It depends. Not every auto accident requires a personal injury attorney. Why pay for an attorney if you can collect your full recovery without an attorney? The better question to ask is, “Will you maximize your recovery with or without an attorney?” Higher Legal can help you answer that important question in just a few minutes and it won’t cost you anything. Let us help you determine if it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney for your auto accident. That’s our specialty. Call us at (424) 388-1000 or contact us via the form below to speak directly with a licensed California personal injury attorney.
If you do need an auto accident attorney, Higher Legal will provide you with a State Bar Certified Referral (LRS #130) to an excellent auto accident attorney. No other law firm, referral service, (800) Number, or Lead Generation service can provide you with as many quality referrals or as many FREE services as offered by State Bar Certified Higher Legal.
The insurance company representing the other driver will most likely try to contact you right away and take a recorded statement from you. Beware! It is in your best interest to speak with an attorney at Higher Legal before you speak with the insurance company.
You should take a lot of photos at the accident scene, including photos of the cars in the accident, the specific damage to the cars, the street or intersection showing any stop signs or signals, and of any witnesses or other people who are at or around the scene. We recommend that you begin by referring to this useful and guide published by the California State Bar entitled, "What Should I do if I have an Auto Accident?". You should take photos of the cars in the accident and take photos that show the location where the accident occurred. It is important to get the names and phone numbers or emails of anyone who may be a witness to the accident. If it winds up being your word against the other driver, you will need witnesses.
This is very important. If you have any injuries, you should see a doctor immediately. Some people who are injured in an auto accident like to wait and see if they will get better on their own and they don’t see a doctor right away. While that might be a reasonable thing to do, the insurance company will use that against you and take the position that you were not injured in the accident. They will say you delayed in receiving medical attention and refuse to pay your bills. So see a doctor immediately.
How should you find an auto accident attorney? Talk to someone with experience. There are good ways and bad ways to find a personal injury lawyer. Higher Legal often receives calls from auto accident victims who are looking for a new personal injury lawyer because the first one they hired is terrible. Most people who find terrible personal injury lawyers failed to do their homework. They took the recommendation of a friend or they contacted a lawyer with a slick TV commercial. The better way to find a great personal injury attorney is to contact a State Bar Certified Lawyer Referral Service who will give you an unbiased and independent opinion.
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For an excellent auto accident lawyer in Culver City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Woodland Hills, San Gabriel, El Monte, Whittier, Baldwin Park, Alhambra, Norwalk, Pomona, Long Beach, Torrance, Glendale, Pasadena or any surrounding area contact Higher Legal.