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Our San Bernardino Personal Injury Attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and dedication that you need for a successful case. If you’ve been injured due to another person’s careless driving or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation, also known as a settlement.
In most cases, we are able to beat your case without having to enter trial against the at-fault party. Give us a call, we’d love to hear about your case and provide you with our fool-proof blueprint for success. We won’t settle until your case does!
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Have you recently been injured as a result of an auto-related accident in San Bernardino County or the city of San Bernardino? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your inflicted injuries, loss of wages, emotional distress, pain, and suffering.
Accident claims must be handled in a timely matter, scheduling your health appointments with a specialist for your injuries is absolutely necessary. We will guide you through this process every step of the way for no upfront costs.
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If you’re in a car accident lawsuit, now isn’t the time to delay. You need an attorney that will fight for you and make sure you get the settlement you deserve.
Mova Law Group specializes in car accident injury cases in the state of California, so when you come to us, you know you’re in good hands.
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10 Car Accident Lawsuit Mistakes To Avoid
f you have sustained injuries from an automobile accident, the last thing you want to do is ruin your case with a careless action. Check out these car accident lawsuit mistakes to avoid to learn more.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re not alone–nearly 1.3 million people die in car accidents each year, and another 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled in car accidents.
A good lawyer can help you get the settlement you deserve. The problem is when you make certain crucial mistakes that invalidate your case.
Here, we’re breaking down ten mistakes you should avoid when it comes to a San Bernardino car accident lawsuit.
1. EXAGGERATING AND/OR LYING
Number one on the list: exaggerating, flubbing the truth, or outright lying about what happened.
It should be abundantly obvious why this is a serious issue.
It’s common, especially if the accident was your fault, to want to lie about what happened in order to make your side of the story look better. This will have the exact opposite effect, especially if you’re also lying to your lawyer.
Here’s the thing: if your attorney doesn’t know the whole truth, they can’t properly help you. And if it comes out later that you lied or exaggerated the truth, it could invalidate your entire case despite the best efforts of your attorney.
2. Admitting Fault
There are two factors here: admitting fault, and the question of no-fault insurance.
First of all, you should not admit fault to another driver, a police officer, or an eyewitness, even if it actually was your fault. This can and will be used against you later.
Second is the question of no-fault insurance. No-fault insurance is required in some states and provides for payment of costs associated with a car accident regardless of who was at fault.
California is a fault state, which means that if you admit fault, you’ll have to pay.
3. Signing Agreements and Paperwork Too Soon
On a related note, you should not sign any agreements or paperwork too soon.
If you sign anything (repeat: anything) before your lawyer has a chance to read it, you may well be signing away your rights.
Even simple tort releases can include fine print that waives future injury claims or allows your insurance company undue access to your medical records.
Think of it this way: if it involves your case, your lawyer reads it first. End of discussion.
4. Talking About Your Case
You should use a similar line of thinking when it comes to talking about your case. In other words, if it involves your case, the only person you should discuss it with is your lawyer.
If you have been in a car accident, regardless of who was at fault, you should treat the case as though you’ve been arrested. Assume that anything you say can be used against you in a later case.
Your attorney will have a far harder time arguing for you if they have to try to backtrack on things you said. Instead of talking to everyone you know, let your lawyer do all the talking for you (and that includes your insurance company).
5. Not Going to the Doctor
If you were injured in a car accident, you need to see a doctor right away. Even if you think those injuries were minor. Even if you’re not entirely sure you were injured at all, it’s better to be safe.
It’s not just for your health. If you are injured in the accident and you don’t go to the doctor, your insurance company or the other party’s attorney can use this as evidence against you, since they can argue you weren’t taking care of your health and aggravated your injuries to improve your case.
Furthermore, medical records and doctor’s appointments can be used by your lawyer as evidence to help you.
6. Failure to Preserve Evidence
On a related note, the evidence is a huge concern when it comes to these cases.
As with any legal case, the evidence is everything in proving who was at fault (and who has to pay). If you don’t have any evidence, or you fail to preserve key evidence, it will make your case that much harder.
After all, your attorney can only argue what they can prove. If they can’t offer proof, it’s unlikely that your case will go your way.
With that in mind, here are seven things you need to do at the scene of a car accident.
7. Waiting Too Long to File
We talked about signing things too soon. On the other hand, you should also be wary of waiting too long to file.
This is for basically the same reason that you shouldn’t wait too long to go to the doctor. The longer you wait, the more another attorney can question you.
This is also because some evidence can get “cold” over time, which will weaken your case in the long run.
8. Assuming the First Offer will be Final
Plenty of people make the mistake of signing documents too soon because they believe the first settlement offer they get will be the final settlement offer they receive.
This isn’t actually true.
In many cases, your insurance company or another attorney will say, “This is the highest offer we can make,” in an effort to pressure an accident victim into accepting a low-ball offer.
In reality, making that first offer means that they’re willing to negotiate. At that point, let your lawyer negotiate on your behalf to get a fairer offer.
9. Sharing Conversations with Your Attorney
There’s the attorney-client privilege rule, but when it comes to your accident, you should treat that arrangement as working both ways.
In much the same way you shouldn’t talk about your accident with other people, you shouldn’t share conversations with your attorney with other people either. Your conversations with your lawyer are protected, but if you share them with a third party, that confidentiality is lost.
You have no idea what someone might do with that information. So treat it like you’ve been arrested and don’t say anything.
10. Not Hiring an Attorney
Finally, if you’ve been in an accident, don’t try to be your own attorney.
Even if you are a lawyer yourself, the truth is that after an accident, emotions are running high. You may not be able to keep track of all the relevant details, and you may make critical mistakes. You need a lawyer to act as an impartial representative.
If you’re not a lawyer, you need a lawyer on your side. They know the law better than you do, and they know how to help you get the settlement you deserve.
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If you feel like you’re fighting with insurance companies to deal with your personal injury case, you don’t have to go it alone. We know that accidents happen and we’ll do our best to help you get the settlement you deserve.
Contact our experienced legal team today and schedule a free consultation. Our phone lines are always open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you don’t have to deal with your case alone. Temecula Personal Injury Lawyer at your service.