After many of experience with personal injury cases we understand the advantages that our car accident clients can realize from our broader litigation background. To learn how you can benefit from our experience after a serious accident, contact us for a free consultation.
We go after car accident cases by investigating every aspect of the accident, accurate case evaluation, top of the line discovery strategies and the best courtroom presentation skills — all while providing highly personalized client service for car crash victims and their families. Serendib Law Firm represents automobile accident clients throughout Southern California:
Automobile Accidents involving private parties.
Semi Trucks or Commercial Vehicles.
Accidents Involving Bicycles or Pedestrians
Incidents involving Police Beatings or Police Shootings
Uninsured Motorist Accidents or Underinsured Motorist accidents
1. How do I protect my rights when I have been in an accident?
It is important to keep in mind several guidelines to follow in the event you are in an car accident, or other type of accident including:
Obtain a copy of any police report, accident report, or other documentation of the accident.
Carefully write down everything you can remember about how the accident occurred and all details involved such as the persons involved, the location and information about the facts of the accident, witnesses and evidence which may be needed to present a claim on your behalf, such as photographs of the accident scene, damage to a vehicle, etc.
Be careful not to make any statements, especially recorded statements to representatives from insurance companies or claims investigators- it is not usually their job to protect your interests.
Talk with an experienced personal injury attorney or a car accident lawyr in order to determine what should and should not be done to preserve your right to be compensated for any losses you have sustained.
2. What damages am I entitled to recover?
You are entitled to recover damages to fully compensate you for both pain and suffering and associated emotional distress damages as well as economic losses sustained by you, to include medical expenses (present and future), time lost from your job, damage to your personal property such as your clothing or vehicle, as well as any other damages which, in the eyes of the law were "proximately" caused by the car accident or car crash.
3. What is the time period for presenting a claim for damages?
You have two years from the date of the accident to present a claim for personal injury damages while you have three years from the date of the accident to present a claim for property damage (including damage to a vehicle, clothing, rental car expense, loss of use of your vehicle, etc.). YOU ARE WELL ADVISED however, to not rely upon the final deadline for presenting a claim. As a practical matter, failure to promptly notify a defendant and/or the defendant’s insurance carrier, often severely prejudices your ability to receive any compensation without a protracted lawsuit. Serendib Law Firm provides top notch personal injury legal services for the following areas of Southern California:La Mirada, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Placentia, Brea, Garden Grove