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Murrieta Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Attorney Southern California

Car Accident Attorneys in Riverside County

Unfortunately, car accidents happen when we least expect them. Regardless of the severity of the accident, whether it’s merely a ‘fender bender’ or serious accident resulting in fatality, we urge you to hire an attorney.

Is It Worth Getting A Lawyer For Minor Car Accidents?

Many people do not contact a professional when their accident is minor. Often, that’s because they don’t realize how much may be at risk, even after a minor accident. Sometimes, even one’s relationship with family members can be affected.

Some minor injuries are capable of leading to major complications later on, while not being evident within the few days following the minor accident. Sometimes people lose their source of income down the line, even as the result of a minor accident. In other cases, accident victims find themselves unable to return to the same line of work, or may have to give up daily activities or hobbies they enjoyed before the accident. You need an experienced attorney to help you consider the important details that most people don’t think about in minor accidents.

Call the Maineri Law Firm even for minor car accidents. We are dedicated to effectively representing our clients and seeking justice on their behalf.

What Are The Common Causes of Car Accidents?

‘Distracted driving’ is said to be the most common cause of car accidents in the country. It results in more crashes every year than speeding, drunk driving, and other major road accident causes. No matter how hard you try to be safe when driving, another person’s negligence can still result in your being involved in an accident. Distracted driving can happen in a multitude of ways including when a driver: uses their cellphone while driving, eats while driving, or is distracted for some other reason such as children or even the radio.

Besides distracted driving, common causes of auto accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to follow ‘right of way’ rules
  • Tail-gating or following too closely

What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Car accidents are always stressful but remaining calm and polite can help the process along. Therefore, try to do whatever you need to do to stay calm and keep a clear mind.

It is important that you don’t leave the scene of the accident, even if it is only minor. You could suffer serious consequences if you leave the scene of an accident.

Carefully move your car off of the road, if you can. Use safety signals such as cones or flares, if you have them, to alert other drivers on the road.

Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If no one has been injured, you may exchange insurance information. Often, your insurance company has informed you of what you must gather in such cases.

If someone has been injured, call emergency services, such as 911, immediately.

Remember, do not sign any document unless the documents are from a police officer or a representative of your insurance company.

Is It Better To Get An Attorney For A Car Accident?

The simple answer is yes.

Car accident attorneys have the knowledge and expertise required to handle these types of cases. Most importantly, they are familiar with the intricacies which may be involved in addressing your personal injury or assessing liability.

While the importance of hiring a car accident attorney cannot be understated, it is more essential that you don’t just find any attorney. It is important that you find the right legal representation.

Find an attorney you can trust

At the Maineri Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to deal with the aftermath of another person’s carelessness on their own. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve.

Call us today for a free case evaluation

“We really needed help after our car accident, and we were told that Paul Maineri was the best man for the job. He was able to guide us throughout the whole process and help get us the treatment and money we deserve. I highly recommend him to anyone who’s been in accident.” -Anthony C.

The Maineri Law Firm is ready and able to fight for you every step of the way. We will listen to you, guide you, advise you, and protect you. We will treat your case as we would treat our own. We are here to help. To schedule a free consultation, call 951-698-4200.

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