The issue with insurers and car accidents is that often an insurer wants to pay out as minimally as possible. This is an issue because repairs take time and, as we said earlier, injuries are not always immediately felt. But as the insured party, you are entitled to both ask the questions you need and the peace of mind you had in your life previous to the accident. For example:
- What if your new car no longer feels like new?
- What if mechanical problems arise in the future due to the significant damage it received?
- What if it impacts your work?
- What if it impacts your daily routines (take the kids to school or the in-laws to the doctor)?
- What if you are concerned your back won’t be the same as it was before?
- Or that your recovery may take longer than the doctor says?
- Or that something won’t go detected?
- What are your options after your car accident?
Your lawyer should be able to tell you what the different legal options are in your case. Car accident lawyers in Los Angeles have seen it all. Experience matters. Understanding the potential every case has means that you get an expert’s eye on your case to provide insight that you or an insurer cannot get otherwise.
It may be that the other driver was at fault and their insurance should pay. It could also be that both parties were at-fault and you would need to file a claim with your own insurance company. It could be that you are being told that YOU ARE AT FAULT. Don’t take the insurer’s word for it. Why?
At Kirakosian Law we’ve had cases where our client was blamed for the accident initially. We were not only able to prove that our client was NOT AT FAULT but, on top of it all, we managed to get proper compensation for them.
- How much is my case worth?
This is one of the most common questions we get, and unfortunately, there is no guide to be able to predict that. The value of your case is specific to the facts and injuries involved.
To illustrate this, consider what falling down the stairs would be like. Okay, obviously painful. But what about injuries? A fall can lead to bruising only. A sprained ankle. A herniated disc. Or, even death. FYI, falling down the stairs kills about 12,000 people in the U.S. each year.
Now, factor in vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds, roads, objects on the road, speed, physics and much more. What do you get? Variables upon variables that result in each case being its own individual thing.
A Phone Call is Short but the Peace of Mind is Long-lasting
Car accidents, especially in Los Angeles, are very stressful. The doubt of what comes next or if you were properly compensated or if a potential health problem arises in the future that wasn’t identified early and so many other worries produce stress. Talking to an expert car accident attorney in Los Angeles helps mitigate that stress by getting you the answers that you need.
The best thing to do? Call your car accident lawyer in Los Angeles. What if your accident is outside of Los Angeles? It’s okay. Any lawyer who practices law in Los Angeles can practice law anywhere in the state of California.
If you’ve been in a car accident and have doubts, call Greg Kirakosian at Kirakosian Law and we’ll get you the answers you need. We have extensive experience with car accident and personal injury cases.