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Personal Injury FAQ

Wondering What to Do After an Accident?

Many of our clients at Sachs Law, APC are pursuing legal action for the first times in their lives. The shock of the accident, the stress from medical bills, and dealing with insurance companies can be this an overwhelming experience. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through this process and take care of the heavy lifting so that you can focus on recovery.

Here you will find some answers to common questions about personal injury claims. We encourage you to call us at (714) 660-1681 to schedule a free consultation so we can answer your questions directly.

  • How do I know if I have a case?

    If you sustained in an injury in an accident, whether it was a car accident, slip and fall, or some other incident, the only way to know for sure if you have a valid injury claim is to speak with an attorney. Do not assume you are at fault for an injury. Never admit blame or speak to the insurance companies without consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are often details in a case that people without legal experience cannot see that entitle you to compensation.

  • The insurance company is offering me a settlement, should I take it?

    While you should not outright reject an offer from the insurance company, you should not accept it without consulting your lawyer. Insurance companies will often offer settlements that are worth far less than what your case is worth. They typically do this early in the process in the hopes that you have not yet contacted an attorney so they can get away with paying you less than you deserve.

  • I believe I’m partially responsible for the accident. Can I still file a claim?

    Yes! First off, do not admit that you think you might be responsible until you’ve spoken to an attorney. The insurance companies will take advantage of anything you say that could mitigate your entitlement to compensation.

    California is a comparative negligence state. If it is decided that you were 25% responsible for your accident, then 25% of the damages you sustained would be deducted from your case.

  • The insurance companies keep calling me. Do I have to talk to them?

    No, in fact, it is recommended that you do not speak to them. Insurance companies will often try to act like they are on your side and ask you many detailed questions about the accident. These calls are often recorded, and what they’re trying to do is get you to say something that would hurt your chances of pursuing an injury claim.

    If you hire Sachs Law, APC, we can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We know how to talk to insurance representatives and press them for the compensation you deserve.
  • I’ve already received a bill from my doctor/the hospital. Is this what my case is worth?

    Not necessarily. Your immediate medical expenses are only a small part of the potential damages owed to you. You could also be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses, loss of income from time off work, pain and suffering, and property damage.

    Personal injury cases have received a negative reputation over the past few decades. We are not trying to “squeeze every dime” we can out of your case—we want to help you get the actual value of what you are owed. Many people accept a small settlement to cover immediate expenses only to discover they require more medical care than they realized and are left to cover it on their own. We want to make sure you have everything you need to recover and that you are not left to pay out of pocket for damages someone else was responsible for.

  • What does a personal injury lawyer do?

    Our job is to guide clients through every step of the injury claims process and make sure they receive the full compensation they are owed. If hired as your legal representation, we will talk to the insurance company on your behalf, consult with various professionals to determine how much your case is worth, and investigate the details of your accident to prove someone else was responsible. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we can take your case to court and argue your claim before a judge.

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