What should I do after my car accident?
On the scene of a car accident, documentation is key. After a car accident you should contact emergency services as well as your insurance company. You will want to obtain the contact information of all involved drivers and any witnesses. You will also want to take pictures of your accident from multiple angles.
Following your accident you should see your own doctor. Many injuries common in car accidents can remain undetected on the scene. Your doctor will need to provide a complete physical evaluation. You will also want to contact Bakersfield car accident lawyer Mickey Fine to schedule a free case evaluation.
What if the police report says my car accident was my fault?
You should not admit fault to anyone on the scene of your car accident. You should also not become discouraged by the report filed by the police. Liability is never black and white and, in the state of California, you may be entitled to damages even if you share responsibility for your accident. To determine liability requires an extensive investigation from an experienced auto accident attorney. Mickey Fine has over two decades of experience investigating car accidents, establishing liability, and securing large settlements for our clients.
Should I accept an insurance settlement?
Insurance companies are beholden to shareholders. Shareholders demand profit. Profit relies on maximizing premiums and minimizing settlements. Offers from insurance companies are never sufficient to cover all of your damages. By contrast, Bakersfield auto accident attorney Mickey Fine is not beholden to shareholders, he’s dedicated to justice for victims. Mickey Fine and our legal team are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to ensure you receive every penny you are due.
What types of damages can I seek in a car accident lawsuit?
Our Bakersfield auto accident attorney can help you seek damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
However, it is important to remember that if you do not have insurance, even if you played no role in causing an accident, California’s Prop 213 bars you from seeking damages for physical and emotional pain and suffering.
How do I determine if I have a case?
Personal injury law is incredibly complex. The only way to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a comprehensive case evaluation with an experienced auto accident lawyer. During your free initial consultation, Bakersfield car accident lawyer Mickey Fine will listen to your claim, evaluate your documentation, and provide you with frank and honest answers about your rights.
If you live in the Bakersfield area of California and have questions about your rights following a car accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free case evaluation today.