How to Get Legal Help for a Car Accident

Episode #008
Posted By Travis G. Black || 4-Apr-2014

Do you need legal help for a car accident? Are you confused about what the insurance company is telling you after your accident? If you experience the aftermath of a car accident without legal help, then you risk falling victim to the dirty tricks insurance companies play.

Insurance company workers are trained that the company is a higher priority than the clients. Those who seek legal help not only enjoy peace of mind, but also higher settlements. Does this describe your experience of dealing with an insurance company after an accident?

If you want to know more about getting legal help for a car accident, then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of The Law Show – Sacramento where your host Nick Jaworski interviews Travis Black from Travis Black Law about what the insurance company tells its clients, and how to pursue a lawful right to compensation after a car accident.

After a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. However even the California DMV advises contacting an attorney if you are injured in an auto accident. This interview is a chance to learn how a personal injury attorney can help if you are injured in an auto accident.

What to do Immediately Following a Car Accident

Nick kicks off the episode by asking Travis to share a little about his background, dating back more than thirty years. It quickly becomes evident how his broad perspective gives him a better insight into how to deal with the insurance company from a legal standpoint after a client is injured in a car accident.

Then Travis describes what to do at the scene of an accident, starting from the exact moment of the crash, regardless if you’re on a side street or a busy highway. He also explains how a cellphone can come in handy if you are in an accident, and the best way to get information from witnesses.

If you’re in an accident and don’t know the steps to take immediately following it, you could be at risk for unintentionally contaminating vital information.

Why These Steps Are Vital After Being in an Accident

Then Travis explains what to do after police give you permission to leave the scene of the accident, including what to do if you’re injured and what the insurance company will tell you. He also answers these questions:

  • What information should I volunteer at the scene of an accident?
  • How will an injury affect my ability to handle an insurance claim?
  • Is it okay to give a recorded statement to the insurance company?
  • Will hiring an attorney affect communicating with the insurance company?

Now ask yourself these two questions. Can you handle dealing with an insurance claim while recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident? Are you clear on what information you should offer to the other driver, police, or insurance company? If you answered no to either, then you could be at risk of being blamed for an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Start Rethinking Your Rules and Relationships

Next Travis explains how his office handles their Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Amador county clients who seek legal help after an accident. He points out that many clients have questions, and aren’t sure where to begin. His office walks them through the entire process, regardless of where they are at in terms of dealing with the insurance company.

Not all victims who seek legal help for a car accident can make it into the office, especially if the damage to their vehicle makes it inoperable. Travis discusses how his office handles these types of clients, using personal examples to illustrate their attention to detail.

Insurance companies are a business, which means they’re always looking at the bottom line. Those who seek legal help for a car accident fare better than victims who try to handle everything themselves. What’s preventing you from seeking legal advice?

The episode wraps up with Travis explaining what his office offers clients during the first visit, including advice on whether or not they even need to hire an attorney.

Are You Prepared to Seek Legal Help for an Accident?

Do you need help to avoid the dirty tricks insurance companies play to get out of paying out a claim after an accident? Are you sure you know where to begin after becoming a car accident victim? Listen to all the advice Travis has to offer. If you have questions or comments afterward, then we invite you to share them in the space below.

Travis G. Black & Associates, Inc. has six offices to serve the Sacramento community, no matter where you are in the area. We would be happy to help you in any of our locations which include Sacramento, Gold River, Elk Grove and Roseville. We also proudly serve the Placer, El Dorado and Amador counties.

We invite you to contact us at any time, and we’ll be happy to speak with you and to schedule you for a free consultation, if needed.

Travis Black Law
1839 Iron Point Rd #160
Folsom, CA 95630
Telephone: (916) 962-2896
Fax: (916) 983-6330