Involved in an auto accident?
DO:
Take pictures, if possible (even with cell phone camera), of damage to your vehicle, the accident scene, and your injuries.
DON'T:
Accept any check that says "final payment" unless you are ready to do so.
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What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident In Southern California

  1. Stay calm, turn off the car ignition and turn on the four-way flashers if possible.
  2. Ensure motorist approaching the auto accident scene are warned.
  3. Write down witnesses' names, addresses and phone numbers.
  4. Notify your insurance company

    DO

    1. Call your agent as soon as an accident or injury takes place. As soon as you get home from the auto accident, or even before you go to the doctor.
    2. Review and understand your coverage before talking to your insurer or your agent. Read the "Coverage" and "Exclusion" sections of you policy in particular.
    3. Be honest and forthcoming with your insurer. Failing to tell the truth with your insurer might invalidate your policy or cause a denial of coverage.
    4. Take pictures, if possible (even with cell phone camera), of damage to your vehicle, the accident scene, and your injuries.
    5. Keep all receipts of meals, lodging, and purchases made in connection with time spent pursuing your claim or recovering from your injuries from the time of the covered event until final settlement with your insurance company.

    DON'TS

    1. Give any recorded or written statements to your insurer until you are sure you understand your coverage. If you have doubts, do consult a auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Siamak Vaziri.
    2. Automatically accept the estimate or appraisal of your losses given to you by the insurer. Insurance companies will often try to get you to accept their estimator's or contractor's repair or replacement estimates, which might be a bit low.
    3. Sign any releases or waivers of any kind until you contact the Law Offices of Siamak Vaziri. A bad financial situation after a major loss may make it seem necessary for you accept a premature, inadequate settlement from your insurer.
    4. Accept any check that says "final payment" unless you are ready to do so.
    5. Ignore time limits set by your policy. Most policies require a signed proof of loss within a certain time limit. Be sure you comply with this requirement unless you obtain a written waiver from your insurance company.
    6. Forget that you have a contract with your insurer. Your insurer has a legal obligation to provide the coverage it promised to you.
  5. If injured in Los Angeles or the greater Southern California area, speak to a lawyer experienced in auto accident injuries such as the Law Offices of Siamak Vaziri. If you are unable to come to the office because of the injuries, then we will meet with you in the hospital or at your home. You do not pay any lawyers fees unless your case is successfully concluded.
  6. In anyone is injured, apply first aid, call an ambulance and don't move any injured person in any way that could possibly add to the injury.
  7. Call the police so that there is an accident report on file and tell the police officer facts of the accident.
  8. If there is the slightest chance you may be injured, see your doctor.