In 2015, Los Angeles was considered to be the busiest roads. A driver usually spends 81 hours driving on the roads of Los Angeles. So, being busy freeways, they are prone to accidents on a day-to-day basis.
When we talk about the congestion level of roads, Greater Los Angeles is listed as the world’s fourth largest congested freeway segments. Accidents are common in such congested roads.
According to a poll held in Los Angeles, traffic was considered to be the top concern. So, taking it as a major concern, you should take precautions when driving. In case you encounter an accident, you should understand the claim process and how a lawyer can help.
Automobile accidents are generally followed by the compensation claim that requires a long-term process. The assistance of professional accident attorney is highly required to omit unnecessary hurdles in the compensation process and get the best value from the insurance firm.
What to Do After an Accident
Car accidents happen more often than other automobile accidents. Calling the police should be the immediate action after the accident, as it will become a valid proof from your end. No matter, how mild or severe the damage is, you should call the police to become the witness of the scene.
Along with that, maintain the whole data related to the accident. It will help you to shorten the barriers during claiming process. Try to collect as much data as possible of the accident. Also, prepare yourself with documents required for the claim. The documents you will need are:
- Photographs of the accident scene with both the vehicles present.
- Photographs of your injuries (regardless of the level of injury)
- All the receipts and reports received for medical care.
- Receipts of all bills since the accident.
- Letter from your employer detailing missed work and the amount of income you lost.
Amount of Money You Can Receive
The amount that you can compensate from the insurance firm totally depends on the level of injuries occurred. It also depends upon the data that you provide during the claiming process.
So, always collect the receipts, bills and reports of all the medical assistance you have undergone for your medical treatment. The more data you provide to the car accident attorney, the stronger your case will be.
If you’re interested, you can get in touch with your car accident lawyers and know the possible range of the amount that you can get. You can also check the valid range via online accident claim calculators. For a minor injury, the compensation will be less whereas for a serious injury, you can even get a huge amount.
Choose the Best Accident Attorney
The claims process starting from the first day of documentation till the day of receiving payment is really a long process that may cause you even more loss in terms of time and money. Also, being a novice in this field, you will not be able to claim as much amount as you are capable for.
Car accident lawyers can help you get the amount you deserve. They are highly proficient and knowledgeable people who can shorten the whole process and even represent you in many situations, saving you precious time.
How to Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Case
These factors should be considered when choosing a lawyer:
- Online reviews
- Recommendations from friends and family
- Past experience
Prevent car accidents
Here are some ways to prevent accidents while driving:
- Keep your eyes on the road and scan the area ahead.
- Do not use your cellphone! Use comfortable headphones or use Bluetooth connection while callling.
- Drive with your hands in the 9 and 3 o’clock positions.
- Always follow the posted speed limit.
- Slow down your speed and be more cautious while driving at night.
- All seat belts should always be on.
- Do not drive if you’re tired or drunk.
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