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Compton Car Accident Lawyer Says Timing is Key in Lawsuit Filings

Truly successful Compton car accident attorneys understand the critical nature of timing in settling car accident injury claims. However, before delving into the details of when to file and some insurance company tactics, a quick glance at car accident statistics in Compton, California may be helpful.

Car Accidents in Compton Rise to Troubling Levels

A look at the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) revealed that in 2006, nine people died and 359 people were injured in Compton car crashes. Three pedestrians were killed and 27 were injured in motor vehicle mishaps. And bicycle accidents injured 18. In addition, motorcycle accidents killed one and injured 20 people. DUIs caused four deaths and 38 injuries. In 2007, eight car accidents resulted in as many fatalities. The following year, nine car collisions caused nine fatalities.

Don't Wait Too Long to Settle Car Accident Injury Claims

"Savvy Compton car collision attorneys realize that timing can mean the difference between a just compensation settlement, an unfair one, or no award at all," notes John Bisnar. "Although you want to be sure to have your injuries thoroughly diagnosed and treated, you don't want the statute of limitations -- two years in California -- to run out. If this happens, you'll forfeit your rights, and your insurance adjuster will tell you that his company won't have to pay you for your losses and injuries."

If you wait too long before filing your lawsuit, you may be vulnerable to another insurance company tactic: The insurance adjustor becomes difficult to work with and hard to contact -- especially during the last 90 days before the statute of limitations expires. The adjuster is counting on your impatience to settle as the days count down, and that you'll be more amenable to accept a much lower settlement. They also hope that you'll just give up and lose the personal fortitude to even file a lawsuit.

"This 'grind 'em down' tactic is most often used when insurance companies deal with clients who are unrepresented by a car accident lawyer or with law firms that seldom go to trial," says John Bisnar. "Adjusters know which law firms settle out of court and they quickly become hard nosed and hard to reach."

Consult a Car Accident Lawyer on When and How to File

An experienced Compton car crash lawyer knows the smartest way to apply the statutes and notice requirements to your benefit. Going it alone can be tough. You need legal knowledge, an awareness of insurance company tactics and patience. The best lawyers offer no charge, no pressure consultations. It's wise to consult a car crash lawyer, for they can help you avoid costly mistakes and make sure you are fairly compensated for your various losses.

For more advice, read "The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Personal Injury Claim" by California personal injury attorney John Bisnar.

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