What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need For A Car Accident In California?

James W. Vititoe

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James W. Vititoe

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When you're involved in a car accident in California and sustain bodily injury and have damage to your vehicle, you might have a valid claim to seek just compensation. Contacting an attorney is a smart thing to do, but you have to choose the right lawyer to represent your case. Just like doctors, most attorneys specialize in certain areas of practice such as pediatrics, ears, nose and throat, and sports medicine, lawyers also specialize in certain areas of the law.


Some attorneys go to college and become engineers, they then go on to law school and become what's known as intellectual property attorneys. Intellectual property lawyers can study complex inventions that are similar to determine who owns the rights to them. Other lawyers represent residential and commercial sellers and buyers, they focus their practice on real estate transactions. Then, there are attorneys who are experienced and practice what is known as personal injury law. They represent individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of another person. Common accidents are automobile accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle and truck accidents.

Type Of Lawyer You Need For A Car Accident In California

Being involved in an accident can be a frightening experience and one that is followed by much confusion and frustration. You probably won't be surprised by the fact that insurance companies typically do whatever they can to avoid paying out the appropriate amount of funds to individuals that are entitled to them. Insurers can use all types of tactics to minimize claims they are responsible for. 

In addition, insurance companies will usually try to minimize a victim's injuries. When you attempt to file a claim for the injuries you have sustained, the settlement offer you will probably be given might be low. Insurers use this tactic because it's a way to entice victims and sadly, some consumers take the offer without ever knowing their full legal rights. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to professionally evaluate your case and tell you what options you have available. 

Time, however, is not on your side. Personal injury claims are limited in the amount of time you have to take legal action to get the just compensation you deserve. It's important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If you've sustained bodily injury, have missed work, or have pain and suffering, you might be entitled to more than what the insurance company is offering. It's often free to speak with an attorney to learn about your legal rights and you don't pay a fee if you do not receive compensation.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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