Common Car Accident Questions

It can be difficult to think straight after a traumatic experience. Here are a few common questions people wonder about car accidents and how to handle the aftermath:

What should I do immediately after an accident?

Most people know you should exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver after a crash. However, this is just the first step to protecting yourself legally.

No matter how minor the accident appears, you should call the police. A police report is an invaluable resource in car accident claims.

Take plenty of pictures of the scene and the damage done to your car.

If anyone is injured from the crash, you should call for medical help immediately.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury because of a car accident, you are probably able to pursue compensation for any medical bills and lost wages caused by the injury. If you were taken to the ER after the crash, you are very likely to have a valid case.

Even if you appear uninjured, consider visiting a doctor within a couple days of the accident. Many injuries go undetected and may turn out to be quite serious.

What should you tell your insurance company?

Insurance companies are not looking out for you. You are required to report accidents to them, but do not give them any further information or accept their offers without a lawyer. A personal injury attorney can speak to insurers on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement.

Seek A Lawyer's Help Today

At the Law Office of Jeffrey R. Lamb, I help victims of car accidents seek the financial awards they deserve.

For a free consultation, please call 800-491-9157 or contact me online. I serve Los Angeles and all of Southern California.