Ontario Car Accident Lawyer
First Law Group Has Experience Serving Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Remember that getting help from a qualified and experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer might be critical. This is particularly true after a major injury.
If you wait too long in seeking your claims or fail to fully understand your damages, vital evidence may disappear. You can lose valuable compensation that you need to pay for your healing.
We understand that when you have severe injuries, you can not carefully and instantly analyze the cause of the accident and also gather information. It is even more difficult to deal with the insurance providers.
Let our Ontario motor vehicle accident attorneys at First Law Group shoulder that burden for you.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
- Call the authorities and make a police report. Do not allow the other driver to talk you into skipping this critical step. It can result in problems later.
- Exchange info with the other driver. Take good photos of the other party's I.D. and insurance info. Some police departments will not make this information publicly available on the police report.
- Take down witness info. Independent witness testimony can be vital to your claim.
- Take pictures of the accident scene as well as the damages to your car and the other vehicles.
- Seek medical attention. If you have injuries, go to the emergency room or get medical attention immediately. You might have suffered much more severe injuries than you realized. Further, an extensive gap between an accident and also medical care can make it hard for your attorney to prove that your injuries are related to the accident.
- Get in touch with our Ontario car accident lawyers as soon as possible. The sooner you have an attorney, the sooner they can begin defending your legal rights. Also, call a lawyer before you speak with any auto insurance provider. They will often try to take a statement from you, which can be used against you later.
What Damages Can I Have After a Motor Vehicle Accident?
- Medical expenses, like hospital visits, doctor appointments, physical therapy, ambulance fees, and so on.
- Pain and suffering refers to the physical and psychological distress for which an individual can pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
- Lost income from missing work after a severe injury, among the most financially damaging elements of an automobile accident.
What Are the Most Typical Automobile Accident Injuries?
There are a variety of injuries that can result from auto accidents, such as:
- Broken bone injury accidents-- When a fracture is more significant, it can need surgery to fix.
- Back and neck injuries-- These are typically soft tissue injuries that resolve with therapy. However, sometimes accident victims sustain herniated discs that may need injections or surgery.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)-- Whether mild (like a concussion) or extreme, TBIs can require years of treatment. They can also result in brain death, vegetative states, comas, and even death.
- Lacerations-- Sometimes accident victims suffer large cuts that need stitches or staples and frequently leave disfiguring scars.
- Shoulder injuries, such as a torn rotator cuff or a torn labrum-- These injuries often require surgery.
- Burn injuries-- This can result from fire, yet it can also come from airbags. Our firm has seen significant scarring from airbag injuries.
- Death-- Unfortunately, hundreds of people die every year in Ontario area car accidents.
What Aspects Affect My Settlement?
Identifying just how much compensation you should expect from your settlement can be hard because the amount depends greatly on the facts of your case. A knowledgeable Ontario car accident lawyer will determine your economic and non-economic damages. They can also help you make the best choice on when to settle or take your case to court.
Your lawyer's job is to negotiate with the insurance carriers on your behalf until they get a top offer from the insurance carrier. If that offer is fair, you settle. If not, your lawyer can file a lawsuit.
Aspects that impact settlement value include:
- The severity of your injuries.
- The available insurance coverage. If the driver has little to no insurance, it's much more difficult to obtain a high settlement from them. If the motorist has no or minimum insurance, the case may have to depend on your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for compensation.
- Whether liability is clear or contested. As an example, the other party might not challenge obligation in a rear-end accident but could in a red-light accident.
- If your accident had more than one responsible party (third-party claims).
- If the at-fault party showed gross negligence when operating their motor vehicle.
- Your total medical expenses and other losses, such as lost wages from work.
- Your ability to return to work.
- The change in your quality of life prior to and after your accident.
- Your out-of-pocket expenses.
Contact our law firm if you 'd like more information about the possible value of your claim.
Our Accident Attorneys Are Here to Assist You
If you suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, or someone you love tragically passed away, let the car accident lawyers at First Law Group help you assess and know your legal rights and possible remedies. Further, we can help you receive the compensation you need to recover fully.
The car accident lawyers at First Law Group have experience working with Ontario drivers and passengers who suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents. We will independently investigate your accident and do what is necessary to help you recover. This allows you to concentrate on the important and difficult tasks of healing and getting your life back in order.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Ontario, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (855) 578-1529, or visit our website: FirstLG.com