If you or someone you love was hurt or killed because of an accident in Beverly Hills, you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Disparti Law Group is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and we provide free case evaluations for people who’ve been hurt.
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is an area of law that focuses on a concept known as negligence. Personal injury is part of our civil law and it applies when someone is injured because of some sort of accident. A Beverly Hills personal injury lawyer can help victims of slip and fall accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, auto pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, and other accidents that cause someone to get hurt.
The purpose of personal injury law is to restore the victim, as much as possible, to the lives they had before the accident occurred. A Beverly Hills personal injury lawyer does more than just represent you in court and help you get the compensation that you deserve. Disparti Law Group can also help you by dealing with the other party and an insurance company. This is important because it helps reduce your stress.
What Should You Do If You’re Hurt in an Accident?
No one expects to be involved in an accident. Yet, even just a quick trip to your local grocery store just a few miles from home can be dangerous. In fact, studies have found that most accidents occur when you’re less than 25 miles from home.
If you’re involved in an accident, follow these steps.
First, call the police. Even if you don’t believe that you or the other party have injuries, you should call the police. The police will come and take a report. You will be provided with a report number that you can use to get a copy of the report when it is ready. The police can also help facilitate the exchange of personal and insurance information between everyone involved.
Second, get medical care. If you have a medical emergency or if you’ve hurt your neck, hurt your back, or hit your head, get emergency medical care. These injuries can be very serious and it can be hard for you to know just how serious they are. It can also be hard to know if you have internal injuries because there aren’t always immediate symptoms. Waiting to get medical care can cause injuries to get worse. Waiting can also be detrimental to your personal injury claim because the insurance company or the other party may dispute the fact that you were injured since you did not get medical care right away.
Third, if you’re not seriously injured, use your cell phone and take photos of the accident scene. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, take a photo of what caused you to get hurt. If you’re in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, take photos of your vehicle and the other vehicle. Take note of the weather, the time of day, and any other hazards.
Fourth, call the involved insurance companies and start the claims process. Do not sign anything that they send you. Signing a settlement agreement before you talk with a lawyer could mean that you’re signing away your legal rights, including your right to have future medical costs related to your injuries covered.
Call a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Often, personal injury claims can be settled out of court, but you also need a lawyer who will aggressively represent your best interests in trial if it is necessary. Disparti Law Group provides free consultations for victims hurt in an accident. We stand ready to help you protect your legal rights as a victim. Schedule your free consultation now.
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