There are many lists explaining what you should do if you have been involved in a car accident, but many of them are from insurance companies who are not on your side!
Here is a list you can trust, designated to guide you through the burdens of a motor vehicle accident:
- STOP– always stop your vehicle when involved in a car accident, it is against the law to flee the scene of the accident.
- CHECK YOURSELF FOR INJURIES– call 911 if regardless of the situation.
If you are hurt and need medical attention, 911 will be able to assist you by sending an ambulance, the authorities or any additional help to your location. If you can move without hurting yourself, safely get out of the car.
If a police officer does not show up to the scene of the accident, no report will be available. You are able to file a report on your own if there it is not a major accident with major injuries. If the authorities choose not to show up, take a video of the other driver giving a statement and of witnesses as well.
- TAKE PICTURES OF THE VEHICLES AT THE SCENE– this is a key step. Many people forget to take pictures of the vehicles at the scene of the accident. Take pictures of the damages to all vehicles involved. Once you have taken clear pictures from all angles, move your vehicle to a safe location.
On numerous occasions, our firm receives cases where there are conflicting statements from all parties involved in the accident. We take on the challenge of proving our client is not at fault regardless of what the defendant says. Pictures that show the exact position of all vehicles could make or break your claim.
- EXCHANGE INFORMATION– this is the step most people are familiar with, the easiest way to exchange information is by taking a PICTURE of:
- Insurance Card
- Driver’s License
This information is needed to identify the other driver. The insurance card should have the vehicle information, if not then gather as much information as possible such as: License Plate, Make and Model of Vehicle and Phone Number.
- EVEN IF YOU FEEL SORE, IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO SEE A DOCTOR– it is very common to start feeling pain right after or the days following the accident. You should at least visit your primary care physician if you only feel sore because it serves as proof of injuries.
Adjusters want to pay as little as possible or not at all, cover your bases and help yourself.
Mokaram Law Firm works to protect those who have been in an accident. Let us help you get the compensation you need. We can evaluate your case for free, call us at 713-952-4445.
Are you a Veteran or active military member?
Were you deployed to a combat zone between 2003-2015?
Were you issued 3M Ear-plugs?
Are you suffering from hearing loss?
If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hundreds of Veterans and active military members are seeking compensation after suffering from serious hearing loss due to wearing 3M dual-ended Combat Earplugs. In this latest lawsuit filed against 3M it is alleged that the company was aware the product did not meet military safety standards and did not provide appropriate instructions for the use of the ear-plugs.
The defective earplugs were standard issue to military personnel during combat zones such as: Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Yemeni Civil War, American Intervention in Libya among other combat war zones. Allegedly, that the ear-plugs were “too short” and caused the ear-plug itself to loosen up inside the ear canal.
As a result, Veterans and active military members have been suffering with hearing injuries such as partial hearing loss, complete hearing loss and tinnitus.
Mokaram Law Firm is currently evaluating claims related to 3M Combat Ear-plugs. If you or someone you know is a military veteran or active military member who has been deployed to a combat zone between 2003-2015 and is now suffering with hearing problems, contact us NOW.
Call us to get a free legal consultation so you can discuss this matter with an attorney today. 713-952-4445.
Injury claims related to rideshare services require a certain level of legal skill and top notch representation. Although rideshare companies provide a large policy coverage, obtaining the compensation you deserve is difficult. You may be eligible to file a claim against Uber or Lyft if:
- You are a rideshare passenger who was injured and the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault for the accident
- You are a rideshare passenger who was injured in an Uber/Lyft and someone else is at fault
- You are a driver for an Uber/Lyft and have been hurt due to someone else’s negligent actions
Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare services. Today’s technology has shown us that even our daily commute can be handled by someone else with the touch of a finger.
Many people do not know that Uber and Lyft are covered by one-million dollar policies when providing a ride to someone. Like all drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers’ have a legal duty of care so they must avoid any behavior or neglect that could harm others on the road. Rideshare accidents can be complicated to understand, but as a passenger you cannot be held accountable for the accident, whether the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault, or if a third party is at fault. It is important for you to report the accident directly to the rideshare company, via telephone or through the app. You want to also make sure that you gathet all the information pertaining to the accident and driver of the vehicle. If you are injured during the accident, it is essential to report that as well. Like any other accident scenario, if you are hurt you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You are entitled to have your medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and other additional damages compensated for.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, contact our office. At Mokaram Law Firm, our ridesharing accident attorneys have the knowledge and skills set necessary to fight this for you. Give us a call for a FREE legal consultation.
Speak to an attorney about your rideshare accident TODAY! 713-952-4445.
“I was rear-ended on my way to work a few days ago. The other driver and I exchanged insurance information. Now I am having back pain. The insurance company is saying that it was partly my fault and only wants to offer me $500. Should I have gotten an attorney?”
Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation; it can even be traumatizing. Having a personal injury attorney review your case is sometimes suggested. But how do you know if you should hire an attorney?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Is there an argument over who is at fault?
- Are my injuries severe?
- Can I negotiate this and deal with insurance company on my own?
In some instances, individuals choose to represent themselves in car accident claims. However, it is important to note that if it is not clear whose fault it was you can have a difficult time dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies will fight as hard as they can to find you at fault or issue the least amount of compensation as possible.
The most critical aspect to focus on is whether you have been injured in the accident due to the other parties’ actions. This will help you determine if you truly need legal representation. Minor injuries can worsen over time if left untreated. A medical doctor will be able to inform you of the severity of your injuries. Seeking medical attention is imperative whether you decide to hire an attorney or not.
There is a lot of work that goes into pursuing a personal injury claim. Most people do not want to deal with the burden, especially if they are severely injured. Insurance companies will try to trick you into taking an offer worth less than what you are entitled to. This can lead to unpaid bills and unresolved property damage. If you decide you do not want to deal with the hassle, you should hire a legal team. Knowledge of the law and procedural rules is what separates an attorney from a potential client. Sometimes cases are easily resolved; other times cases can get complicated and need a lawsuit to be filed.
Here at Mokaram Law Firm, we evaluate your case for FREE. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us anything unless we collect for you first!
Give us a call today at 713-952-4445
For more than 25 years, attorney Ali Mokaram and his team have been helping injured individuals in Houston and across the United States. This week, the firm is proud to announce the launch of their new website at www.mokaramlawfirm.com.
The new site will serve as a central resource on the web for injured individuals who are seeking experienced, tenacious legal assistance. It will also be a valuable resource for families of those injured, as well as NFL players who are eligible for compensation from the 1 Billion dollar concussion settlement.
Please take the time to read about our attorneys, learn about the types of cases we handle, and reach out to us if you have any questions or need experienced legal help.