What should I do if I have been injured in an automobile accident in Los Angeles?

I’m sorry to hear that you have suffered injuries in a Los Angeles automobile accident. You most likely feel like your life has gotten turned upside down. If your injuries are serious, you may be unable to work and you may have mounting medical expenses. Your vehicle may not be able to be driven.

Accidents in Los Angeles occur for a few common reasons. The biggest is error by one or more drivers. Many drivers drive while they are distracted by cell phones. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is another common cause of accidents. Driving aggressively and speeding also cause thousands of accidents every year. Beside driver error, mechanical issues and bad weather also cause automobile accidents.

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, you have the right to compensation for your injuries. There are some steps you should take in order to get the highest amount of compensation to which you are entitled. First, you should let your insurance company know about the accident right away. You should be honest with your insurer, but do not admit fault. Also, let the police know about the accident, but do not admit fault. Get a copy of the police report after the accident. You should also obtain the other driver’s contact information and insurance information. If there are any eyewitnesses, get their contact information. If you suffered any injuries, no matter how minor, seek medical attention.

You should also seek legal help as soon as possible after the accident. An attorney can help you pursue the case so that you can spend your time on your recovery. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. My team can help.