Nobody plans on being in a auto accident. Sure, everyone is required by law to have car insurance so that a number of different expenses are covered in the event of a car accident, but no California resident will be prepared for what they need to do in the aftermath of a car accident. The unfortunate reality is that car accident victims can be in a financial a bind if they try to go it alone after being injured in a car accident.
First and foremost, car crash victims who suffer injuries will usually need immediate medical care. A serious car accident can leave victims with broken bones, internal injuries and even brain injuries. Medical treatment is, rightfully, the primary issue of concern.
But, after treatment has been rendered and the victim is beginning to recover, thoughts may turn to a very important question: Who was responsible for the car collision to begin with? The answer to this question is critical, because victims who have been injured due to the actions or inactions of a negligent driver may want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in order to attempt to recover compensation for the costs they have incurred.
At our law firm, we work with car accident victims in order to try to determine liability in the accident. However, timing can be critical. In the aftermath of a car accident witnesses typically need to be interviewed, photos of the vehicles involved and the location of the accident need to be taken and police reports need to be reviewed. For more information on car accidents in California, please visit our website.