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There is no way around it – driving around San Mateo, and the San Francisco Bay Area can be hectic. We do our best each day when we leave the house to ensure that we are safe. We follow the traffic laws and drive the appropriate speed limit. We put our seat belts on and our phones away.

Unfortunately, we can’t control everyone on the roadway and sometimes car accidents happen. Accidents can be scary and confusing and if you are injured, the situation becomes even worse.

If you’ve been in a wreck, you may need a San Mateo car accident attorney to help you through the process. At Allegiance Law, we specialize in vehicle accidents and will work to ensure you are treated fairly by all parties.

Sometimes It Is Not Your Fault

If you get into an accident, the situation can become confusing quickly. It happens so fast but can feel like an eternity. The first thing to check for is any injuries to you or your passengers. If you are able, call 911 so the police and EMS can get to you quickly.

You may immediately start asking many questions. How did this happen? Did I do anything wrong? How many other vehicles are involved?

If you have any injuries, seeking medical treatment is the priority. What you may find out in the aftermath is that the other driver was at fault. Even worse, you may find that they were impaired by drugs or alcohol. Maybe they were distracted by their phones, busy sending a text message when they should have been watching the road.

A car accident can change your life and priorities in the blink of an eye. You might feel like you are defending your case to recover damages from an insurance company and we understand you just want your normal life back. Allegiance Law is here to help.

The impact of an accident is not just physical but also affects other aspects of life like:

  • Costly medical bills
  • Pain from injuries
  • Loss of work due to injuries
  • Daily tasks can be made more difficult

At Allegiance Law we make the process much easier. Contact us if you are experiencing injuries so we can help you move on with your life.

Sustaining any type of injury in a car accident is a good enough reason to hire an attorney.  Just know that the severity of injuries is determined by:

  • Expected length of recovery time
  • Type of injury
  • Cost of both incurred and future medical bills and lost wages

Long-term or permanent injuries will qualify as severe. A long-term injury takes a year or more to recover from while a permanent injury may result in a disability for life. Permanent injuries impact the ability of the victim to become or remain employed. These types of injuries have a negative impact on the quality of life.

Insurance Companies

While you may have insurance, the other party involved may not. If they do, they may not have full coverage. This can be a problem if you are injured and have to miss work. Not only will the medical bills continue to grow, but you won’t have any income to pay the bills you already have. A car accident can jeopardize the livelihood of you and your family.

Be careful with who you speak to after an accident, whether it was determined to be your fault or another driver’s fault. Insurance companies will call quickly and ask you many questions. They may even ask for your medical records. Don’t speak with them until you know all of your rights. A legal professional can help you understand whether or not you can be compensated for both your injuries as well as other expenses. There is no reason the negligence of someone else should change your life forever.

There are many insurance companies that will resort to a disputed liability tactic whenever it is possible to save money. A disputed liability is when an insurance company claims that either the policyholder is not at fault or there does not exist enough evidence to prove they are at fault. If an insurance company succeeds with either claim, the agency is not responsible for paying for the damages incurred from the accident.  Victims of a car accident who have a disputed liability case on their hands can reach out to an attorney at Allegiance Law to help them prove the policyholder was truly at fault.

What To Do

Victims facing powerful auto insurance companies and their lawyers need the help of an attorney. It happens all too often, where individuals fail to file a personal injury lawsuit because of all the work involved. It is important to know that without the help of an attorney, not only will you be responsible to do all the work on your own but it will also take twice as long due to your lack of experience. An attorney does all the legal legwork in half the time it would take you. While the attorney handles the legal aspects, you can focus on recovering both physically and mentally from the accident.

Car accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent you professionally in court. Their presence will increase your chances of winning the case. An experienced attorney will assist in leveling the playing field.

If you’ve been in an accident and aren’t sure what the next step is, Allegiance Law is ready to help you with a car accident attorney in San Mateo. Our attorneys know the processes that take place after an accident. They can help you deal with other parties involved in the accident, with insurance companies, as well as help you gather all the required documents for your case. Allegiance Law is ready to help you through a difficult time. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.

Our firm accepts cases on a contingency fee arrangement. This method gives victims immediate access to a lawyer and there are no fees unless there is a successful recovery. If we do not recover for you, you do not owe us anything. Let Allegiance Law attorneys fight for you so you receive the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve.