What to Do After a Car Accident
Figure It Out with Orange County Car Accident Lawyer’s Help
A car accident is going to shake you up, even if no one is injured and
the damage is minimal. You could be frightened by the impact, angered
at the other drivers, and confused by the situation as a whole. All of
those emotions are normal, but it remains important to stay focused and
collect as much information about the incident as you possibly can. Every
little bit might help you win any claims in the future.
If you have been in a
car accident and aren’t sure what to do next, or if you know you need legal representation,
get the professional injury attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. on
your side. We have been serving clients in Orange County, Santa Ana, and
even Palm Desert for years and have collected millions on their behalf. View our
case results to see some of our successes.
Important Steps You Can’t Overlook
The moment a car accident occurs, you need to start thinking about how
you can prove that you are not liable. Insurance companies will have their
own best interests in mind and it could come down to you and your attorney
to show that you’re not to blame. Your own company might only give
you a portion of the costs required for recovery and repair if you are
found partially liable, and the providers of other drivers will certainly
be trying to peg the blame entirely on you.
By taking these important steps, you can help ensure you are building the
best case possible for your own insurance claims:
Seek medical attention: If you are injured in any way from the accident, you should, of course,
first seek medical attention. Not only does this help protect you from
serious or lingering bodily harm, but it also provides you with documentation
of your injuries. Hold onto a physical copy for your own records.
Collect all information: After a collision, more people than you might expect actually forget to
get important information that seems obvious, such as license plate numbers,
driver’s license numbers, and even the make and model of all the
Take photographs: Camera phones are in just about everyone’s pockets these days, and
they come in handy after a crash. Take close and numerous pictures of
any damage or injuries. If you don’t have a camera phone, keep a
disposable camera in your glove compartment.
Remember the passengers: The drivers of vehicles are not the only ones you need to talk to –
speak to any passengers as well. They may reveal important case information,
such as revealing that the other driver was on their phone at the time
of the accident.
Contact the proper authorities: If anyone has been injured, or if the other driver is uninsured, you need
to call the police. They can help you sort out the initial troubles at
the scene and also provide you with a useful police report of the incident.
Never admit fault: Even if you think you are wholly responsible for a car accident, you should
never admit fault. There could be circumstances you are unaware of that take
some or all of the blame off you.
Take Action Now – Build Your Case with an Experienced Attorney
Whether you’ve considered it or not, everyone else involved in your
car accident is already trying to dodge responsibility, perhaps even trying
to put the blame on you. You can’t afford to wait a day longer.
Retain professional legal counsel from Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. now to
start the process of seeking financial compensation for your personal
injuries or damages in an auto collision. We can help you piece together
the necessary information to help prove your side of the story, and, if
necessary, we can represent you in court. We will provide you with personal
and dedicated service and, best of all, we don’t get paid until
we get you a fair settlement. You have nothing to lose.
If you live in Orange County, Santa Ana, or Palm Desert, Cohn & Swartzon,
P.C. can help you with your car accident claims. Contact our Orange County
car accident attorney now for a
free case evaluation.