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By John Kristensen of Kristensen, LLP posted in Car Accident on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help You File a Claim

There is no such thing as a minor car accident. Even a fender bender can be a stressful situation. However, not all accidents are the same. Some are more serious than others. Unfortunately, some accidents can have devastating consequences. Many accident victims are not in the proper physical or mental condition to help themselves. One of the most important steps towards recovering the compensation you deserve is to file an insurance claim. But what if you are not in proper condition? An experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles car accident attorney can help.

Knowledge is Power

Knowing what to do after a car accident can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement or getting shortchanged. However, it is also important for the accident victim to be proactive. First, get your injuries properly diagnosed, treated and documented by a doctor. After you have addressed your medical needs, hiring the right car accident attorney is crucial.

How To Choose the Right Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney

Hiring a legal professional involves more than just doing a Google search. Do some homework on the attorney’s record in past car accident cases. Once you have narrowed down your list of prospective attorneys, take the time to schedule a consultation.  Many Los Angeles car accident attorneys offer free initial consultations. During the consultation, make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. Pay attention to how the attorney answers your questions. Because legal representation does not come cheap, make sure to choose an attorney you can afford.

How a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Can Help

Simply having all the evidence on your side is not always enough to recover compensation. You need to cover your medical expenses, damages and lost wages. An experienced car accident attorney understands the relevant laws and procedural rules that will affect your case. For example, many people do not know there are statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit from a car accident. Some people wait until it is too late. A highly-skilled attorney can also file a lawsuit on behalf of the client. If your case is not settled, it is vital to have an attorney on your side should your case go to court. Although lawsuits involving car accidents do not happen often, the threat of legal action can increase your leverage when it comes to settling your case.

Contact the Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys at Kristensen, LLP for a Free Initial Consultation

If you have been involved in a car accident in Southern California, it is crucial to recover the compensation you rightly deserve. The attorneys at Kristensen LLP utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to protect the rights of each accident victim and to always look out for the client’s best interest. From the time a prospective client visits for their free initial consultation, their legal team will take the time to address all of their questions and concerns. To learn more, contact the Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Kristensen LLP and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.