Discover expert advice from J&Y Law on navigating personal injury claims effectively.

6 Tips from an Expert Personal Injury Attorney

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

At J&Y Law, we understand that suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence is very stressful and that the entire process can be overwhelming and confusing for most people not accustomed to such situations.

Luckily for you, we have the experience you need to deal with this entire process, and in addition to helping you, we will provide you with some advice on what we would do if we were you:

Understanding your rights

Before initiating any personal injury claim, it is vital to understand what your legal rights are. A personal injury expert can advise you on what they are and how to enforce them.

Seek immediate medical attention

After the accident, there is no time to waste; your health is the most important thing. Whether your injuries seem minor or severe, receiving immediate medical attention is necessary for your recovery. It also documents your injuries if you proceed with a lawsuit.

Do not accept the insurer’s offer

Insurance companies want to close cases quickly, providing a sense of urgency to the injured person who often needs the money to address their injuries. However, this offer may not fully cover all expenses and losses suffered. Do not be deceived; you are entitled to fair compensation regardless of your immigration status.

Document everything

The more information and records there are about the accident, the better off you will be. This includes, but is not limited to, medical reports, medical expense receipts, bills, lost wages, and any correspondence with insurance companies. All this information will help support your case.

Avoid social media

Do not post anything on social media about the accident or your injuries, as the information you share online could be used against you by insurance companies to dispute the validity of your claim.

Do not waste time; the sooner you seek specialized legal help, the better. Your legal team will fight for you to obtain compensation for all your accident-related expenses.

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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.