What Are Your Rights as a Car Accident Victim?
What Are Your Rights as a Car Accident Victim?

If you were the victim of an auto accident, you probably know that you have certain rights. However, unless you are very familiar with the legal process, you might not know exactly what all those rights are and how to exercise them.

Here is a brief breakdown of your rights after you have been injured in an car accident:

  1. You have the right to refuse to give a statement to the other party’s insurance company. The at-fault driver’s insurance company is not on your side. In fact, they are out to protect their bottom line. That means that anything you say that might bring down the value of your claim will be held against you. It is best to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney before issuing a statement to the insurance company.
  2. You are entitled to seek damages for the physical, emotional and financial loss you suffered due to the at-fault driver’s negligence. If the insurance company refuses to settle for a fair amount, your attorney can help you pursue your case in court.
  3. You have the right to sue the at-fault driver, as well as other parties who were in some way responsible for the accident. One example of this is suing both the driver of a truck and the trucking company who employed the driver. This might also include road contractors whose faulty work caused an inherent danger, or government agencies whose negligence allowed for hazardous conditions.

Immediately after the accident, there are several steps you need to take in order to protect your rights. These include reporting the accident, taking photos at the scene, and getting the other party’s information. Look over our list of 7 things to do right away if you have been injured in an accident.

“Our firm is passionate about protecting the rights of accident victims and helping them recover the compensation they deserve,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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