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.
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 are 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 of 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.
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.
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.