Should you find yourself injured after a traumatic accident, contact a top-rated California car accident lawyer at 1-844-MAYFIRM as soon as possible. Our team of award winning auto accident attorneys are here to ensure your legal proceedings get started off on the right foot by offering a free consultation. We’ll be able to go over the details of your accident, determine the viability of your case, get you into a doctor and offer valuable advice regarding the next steps you should take, all at no cost to you. Support from our experienced car accident attorneys ensures you get the highest settlement possible by avoiding common pitfalls like not getting seen by a doctor, misspeaking to insurance companies, or the other party involved in the crash. We work on a contingency fee basis; meaning our representation is available to you at no out-of-pocket cost.
Most of the cases we take on settle out of court, giving our clients a much faster resolution to their case. This eliminates the stress that can be caused by a drawn out court hearing. This allows our clients to focus on getting back to their normal lives. We’re able to achieve such efficient results because of our hands on approach and attention to detail: Each case is personal, and our car accident attorneys take pride in being able to address a client’s specific needs. By examining police records, talking to witnesses, and re-creating the scene of the accident, a California car accident lawyer at The May Firm equip themselves with the right information to be your biggest advocate. We’ll act as your liaison with doctors, insurance companies, and the police so you can focus on getting the proper medical care. Often times, injuries may not be immediately apparent- as such, it is crucial to be examined by a doctor.
Despite what they may claim, both your insurance company as well as the insurance of the other party involved will attempt to settle your claim for the lowest dollar amount possible. We at The May Firm know a car accident can change much more than the vehicle you drive. Medical bills, missed work, caring for dependents, and emotional suffering all add up just as quickly as the repair bill from your mechanic. We’re committed to getting you the highest settlement we can to help cover all these peripheral costs, and we won't accept payment unless a case is won.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration research shows that 1.7 million Americans reported being involved in injury-related auto accidents in 2015 alone. Even the most careful motorists can find themselves caught in a collision. With motor vehicles being the primary mode of transport for most Americans, the risk of a crash is an ever present possibility. Despite this, many drivers are unaware of what steps to take if they find themselves involved in a collision. The California car accident lawyers at The May Firm are here to help. In the event of a crash, our expert team will guide you through the legal process from start to finish to ensure you have a timely personal and financial recovery so you can get back on the road.
The popularity of smartphones has put recent emphasis on the dangers of distracted driving. Distraction.gov, the “Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving” reports that at any given time, 660,000 motorists are using cellphones or other portable electronics while driving. Despite tightened restrictions on the use of such devices while behind the wheel, distractions accounted for 431,000 injuries and 3,179 deaths in 2014 alone.
Smartphones aren’t the only tool to blame. The website goes on to list other prominent distractions like eating or drinking, grooming, reading maps, or adjusting the radio. As the driver you are responsible for the safety of your passengers, and should attempt to minimize distractions as much as possible. If you were involved in an accident because of the negligence of a distracted driver, give us a call at 1-844-MAYFIRM for a free consultation.
In 2015 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 10,265 fatalities as a result of drunk driving. If you are the survivor of a collision with a drunk driver, get in touch with our team to see if we can help you get your life back on track. We work with our local medical community to ensure your recovery process gets started on the right foot while we go to work to get you the maximum compensation we can for damages and medical bills.
Getting in a car accident can be an extremely frightening and confusing experience. At the scene of the accident, if you are able, check your surroundings and ensure your safety and the safety of the people involved; flames or incoming traffic can render the moments after an accident just as dangerous as the initial impact. If the situation seems stable, exchange insurance information with the other party involved, but do not overshare your account of the event. Be sure to seek medical attention immediately; sustained injuries might not be obvious in the moment, and documentation that you received care right after the accident can dramatically help your case. The most important thing you can following the event is to seek legal help.
With the adrenalin spike and commotion that accompanies an accident, its easy to get caught up recounting details of the event to whoever is present and willing to lend an ear. Although you should always cooperate with local authorities and law enforcement, do your best to keep your details as objective as possible.
Things you say may be mis-documented or twisted in a way that may show you as being more at fault. Establishing fault is critical to any case. Even if you are confident the accident was not your fault, do not go out of your way to accuse the other party. Leave that aspect of the case for your legal team to handle.
As previously mentioned, injuries may not be readily apparent at the time of the accident. Common car accident injuries include bruising, lacerations, bone breaks and sprains. It’s extremely important to get medical attention after a crash. At a minimum, a healthcare professional can help establish a baseline or how you feel should injuries reveal themselves or your condition worsens in the following days. Injuries to the head or spinal cord may be less apparent initially, but can cause serious health complications down the line. Documentation that you sought out medical care following an accident can greatly help your case.
There are many good reasons why you should contact a law firm for legal representation should you find yourself in a car accident. Vehicle repair, medical expenses, and emotional trauma are just some of the repercussions of a crash that may need to be addressed. Having the proper support from an experienced legal team like The May Firm ensures you get the care and the financial compensation you need, at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
Call us for a free consultation at 1-844-MAYFIRM. As a family-run business, The May Firm understands how damaging a setback a car crash can be, and we want to help. We know the complications that pile up in the wake of an auto accident can quickly feel overwhelming. Let us give you the assistance you need to get back on your feet, and back on the road.
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