If you've been injured in a car crash in San Diego that wasn't your fault, chances are you're thinking about filing a personal injury claim. A San Diego accident attorney can guide you through this complex and sometimes intimidating process. However, there are still things you can do to help your case as well as things to avoid that hurt your claim.
3 Common Mistakes at the Scene of Car Crash in San Diego
- Fleeing an accident scene. California law requires that drivers involved in accidents stop to exchange proper information. If you don't stop, not only will you hurt your chances of a claim, but you may be penalized with a license suspension or criminal charges.
- Not collecting car crash information. Be sure that you stop and exchange your insurance details with the other driver, and that you collect other information that may be relevant to the claims process, such as witness information and details about the extent of damage.
- Admitting fault. Even if you think you're to blame for the car crash, don't admit fault. Remember, "fault" is a technical, legal term, and in many instances, fault is relative. Don't apologize for the accident, even if the other driver appears injured, as a simple apology can cast suspicion on your responsibility for the crash which can damage your pursuit of filing a claim.
Take Control of Your Claim after a Car Crash in San Diego by Speaking with a San Diego Accident Attorney
San Diego accident attorney, Mark C. Blane and his legal team aren't like some of the other San Diego injury attorneys you may have met with or seen ads for around town. Our goal is to educate our clients - even those whose cases we don't take - so that you not only understand the legal process ahead of you but the basics of San Diego injury law and your legal rights.
You can get started by ordering one of our FREE injury guides including Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: What Your Insurance Company Doesn't Want You to Know and Won't Tell You Until It's Too Late! or The 10 Secrets You Need to Know About Your Injury Case Before You Call a Lawyer. Contact us today to schedule your appointment - 888-845-6269 or 619-813-7955. We are proud to serve San Diego's Spanish speaking population and even offer our FREE California personal injury book en Español.