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About San Diego Car Accidents

What are some of the damages that may be awarded in a car accident case?
A person involved in a car accident may be entitled to money for medical bills, including future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and possibly much more.

What causes San Diego car accidents?
Car accidents have numerous potential causes. Determining what caused your San Diego car accident will be an important part of the legal assistance our firm provides. Most often, an accident of this kind is caused by driver negligence, but at times it may be a defective auto part or dangerous roadway that is to blame. We can investigate your particular case to determine what caused your accident and therefore who should be responsible.

Why should I avoid talking to the other driver's insurance company?
An insurance adjuster from the other driver's auto insurance company may attempt to contact you to get a statement regarding the accident. We advise that any car accident victim avoid talking to any representative of the other driver's insurance company, as they will typically only be seeking information or a statement that will limit their client's liability (legal responsibility) for causing the accident. Instead, your attorney can handle all communication related to your accident to protect your interests.

I don't think I was injured. Should I still seek medical care?
Although you may feel that you were not seriously injured in a San Diego car accident, it is important to undergo an examination anyway. Tell your doctor you were involved in a car accident, and he or she will be able to conduct an exam based upon common car accident injuries. It may be that you sustained whiplash or a similar injury that may not present immediately, and seeking medical care can help you avoid complications associated with a lack of proper medical care.

When should I involve a lawyer?
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident. You may only have a limited time to file a claim, and your lawyer can help you by handling your insurance claim and any other matter associated with your accident sooner rather than later.

Contact a San Diego car accident attorney at our offices to talk about your questions regarding your accident.