Norwalk Personal Injury
Car Accidents in Norwalk
Each year, there are several thousand traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area. Norwalk itself sees thousands of accidents that result in injury each year. While the majority of these are non-lethal accidents, the fact still remains that you could be the next victim, and you could be injured.
What Can I Expect After My Accident?
There are several things you can expect when you get into a car accident. You will be taken to a hospital where you will be taken good care of. However, once you are discharged, the bills are going to start piling up. You will have bills for:
- The time that the doctors spent working with you.
- If you had to have surgery, there will be operating costs and costs to use the operating room.
- You will be charged for your hospital bed, as well as any medicine that you were given.
- You will also be charged for your transportation to the hospital if you took an ambulance.
When all is said and done, your bill is likely to be in the thousands, if not tens-of-thousands of dollars.
Lawyers know the law.
Most drivers don’t know all the personal injury laws that might apply to an accident situation. They often feel that if there are no observable or only minor injuries, no legal action is required, and the two drivers can agree to settle expenses off the record. Sometimes they don’t even call the police to make a motor vehicle accident report.
- Then, if things don’t work out as expected, it may be too late to obtain adequate legal restitution.
Injuries may surface later.
Following a vehicle collision, drivers and passengers may temporarily experience a mild form of shock in which they cannot completely comprehend the consequences of the accident. Embarrassed and possibly unwell from the impact, they hurriedly agree to whatever payment or settlement the at-fault driver offers. Days or weeks later, however, the injured person may begin to notice prolonged symptoms like pain, bruising, or swelling. A medical exam diagnoses extensive internal injuries from the car accident. But now it may be too late to ask the other driver to pay related expenses, such as medical costs and lost income, etc.
The statute could run out.
In the wake of a motor accident, the injured victim may eventually realize that more damage was sustained to the vehicle or himself than previously understood. However, if this realization evolves gradually, the statute of limitations may run out, preventing the filing of a later legal claim. Someone who is unfamiliar with the law would not think to check the time statute, and thus could miss out on trying to subsequently obtain justice.
You may be outsmarted by the other driver.
The at-fault driver may want to hurriedly pay you off to avoid filing an insurance claim, which could raise insurance premiums and deductibles. You could be offered a tempting sum, depending on the nature of the accident, and decide to accept it to move forward with other issues. But until your vehicle and you or other victims have been thoroughly evaluated by mechanics and doctors, there is no way to know how costly car repairs and medical attention may be.
- The driver who does not want to be cited by the police or report the accident to the insurance company could understand the nature of your losses and yet offer less than they are worth from a legal standpoint.
Actual costs may exceed the payoff.
Taking payment at the time of the accident without getting professional diagnoses may result in your having to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket to repair your car or receive adequate medical care for sustained injuries. For example, if your back is injured and begins to hurt a day or two after the accident, you probably expect or hope the pain will clear in a few days. If it does not, you may visit your doctor, have an MRI or other tests ordered, be prescribed physical therapy, and advised to take a few days off work to rest your back. If you received, for example, $500 from the faulty driver at the scene of the accident, you could now be facing $3,000 or more in medical costs and lost wages.
It is usually advisable to contact an attorney for legal advice following a motor accident. Norwalk personal injury lawyers have the experience and skill to help you understand the consequences of the accident and any costs you may incur. They will discuss your accident and applicable laws to help you decide how to proceed. Don’t take this journey alone. Get legal assistance to make informed decisions.
- Contact us at 888-540-0325
Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
If you have been in an accident, then yes, they can help you. These lawyers will help you to create a case in order to get you the compensation to pay off your medical bills, doctor’s bills, and rehab bills. They will get police reports, witness testimony, and several other forms of evidence in order to show a judge that you really should have been insured for all of these issues and that the insurance company was wrong to drop your claim.
They can also get you money for the hardships you had to suffer due to the insurance company refusing to pay as well.
El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers
The El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers is one such personal injury law firm. El Dabe has a staff of qualified professionals that have experience in several different types of personal injury law, all the way from dog bites to bus accidents. They have a network of contacts throughout Southern California that help them get their cases done quickly. They know that you do not stop your life just because you were in an accident. They will not stop either.
The lawyers also have extensive knowledge of Southern California law, including the little nuances in the law that exist in Norwalk and other cities in Los Angeles County. They will use this knowledge to stay away from legal roadblocks that could get in the way of winning the case. They will also use their knowledge of the system to work in your favor and win your case. Over the years, they have gotten their clients millions in compensation for their pain and suffering, including several individual clients that won over $1 million in just their case alone.
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I recommend this law firm to anyone that needs legal advice. They were professional, courteous, and knowledgeable when I contacted them to handle my car accident. I wish I had used them for my previous case, but at least I now know who to contact to handle future cases.
Aldo A. Los Angeles, CA
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