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Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney For Your Car Accident Case

Car accident cases are common as sunshine in Southern California, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t complicated.  

The attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, a personal injury firm based in Orange County, can attest to this firsthand. After more than 75 years of combined legal experience, they know that every car accident case is unique – and that there are many  complex steps to take if you want to secure an acceptable amount of compensation.

Southern California Car Accident Cases 101: No Safety in Numbers

The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) report found that 269,031 people were injured in vehicular accidents in 2019, the most recent year with verified data. And according to the California Office of Traffic Safety, traffic fatalities increased by more than 7% in 2021, up to 4,285 from 3,980 in 2020. 

Closer to home, UC Berkeley’s analysis of SWITRS data shows that Southern California has the highest concentration of serious traffic accidents and fatalities in the state.

With all of this in mind, local drivers need to know what to do after a serious car accident. More specifically, it’s important to know why you should contact a personal injury attorney.

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney For My Car Accident Case?

If you have been in a serious car accident and are entitled to compensation, there will be a lot of different parties involved before your case can be resolved.

Let’s start with the accident scene itself. In addition to you and any passengers in your car, there is the at-fault driver and their passengers, if any, other parties to the collision who were injuries, law enforcement, first responders, and potential eyewitnesses or bystanders.

In the days and weeks to come, you’ll meet a whole new cast of characters. 

A representative from your insurance company will want to evaluate your claim and the injuries involved.  The other driver’s insurance company will do the same and will likely want to interview you before you can hire an attorney. (And if they were driving for Uber or Lyft, or were driving for an employer, that adds another layer of complexity.)

You may have to see medical specialists,  physical therapists or chiropractors to get you on the road to recovery.  Then come the medical billing departments sending bills and other recovery agents on behalf of the health insurance companies you have never heard of, the list goes on and on.

Remember, these are just the people you’ll have to deal with. We haven’t even mentioned the paperwork.

With all of these different forces at work and mostly none in your corner, it’s important to know who to trust. You need someone on your side who will work with all of these parties on your behalf to present your car accident case in the right way to maximize your compensation.

Why You Need Cohn & Swartzon for Your Car Accident Case in Southern California

After a serious car accident, your focus shouldn’t be on trying to manage your car accident claim. Recovering the life you had before the accident will be difficult enough – especially if the insurance companies try to shortchange you on the compensation you’re entitled to.

By working with experienced personal injury attorneys like the Cohn & Swartzon team, you’ll be freed up to focus on recovery. Just as importantly, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing the right partner is fighting on your behalf to get you what you deserve.

“When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case, but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6-figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

– Deborah V., Client

Don’t hesitate to discuss your car accident case with the attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon. We’ll help you understand your legal options and the best path forward according to your unique circumstances.

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