26+ Year Experienced Car Accident Attorney Serving Delano
Attorney Eric Paris is a highly experienced car accident lawyer serving Delano, Ca. for over 26 years. The Paris Firm helps people injured in car accidents obtain the maximum financial compensation for damages they have suffered. Since 1994, we have won countless verdicts and settlements for our clients’ pain and suffering, property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, and other accident-related losses. Although most people think of Delano as a small city, the population has nearly doubled over the last 20 years. With this increase in traffic, comes an increase in the likelihood for an auto accident.
Car accidents in Delano happen more frequently than most people realize. Even though Delano is few hours away from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our team of attorneys has handled accident cases from all throughout Kern County and the truth is that we can probably be at your doorstep in less time than most other firms. We can come to your home or hospital, there’s no need to come to our office. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at your place or ours, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email and you’ll always have access to discuss your case directly with your attorney – and we’ll never leave your side.
What should you do immediately after an accident?
In the moments following a car accident, you should:
- Assess you, your passenger and the other vehicle’s injuries
- Move to a safe place away from traffic
- Contact authorities
- Exchange driver’s license, insurance and contact information
- Take plenty of photos and/or video to document the incident
- Do not talk to insurance company representatives
- Get medical attention
- Contact us TODAY
For more detailed information please download “What to do After a Car Accident“, our free E-Guide.
Should I see a doctor if I Didn’t Suffer a Sever Injury?
Absolutely. There are enormous forces involved in a car accident that could result in serious injuries, even if you don’t feel the effects today. In addition to seeing a doctor shortly after the accident, you should watch out for symptoms of injury. Once you have sought medical attention, contact our Delano car accident lawyers at The Paris Firm to schedule a free consultation.
What injury symptoms should I be aware of?
There are many common car accident injuries that may not show symptoms right away. Look out for injury symptoms such as:
- Soreness or tingling in spine, arms or legs
- Personality changes, moodiness or depression
- Inability to sleep/nightmares
- Neck pain & sensitivity to movement
- Memory loss
Doesn’t my Insurance Cover Me?
In some ways, your insurance company may be your ally. They are obligated by law and contract, which means you have some common interests. In other ways, your insurance company may be your adversary. An insurance company’s profits are driven up by paying out less in claims, including your car accident claim. 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 unfortunate, built-in conflict of interest that the company you pay to cover you when something happens, tries to minimize the amount they have to pay when it does.
Do I need a lawyer to assist with my Delano car accident claim?
The advice of an auto accident lawyer is recommended any time you’ve suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in medical attention & bills or lost wages. Since consulting with the attorneys at The Paris Firm about your car accident is 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.
When should I contact an attorney about my car accident claim?
You should contact an attorney about your auto accident claim when:
- 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 have been diagnosed with injuries and presented with a treatment plan
- You feel overwhelmed by the issues related to your car accident
Should I accept an offer the insurance company has made?
When your insurance company makes you an offer, it’s usually based on an expectation of what they might have to pay for your accident – often using historical data and claims they’ve paid in the past. It’s usually at the lower end of what your accident is likely to cost in the long run, even if it seems like a lot based on your current medical bills.
Serious motor vehicle accidents can result in life-altering injuries, such as:
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
If you’ve had a car accident injury in Delano or the surrounding communities, you may need ongoing medical care, surgeries, and physical therapy, motorized wheelchair, a handicapped van etc. You may even need modifications to your home to make it handicapped accessible. We work with certified life-care planners throughout California to make sure that our client’s accident-related needs are met. We identify all liable parties and pursue financial compensation to cover the full extent of your damages for today and tomorrow.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or 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 Murrieta, and schedule a no obligation consultation at our office or your home or hospital room. 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.