Answers To Your Auto Accident Questions
Get personalized advice and information about car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Northern California. At the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, we welcome clients’ questions such as the following:
What steps should I take after a motor vehicle accident?
We understand that accident scenes are often disorienting and chaotic. The most important thing is to seek immediate medical attention if necessary. Call an ambulance if anyone involved has been seriously hurt. The police will likely arrive at the scene to fill out an accident report. Answer their questions completely, but avoid admitting fault or accusing other drivers. If you can, gather names and insurance information from other parties involved in the accident and try to collect the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the crash.
At the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, we offer a free initial consultation in personal injury cases. We invite you to call today to make an appointment to discuss your specific situation.
Should I notify my insurance company that I’ve been in an accident?
You are legally obligated to tell your insurance company if you have had an accident, and to cooperate with its investigation. However, it is always wise to speak with an attorney before you give any statement to an insurance adjuster. An experienced personal injury lawyer can communicate with the insurance company on your behalf and protect your rights.
What if another driver’s insurance company contacts me?
Do not give any statement to another motorist’s insurer. You are not required to do so, and giving a statement could seriously damage your claim. Rather, retain an experienced attorney to represent you in any communication and negotiation with insurers. From our offices in Hayward, California, the attorneys of the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker have handled many claims just like yours while holding insurers accountable.
How will I pay my medical bills?
Legally, the responsible driver’s insurance company is supposed to cover your medical bills and other expenses stemming from an accident. However, too often, insurers try to pay as little as possible in order to save money. If an insurance company fails to pay what your claim is worth in a timely manner, a knowledgeable auto accident attorney can help you pursue full and fair compensation.