Filing a Claim after a Car Crash in San Diego: The Dos and Don’ts (Part B)

When you're injured after a car crash in San Diego that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and lost wages through a personal injury claim. If you've been hurt, contact a San Diego accident attorney who can answer your questions about the claims process and how the California negligence laws apply to your case. 

3 Don'ts of Filing a Claim After Car Crash in San Diego
 

  • Don't give the claims adjuster a recorded statement. A lot of people aren't properly prepared to give a recorded statement after their car crash in San Diego. Many claimants freeze up, get nervous, make mistakes, correct themselves, and make little communicative errors that can be used against an authentic accident claim. You should wait to give your statement to an adjuster until you've spoken with a San Diego accident attorney. 
  • Don't delay. One of the worst things you can do to ruin the success of your claim is delay in making it. The more you drag your feet in establishing certain facts of the case, the greater the risks of damaging your claim.  
  • This also goes for seeking medical attention. Any gap of time between the point of your car crash in San Diego and the point at which you're examined will be used against you by the insurance company claiming that your injuries weren't serious. 
  • Don't refuse legal counsel. The insurance companies have teams of lawyers and years of experience navigating the system in an effort to keep claim costs low in order to maximize profits for shareholders. A San Diego accident attorney is your first line of defense against this behavior. 

Some people mistakenly think that because they chose their insurance company then the insurance company will be on their side. Don't forget that insurance adjusters work for the company that has to pay you out, not the other way around.

Take Control of Your California Claim by Contacting a San Diego Accident Attorney

Accident attorney Mark C. Blane and his legal team aren't like some of the other San Diego 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.