Anaheim Car Accident Attorney With Over 26 Years of Experience
Attorney Eric Paris is an experienced car accident lawyer who has been serving Anaheim for over 26 years. The Paris Firm has helped countless people injured in car accidents to obtain millions of dollars in compensation Since 1994. Even a seemingly minor accident can cause an injury to drivers and passengers, and some symptoms on injury don’t present until hours or even days after the incident. If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident you need to speak with us today about the specifics of your case and the extent of the injuries.
The Paris Firm is about 25 minutes away from Anaheim in Chino Hills, and our team of highly skilled injury lawyers have handled auto accident cases from Anaheim and throughout Orange County and Southern California. Fatal accidents in Anaheim are not unusual, like this one involving an 18 year old driver who was suspected of intoxication. Like most law firms serving Southern California, after our initial consultation at your place or ours, most of our regular communication can be done via phone and Email – but we’ll never leave your side.
What should I do after an accident?
In the moments following a car accident, you should:
- Contact authorities
- Document the accident scene with photos and or videos
- Do not talk to insurance company representatives
- Get medical attention
- Assess you, your passenger and the other vehicle’s injuries
- Move to a safe place away from traffic
- Exchange driver’s license, insurance and contact information
- Contact us TODAY
For more information download “What to do After a Car Accident”, our free E-Guide.
Should I see a doctor after an accident if I didn’t suffer an injury?
Yes. There are tremendous forces involved in a car accident impact that could possibly result in serious injuries, even if you don’t feel the effects immediately afterward. In addition to seeing a medical professional after the accident, you should watch out for symptoms of injury. Once you have sought medical attention, contact the Anaheim car accident lawyers at The Paris Firm to schedule a free consultation.
What symptoms of serious injury should I be aware of?
There are many common car accident injuries that may not show symptoms right away. Look out for brain injury symptoms such as:
- Personality changes, moodiness or depression
- Inability to sleep/nightmares
- Memory loss
Also look for spine injury symptoms such as:
- Short of breath
- Back & neck pain
- Pain elsewhere in the body
This may involve limbs, certain regions of the body, or certain organs. The symptoms may also worsen with time and shouldn’t be dismissed.
Do I need an attorney to assist with my Anaheim car accident claim?
We recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified lawyer any time you’ve suffered a significant injury in a car accident that resulted in medical bills, damages or lost wages. Since consulting with the lawyers at The Paris Firm about your car accident is 100% free, it’s better to talk to us and allow us to asses your case at no charge, than to not talk to us and potentially suffer because you didn’t have adequate representation.
Won’t my insurance policy protect me?
Your insurance company has certain legal obligations and your contract with them means you have some common interests. Unfortunately, an insurance company’s profits are driven by the claims they pay, the claims they can reduce and the ones the don’t pay at all. In some ways your insurance company may be on your side and in other ways, they may be your adversary. They may see your incident and resulting injury as a liability, which may lead them to make a decision or suggest a resolution that’s in their best interest. It’s an ongoing conflict of interest that they will never acknowledge.
When should I contact a lawyer about my car accident claim?
You should contact an attorney about your car accident claim when:
- You have been diagnosed with injuries and presented with a treatment plan
- You have received a settlement offer from your insurance company (see below)
- You are being pressured to give multiple statements about the accident, or you feel your claim is being handled too slowly
- You feel overwhelmed by the issues related to your car accident
My insurance company wants to settle my claim. Should I accept their offer?
When your insurance company makes you an offer, it’s often based on an their expectation of what they might have to pay for your accident. They crunch the numbers on the claims they’ve paid in the past as a way to calculate your settlement offer. Their offer is usually at the lower end of what your accident is likely to cost in the long run, hoping that you’ll take it quickly and they can move on.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident in Anaheim, you may need ongoing medical care, multiple surgeries, and physical and psychological therapy. You may need a part/full time health care assistant, motorized wheelchair, or even a specially equipped vehicle. These are often things an initial insurance settlement offer may not account for.
The decisions you make in the moments following a car accident can have an enormous impact on the outcome of your auto accident claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or even wrongful death due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another driver, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040, serving car accident victims in Anaheim, and schedule a no obligation consultation. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.