Car Accidents can unhinge your entire life in just a matter of seconds. No one is ever prepared to deal with the consequences of a car crash. Loss of income, injury, and, at times, even death — are just some of the few challenges that one encounters after a car crash. This article was specifically curated and outlined to help you decide whether or not a car accident lawyer can help you.
At Jacoby & Meyers, we put a prime on educating our audience so they are empowered to make informed decisions. There is only a limited amount of time that one can file a personal injury case after an accident in California. This is why it is important to make educated decisions and study closely if your case can benefit from an auto accident expert.
THE 5 STEPS: Your Road to Recovery
Below is a summary of the steps a typical client goes through during their car accident case:
STEP 1: INTAKE
We gather all documents, photos, and information needed to start your case.
STEP 2: TREATMENT
Your Case Manager will help you get to the doctors, fight the insurance company, and if you were in a car accident, help get your car fixed.
STEP 3: MEDICAL RECORDS
You’re done treating! A Medical Specialist will assist you in obtaining and reviewing all medical bills and records.
STEP 4: DEMANDS
We put all your bills, records, and other documents in a demand packet and send it to the insurance company. If they act reasonably, we negotiate a settlement. If not, we must file paperwork to court and begin litigation.
STEP 5: LIENS NEGOTIATION
You’ve settled your case! Once the demands or litigation process leads to a resolution, we negotiate all of your medical bills, and give you a check.
What do car accident lawyers do for you?
How can a car accident lawyer really help you? Let’s outline what you actually get if you hire Jacoby & Meyers as your car accident law firm.
Premium Medical Support
After your car accident, we connect you to the doctors that you need. Yes, only those that you need. You will not have to spend a single dime here. The firm will pay for everything you need upfront.
Full-on Logistics Support
Say you lose your car and you would need transportation to go to work or anywhere. We can arrange this depending on the coverage of your insurance. All phone calls, logistics, documentation, etc., will be handled by our swift legal team. All you need to do is relax and recover.
Expert Case Investigation & Settlement Negotiation
Without a dime from you, our legal team will solicit the support of experts necessary to prove your case. This could mean hiring a backbone doctor, a flooring specialist (for slip and falls), or sometimes even an aerodynamics engineer (to prove the severity of your car crash impact) – basically, we study your accident from all angles and get all the resources necessary so we can prove your case and consequently, demand the compensation you truly deserve. This is a striking difference we have versus our competitors.
Being in the field for 50 years, our lawyers, who have won millions of dollars, have developed a network of experts whose single statement can mean the difference between a so-so settlement and one that can truly help you get your life back together.
As per usual, our law firm will handle all expenses. All you have to do is heal, rest, and recover.
Award-winning Litigation Team
If the at-fault party would not agree on the settlement we demand and litigation is necessary, you are in the right hands with our experienced car crash lawyers. Don’t take our word for it. We will let our results speak for themselves.Watch real stories and testimonials from REAL clients we have had in the past:
What difference does an accident lawyer make?
Saves you time
There is no trial and error in an investigation. If, for instance, the at-fault party’s insurance company contacts you and you unknowingly gave information that jeopardized your case, that information can be used against you. You need to protect yourself. Will you have enough time to study the intricacies of the law? Or would you rather have an expert to guide you and hold your hand to the finish line?
Time is precious but more so in car accident cases. California has a 2-year statute of limitation. You can only file a case 2 years after the car crash itself. There is little to no room for mistakes.
Saves you money
Doctors, field expert resources, car rentals, x-rays, MRIs – if you get into an accident, how will you pay for all these? At Jacoby & Meyers, we take care of our clients from the day of the accident up to the day they sign their settlement checks. Full-service, from beginning to end.
We’d rather show than tell. Below are successes we have had in the past with car accidents. We have held the hands of our clients from beginning to end. We pride ourselves in our skill, dedication, and empathy. These three things combined are what set us apart.
Meet our Lawyers
You might think car accident law firms are all the same. With the array of billboards, radio shows, and TV commercials, it’s easy to think so.
But as we are more fond of showing rather than telling, please take the time to read the profiles of our experienced litigation lawyers below.
They are what sets our personal injury firm apart from the others. Decades of experience, finesse, and exposure to almost every kind of car crash have made our firm undefeatable and respected in personal injury.
Even in their activities outside of work, you can see how our lawyers are servant leaders. And just the same, we serve you until you get your life back together.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- What should I do at the scene of a car accident?
- What happens if the at-fault party does not have insurance?
- Who is at-fault in a T-bone car accident?
- Who can be sued in a car accident case?
- Who is at-fault in a multi-vehicle accident?
- What happens if I feel the pain AFTER my car accident?
- How long does settlement negotiation take?
- Is hit-and-run a felony in California?
Read more of our FAQ’s here.
How much do car accident lawyers charge?
Jacoby & Meyers works on a contingency basis. You will not pay for our lawyer and our entire team’s services until you get your rightful settlement.
This means that when you sign a case with us, you do not need to shell out a single dime for your case to progress.
But then, how much do we actually charge once you receive your settlement?
Like all California firms, we charge 33-40% standard rates. No matter which law firm you go to, big, small, old, new, skilled lawyers or not – this is the typical charge. The range depends on your case’s length, complexity, and intricacies.
Get a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer
This may be your first accident, but our California accident lawyers have helped thousands of clients just like you. You can be confident that you are in capable hands when you choose Jacoby & Meyers to represent you. Our team is available in Los Angeles, CA, anytime you need us.
Your no-obligation consultation will be confidential and free of charge. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by speaking to one of our skilled attorneys.
Call or text 866-559-7223 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form