Things You Can Do to Help Your Attorney After an Accident

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Suffering a car accident is undoubtedly one of the most stressful experiences that anyone can go through. In addition to any potential physical injury you may sustain, the emotional and financial ramifications that follow the incident have a huge impact.

In order to expedite the legal process and guarantee a favorable outcome, here are some actions you can take to help your attorney with the legal process that your case will entail:

Stay at the scene of the accident and contact the authorities: If you are involved in a traffic accident caused by another driver, you should remain at the scene of the accident and immediately contact the authorities. Leaving or fleeing the scene of the accident creates the impression of guilt and could hurt your chances of building a successful case, even if you were the victim of the incident.

Do not admit fault of any kind: Under no circumstances should you accept fault of any kind in connection with the accident. Even an act as simple as apologizing can be construed as an admission of guilt and used against you in a lawsuit or claim for compensation.

Build a record of the facts: Before leaving the scene of the accident to seek medical assistance, you should gather as much information as you can about the incident. Details such as the time the accident occurred, road conditions, and weather conditions they will be able to support not only your version of events, but the testimony of possible witnesses with whom you come into contact.

Don’t talk to insurers without your own legal advice and don’t file a claim on your own: After the accident, insurance companies will try to persuade you to accept a “quick settlement” that will result in less money than you really deserve. To avoid this, you must ensure that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you at every step of the negotiation process and, if necessary, in court.

If you have been involved in a traffic accident, it is very important that you seek medical attention immediately to treat physical injuries. Next, find a professional attorney to help you sort out the legal aspects of this ordeal. With the help of our experienced personal injury lawyers, you will be able to get all the help and guidance you need when filing a claim for compensation for the injuries and losses experienced after your accident.

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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.