No matter how safe a driver you are, you can’t always avoid a Santa Monica car accident. A serious car accident can leave you with a permanent injury and unable to pay for medical treatment. Taking the necessary steps to building a strong case is paramount for your physical and financial well-being.

How a Santa Monica car accident attorney can help

Proving your case can be a difficult process. That is why you should contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney before talking to an insurance adjuster. A lawyer can help you maximize your compensation by:
  • Ensuring you get the best medical treatment possible
  • Maintaining your right of privacy
  • Negotiating your settlement with the other driver’s insurance company

Medical treatment

Even if you do not have health insurance, you are entitled to medical treatment, especially if your accident was caused by another driver. It is imperative to your case that you receive quality care and that you receive that care in a timely manner. Failing to get the right quality of medical treatment can be devastating to your case and can be used against you when it comes time to settle your case.

Your medical history

When dealing with the other insurance company, they might attempt to have you sign an unrestricted medical record release authorization. Do not sign anything until you speak to your own attorney. Your previous medical history bears no relevancy to your case and should not be provided. By signing this authorization:
  • You might devalue your claim
  • You might receive a lower settlement
  • You will allow them to invade your privacy

Negotiating your settlement by yourself

Negotiating with an insurance company on your own could be catastrophic to your car accident injury claim. The insurance company will take advantage of your lack of knowledge when it comes to car accident cases. Remember, their goal is to pay you as little as possible for your damages.

Speak to an experienced car accident attorney

At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we are experienced in dealing with insurance companies. We are familiar with the tactics that they will use to discredit your injuries. We will fight for you to insure that you get the best settlement possible for you and your family. One simple mistake can ruin your case.

To learn more about your accident case, order your free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Santa Monica, California car accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982