Car Accident Lawyer in Escondido, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos & San Diego
A car accident that results in injuries to you or a loved one is often one of the most traumatic, stressful, and difficult experiences a person will ever face in their life. A single car accident caused by the negligence or inattention of another driver can forever disrupt and change the life of the injured party. If you have lost a loved one or suffered an injury in a car accident because of another driver’s carelessness, you have the right to hold the driver responsible for his or her actions so that you get the justice that you deserve. The last thing you need to worry about after a traumatic accident is the cost of repairing your car, medical bills, lost wages, or hassling with insurance companies. You should be concerned about one thing and one thing only—healing. Let Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys do the rest.
At Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys we will ensure that you and your family get the justice that you deserve. Our attorneys provide white-glove service every step of the way and deal with every aspect of the case so you can concentrate on healing and getting back to your life. Our firm is unique in that every case has three dedicated attorneys assigned to it to ensure that you receive maximum recovery. In contrast to most other law firms, where cases are frequently handed off to assistants or paralegals, HHJ Trial Attorneys provides what every client deserves—our full attention. Our philosophy is simple: fight with passion and dedication as if every client was a part of our own family.
And fight we do. At our core, we are a group of expert trial attorneys, battle tested in the courtroom with over 100 jury trials. The attorneys at HHJ have handled thousands of cases and attended the best advocacy training in the nation. When we walk into court, we are always the most skilled attorney in the room. Having a skilled trial attorney as your car accident lawyer is important. Unfortunately, there are many law firms out there that try to negotiate settlements as often and as soon as possible in every case. Sure, the settlements may pay out faster, but the client may not enjoy the full recovery that they deserve. Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys will closely examine every case and work to quantify the amount of damages that the client should recover. We will then develop a specific case plan tailored to the needs of the client and fight to obtain full recovery, even if that means proceeding to trial. We will fight for you every step of the way. Contact Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free consultation if you have been injured in a car accident.
What to do After a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, there are certain steps that you should take to ensure that you protect your safety, health, and future interests.
Make sure that you are safe. Move your vehicle to the side of the roadway or to another safe place to ensure that you and your passengers are no longer in danger. Immediately call emergency services (9-1-1) for a police officer or ambulance if you are able to do so. Wait for police to arrive and provide them with your identification, insurance information, and registration. Provide the officer with an auto collision report, which is a factual description of how you saw the incident unfold. DO NOT discuss the specifics of the accident with the other party involved in the accident, as doing so may harm your legal position when you try to recover damages at a later date.
Before leaving the scene of the accident, make sure you gather all of the necessary information from all other parties involved in the accident (including names, contact numbers, insurance information, license plates, etc.). Do not rely on the officer to do this for you. Make sure you also obtain the name, agency, and badge number of the officer who has reported to the scene.
Make sure you receive proper medical care. The first place you should go IMMEDIATELY after the accident is to the nearest medical facility so that you get a proper and thorough medical evaluation. You should visit a medical facility even if you do not believe you have a serious injury, as many injuries may not be immediately apparent—it is crucial to be examined by a doctor. Moreover, a proper record of your injuries and your medical care will be necessary later in the recovery process.
Do not speak to anyone about the accident or your injuries other than the police, your medical provider, or your lawyer. Giving statements to other persons other than those mentioned above may damage your legal case in the future. Finally, you should then file a claim with your insurance provider. You should NOT speak to an insurance provider representative or sign any documents from an insurance provider, especially those that represent the opposing side or other driver. You should contact an attorney from Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys who know how to deal with insurance providers to best represent your interests. Let our experienced attorneys fight on your behalf so you can concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.