After being injured in a car crash in Oxnard, California that was caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you might think about handling your claim yourself without retaining an attorney. That’s exactly where the opposing insurance company wants you. That decision will cost you precious time and considerable money, and you’ll probably give up valuable rights along the way that you’ll never get back.
Common causes of car accidents
There are many causes of car accidents, but some repeat themselves more than others. As per the Huffington Post, some of the top causes of car accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield
You’re probably entitled to damages
If you were hurt in a car crash in or around Oxnard as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, we can probably help you. Indeed it’s important for you to get medical care and treatment right away, but you’ll need legal help right away too. That’s because you’re probably entitled to compensation for your damages that you suffered as a result of your crash. Those damages can consist of:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
Never give a statement to the opposing insurer
Insurance companies make money by taking in premium payments while paying out as little as possible or nothing at all on claims. It’s not unusual for an insurance adjuster to phone an accident victim “just to get some information and see how you’re doing.” Then the adjuster will ask for a recorded statement as to how the accident occurred. No law requires you to give any type of statement to an opposing insurer. Preserve and protect your rights, and never give that statement under any circumstances. Insurance adjusters are trained in tripping people up when taking their statements. You’re not trained in giving statements, and that insurer will only try to use your statement against you in the future to attack your credibility. Politely refuse to give that statement, and then call us. If we’re retained to represent you in your accident case, you’ll never hear from that adjuster again.
Why should I hire the Quirk Law Firm?
Experience and a great track record matter. As personal injury attorneys, we work tirelessly for our clients. We’re highly respected by insurance companies, their defense lawyers, judges and juries. You have no background in the rules of civil procedure, evidence or trial technique. Technical holes in your case can bar important evidence from ever being heard. In turn, the value of your case goes down. Our objective is to maximize the compensation paid to you by the insurer of the liable party.
You only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. If your accident and injuries were caused by a public entity, the time period is even shorter. A missed deadline will probably operate to bar you from proceeding forever. We offer injured car accident victims a free consultation and case evaluation with no obligation whatsoever. Don’t cooperate with an opposing insurer that is only trying to keep its stock value and dividends high. Evidence can get lost, damaged, altered or even disappear. Witnesses can vanish into thin air too. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident anywhere in California, preserve and protect your rights by calling us right away at 805-620-7645. You can even use our online contact form, and we’ll be right back with you. There’s no reason not to contact us. We don’t even get paid unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.