Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys
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If you have been in a Los Angeles car accident, don't talk to anyone else's attorney or sign anything from an insurance company without making sure you are protected. Call the experienced lawyers at Novik & Stanley, A Professional Law Corporation, at (818) 305-6041 to speak to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer right now.
Few things are more frightening than a car crash. One moment you’re driving, watching the road, then there's a sound like the world shattering and the view outside your windows is thrown into an uproar of metal and glass. Your heart pounds, your palms sweat, and everything feels wrong.
Even a minor crash can be deeply upsetting - and if you or a loved one is injured, the initial impact is nothing compared to the pain and suffering that follows. We understand the trauma that a serious car collision can cause. That is why we dedicate ourselves to fighting relentlessly for people who are the victims of someone else's recklessness in a Los Angeles car accident.
What to Do After a Collision
The moments following a car accident can be hectic, and it can take all of your effort to remain calm in the situation. First of all, contact emergency services immediately and remain at the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident, even if you are trying to chase after someone else, is a crime.
While you await emergency services, check on other people who were involved in the collision to see if anyone is injured. Provide any help you can, but do not move anyone who may have suffered a neck or back injury. If you absolutely must move someone, due to a fire or a potential explosion, do so as carefully as possible and try to immobilize their spine.
Once the police arrive, you should provide an accurate account of what happened, but do not take responsibility for the crash. Even if you think you may have been partly at fault, don’t say it. You do not know everything that happened, and you might take the blame for something you did not do. You should call your insurance company to report the accident, but do not say it was your fault and do not give a recorded statement.
Get a lawyer to represent your interests when dealing with any insurance company, including your own. You can easily sign away your rights if you are not careful when dealing with insurance companies or another driver's attorney.
Common Injuries from Auto Accidents
A wide range of injuries can result from Los Angeles car accidents. These include:
- Scrapes, bruises, and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Road rash (particularly for motorcyclists)
- Internal organ injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Facial injuries and damage
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
How Negligence and Liability Come into Play
After a Los Angeles car accident or truck collision, when dealing with insurance companies, you are going to hear a lot of terms you might not understand - these industries are filled with jargon. Two of the most important words to know are "negligence" and "liability." Negligence refers to any action someone took that went against what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation. For example, a reasonable person would not drive 30 mph over the speed limit around stop-and-go traffic on the 10; doing so would be considered negligent.
Liability means that someone's act of negligence directly caused or contributed to an accident and any resultant injuries or property damage. Someone who drives 30 mph over the speed limit and slams into another driver because he cannot stop in time has acted negligently and is liable in court for injuries that the collision causes.
These are simple examples, but in reality, determining where liability rests after a car accident in Los Angeles is much more complicated. That is why it is so important to have an experienced car accident lawyer to represent you and fight for your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Encino or Los Angeles, call Novik & Stanley right away at (818) 305-6041 for a free consultation. We offer a 100% contingency fee arrangement, which means if we don’t recover money for you, you don’t pay us. If you’re too hurt to come to us, we’ll come to you, so call now.
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