You may not believe you need to contact a personal injury lawyer, but if you have been injured in a San Clemente accident of any type – car, slip and fall, truck wreck, motorcycle it would be very prudent for you to consult with a good personal injury attorney. Knowing what to expect can help to lessen the fear and confusion.
Free Consultation – Most San Clemente personal injury attorneys will meet with you at no cost. Discuss with him or her all the details of your situation, and they will be able to go over your potential case, and give you an estimate regarding how much your case is likely to be worth. In many cases, this free consultation can be via telephone or email, at your home, by your bedside in the hospital or at the lawyer’s office.
Expert Assistance Obtaining Medical Care – Even if you don’t have medical insurance, the right attorney can get you the medical care you need, including specialists who will treat you now but get paid after your legal case is resolved. If you do have medical insurance the lawyer will handle things properly upfront, to ensure that your insurance company doesn’t surprise you with a bill after your case is settled.
Experienced Help Getting Your Vehicle Repaired or Replaced – The personal injury attorney will negotiate with your insurance adjuster, recommend pre-screened auto repair facilities (or work with your insurance company’s list of certified providers), and help you obtain a rental car.
Thorough Investigation – Your attorney will take the time to do their homework for every case. Their team of professional investigators will go out to the scene of your injury to conduct a complete investigation. They will preserve evidence, document the scene, take any necessary witness statements, take a preliminary look at potential liability issues and see if the location appears to be in violation of any laws or codes.
Complete Documentation – It’s important to present your full story to the insurance company during negotiations. To prepare for this, your San Clemente personal injury attorney will work with you to document your injuries. What happened? What have you gone through as a result? How have your injuries impacted your life? The documentation process includes photographing your scars and vehicle damage, and having you keep diaries of your experiences and medical treatment.
The right attorney will be right by your side during this difficult process. Be sure you pick the right one and it will make all the difference in your San Clemente personal injury settlement.