, it is important to call an attorney for car accidents before you make a determination that you do not have a case.

Is it worth getting an attorney for a car accident?

The answer is an overwhelming yes, and here are some of the reasons.

  • Car accidents can be extremely expensive for everyone involved. If you had to take time off work to recover, spend money to repair your car, insurance premiums went up, medical bills, and emotional trauma due to the severity of the accident are all serious considerations. Insurance companies will fight hard to pin these costs on you. This is where we come in to get you the compensation you deserve from a car accident.
     
  • The insurance company could be trying to pin the accident on you. As stated above, even if you are somewhat at fault, you may still be owed money from the car accident.
     
  • We will ensure you get what you deserve after an accident. There is no going back for seconds. After a car accident, when an insurer gives you a monetary offer for your pain and suffering, and you accept, the door to recovery is closed forever. That is why it is not uncommon for insurance companies and their adjusters to call you quickly after an accident takes place to offer you a settlement. A majority of the time, the settlement they offer is a fraction of what you should be getting paid. It is important to keep in mind when an insurance company makes an offer to settle to make sure you are getting paid for all medically necessary future care. What if you have a minor tear in your shoulder or knee, something that is not surgical or bothersome now, but maybe it will be in 10 years after a bit more wear and tear? An insurance company owes you for all medical care and treatment that is reasonably needed now or in your lifetime due to the car accident.
     
  • The legal arena is complicated. There are a number of deadlines set by law, and if you miss them, your claim is forever and always gone. Let our experienced car accident attorneys navigate the complexities of the law for you.

What should I tell an insurance company if they call after a car accident?

Insurance companies – whether it be your own insurance carrier or the driver who hit you will often call shortly after the accident. It is important to be careful when talking to them. Anything you say can and will be used against you when determining liability. Even something as simple as “I didn’t even see them coming!”, “They came out of nowhere!” or, “I was turning and felt a huge crash!” all of those statements, while they seem innocent, can be used to place liability on you. Instead, don’t answer questions about the car accident until you’ve spoken to an experienced legal professional.

Let our team of highly experienced car accident attorneys go to battle for you.

If you have been in a car accident in California. No better legal team can assist you with your car accident case. We have settlements and jury verdicts totaling over $100,000,000.00 for our clients. Additionally, we only get paid if you get paid. All our work is done on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us nothing until we recover money for you.

Schedule a free case evaluation with a Fresno car accident attorney at Chandler Law by contacting us at (559) 825-2318. Hablamos español.

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