Car Accident Attorney Serving Hacienda Heights with 26+ Years Experience
Attorney Eric Paris is a highly experienced car accident lawyer serving Hacienda Heights, 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. Nearly any type of auto accident can cause an injury to drivers and passengers, from major freeway collisions to low speed crashes at stop signs or in parking lots.
Even though Hacienda Heights is about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our injury team has handled accident cases from Hacienda Heights and all throughout Los Angeles County. Recently, 2 high school students were killed in a car accident caused by an elderly man who pressed the accelerator instead of the brake. Although cases like this don’t happen every day, we’ve worked with families of victims through wrongful death lawsuits. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at your place or ours, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we’ll never leave your side.
What should you do immediately after an automotive collision?
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
- Document the accident scene with photos and or videos
- 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 an 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 the Hacienda Heights 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 brain injury symptoms such as:
- Personality changes, moodiness or depression
- Memory loss
- Inability to sleep/nightmares
Also look for spine injury symptoms such as:
- Short of breath
- Back & neck pain
- Pain elsewhere in the body
This may involve one or both limbs, certain regions of the body, or certain organs. The symptoms may also worsen with time.
Is my Insurance Company on my Side?
In some ways, your insurance company may have your best interest in mind. They have certain obligations by law and contract that mean you have some common interests. In other ways, your insurance company may be your adversary. An insurance company increases profit by paying 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 ongoing conflict of interest that they will never acknowledge.
Do I need a lawyer to assist with my Hacienda Heights car accident claim?
We recommend that anyone seek the advice of a qualified injury lawyer any time you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident that resulted in any amount of medical bills or lost wages. Since consulting with the attorneys at The Paris Firm about your car accident is absolutely 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.
Under what circumstances should I contact an attorney about my car accident claim?
You should contact an attorney about your auto 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 recently made me an offer. Should I accept?
When your insurance company makes you an offer, it’s usually based on a calculation 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 have suffered a catastrophic injury in a car accident in Hacienda Heights, you may need ongoing medical care, multiple surgeries, and physical and psychological therapy. You may even need a motorized wheelchair or a handicap equipped van. It may also be necessary to modify your home to make it handicapped accessible.
We often work with certified life-care planners to make sure that our client’s accident-related needs are met not just today, but into the future as well. We identify all liable parties and pursue financial compensation to cover the full extent of your damages. What you do in the minutes after a car accident may have a significant impact to your health, safety, and the outcome of your car accident claim.
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 Hacienda Heights, 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.