Certainly, both personal injury and wrongful death claims can be difficult for families to handle. They take lots of time. Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are emotional processes. After losing someone or having a loved one sustain an injury, consider consulting with an attorney to handle your legal claims.
- March 24, 2021
- By Samer Habbas, Esq
- In Personal Injury Claim,
If you have ever been involved in a car crash in California, you’re probably aware of the chaos that endures after the incident. Not only are car accidents a nerve-wracking experience, but they also come with the stress of police on the scene, witness statements, and the question of what happened and who’s to blame for the incident. Often, those who have been involved in a car accident worry that the police report isn’t accurate.
You were involved in a fatal car crash. Fortunately for you, you survived. The other driver who crashed into you, however, died from catastrophic injuries. Your initial reaction may be one of sadness or remorse, but then you have no choice but to turn your attention to yourself and your own injuries. If the at-fault party has passed, who is going to pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and accruing out of pocket expenses? Plus who will be responsible for your emotional and mental trauma resulting from the remnants of the collision?
Whether you were involved in a hit and run or if the other driver refuses to give you their information, you can still file a claim for your injuries and damages to your property. But it is important to take the right steps to increase the likelihood of a successful claim.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, your medical expenses can start adding up directly from the scene of the accident (if you were taken to the hospital by ambulance). From there, treatment appointments mixed with potential time off work can make your astronomical medical bills almost impossible to cover yourself.
When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you expect to get paid. However, there is nothing more frustrating to someone who has been injured in an accident than destroying the value of their own injury claim.