FAQ's: Personal Injury and Auto Accidents


Frequently Asked Questions we receive from clients about auto accidents. To get more specific information about your auto accident in California, you can also contact MKH Accident Attorneys, APC to schedule a Free Consultation. You can do so by filling out our online form or calling (949) 299-7632.

How many Types of Auto Accidents are there in Southern California?

Auto accidents encompass various scenarios, including single-car accidents, multi-car collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, hit-and-run accidents, rideshare accidents, public transit accidents, wildlife-vehicle collisions, car accidents involving pets, and car accidents involving children.

How to Get Compensation for an Auto Accident in Southern California?

Securing fair compensation for injuries sustained in an auto accident is a primary concern for victims. Generally, there are two main avenues to seek compensation:

  1. Settlement: Resolving a case through a settlement involves accepting a monetary offer from an insurance company. Settling a case often results in a quicker resolution and allows clients and their attorneys to negotiate for a favourable amount.

  2. Going to Court: If a victim does not receive a fair settlement offer, they may need to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. While lawsuits can potentially yield higher payouts, they typically take longer, and the outcome is uncertain.

How to identify liability after a Car Collision?

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Determining liability in an auto accident depends on the specific circumstances of the case. An experienced attorney can assist in identifying the parties who may be held responsible for your injuries. Possible liable parties include the other driver, especially if they were driving under the influence or violated traffic rules, car manufacturers in case of a vehicle malfunction, and even government entities if road conditions contributed to the accident.

Should I share Medical Records with another Driver's Insurance Adjuster?

When dealing with the other driver's insurance adjuster, it is important to remember that their primary goal is to minimize payout. While providing relevant medical records is necessary, you should only share records specifically related to your accident. Unnecessary disclosure of additional health information could be used against you. An attorney can help ensure that only the required records are released. It is also advisable to have legal representation during discussions with your own insurance company to provide accurate facts, as they too aim to minimize payouts. This is particularly important when filing a first-party claim with your own insurance.

Should I seek Medical care even if I don't feel hurt after an auto accident?

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Medical Care

Certain injuries may not exhibit immediate symptoms after an accident, and seeking medical attention promptly can help detect and address these hidden injuries. Delaying medical treatment might allow opposing attorneys or insurance adjusters to argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident. Seeking medical care after an accident can counter such arguments.

What should I do after an auto accident in southern California?

Immediately after an auto accident , it is crucial to prioritize safety and take the following steps:

  1. Contact emergency services and seek medical attention for any injuries.
  2. Exchange information with the other parties involved, including names, insurance details, driver's license information, and phone numbers.
  3. Gather evidence by taking pictures and videos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, property damage, and any injuries sustained.
  4. Collect names and contact information of eyewitnesses and, if possible, obtain their statements in writing or recorded form.
  5. Consult with an attorney to evaluate your case's compensability and understand how to pursue the legal compensation you deserve.

What should I avoid doing after an auto accident in southern California?

To protect your legal rights and ensure the best outcome for your case, refrain from the following actions:

  1. Leaving the accident scene: Leaving the scene, especially when someone is injured, constitutes a hit-and-run offence. Stay at the scene and contact emergency personnel if needed.
  2. Leaving your vehicle in a hazardous position: If possible, move your vehicle to a safe location to prevent further accidents. If you cannot move it independently, seek assistance.
  3. Failing to report the accident to the authorities: Even when no injuries are apparent, contact 911 to report the accident. Police involvement and the resulting report can aid in determining liability.
  4. Neglecting to exchange information: Overcome fear or anxiety and gather contact and insurance information from the other party involved. Insurance details are vital for pursuing compensation.
  5. Underestimating injuries: Some injuries may not manifest immediately (e.g., whiplash), while others may seem minor (e.g., bruising with internal bleeding). It is essential to receive a thorough medical evaluation.
  6. Admitting fault: Avoid admitting fault, even if you believe or know you were partially responsible. The other party might also share responsibility. In comparative negligence states, you can still recover compensation in most cases.
  7. Contacting the other party's insurance company or providing statements without legal guidance: Communicate with your own insurance company, but you are not obligated to do so with the other party's insurer. Sharing information without legal counsel could jeopardize your case.

Contact an auto accident lawyer in California today!!

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If you have been involved in an auto accident and are contemplating filing a lawsuit, contact our team of personal injury attorneys at MKH Accident Attorneys, APC for a Free Consultation. Our dedicated legal professionals can answer your questions, build a strong case on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (949) 299-7632 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.

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