Long Beach Passenger Injury Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured as a vehicle passenger, a Long Beach personal injury attorney should assist you to navigate filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. A lawyer can investigate the accident and determine which insurance company should receive the claim: The driver of the vehicle you were in, the driver of other vehicles involved in the crash, or your own insurance company. The process can be lengthy and daunting, but with the help of a talented trial attorney, you improve the chances of achieving true justice and the compensation you deserve.
The first order of business after a car wreck is to move to safety to avoid further injury. Get away from the road and the flow of traffic and call law enforcement to report the accident. If you cannot exit the vehicle due to your injuries or are trapped, contact 911 immediately. Next, seek medical attention and ensure you undergo a full medical assessment. Some injuries don't appear until several days after an impact. A medical professional must document your condition. Even if you don't feel like you suffered any significant injuries, a thorough medical assessment is necessary.
You should take pictures of the accident that include the cars involved and the injuries sustained. If you are unable to do so, ask someone else when possible. You will also need all the parties in the crash for their insurance information. You should collect contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident. Make sure you ask for a copy of the police report, which will detail the accident scene. Remember that anything you say could cause a problem when filing a claim. It is better not to talk about what happened and just exchange contact information.
After an accident, you should speak with a lawyer immediately. There are timelines that must be met to protect your right to compensation. If one of these deadlines is missed, you may be unable to recover any damages for your injuries, leaving you saddled with enormous medical bills without any means to pay them. The sooner a Long Beach passenger injury attorney takes on your case the more likely you will recover fair compensation.
If your loved one was killed as the passenger of an automobile accident, you could file a wrongful death action. If the death was the result of another driver's negligence, connect with The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. As a trial lawyer with a "10.0 Superb" rating on Avvo, you can be confident that your case will be in the hands of a true legal professional. We will be focused, compassionate, and dedicated to seeking justice for you and your family.
A skilled attorney can seek compensation for the loss of companionship of a spouse or guidance of a parent, economic damages for the victim's lost wages that supported their family, medical bills before the tragic loss of life, along with funeral and burial expenses. In the wake of such a devastating tragedy, the Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV will go to bat for you.
If you or a loved one was injured as a passenger in a car accident, you might be eligible to receive compensation. It is crucial to reach out to an experienced Long Beach car accident injury lawyer to pursue all forms of compensation for the physical and financial losses sustained. The types of compensation you can recover include:
- Medical expenses and future medical bills
- Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV can help you determine the value of your injury claim. Our experience in automobile accident injury settlements gives us the upper hand in dealing with insurance companies. Our firm's founder has garnered a reputation for legal excellence as a trial lawyer and advocate for the injured.
Call us at (562) 901-0840 and toll-free (888) 454-5569 for a free initial consultation – before speaking to an insurance company representative.