The state of California has a very clear personal injury compensation system, which ensures protection for accident victims. To receive the compensation benefits that they deserve, she or he must file a claim for the damages suffered. If you or someone in your family is involved in a car accident, the priority is to recover your health and, secondly, to generate the compensation claim.
We recommend that you follow the following steps:
Document the accident – Photographs or videos are an excellent source of evidence. It is essential to collect information from the drivers involved and their respective cars.
Present documents that are evidence of the claim:
Often the insurance company requires these documents:
- A police report of the accident.
- Photos of the accident scene, including your vehicle and that of the other driver.
- Statement from witnesses to the accident.
- Your medical records, including injury reports and bills.
- Testimonies from each of the drivers.
- Date and place of the accident.
Attorney Representation: As a general rule, auto accident victims are encouraged to contact an attorney as soon as possible. This way, the law office can take the necessary steps to obtain witness statements, police reports, and medical statements while everyone still remembers the details. Ideally, this attorney should have experience in the laws of the state of California.
Review the drivers’ insurance policies: This way, you will be able to know if the insurance covers the damages suffered.
With the help of lawyers, try to reach an agreement with the other party or present the case in court.
To avoid car accidents, it is essential to know some of the potential causes:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers Speeding
- Tired or sleepy drivers
At Dennis Fusi & Associates offices, we are known for ensuring the well-being of our clients. If you need legal representation due to a car accident, let us represent you. Our 100% bilingual team has extensive experience in personal injury cases, and we will be happy to assist you.