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How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be overwhelming and scary. And this already-difficult situation is made even more frustrating when the accident is due to another person’s negligence.

Luckily, in such a situation, the law is on your side. You have every right to take legal action against the liable party. But if you’re considering this approach, you may be asking yourself how to go about filing a personal injury claim for a car accident. Below, the team of knowledgeable lawyers at Haffner Law breaks down the steps.

Get Medical Documents

To get financial benefits for your damages, you’ll need to prove the extent of your injuries. The absolute first thing to do is seek medical care from a professional. Doing so will provide you with a diagnosis and evaluation, as well as health records that prove the legitimacy of your claim.

Call an Attorney

Personal injury law can be complex, and if you aren’t extremely familiar with the statutes and ordinances involved, you could find yourself with a failed claim. That’s why it’s crucial to contact a lawyer before beginning the claims process. This will ensure the paperwork is all filed correctly and in accordance with California’s statute of limitations.

Contact the Insurance Company

Once you’ve spoken with a lawyer, you can get in touch with the involved insurance companies to let them know you’re planning to file a claim. It’s important to make sure you hold off on this step until you’ve contacted a lawyer; a lawyer can help you avoid saying the wrong thing and accidentally making yourself liable for your damages.

Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer at Haffner Law

With a lawyer’s help, filing a personal injury claim for a car accident can be a simple, straightforward process. Our team at Haffner Law can provide you with the guidance and knowledge to find success as you seek compensation from the liable party.

Give us a call today at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule a free consultation.