If you've been injured in a car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you've been forced to suffer. However, it is not always easy to seek the full and fair amount of financial support that you deserve. At Andritch & Aed, our Fresno personal injury lawyers want to give you the best chance at restitution. We have the following tips regarding what you should do in the aftermath of an accident:
Recording detailed information regarding your accident in the immediate aftermath is crucial to putting your injury claim together. This is especially true since your case may take several months and you can forget vital pieces of information. Write down any information you can gather and build a small library of details no matter how trivial they may seem at the time.
As tax season arrives, a reasonable question to ask if you have received compensation from a personal injury settlement is whether or not such compensation is taxable and should be reported to the government.
If you have been in a car accident, you may be more focused on recovering your health rather than the financial compensation you deserve for your injury. However, it is important to remember that there is a strict statute of limitations on filing a claim in California. What is a statute of limitations? Basically, it is a time limit on how long after an accident you will have to file a claim. If you do not file a car accident lawsuit within the correct timeframe, the court will likely refuse to hear your case.
If you are involved in an accident in the state of California, it is your responsibility to identify yourself to the involved drivers/parties, exchange contact information and, especially if anyone