Picking up the pieces after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, a car accident, or a truck accident in Chula Vista can seem insurmountable. After all, nobody is expecting to become a victim of an accident while traveling to or from work, on your lunch break, or when running after work errands. But every day in Chula Vista and surrounding communities including Imperial Beach, Coronado, National City, Lemon Grove, and Bonita, passengers, drivers, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians become victims of accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, or you’ve been hit as a pedestrian or a bicyclist, and it wasn’t your fault, it’s smart to follow certain steps to ensure that your medical care is covered, that you recoup losses from damage, and that you aren’t further victimized due to circumstances beyond your control.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Chula Vista, the single most important thing you can do is to seek medical treatment and care. Insurance settlements can be sorted out when you’re on the road to recovery, but medical treatment should never be postponed. To that end, even if you don’t have obvious, or severe injuries, you should be seen by a doctor to ensure you aren’t suffering from invisible injuries, including concussion, or other trauma to your brain. Likewise, if you experienced a severe jolt, (which is incredibly common after an accident), you should be seen by a physician to check for whiplash, and/or other soft tissue injuries.
If you are able, following an accident, other steps should be taken as well. These steps including securing the other driver’s information including name, insurance info, make/model of the car, driver’s license, phone number. To the extent that you are able, photographing the scene may also be helpful in the event that you receive a low-ball settlement from the insurance company.
Photos of the accident scene, any traffic signs or signals, the condition of the road, the damage to you or your vehicle, can all be useful if you need to pursue litigation in order to recover your losses, and secure fair compensation. A final step you may decide to take, if possible, including securing names and contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
***It should be noted, that in the immediate aftermath of an accident, if you any difficulty moving, or walking, do not attempt to move, until you’ve been seen by paramedics.***
Finally, once you are well enough, it’s in your best interest to consult with a top Chula Vista personal injury attorney. Personal injury consultations at Chula Vista Legal Center are free. Securing an attorney following an accident in Chula Vista or surrounding areas, can help you to protect your interests, by fighting for fair compensation after you’ve been injured. Insurance companies are known for trying to settle accident claims quickly, and for the least amount of money possible. They have been known to pester victims with nonstop calls, and pressure victims to settle quickly. Our team of award-winning accident attorneys at Chula Vista Legal Center are here to protect your best interests following a motorcycle, bike, car, truck, or pedestrian accident.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an automobile accident, bicycle accident, truck accident, or as a pedestrian in the Chula Vista area, contact Chula Vista Legal Center.
We are experienced, and award-winning Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys with offices in Chula Vista, Mission Valley, and Carlsbad. Call 619-564-4455. You may also contact us online.