I've been injured in a car accident. What do I do now?

I’ve been injured in a car accident. What do I do?

Commuting to work in the morning, cruising around on a sunny afternoon, driving home at night… A car accident can happen without warning at any time of day. One second everything is fine, and the next thing you know, your whole world has been turned upside down. During traumatic events like this, a lot seems to happen all at once. You may find yourself stunned or in shock and wondering what to do. Los Angeles car accident lawyers from Ellis Law have priceless advice that will hopefully help you make the right decisions in this challenging time.

Seek emergency medical help if needed

If your injuries are severe, you’ll need emergency medical care. You may be in and out of consciousness or in a lot of pain that makes it difficult to think clearly. Hopefully, first responders or EMTs will arrive on the scene soon and begin treatment. Your health is your number one priority. Spinal injuries are very common in serious accidents, so it’s best to lie in a comfortable position and wait to be evaluated by a professional.

Do not admit fault

If you’re injuries don’t seem to be too severe, you should exchange insurance information with the other drivers in the wreck. You may be asked to give a statement to the police on the scene (or they might visit you in the hospital). It’s important that you watch what you say. Never admit fault, even if you’re not 100% sure that the other driver is to blame. In the moment, your mind may be cloudy, and you might say something that hurts your chances of receiving fair compensation. The liable party’s insurance company will look for every possible reason to pay you as little compensation as possible, so it’s important that you protect yourself with a personal injury lawyer of your own as soon as possible.

Schedule a free consultation with a legal professional right away

Ellis Law offers 100% free and confidential consultations with no obligations whatsoever. As soon as your medical situation is stabilized, you should seek the help of an experienced professional. Make your first call to our offices and make your second call to people who may be worried about your whereabouts. If you’re too injured to travel to us, we’ll gladly make an appointment to come and chat with you. Insurance adjusters know how to ask leading questions that will cast doubt on your side of the story. Deal with them through your own legal counsel, and make sure their efforts at denying you fair compensation are effectively thwarted.

No upfront legal fees

After our initial consultation, should we decide you have a case, we’ll get to work right away. We’ll gather evidence to build a clear picture of what exactly happened during your accident. We’ll work with trusted physicians to form an accurate estimate of what your present and future medical needs may be. We’ll also factor in missed hours at work, decreased earning potential, and cost of living expenses. Add to this a sum to make up for your pain and suffering, and we’ll work towards reaching a settlement or filing a lawsuit that seeks to recover fair damages. Every personal injury attorney from Ellis Law works on contingency fees. This means we don’t receive a dime in legal fees unless you win a verdict or agree to a settlement. You’ll have top-notch legal representation without spending a dollar out of your own pocket. In the unlikely event that you don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a thing.

We’ve won over $350 million (and counting) for our clients

In over 25 years of practicing law in Southern California, we’ve secured over $350 million in damages for our clients. We’ve helped people get back on their feet, held big businesses accountable for their actions, and made our cities and towns safer places to be for the general public. When your health, happiness, livelihood and financial future are on the line, you owe it to yourself to work with a leading law firm in the Los Angeles region. Schedule a free consultation with our legal experts today.