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If you drive in Los Angeles, you are at 48.5% greater risk than the national average to be involved in a car accident. We at El Dabe Law Firm very much hope that doesn’t happen to you–but if it does, calling us should be one of the first things you do.
Why should you talk with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident? One word: insurance. No matter what your insurance company says in their ads on television, your insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies look for a reason to deny your claim, and if that isn’t an option they will look for reasons to pay out as little as they possibly can. Their agenda is to maximize their own profit, not help their policy holders.
Likewise, the police officer sent to investigate your car accident is not your friend. The officer is concerned with determining who is at fault and issuing a citation. Distracted by traffic, talking with worried and possibly injured drivers and passengers, and consulting excited witnesses, police officers can and do make mistakes.
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it’s wisest to stay calm and say as little as possible. You are required by law to provide the investigating officer and the other driver(s) your name, driver’s license number, the vehicle identification number of the car you’re driving, the name and address of the car’s owner, the name and address of your insurance company and your insurance policy number. Say nothing else until you’ve consulted an attorney, because there’s too much danger your statements may be construed as an admission of guilt. Likewise, do not sign anything until you’ve talked with a California car accident attorney. Please don’t hesitate to visit our website for more helpful hints. Our advice for dealing with a car accident can be found at this page.
You can’t lose by contacting El Dabe Law Firm after your car accident, and in fact you have everything to gain from doing so. We offer a free consultation–and free advice from legal experts is priceless. Even if you’ve already been offered a settlement by your insurance company or the other driver’s, an attorney can save you from being cheated out of compensation you deserve for the damages involved in your own unique case.
Mr. Edmond El Dabe is an accomplished personal injury lawyer with a lifetime of familiarity with Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. El Dabe earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998. He was then accepted for admission to Loyola Law School, graduating with his Juris Doctor degree in 2001. Since that time he has participated in hundreds of trials and other legal proceedings throughout the State of California. Before opening his own law firm, El Dabe first worked for a trial law firm in Beverly Hills. He started his own law firm in Orange County in 2003, and he has had such success that he has gone on to also open offices in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks.
To contact El Dabe Law Firm and schedule your free consultation, you can either visit our website or phone us. If you are more comfortable making contact online, simply go to our website’s contact form, fill in the requested information, and our office will call you at the number you have provided to us. If you prefer to call, our number is (888) 333-8882. If by bad luck you are involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, all of our law firm’s staff looks forward to meeting with you and defending your interests.