the significance of seeking legal advice after experiencing an injury accident.

5 Key Moments to Contact a Lawyer After a Personal Injury Accident

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An injury accident can dramatically change your life from one minute to the next. Confusion, stress, and anxiety are common in these situations and can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to defending your rights and obtaining the compensation you truly deserve for the physical, material, and economic damages suffered.

In this article, we will explore the five crucial moments when we recommend consulting with a lawyer so they can advise and assist you in this challenging and complex time.

Serious or Permanent Injuries

Legal representation is essential when you experience significant injuries, as they will not only affect your current quality of life but, in the long term, involve substantial medical expenses and may hinder your ability to generate income.

Liability is Questioned

If it needs to be clarified who is responsible, you need a lawyer urgently. The other party may try to blame you or share responsibility, and without legal help, they might succeed. Your legal team will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and establish the causes of the accident to build a strong case.

Issues with the Insurance Company

Insurance companies are not your friends; you should know this immediately. Their main goal is to make money and pay as little as possible in case of incidents. Therefore, if you encounter resistance, delays, or a lack of communication from them, your lawyer will know how to handle them to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Loss of Income

A serious and permanent injury can separate you from your job and income for a certain period. The financial burden is significant when you add medical expenses and the cost of replacing damaged property from an accident. A specialized lawyer will seek compensation for your current and future lost income.

Considerable Property Damage

If your vehicle or property suffers extensive damage from the accident, you need a lawyer to guide you in assessing the actual damages and the best way to address them.

In summary, while we always recommend contacting a lawyer if you need clarification on your case, in these five situations, having specialized legal assistance is vital.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.