Do you need an experienced attorney to handle your Santa Ana car accident injury claim to ensure the maximum result? The short answer is yes, as long as the attorney has a track record of success in trial. Santa Ana is the largest city in Orange County, so it is no surprise that it has one of the highest number of car accidents reported in the County. Adding to the high number of car accidents is the fact that many major freeways such as the I-405 and I-5 intersect the city, which means that many daily commuters must travel through the city to get to work. This high number of commuters and drivers through the city results in a high number of automobile accidents.
Getting into a car accident is a very traumatic experience for most people. Many people are unsure what to do when they are involved with an accident, especially with an accident with injuries. The first thing recommended for people that are involved in an accident is to seek immediate medical attention for themselves and anyone injured in the accident. It is important not to try to move people that are seriously injured, and best to wait for emergency personnel in those situations. If you do not appear to be seriously injured it is still important to see a physician within 24 hours. Many injuries take weeks or months to “show up” with symptoms that cause genuine suffering for the patient. Once the initial shock from the accident is worn off, and medical treatment is provided, it is important to look into your legal options.
If you do not see a physician immediately following the accident an injury attorney will not be able to take your case. The insurance company will refuse to pay your Santa Ana car accident injury claim for medical bills because “you told everyone you were fine, there were no injuries caused by the accident. You didn’t even go to see a doctor. You must have suffered these injuries somewhere else.”
Many people wait before speaking to an attorney, but this will be detrimental to your claim. Retaining an attorney early helps you avoid many mistakes that the average person makes when dealing with insurance companies such as providing recorded statements, or resolving their claims for an extremely low value. It is very important to know the value that an experienced attorney can bring for their legal claims. It is also important to preserve the testimony of witnesses while it is still fresh in their minds. The more severe the accident, the more important this may become.
The Insurance company’s primary objective is to provide the minimum amount of compensation for injured parties to settle these claims out. Insurance companies absolutely “low-ball” insurance claimants knowing that most people will not seek to retain an attorney, and will settle their claims for far less than the insurance company should pay because they are intimidated by the confrontation, or they simply don’t have the legal substance to argue their point. That is why it is essential to have a skillful law firm to fight on your behalf.
With this experience, our attorneys and staff will take your Santa Ana car accident injury claim and handle it directly. In addition, at the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell we are highly selective in the number of cases we take, so that we are able to put our full attention to every client and every case that we choose to work on. As a result, you can be confident that your case will always receive the utmost attention and priority when needed. If you have been involved in a Santa Ana car accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian involved accident, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at 949-273-2693 to discuss your claims and injuries. We are experienced attorneys and staff that will fight and advocate your claims for you!