The FAQ Of Car Accidents
Reckless driving, speeding and drunk driving are some of the causes of road accidents in Riverside and the county at large. You might find yourself a victim of an accident, which pays to know what to do next. The outcomes include injuries, damage to your car and property, loss of valuables or death. When this happens, the negligent person needs to be held responsible for the accident.
Compensation means the payment you receive for any loss or injuries you sustain during the accident. This is meant to cover your medical expenses, the pain you go through, damage and the suffering you experience during the accident and after the accident.
For you to be compensated you have to prove that the other party was negligent. Negligence refers to the other party’s failure to act responsibly or reasonably while on the road.
To prove that the other party was negligent, you have to prove this beyond reasonable doubt in front of the court and the jury. You can do this by using various factors such as:
• The police report drafted at the scene of the accident.
• Testimony given by expert witnesses.
• Testimony given by eyewitnesses.
• Photos and sketches of the vehicles involved and the crash scene.
What if more than one party has been negligent? This means that all the parties have to be held liable and each person has to be regarded negligent to a certain extent, this is called comparative negligence.
Will the Insurance Company pay fully?
You need to keep in mind that as much as you have been the victim in an accident, the insurance company is not ready to pay the full amount of damage or injuries. They will instead prefer going to court to prove the innocence of their client. This is why you need the help of Riverside car accident lawyers to make sure you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve.
When should you call us?
Once an accident occurs, numerous legal issues crop up. This is the right time you need us because at this point you need a professional who can determine your rights as a victim and evaluate the situation you are in and forge the way forward.
Therefore, you need to seek our services as early as possible to avoid any costly mistake.
You need to know that the deadline for filing personal injury claims varies from one state to another; this is why it is vital that you contact us immediately the accident happens because we know the right time you are supposed to file for compensation.
You also need to know that you have to pay for medical bills and cover for any lost job opportunity. This goes ahead to emphasize the fact that the sooner you call us, the better.
So, should you call us in a day, a week, or a month? Well, you need to contact us within a week or two of the accident. However, make sure you contact us before you reach any agreement with insurance company.
Why do you need our Professional help?
We Justify the Validity of your Claim
You need us to know whether your claim is valid in a legal context or not. You might decide to go ahead and file a claim by your own without our advice, but be warned because you might end up spending lots of time and energy fighting a case which has no legality nor a future. For your information, your chances of being compensated are 80 percent or more if you decide to work with us.
We Understand the Law better than Anyone else
The law is a tough nut to crack especially if you are a non-professional. The proceedings are complex and tough to handle. As the case proceeds, it becomes tougher and tougher. At Farar & Lewis LLP law firm we understand what is required to file a claim and take motions during the proceedings. Additionally we make sure all paperwork is complete and correct.
We know how to act in Court
You might manage to bring your case to court, but you might not have experience to speak before the judge and present your case. We are a team of professionals who have spent countless hours in court. This has taught us the intricacies of working with judges to attain the best results. When you are not able to present your case before the court, we shall be available to do it on your behalf.
Out of Court Resolution
At times, you or the negligent party might decide to resolve the case without going to court. This is a common way of solving cases involving car accidents in Riverside because it allows you to save time and money.
However, even when you decide to settle the case outside court, you need to be wary of the insurance company because they can easily take advantage of you. You might end up with less than what you deserve. Having an expert next to you prevents this from happening.
We offer Professional Guidance
We have handled similar cases before and we know the questions you will be asked when you present your case and how you need to respond to them. This means you will not be caught unaware by the legal team that is representing the negligent party.
Evidence is very crucial when you want to justify your reasons for compensation. It is therefore important for you to organize your evidence properly. We shall assist you organize available evidence in the courtroom.
We Deal with the Police
Dealing with the police during and after the accident can be intimidating. We know the law and we know how you are supposed to be treated in such a situation. Therefore, instead of giving up on your claims for compensations due to your fear of police, you can leave it to us to deal with them.
We know how to Negotiate for a better Settlement
At times, you receive compensation for damages or injuries. However, the settlement offered by the negligent party might not be fair. In such a situation, it can be difficult to know how to negotiate for a better deal unless you work with professionals.
Once we determine the amount you deserve as a victim, we go ahead to talk to the negligent parties so that you get fair compensation.
We are a team of professional lawyers who have been practising law for more than a decade now. We specialize in car accident lawsuits; this means you stand a better chance of winning the case and being compensated fairly. We advocate the case in court so that you get ample time to heal your wounds without worry about filing claims for compensations.
We offer an initial consultation for free. We do this with the aim of giving you a chance to feel whether you can trust us to deliver a fair verdict or not. We have good communications skills and we are easily accessible to answer any questions you might have.
In short, we are the first line of defense when you have been involved in an accident and you seek compensation
About the author
This blog post was written by Aaron Noels, a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer, and founding partner at Victims Law Firm, a Los Angeles personal injury law firm.