Costa Mesa Car Accident Lawyers
The experienced Costa Mesa car accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase have what it takes to successfully represented individuals who have suffered major injuries in car crashes. We have more than 35 years of experience when it comes to recovering maximum compensation for seriously injured victims. We have a reputation of fearlessly fighting and winning against insurance companies that like to play hardball with vulnerable accident victims. We provide each and every one of our clients with superior legal representation and quality customer service. Call us at 949-203-3814 to find out how we can help you.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
If you have been involved in a car accident, you are probably asking yourself this question. Here are examples of a few circumstances in which you might need the services of an experienced Costa Mesa car accident lawyer:
- Serious injuries: If you suffered serious injuries such as broken bones, a herniated disk or whiplash, which could leave you hospitalized and unable to work for a while, you need a lawyer. If you have suffered a permanent or catastrophic injury such as a traumatic brain injury or paralysis, your have a potentially large claim. It is crucial in such cases that you retain the services of a lawyer who has successfully handled similar cases.
- Fault: If there is a dispute with regard to who or what caused the car crash, you may have trouble proving your case and holding the at-fault party accountable. If you have been seriously injured and need monetary support for medical expenses, there is too much at stake for you to do it on your own. You need a car accident lawyer's help since the burden in personal injury cases rests on the shoulders of the plaintiff.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: If your out-of-pocket expenses did not exceed a few hundred dollars, it may be possible for you to negotiate a settlement on your own with the insurance company. However, if you have spent thousands of dollars, you may need the help of a lawyer to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses.
- Jury trial: You certainly need an attorney to represent you if your case is going to a jury trial. You need an experienced lawyer who knows the court rules in order to give yourself a fair chance to win and protect your legal rights. Although a majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court, there are times when these cases do go to trial.
You've Been Injured in a Car Crash – Now What?
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights. First and foremost, file a police report and obtain a copy for your own records. Take plenty of photographs of the accident scene including the position of the vehicles, license plates and roadway conditions. If you are injured and unable to take photos, ask a family member or friend to help you.
Try to get as much information as you can from other parties involved in the crash as well as from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Be sure to get immediate medical attention, treatment and care for your injuries. Preserve all physical and other evidence from the scene including torn or bloody clothing. It is also important that you keep your vehicle intact until it can be thoroughly examined by an accident reconstruction expert. Contact an experienced Costa Mesa car accident lawyer who will fight hard to protect your rights every step of the way.
Thinking about Taking a Quick Settlement? Think Again
After a car crash, it might be tempting for you take the first settlement the insurance company offers you. But, rushing into a settlement is never a good idea. If you take a settlement without taking into account all your damages and losses, you will not be able to seek compensation for those damages. Insurance companies are not your friends. They cannot be trusted to look out for your best interests. In fact, it is in their best interest to offer you a quick and low settlement to make your claim go away. That's how they remain profitable. You need a vocal advocate, an experienced lawyer on your side. Do not sign off on that agreement until you have discussed it with your car accident lawyer.
Seeking Compensation for Your Losses
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. The Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase have helped thousands of car accident victims. We have filed lawsuits not just against at-fault drivers and insurance companies, but also against automakers whose vehicles failed to protect occupants during car accidents. Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned and no avenue of compensation unexplored. Call us at 949-203-3814 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
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