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The moment you were in an accident, the clock starts ticking. Before you know it, you will likely endure a financial hit as a result of your injuries. Whether this comes in the form of a missed paycheck, vacation or sick time taken, rental car expenses or medical bills coming in and piling up, you need a Newport Beach car crash attorney on your side who understands the pressure and emotional distress you may be experiencing and can help you navigate this process. More importantly, you deserve representation that can maximize your case results so you receive the compensation you deserve for the physical, mental, psychological, emotional, and financial damages you have incurred. 

You have rights. But the other party’s insurance company and lawyer will try to stop you from enforcing them. At Cohn & Swartzon, we won’t let that happen. We value your case and will relentlessly fight for you until you receive fair compensation for the trauma and injuries you experienced. We have a proven track record of success and have obtained $100+ million in verdicts, judgments, and settlements for clients. Here’s when to call an attorney. 

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What to Do Before Calling a Newport Beach Car Crash Attorney

Before you call a lawyer, your safety should be your top priority. Pull over to the side of the road, ensure you are in a safe area, check on any passengers involved, and check on the other driver. 

Call 911 immediately if you do not feel like you are terribly injured to get checked out.  Also, requesting that law enforcement come to the scene to file a traffic collision report is crucial for your attorney. Without this report, it may be your word against the other driver’s in court, which is not ideal. Then, call an ambulance immediately. 

Moreover, adrenaline and shock often masks injuries, so victims of car accidents don’t always realize how injured they are initially. Also, injuries sometimes take days or weeks to produce physical pain or discomfort.  

If you don’t visit the doctor promptly after your accident, it is difficult to prove the wreck caused your injuries. Waiting to go to the hospital or obtain medical treatment could severely minimize the compensation you receive. So this is a step you cannot afford to skip, even if you feel fine immediately after a crash. 

As you receive treatment for your injuries, keep a record of all expenses that are related to them. This can include medical equipment, medication, therapy and counseling for PTSD, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and lost wages as a result of the accident and injuries you sustained. 

On that note, you should also track any expenses related to property damage, such as a broken mobile phone or damage to your vehicle. A paper trail of all of these expenses will be crucial to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve for this accident.

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What Evidence Should You Collect After an Accident?

After a car accident, it is absolutely essential to start gathering information and evidence so your attorney has a full arsenal at their disposal as they prepare to fight with insurance companies and, potentially, for court. It is vital to collect the following info:

  • Other party(s) name
  • Phone number
  • Current Address
  • License plate number
  • Valid Auto insurance provider and ID number
  • Contact information for the insurance policy but do not call them from the scene and only after speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney
  • The contact information of any and all witnesses
  • Possibly videos from nearby businesses/homes

As stated above, never contact or speak with their insurance until you have spoken with an attorney. They will try to get you to admit fault, undermining your case. Your car accident lawyer will handle that and have the experience to negotiate the best possible compensation for you.

After the accident, you should take notes in your phone or on a piece of paper of everything you remember leading up to the accident while it’s still fresh in your memory, and you should take copious pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, including:

  • Your car from every angle
  • The other driver’s car(s) from every angle
  • Close-up shots of vehicular damage or property damage
  • Injuries you sustain
  • Skid marks or other damage to the road or parking lot
  • Any inclement weather conditions worth noting
  • A view of all traffic lights and stop signs visible from where the accident took place

Still, it is understandable that you will be shaken and overwhelmed with emotion and panic. If you are unsure what you should document, you can ask your attorney after you have called them to ensure you have put yourself in a position to maximize your car accident compensation. 

Were you hurt in a car accident in Newport Beach but are getting the runaround from the driver or their insurance? Call LegalHelp123 now at 888-480-3883.

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When Should You Call a Newport Beach Car Crash Attorney?

Contact a Newport Beach car crash attorney ASAP after a crash if there were any injuries you sustained, passengers in your car, the other driver, anyone in the other driver’s vehicle, or any pedestrians. This applies even if you don’t intend to file a lawsuit.

If there has been damage to your vehicle or any other personal property, you should also call a lawyer. Contacting an attorney quickly is absolutely essential to defending and enforcing your rights. Other situations in which you should call a car accident lawyer include:

  • If fault hasn’t been clearly determined in your case
  • If you don’t agree with the police report
  • If your accident involved an uninsured or underinsured driver
  • If you are facing substantial medical expenses and time off work
  • Any crash involving multiple vehicles and parties
  • If you have to negotiate with insurance companies
  • Your insurance company has denied your claim

Were you hurt in a car accident in Newport Beach but are getting the runaround from the driver or their insurance? Call LegalHelp123 now at 888-480-3883.

Why Should You Call a Newport Beach Car Crash Attorney?

After a car accident, the first step to obtaining the compensation you deserve is by filing a claim with your own insurance provider or that of the other driver. It is important to understand that insurance companies always look out for their best interests and try to low-ball you. 

Because of this, when dealing with insurance agencies and representatives, they will throw everything and the kitchen sink at you to minimize your compensation. But with the car accident lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, we have ample negotiation experience and won’t let that happen. 

If you must go to court, it is imperative that you have a Newport Beach car crash attorney on your side who can navigate the complex court system and shoulder the time and labor-intensive responsibility of building a case that proves that you are not at fault.

You need a premier personal injury attorney for your car accident case because they will have a deep understanding of how to file the necessary paperwork, avoid missing deadlines, and investigate all relevant facts.

If you do not have the legal knowledge or experience, things can fall apart and get messy for you in the blink of an eye. And while it’s impossible to prevent car accidents in many cases, this kind of disaster in court is more than preventable with an adept car accident lawyer.

“We have been working in this field for a long time, and we have worked on both sides of this issue. You can rest assured that we will remain several steps ahead of the opposing party’s insurance provider and attorney to maximize your compensation. We’ll handle the negotiations, gather evidence and expert testimony, reach out to witnesses, and advocate for you in court. You just have to focus on recovering and moving on from this traumatic experience.”

Jason D. Cohn, Founder and Partner, Cohn & Swartzon

Were you hurt in a car accident in Newport Beach but are getting the runaround from the driver or their insurance? Call LegalHelp123 now at 888-480-3883.

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Contact a Newport Beach Car Crash Attorney

A car accident case is incredibly time- and labor-intensive. Most of all, it can be overwhelming, especially when you are dealing with injuries or emotional distress. A Newport Beach car crash attorney will handle your case so you can focus on recovering and reaching a place of closure. If you’ve been in an accident in Newport Beach, there are many steps you should take:

  • Get to Safety
  • Call for Help
  • Take a Video/Photo of the scene (Your car or motorcycle, their car, and the intersection with your cars in it)
  • Collect Information
  • Seek medical attention if you believe you may be injured
  • Contact a Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney Like Jason Cohn, Saar Swartzon or Oz Tannenbaum.

The attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon have a proven track record and will relentlessly pursue the compensation you deserve. You or your passengers may have pain. Your car may be damaged. You may need to miss work because of this accident. Call us to learn about the numerous car accidents we have handled and how we’ve helped clients succeed in court. 

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