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Were you injured in an auto accident?

Driving in California with all of the traffic can be a dangerous proposition. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a serious auto accident caused by someone else and are injured, there are important steps you need to follow to protect your rights

and to preserve your claim. First, you must get the at fault driver's insurance information and given the pandemic, taking photos of their insurance card and car

registration or driver's license should be safer. You should also take photos of the

damage to their car and your car at the accident scene as well as call the police.

If the police refuse to come, be sure to talk to any witnesses who saw the accident and to get their contact information. If you are feeling any significant pain due to the accident, you need to seek out medical treatment on the day of the accident, or if

not, at least the next day, whether you go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care or

even your family doctor. Many people wait a few days but that is a bad idea because

if you don't seek out immediate medical care, the insurance company will hold that

against you and use that to diminish the value of or deny your claim. If your injuries appear to be serious, you need to contact a Personal Injury lawyer right away before you give a statement to the insurance company to protect your rights and to protect

your claim and to maximize it.

It is essential as well that you as the victim also have complete auto insurance

coverage including I recommend $500,000.00 Uninsured Motorist and Liability limits

as well as collision. The reason this is so important is that many drivers in California are either uninsured or underinsured so you need to carry sufficient coverages yourself in case your vehicle is totaled and you are seriously injured. The Personal Injury lawyer to retain should be one who personally handles your claim and doesn't put you off on a paralegal or secretary.


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