Nearly five hundred thousand people are injured in car accident every year in the United States, and close to ten percent of those victims die as a result of their injuries. Many types of vehicular accidents cause these tragedies, including drunk driving accidents, motorcycle collisions, and even the seemingly harmless fender-benders. Even if you weren’t injured in your car accident, it’s likely that you received substantial and expensive damage to your vehicle that may or may not be entirely covered by your car insurance company. Unfortunately for the residents of California, a large amount of these accidents are occurring on the busy streets of Los Angeles, increasing their need for specialized Los Angeles California car accident attorneys.
As with any area of the law, specialized lawyers that exclusively handle cases likes yours are your best option for legal representation. Seeking the counsel of a car accident lawyer is the first step toward resolving the legalities of your claim, but it’s possible that you can even further increase your chances for a better settlement and better representation. There are lawyers who also specialize in specific areas of car accident law. Some of these specializations can include lawyers who deal exclusively with auto injury accidents, vehicular-related death, or even truck accidents. Determining which area of representation best covers your accident is important when seeking a car accident attorney.
Before seeking legal representation for their automobile accident and potential injuries, many are worried that they will be unable to afford the help of a lawyer, especially one that is so specialized. However, in most cases there is little need to worry about the affordability of these types of attorneys. Many of them do not require any up-front costs for their consultation, and may even offer free initial consultation for your case to determine what type of claim you need to pursue. If you enlist the aid of a lawyer who is confident that he or she can win your claim, they will likely not require any out-of-pocket expense from you for their services. Once your claim is won, they will simply subtract a portion of the settlement amount you receive for their services. During your court proceedings, they are also likely to pay all of the judicial expenses along the way. Those expenses will also later be deducted from your settlement funds, so you will likely have no additional expenses to worry about once your claim has been settled.
One aspect of legal proceedings that many car accident victims do not initially consider is the cooperation (or lack thereof) of insurance companies. Insurance companies can be incredibly difficult to work with, especially for individuals with little insurance or legal knowledge. Working with a specialized car accident attorney can be very beneficial in your dealings with your insurance company or the insurance company of the person responsible for your accident. Your lawyer will likely handle all of the conversations that are deemed as necessary with the involved insurance companies. He or she will have extensive experience dealing with car accident insurance representatives, and will know exactly what rights you are entitled to as the victim of a car accident.