What You Do After an Accident May Affect Your Case
After being in a car accident, you may be unsure of how to proceed. However, what you do after an accident may affect your ability to bring a claim. That is why it's important to involve legal professionals who can help you through the maze of insurance company processes and potentially help you obtain fair compensation for your injury. If you don't handle things correctly, your claim can easily lose steam, fall apart, or fail to come together entirely. This website focuses on victims of car accidents in the Santa Clarita, CA area. Car accident injuries fall under the larger umbrella of "personal injury law" and having someone give you straight facts can be invaluable to your case. So before you do anything, it's usually a good idea to get some legal advice.
You may be wondering:
- How should I get medical care?
- Should I hire a lawyer?
- How should I deal with the insurance companies?
- Should I give a recorded statement?
- What kind of compensation can I get?
- Do I have a case worth pursuing?
- Who is going to fix my car?
- What about lost earnings?
It's wise to consult with an experienced attorney.
Some people are reluctant to involve a lawyer at the outset - they figure they will handle things on their own and later involve a lawyer "if it is necessary." However, this is like calling a doctor during your surgery, after you've already done too much damage. That doesn't mean every case needs a lawyer. However, if you are involved in an accident and you've been injured, you are usually better off getting advice from the beginning. That doesn't mean you have to hire the lawyer. You can just get advice.
Talk to someone who can guide you.
If you've had a serious injury from a car accident in Santa Clarita or surrounding communities, it is imperative to talk to someone who knows how the process works. Would you go rafting down the Colorado River without an experienced guide? Of course not. You would take a guide with you....someone who's been down the river before and knows where all the twists and turns are. The same holds true for bringing a claim against the responsible party as the result of a serious car accident injury. An experienced attorney can help you make good decisions about your injury case (and whether bringing a claim is even a good idea). While this certainly doesn't guarantee any sort of outcome, having a guide with you is often better than leaving things to chance.
You don't necessarily need a lawyer!
Having worked as a defense lawyer for an insurance company, Robert brings a unique and realistic approach to his analysis of your case. In many cases, bringing a claim is not the best thing to do. By the same token, Robert will advise you if bringing a claim has some merit and what you might expect. Also, Robert will advise you if handling your case without a lawyer is advisable. You don't always need a lawyer when it comes to personal injury cases. In fact, this website has some helpful videos and articles regarding handling your own case.
During the process, he will consult with you at all the significant phases of your case. Robert will never file a lawsuit or take any significant action on your matter unless you are involved in the decision. Ultimately, the direction of your case is under your control, but Robert will help you by guiding you through the pros and cons. For example, there are economic dangers to bringing a claim that most late night personal injury commercials won't tell you about. They only promise you "$2.1 million" and it's easy to be lured into thinking there are no potential downsides to filing an accident claim.
Understanding your options.
Robert will help you weigh all your options and will advise you of all the potential downsides (and upsides of course). Having worked for the insurance companies, Robert knows how they will try to poke holes in your injury case. Together, Robert will work with you as you make your way down this "river" and help you manage the twists and turns of your personal injury claim. Your focus should be on getting better and seeking medical attention...not on the insurance adjuster and what he/she is asking of you.
Therefore, if you are involved in a serious car accident and you suffer injuries due to the negligence of another driver, please contact Robert Mansour for a free consultation regarding your case. Robert serves Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Canyon Country and surrounding communities. If you want a friendly advocate who will explain things to you in a patient, understanding, manner, call Robert today at (661) 414-7100.