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Car Accident Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

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No one expects to be in a car accident, but knowing what to do if one occurs, can help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

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Car Accident Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

  1. 1. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  2. 2. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  3. 3. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  4. 4. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  5. 5. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  6. 6. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  7. 7. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  8. 8. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Driving under the influence Texting while driving Drowsy driving Speeding Aggressive driving Disobeying traffic laws
  9. 9. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  10. 10. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Call the police. An accident report will provide an official record of the accident Document the scene. Get contact information from involved parties and witnesses. Take pictures of the vehicles and surrounding area
  11. 11. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Even if you do not need to go to a hospital, see your doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Many serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, are not immediately apparent
  12. 12. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Do not talk to the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster Do not give a recorded statement to anyone Do not agree to accept money Do not sign an agreement of any kind
  13. 13. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  14. 14. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Another party caused, or contributed to, the collision The other party was more at fault than you You suffered some type of physical injury in the collision
  15. 15. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  16. 16. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  17. 17. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 Economic damages – including out of pocket expenses such as medical bills, property damage, and lost wages Non-economic damages –what most people refer to as “pain and suffering.” This is the emotional and/or psychological injuries you suffered
  18. 18. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  19. 19. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  20. 20. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  21. 21. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  22. 22. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 • Type and severity of physical injuries • Number of physical injuries • Future prognosis for your injuries • If the injuries leave you scarred or disfigured • The need for continued treatment and/or future surgeries • Amount of time you were unable to work • Your age and general health prior to the collision • The defendant’s actions • Your own negligence (if any)
  23. 23. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  24. 24. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  25. 25. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174 The vast majority of car accident cases are resolved by the parties reaching a settlement. If your case goes to trial, it could take more before your trial date.
  26. 26. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  27. 27. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  28. 28. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  29. 29. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174
  30. 30. 300 East San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA 90807 Tel 888.394.1174

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