1. Your first priority is to seek medical care for anyone who might have been injured.
2. Report the accident to the police and make sure a police report is filed.
3. Record the name, address, and telephone number of the other party and all witnesses.
4. Get insurance information such as the insurance agent, policy and insurance company.
5. Take photographs if possible of the location and damaged property.
6. Be careful of what you say. Remember not to provide a statement to anyone until you consult with a lawyer.
7. Seek the advice of an experienced California injury attorney immediately to begin protecting your rights.
If you or a family member has experienced a car accident in which you have suffered a personal injury it is in your best interest to obtain the counsel of an experienced car accident lawyer. The lawyers at Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY have the experience that you need to gather all the relevant information about your accident and advise you regarding your legal rights and options. If your car accident injury was due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another party, you may be eligible for monetary compensation to cover your costs including:
The figures are staggering - every year, there are about 5,211,000 car accidents across the United States, resulting in some 2,217,000 injuries and more than 33,800 deaths.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Traffic Safety Administration keep track of all car accident injury data - by state, by road conditions, by time of day, by gender and age of the people involved, by impairment, and several other factors.
Americans put a tremendous number of miles on their cars, often commuting long distances to work and in day-to-day errands and business. Hundreds of thousands of American children get to and from their schools in busses and by family car. We spend more time on the road that people in any other country and in California we drive more that people in most states. It all adds up to a definite risk of injury when you´re in your vehicle.
Over the last two years four large sections of Northern California Freeways have been named among the top 50 worst commutes in the United States by The Daily Beast. It is unfortunate but perhaps not surprising that car accidents are common in the in both the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. On freeways, side streets, and in parking lots - wherever there are moving cars, there will be accidents. Anyone - driver, passenger, or pedestrian - can end up being involved in a motor vehicle accident, in light of the many risk factors:
The range of scenarios in which a car accident can occur is quite broad. It is particularly difficult for someone who has incurred a car accident injury to deal with additional emotions that are a consequence of the accident resulting from the fault of someone else - for example:
Contact the Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY today to get the answers you need to resolve your car accident case. We have offices all over Northern California including our corporate headquarters in San Rafael and office in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Newark.
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