How Do I Protect My Claim?

The collision happened. The cars have come to a stop. The dust has settled. Your heart is racing. You are injured. You are left asking, "What should I do next?" The truth is that what you do after an accident could impact the amount of compensation you recover in a personal injury claim.

At E & E Law Group, we treat you like family even if you are not our client. We can't promise you will have a claim or tell you how much it is worth on a website. No lawyer can. We can make sure you have the information you need to protect your potential claim even before you are standing at the scene of an accident.

Have you been in an accident? Our office is in Van Nuys, located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Call 818-570-3879 to meet with our lawyer for free.

The first thing you should always remember after an accident is that you have the right to talk to an attorney. It is the best way to protect your claim and make the entire process easier.

Below are five more important things to remember.

  1. Do not admit fault. You should never say the accident was your fault, partially or entirely. Do not say it to make someone else feel better. Do not say it to the other driver, responding police officers, witnesses or insurance adjusters. Do not say it.
  2. Preserve the evidence. Exchange insurance information, take pictures at the scene, collect the names and phone numbers of witnesses and write down everything you can remember. Give this information to your attorney.
  3. Go to the doctor. You do this for your own health, but you also do this to protect your case. One of the worst things people can do is wait to get treatment for an injury, delay due to potential cost or think that their injuries are not serious enough.
  4. Do not make a statement to the insurance company. Think about it like a legal deposition or an interrogation. The opposing side (the adjuster) is going to try to get you to say something you shouldn't, like admitting fault, guessing about facts or estimating details like speed. The insurance company will use these statements against you to underpay or deny your claim.
  5. Do not accept a settlement offer before talking to an attorney. The chances are very high that you will end up with less money than you need or deserve.

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We offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Your initial consultation is free. You have no obligation to hire us. If you do, we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or favorable verdict for you. Call 818-570-3879 or email to schedule your free initial consultation.