Often insurance adjusters will minimize your claims based on the severity of the property damage. However, property damage is not a reliable indicator of injury, including in low-speed collisions.
What Happens When a Child Is Involved in an Auto Accident?
A minor child cannot sign a contract or other legally binding agreement. However, a child’s guardian or parent can sign a settlement agreement on behalf of the child if the child has a claim for injuries caused by an accident.
Property Damage and Medical Coverage for Bicycles
You can obtain insurance to cover property damage to your bike or medical bills for personal injuries in the unfortunate event you are involved in an accident while riding your bike.
Can I see a doctor even if I don’t have the money?
Many doctors will provide medical treatment on a lien and will request payment only after you collect your settlement. As such, it is possible for you to not have to pay for medical expenses out of pocket.
Do Not Delay Filing a Claim or Seeking Medical Treatment
Oftentimes insurance companies reject claims and deny compensation for victims of a car accident simply because the claimant is delayed in filing a claim or seeking medical treatment.
DO NOT SPEAK WITH THE OTHER DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY
Often times the other driver’s insurance company will contact you in order to obtain a statement that will lock you into a version of certain events, including the extent of your injuries, in order to minimize your claim.
DETERMINING FAULT AND LIABILITY IN A CAR ACCIDENT
The amount of compensation is directly affected by the legal definition of negligence in the state where the accident occurred and the percentage the adjuster assigns to each party.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CAR ACCIDENT?
In California, you have two years to file a lawsuit for your injuries from the date of your car accident. California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1.
HOW TO GET COMPENSATED AS AN INJURED PASSENGER IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Passengers have the same rights to be compensated for their injuries as drivers in a car accident. However, most passengers will have questions regarding how to get their claim started.
HOW CAN A LAWYER HELP YOU AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
The steps you take after a car accident are crucial, both to your health and your case financially. There are certain steps that an experienced attorney can and should do to ensure you get the most benefit from your case.