When you get injured in a car accident in California, you’ll need to prove that it was the other driver’s fault. Then, you could potentially pursue a settlement that will cover your medical bills, car repair costs, pain and suffering, loss of income, and other expenses you incurred.
Here’s how you can prove fault so you have the best chance possible of winning your case.
Gather Evidence at the Scene
As soon as you get into the accident, collect proof such as witness statements from people who saw what happened and photographs of the scene and your injuries (if they are visible). Write down the locations of any cameras that may have caught what happened on tape, and call the police so that you have it on record.
Go to the Hospital
Immediately after you gather evidence, go to the hospital for a full medical evaluation. Get X-rays taken just in case there is some internal damage you don’t know about. Then, follow your doctor’s treatment plan by staying on top of your care. Take medications, go to follow-up appointments, and do whatever you can to get better.
Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you prove fault after your auto accident in California. They will assist you with collecting evidence and making your case strong so that you could hopefully receive the settlement you deserve.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc.
If you’ve been in an auto accident and you want to pursue legal action, then contact the personal injury attorneys Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.