There are so many things that go through most peoples’ minds following an accident. This is even more true when a severe injury is involved or a fatality in the worst-case scenarios. While you are focused on recovery and getting back on your feet, you may have bills piling up as you continue to miss time at work.
Not everyone has good insurance or the means to survive a long period of recovery. And with medical expenses and lost wages mounting, the other driver’s insurance company will often attempt to use these scenarios to their advantage. That’s where The Accident Guys come in, to make sure that you get what you rightfully deserve.
We are incredibly proud of our success rate, which is over 98%. You can see what our clients say about us by reviewing our over 800 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp. These results show that we are the best lawyers to handle your accident case.
If you were injured due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to serious compensation. Call us now for a free consultation. We will discuss your rights and explain how we will work to maximize your recovery.
Regardless of your location, we can come to you at your convenience. We are ready to serve you.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman
As far as the overall ranking for accidents involving serious injury or death, Fullerton ranks near the bottom third of California cities with 939. Although that figure might seem acceptable within itself, when you begin to look at the details, there are some areas of concern. For example, the city ranks higher in alcohol-related incidents with 89.
Other official figures for Fullerton show that, on average, there are 39 motorcyclists, 51 bicyclists, and 59 pedestrians involved in vehicular accidents as well.
*Accident statics provided by the Office of Traffic Safety in California
Common Accident Injuries
Being right in the midst of Orange County puts Fullerton in a high traffic area, with major freeways and highways running all through and around it. Several on-ramps, exits, and merging lanes in the area can cause serious congestion and gridlock.
The Riverside Freeway (SR-91), Orange Freeway (SR-57), and the Santa Anna Freeway (I-5) all provide regional access for Fullerton. The Riverside and Orange freeways connect at the southeast end of the city, creating serious traffic concerns, especially during peak hours. The Riverside and I-5 interchange is located on the southwest end of the city and is another location to be very cautious in when traveling.
The Imperial Highway (SR-90) is on the northern border of the city with Brea and runs east-west through the Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. This is another road with a high amount of local and out-of-town traffic and can be very dangerous at times.
Fullerton, CA Dangerous Intersections
It’s not only automobile accidents that you need to worry about when it comes to causing significant problems in your life. Just as with a vehicular accident, you might suffer anything from minor to severe injuries or even death from a workplace accident. And just as with an automobile accident, the insurance companies will frequently do everything in their power to keep you from getting what you deserve.
They do this because their job is to protect the employer and at the same time keep their payouts down to a minimum. The one who suffers in this is the employee who gets hurt on the job or while performing other work responsibilities. The common methods of insurance companies are no secret.
Insurance companies will do everything that they can to delay your compensation as long as possible. They will draw out negotiations to the point where most people cannot wait any longer. As the bills and medical expenses continue to climb, eventually, most people will give in and take any insurance company’s settlement.
Please don’t fall prey to such unethical tricks from your employer or their insurance providers. The best thing for you to do is to get in touch with The Accident Guys. Whether it is a vehicular or a workplace accident, we can help. Read more about our workers’ compensation here.
What Should I Do Immediately Following a Fullerton Car Accident?
The absolute first thing anyone should do in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident is to make sure that they and everyone else in the vehicle are ok. In the case of bicycle and pedestrian accidents, the rate of injury is notably higher. If someone in yours or one of the other cars involved has an injured passenger, then calling for an ambulance is the priority.
If medical care isn’t necessary, then simply contacting the police will suffice. After confirming everyone is ok or that help is on the way, documenting the accident as soon as possible is important.
What Type of Documentation Do I Need?
The simplest way to get any necessary evidence that you may need to give to an attorney later is to take pictures of all the impacted areas on your vehicle. You and anyone that is riding with you should write down everything that you remember about the accident itself. This will help you to keep the details straight in your mind.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the insurance companies representing other people involved in the accident may try to paint a different picture about who is responsible for it. You will also want to carefully document any police reports or notes, as well as medical expenses incurred as a result of the collision.
What If Another Passenger or I am Injured?
If someone involved in an accident is hurt, immediate and possibly even life-saving medical care may be required. When anyone is injured, even if it seems minor, getting checked out by EMTs would probably be a good idea. If it does turn out be something more serious, you will have the experts there to get you the treatment you need.
Who Is Responsible for My Medical Care?
In most cases, the responsible driver’s insurance company would be held liable for various expenses incurred by the victim as a result of the accident. This often includes medical costs, lost income, and some other financial burdens, depending on the accident’s seriousness and the severity of the injury.
At What Point Should I Contact a Lawyer?
Ideally, it would be best if you began to actively look for a quality Fullerton car accident lawyer as soon as you get checked out medically and get all of the reports and documents together. The longer you wait, the more it might affect what you are entitled to and what expenses you may be able to be reimbursed for. Once you get home and have a chance to relax and get a good night’s sleep, the next morning is a great time to get started.
My experience was great. They handled the car accident from start to finish. Doctors appointment and all treatment needed was handled quickly and efficiently. It was so convenient and they worked around my schedule and located offices that were near me. They were always easy to get ahold of if I had questions and constantly in contact with updates on the case. I will keep referring them to people I know.
Jacquelyn B, Fullerton, CA
Our client was rear ended at a high speed. Moderate damage to his vehicle. We were able to secure the 6 figure policy limits without filing a lawsuit.
Our client was placed at fault on the police report and his prior attorney was not doing anything about it. After he hired our firm, we were able to get the full policy limits on multiple insurance policies without filing a lawsuit.
The client was riding her bike when a car opened the door in front of her. Client sustained a toe injury. We settled her case for $100,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
Client was bitten by her neighbor's dog and is rushed to the hospital where she gets 25 stitches. We settled her case for $300,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or on the job, you have rights. Call us so we can help protect those rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
No matter where you are in California, we can come to you. Call for a free consultation with an attorney today.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman