What are the six most important things to do after an auto accident? The most important thing you can do after an accident is hire an attorney, but here are six other steps you can take that will make your attorney's job easier.

  1. Never ever admit you're involved.
  2. Take photos as soon as possible, but do not share those photos on social media.
  3. Write down everything while it is still fresh in your mind.
  4. Get copies of everything
  5. Seek treatment as quickly as possible and
  6. Finally, be patient. Litigation takes a long time, and insurance companies don't like to pay money fast, but your attorneys are working hard to get you the money you deserve

[End Transcript]

Costa Mesa Car Accident Attorneys

When accidents happen, they can leave victims seriously injured and unsure of how they'll afford to pay their medical bills, repair or replace their damaged vehicle, or generally make ends meet. Car accident victims who were injured due to another person's negligence may be entitled to compensation for injuries and other damages.

If you were injured in a car accident you didn't cause, we can help you.

When You Need Compensation After a California Car Accident

Approximately 77% of drivers have reported being in a car accident during their lifetime. According to 2023 statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 200,000 California injury vehicle accidents occur each year. More than 3,000 of those crashes result in someone’s death. Additionally, California is one of the top three states for the overall number of fatal accidents every year.

What Type of Damages Can I Recover From a Car Accident

  • Medical costs associated with the accident and any future medical costs
  • Lost wages, including bonuses and raises, and loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Future care needs, such as rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or door ramps
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Hiring A Skilled Costa Mesa Personal Injury Attorney

Not every accident victim needs an attorney, or to file a lawsuit. In cases where the fault is not disputed, and injuries and other damages are minor, filing an insurance claim may suffice. However, in cases involving serious injuries and damages, there's far too much on the line to leave the outcome to chance. A skilled Costa Mesa personal injury attorney uses their extensive legal knowledge to protect the interests of their client and ensure that they receive a fair financial recovery.