What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in California

Though statistically speaking, most of us will be involved in at least one car crash in our lifetime, it does not make the experience any less shocking when it happens. Unfortunately, if you have been badly injured in an accident, you may require financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. If this has happened to you, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced California personal injury attorneys to learn more about personal injury claims and how we can help you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after a car accident?

As long as you are still physically capable, you should try and take the following steps to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, though never apologize, as they may use it against you.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Take pictures of any damage to your car, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident.
  5. Receive medical treatment and ensure you collect all medical documentation/bills related to your injury.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable California personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to prove your future claim, such as security camera footage of the accident as it happened.

How long will I have to sue someone for a car accident in California?

When someone is injured in an accident, they must ensure they take legal action against the liable party within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Calfornia is, under most circumstances, two years, giving you two years from the date of your accident to sue the other driver. Do not wait any longer than the two-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Give us a call today so we can get started.

Contact our experienced California firm

When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.