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If you have been involved in an Auto Accident, you need an attorney who can help navigate through the sudden current you find yourself in. The Santa Cruz Car Accident Attorney you choose to represent you should be familiar with what steps to take from this point forward. Common issues that arise in these types of cases include:
- Your vehicle – was it damaged? Totaled? Are you entitled a rental? Who will pay for the damage?
- Reporting the accident to the DMV – You must report any car accident to the DMV if there was property damage of $750 or more or anyone was injured or killed.
- Who will pay my medical bills? Who will pay for the ambulance ride? Did I receive the best possible treatment?
- What if the other party does not have insurance? What if the other party does have insurance, but it is not enough to cover my losses?
These issues commonly arise in Auto Accident cases. The other party’s insurance company is going to contact you as soon as possible and attempt to get a statement from you regarding your damages and what occurred. Many insurance companies believe it is their job to pay you as a little as possible, no matter how bad you might need the money to pay for your medical bills or lost wages. The insurance company is the other drivers advocate.
You need an advocate on your side as well. You need someone to help with the issues above and protect you from unscrupulous insurance adjusters that will be calling you as soon as the obtain your information. Many injuries suffered after an Auto Accident are long lasting, even injuries that insurance companies tend to trivialize, like whiplash, can last for a significant period of time and alter your daily life. A strong advocate is the only protection you have to ensure that if your daily life is going to be altered with an injury, at a minimum, the financial cost that comes from the injury should not be yours as well.
Santa Cruz Auto Accident Attorney Michael D. Rehm is available for free consultations. For more information on how the law applies to your Car Accident case, call (831) 420-8082 to set up a time to talk.