Steps To Take After Being Involved in a San Diego Car Accident
The effects of a car accident go beyond property damage. You might suffer personal injury. You’re forced to take time away from work, and you might suffer from mental anguish related to the car accident. Depending on the extent of the personal injuries, you might also suffer the loss of enjoyment for activities in which you regularly participate. Injuries you suffer might also affect your spouse or time with your spouse. These injuries are compensable, and you’re entitled to money to make you whole.
Often, the recovery process is challenging. The process is challenging because the recovery is often from the responsible party’s insurance company. In the unfortunate event that the responsible party is uninsured or underinsured, the recovery will come from your car insurance, (assuming you are adequately insured).
The first step is that you need to open a claim with the responsible driver’s car insurance. Insurance companies hire adjusters and attorneys who are well-versed in the specific laws of California that relate to car accidents and the resultant personal injuries. While the claim process should be open and fair, the insurance company adjusters and attorneys frequently advocate for their company or client. Insurance adjusters and attorneys quickly investigate claims and attempt to settle high exposure claims fast. That means they try to offer you money early on to settle the claim. Frequently, the money that insurance adjusters and attorneys offer you early on is a lower amount than you are owed. Not only are insurance adjusters and attorneys versed in the specific laws, but they are also skilled in quickly evaluating injuries and medical records. As a result, they quickly handle claims to minimize corporate exposure.
A San Diego California personal injury lawyer can advocate for you. You need an attorney to “level the playing field.” You need a personal injury lawyer to ensure that the claim process is fair. A personal injury attorney ensures that you receive a reasonable settlement for your pain and suffering.
Yasmine Djawadian is well-versed in the specific laws that govern your recovery. You should not navigate the claim process alone. Insurance companies get representation from adjusters and lawyers, and you deserve representation as well. Furthermore, only a personal injury attorney can adequately represent you in court if needed. Frequently, insurance companies demonstrate bad faith in fairly analyzing and settling claims. When that happens, a lawsuit becomes necessary.