Dependable Representation When You Need it Most
When we are harmed in an accident of any kind, getting back on our feet is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, being seriously injured can mean a lengthy recovery, during which time you likely won’t be able to return to work in the same capacity as before.
If you are unable to pay your bills and accident-related expenses, you may begin to feel hopeless without a means of paying them off. Thankfully, you have the right to seek financial compensation with the help of a Los Angeles personal injury attorney from Oaktree Law if the accident was not your fault.
Injury Cases We Handle
A personal injury can occur in an y number of ways. No matter the details of the accident, our A+ rated law firm has the experience and know-how to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses.
Oaktree Law has assisted clients hurt in the following types of accidents:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
“What do I do after an accident?”
No matter the type of accident, you should do your best to remain calm in the aftermath in order to focus on taking the right steps in order to protect your right to compensation.
After assessing your own injuries and getting yourself to safety if you are physically able to, determine if anyone else was also harmed in the accident. If anyone was there to witness the accident, it is imperative that you take down their accounting of what happened, along with their contact information. Your Orange County personal injury attorney can incorporate their testimony to greatly enhance your injury claim.
In the same vein, you should document the accident by taking as many pictures as you can of the injuries you sustained, the accident scene, and anyone else involved, especially other vehicles in the case of a motor vehicle accident.
Once you are able to, call Oaktree Law and speak with our Los Angeles personal injury attorney who can incorporate witness statements and photographs into your claim and protect your right to be fully compensated against any insurance companies who attempt to deny or downplay your claim.
In cases of auto accidents, you should inform your insurer of the accident. Speaking with your attorney beforehand will make you fully aware of how exactly to interact with your insurance company and what information to disclose to them. Keep in mind that your insurer is looking to pay you as little as possible for your accident and may even attempt to deny your claim entirely.
Significantly, if the insurance company representing the at-fault part attempts to speak with you, it is best to refrain from doing so and refer them to your attorney’s office. The insurance company representing the other party may try to get you to admit to fault or agree to much less compensation than you deserve.
It is also a good idea to journal your accounting of the accident: the moments leading up to it, exactly how it unfolded, and what took place immediately afterwards. Your memory of the accident will begin to fade with time, and it is vital that you provide an accurate recounting of the accident during the lifetime of your claim which could be months or even years.
Make sure you hold on to any receipts and documentation pertaining to your accident and medical treatment. Doctor bills and paperwork from the body shop in the case of a vehicle accident can all be folded into your claim to ensure you are fairly compensated.
Trusted Injury Attorneys Serving Los Angeles & Orange County
You have legal rights after an accident, rights that Oaktree Law can fight to uphold. We can push for you to be fairly compensated for all your lost wages from work, your medical bills, and even for the pain and suffering you endured as a result.
You need to speak with a highly-qualified Orange County personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible to being working on your claim and to get the legal advice you need at this time.
Call Oaktree Law today at (562) 219-2979 to speak with us about your accident.