Personal Injury FAQs

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, you likely have many questions concerning your legal options. Louis Gabbara is here to help answer your questions. The following are some of the frequently asked questions we encounter. Of course, nothing can replace the advice you receive from speaking with a lawyer. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our law offices in Escondido at 760-466-8083.

What should I do following an accident? First and foremost is to address any critical medical issues. If you are able, check to see if the other person is okay and call an ambulance if necessary. It is also important to collect the contact and insurance information from the other person. Consider calling the police. Without witnessing the accident, there is little the police can do in terms of determining fault. However, they can help keep tensions calm and provide you with an accident report form. If there were any eyewitnesses, you should also gather their contact information. Finally, take photos of the accident scene and the damage to all involved vehicles.

After you have dealt with the immediate aftermath of an accident, you should seek medical attention, even if you don't believe you were seriously injured. Neck, back and soft tissue injuries may not make themselves readily apparent. Getting medical documentation as soon as possible can help to strengthen your case.

In the days and weeks following an accident, you should avoid giving any official statement to insurance providers and do not agree to any settlement offers. The best thing to do before speaking with anyone from the insurance company is to contact our law firm. We can help protect your interests and serve as your tenacious advocates from the start.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim? It depends on the severity of the accident, the number of parties involved and how well your recovery process is going. Generally speaking, a personal injury case can take anywhere from six months to two years until it is fully settled. Our attorney will keep you posted and answer all your questions every step of the way throughout your case.

When is the best time to contact the Law Offices of Louis Gabbara? As soon as possible, ideally from the scene of the accident, if you are able to. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin building your claim and protecting your interests.

Contact Us For Answers To Your Questions

We can help answer any questions you may have regarding your accident claim. Call 760-466-8083 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We provide representation throughout Southern California.