Windsor Car Accident Lawyer
Aggressive Windsor Car Accident Attorney Ready To Serve You
For a relatively small town, Windsor, CA, packs a punch when it comes to outdoor activities. On less than three square miles of land, Windsor has three large regional parks as well as numerous smaller parks. And for those who love walking and spending time outdoors, the epicenter of our community is Windsor’s Town Green. There, you can happily spend an entire day at one of our many festivals, art shows, concerts, farmer’s markets, or at our annual Wings Over Wine Country Air Show.
And even though our town is certainly pedestrian-friendly, many residents and visitors alike use our cars to get from point A to point B. When cars are on the road, you can be certain of one thing: there will be car accidents. And if a car crash causes you injuries, your entire life can change in an instant. So if you sustained injuries in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you really need to call an experienced car accident lawyer to help put the pieces of your life back together.
There Are Experts on the “Other Side.” So Have an Expert in Your Corner to Even the Playing Field
When auto accidents happen, they cause an upheaval in your life. Suddenly, you have injuries that cause you pain and possibly worse, and those injuries may require several doctor’s office visits all the way up to multiple surgeries and hospital stays. Then there is the money. Who is going to pay for all of those doctor’s visits and treatments? What about work? If you can’t work while you are recovering, now you’ve got a major income deficit to make matters worse. How do you survive this chaotic period in your life?
You can try to “go it alone,” but that plan can backfire in a huge way. Some people think that things will go more smoothly without an attorney messing up the works – but they simply could not be more wrong, and here’s why.
The insurance people you’ll be speaking to after the car wreck are professionals. They may sound sweet and caring, but make no mistake about it, they are in their current position for one reason: to pay you and other accident victims as little as possible to boost their company’s bottom line. They are not your friends. They are not your neighbors. They are experts trained in methods of manipulation that trick many unsuspecting victims into settling their case for much, much less than it is actually worth.
But how would you know this? You are not a professional who deals with car accidents on a daily basis, and the insurance adjusters know this. They capitalize on your lack of expertise to get you to believe that you have no choice but to take their low-ball offer. And even if you resist this pressure, they can still harm you and your case if you choose to speak to them. They have methods of getting victims to say things that seem innocent enough, but that can be used later as evidence that you were at fault for the wreck or that your injuries are really not as bad as you claim.
The only solution to the above scenario is to have a professional in your corner from the very start. Don’t even give the insurance adjusters a chance to get you to say something that can hurt your case down the road. Instead, you need to get an experienced and passionate advocate on your side from the beginning – before you even speak to an insurance company. Let our Windsor auto accident lawyers do the talking for you. We know how to avoid all the landmines set by these companies, and we won’t step on any of them.
In fact, the adjusters know this, too, so they don’t even bother using those tactics when you have a legal practitioner by your side. Think of using Henderson Law as a way of leveling a very uneven playing field – a playing field that is stacked against you if you go it alone. With our professionals in your corner, the insurance company knows that litigation is a very real possibility, and that is the last thing they want. Litigation costs a great deal of money for insurance companies, so they are quite motivated to settle when legal professionals are involved. That is a tactical advantage for victims that should not be underrated.
What to Do After a Car Accident in California
Stop and Call 911
Regardless of how minor the accident may seem to you, leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. You will be charged criminally if you are caught, which means that your record will show a criminal charge indefinitely, even if you manage to get the charge dismissed. The arrest will be on your record. It is not worth it, so stop and check on everyone if you are physically able.
Call 911. Let them know there has been an accident. Tell them if anyone is hurt or in danger and if the scene allows traffic to flow or not. They may dispatch officers to the scene, but there is no rule in California that officers must report to the scene of the crash. All departments have their own rules, so the rules in your jurisdiction will be followed. However, when there are injuries to any person, you have 24 hours to make a report to the police yourself.
But a word of caution: Do not tell anyone at the scene, including police, that you are not injured – because the truth is that you can’t possibly know yet. Many injuries take time to show themselves, and the shock of the crash may be disguising your symptoms. Saying that you are fine can backfire on you should you start feeling your injuries later. When someone asks you if you are hurt, the safe answer is, “I don’t know yet.”
If you are physically able and if it is safe, gather as much evidence as you can. This is particularly true if no officers were dispatched to the scene. If it is safe to do so, take photos of the scene. You want to capture the weather conditions, if relevant, the position of the cars in relation to one another, the damage to the vehicles, and possibly even any injuries. Accident scenes are cleared expeditiously, so the chance to gather this type of evidence comes and goes quickly.
Also, get the contact and insurance information from the other driver, and get all the contact information you can from any witnesses. This can all help a great deal if you should file a claim.
Seek Medical Assistance
Regardless of how you feel, go to your doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Getting a thorough exam may discover injuries that you don’t even know that you have. Any delay in seeking treatment will be used by the opposition to claim that you really are not injured, or that something happened in the interim between the accident and your doctor’s visit that actually caused your injuries. Be safe. See your doctor.
Speak With a Trusted Windsor Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, leave the burden of settling your case to the skilled Windsor car accident lawyer here at Henderson Law. We will not stop fighting for you until you get every penny that you deserve, and you don’t even have to pay us unless we win. So call us today for your consultation with our skilled Windsor auto accident attorneys or contact us online. We have 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases such as trucking accidents, motorbike crash accidents, bicycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. We look forward to serving you.