Car Accidents in California | What You Need to Know

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Car Accidents in California | What You Need to Know

There are few things more frightening than being involved in a serious car accident. Unfortunately, car accidents happen every single day in California, and if you’ve recently been injured in a car accident, you may now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced California personal injury attorney to learn more about car accidents, what to do after sustaining an injury in one, and how our firm can assist you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after a car accident?

After a car accident, you should take several steps to document the incident, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. They are as follows:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  5. Ensure you receive immediate medical treatment.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable California personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is, generally, two years, which means that individuals who’ve been wrongly injured will have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely relinquish your right to sue, so ensure that you file your claim promptly. Our firm is ready to assist you through every step of the claims process today.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.