If you’ve been injured in a car accident or personal injury accident in California, and you think someone else may be at fault for the accident, be sure to consult with an experienced Rancho Cucamonga personal injury lawyer right away. Call us today at (909) 989-7774 for your free and confidential initial consultation.
FAQs about Car Accidents in California
Numerous injuries that range from neck and back injuries and bruises all the way to fatalities occur each year as a result of car accidents. A variety of factors can cause or contribute to an accident, but many times an accident happens due to a distracted or tired driver, or because a driver was disobeying traffic laws or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The following discussion is meant to clarify some simple steps to take after an accident.
Q: What immediate steps should I take if I’ve been in a car crash?
A: If you’ve been seriously injured, or you think someone else involved in the accident might be seriously injured, you should call 911 right away. It is a good idea to report this accident to the local law enforcement agency from the scene so that an accident report can be created. The investigating officer will obtain statements from the witnesses and drivers at the scene, and that evidence can be extremely important to prove your case.
Whether or not the accident is investigated by a law enforcement agency, be sure to collect information from anyone involved in the accident, including any witnesses. This information should include names, addresses, telephone numbers, license plate and driver’s license numbers, and insurance information. It is helpful to take cell phone photos of driver’s licenses, license plates, and insurance cards. You may also want to take photographs at the scene of the accident, especially if damage occurred. Write down any notes about the accident as soon as you can so that you can remember the details at a later time.
Q: When should I contact an attorney?
A: If you sustained any injuries in the crash, it’s important that you prioritize medical treatment first. It’s possible that the bump on your head is actually a concussion, or the bruise you sustained indicates internal bleeding. A medical professional can evaluate the full extent of your injuries. It is also a good idea to file a claim with your own car insurance company. However, if you are unsure of the claim filing process or you are unsure as to whether you should file a claim, or even if you just have questions about how you should proceed after an accident, you should consult with an experienced Rancho Cucamonga car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
The Dedicated and Knowledgeable Attorneys at The Law Offices of Matthew L. Taylor are Here to Help You
If you’ve been injured or sustained other damages in a car crash, call the Law Offices of Matthew L. Taylor today at (909) 989-7774 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Rancho Cucamonga car accident attorney.
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