How Car Accident Claims Work in California
The weeks and months after a car accident can be confusing and scary, especially if you are dealing with significant medical expenses, repair bills, and missed work. If your crash was caused by someone else’s carelessness, there’s a good chance that you will be able to get compensation by filing a car accident claim.
Below we discuss some of the main steps in the car accident claim process. For more information, call us today to discuss your case with a Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
Submitting a Claim
The first thing you will need to do is make a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Before you do this, however, it’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer. An attorney will ensure that your claim is submitted on time and with sufficient supporting documentation.
Attempting to Negotiate a Settlement
Next, your lawyer will try to negotiate a settlement agreement with the insurance company. Your initial demand will almost certainly be rejected, and your attorney will work to get a settlement offer that adequately compensates you for your accident-related expenses and losses. Some examples of expenses and losses that are compensable include repair bills, medical expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost income.
Filing a Lawsuit and Going to Trial
In the event that the other driver’s insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement, your lawyer may file a lawsuit. Your case may settle while your lawsuit is pending. If it does not, your lawyer will try your case in court.
Consult with a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident caused by someone else, call Jalilvand Law today. Our car accident attorneys in Beverly Hills understand how to get our clients the compensation they deserve from insurance companies. Contact us online or call 310.478.5800 to schedule a free case evaluation.