If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a car accident in or around Los Angeles, you may be wondering whether it makes sense to retain the services of an attorney. Here is an overview of just a few benefits associated with having an experienced auto accident attorney on your side.
1. Thorough Investigation of the Accident
If the police were called to the scene of the accident, they would likely have completed an investigation. This may include sketches or photos of the scene, statements for all involved parties, and statements from witnesses. Unfortunately, this is not always enough to provide a clear picture needed to prove fault.
Your attorney will take the necessary steps to investigating the case, which includes aside from reviewing the police report, reports from the insurance company, and surveillance video of the scene; talking to witnesses, looking for evidence of past issues involving the at-fault party, and medical records. We may also talk to expert witnesses.
2. Appropriate Medical Attention
One of the biggest mistakes people make after an accident is to ignore the advice of their doctor or otherwise not follow their doctor’s advice. This can have a hugely negative impact on the outcome of a personal injury case.
3. Ensuring Evidence
Beyond the initial investigation, there may be more evidence needed. This could include retaining evidence to ensure the evidence provided by defendant is not damaged, destroyed, or tampered with.
4. Demand Letter
A demand letter is an important component of the personal injury claims process. This letter is typically sent to the insurance company of the accused negligent motorist. The demand letter typically includes:
- Who was involved in the collision;
- The facts of what caused the collision; and
- Details concerning your bodily injuries and other pain and suffering.
5. Negotiating with the Auto Insurance Company
It is important to understand that insurance companies are focused on generating profit and do so by fighting personal injury claims. This means there is a good chance that they will not simply accept the amount of damages requested in the demand letter. Instead, the auto insurance company will likely make a counter-offer.Once that counter-offer is conveyed, a level of negotiation is required. When you have a qualified attorney on your side, they can negotiate for the best possible outcome on your behalf. This allows you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about haggling with an insurance adjuster.
6. Filing a Lawsuit
If negotiations with the insurance company are unproductive, an attorney can escalate the matter by filinga personal injury lawsuit in a California Court. This does not mean that negotiations stop. Instead, it sends a signal to the insurance company that your claim should be taken seriously.
Have Questions? Contact Ramtin Sadighim, the Highly Experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer, Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injuredin a car accident, it is expected to have important questions about your legal rights. Hence, it would be in your best interest to seek an attorney who hasworld-class experience in personal injury counsel and representation in the Los Angeles and Ventura county that can successfully attain the compensation you deserve.For further information or to schedule a free, confidential case review please contact Ramtin Sadighim today at 888.999.8744 or visit www.CaliAccidentAttorney.com to learn more.