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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.

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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 cars involved.
  • 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. Never say, "I'm sorry", and simply make sure that the others involved in the accident are OK.

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.

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  • I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had the entire staff at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”


  • They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim

    “It is a real pleasure to recommend Cohn & Swartzon! For personal, prompt and excellent service they can't be beat. They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim. I am so thankful to them.”

    Barbara M.

  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”


  • I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided!

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.

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    “If ever any type of accident happens to a friend or family, you would be at the top of my list to recommend.”