About a year ago, I was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles caused by the other driver. I suffered minor back pain following the crash, but didnt see a doctor or contact an attorney. The settlement that the insurance company offered seems really low and I am now wondering if I injured my back worse than I thought. I haven't accepted the insurance company's offer. What should I do?
You are still within the statute of limitations in California, meaning you have not missed the deadline to pursue your claim. In California, you have two years from the accident to file a personal injury claim.
The problem you will have is that so much time has lapsed and you have not sought medical treatment. The insurance company might argue that your pain has nothing to do with the accident, since a lot of time has gone by. In fact, don’t be surprised if the insurer implies that you were not injured at the time of the Los Angeles car accident.
The best thing for you to do is to contact a Santa Monica car accident attorney. At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we represent cases in Los Angeles and throughout California. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.