Auto Accident Attorney Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Burg & Brock has successfully handled thousands of auto accident cases on behalf of clients from all walks of life and throughout Southern California. We know that the experience of being in a serious collision can be shattering in many ways, typically including a great deal of both physical and emotional pain. Our goal is to handle each case with the sensitivity clients need, as well as the professionalism necessary for all types of legal work. Auto accident attorneys at our offices work to make sure that clients’ interests are seen to at all times.
If You’ve Been in an Injury Car Accident in Los Angeles….
You’re far from alone. In fact, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that, in 2017 alone, some 4.57 million people were injured seriously enough to require medical attention. If you are involved in an accident where you or another may have been injured, here are some important steps.
- Seek Medical Attention for the Injured, Including Yourself! – First and foremost, make sure everyone involved in the accident is safe, and that definitely includes you. Call 911 right away if anyone injured in the accident requires any kind of medical attention. Equally important, make sure that no one is in active danger. Many fatal accidents happen after people get out of their cars on busy roadways following a less severe collision. If you initially assume you’re not hurt, but then start to think maybe you were, do not wait to seek medical attention.
- Collect Evidence – Once you and your vehicle are in a safe place, do your best to take pictures of the accident scene and of damage to all vehicles involved. Of course, you and the other party must exchange insurance and contact information. If there any other people who witnessed the accident, also get their contact information along with their account of what happened. If you can, write it down in as much detail as possible or ask the person if you can record their voice on your cell phone. This is often crucial in avoiding a “he said/she said” situation if at fault parties refuse to acknowledge their responsibility.
- Call an Attorney – As soon as all parties are safe, call an attorney. It’s always best to start protecting your legal interests as early as possible. California law allows for up to two years following an accident to file a claim, but it’s nearly always advantageous to start the process as soon as possible.