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Frequently Asked Questions After a Car Crash

Answers from a Ventura Car Accident Lawyers

The Richard | Bartlett Lawyers have been serving the needs of accident victims throughout Ventura with skill and tenacity. Our record includes more than $100 million in compensation for our clients. We know how important a claim is to our clients, so we work hard to help them put their lives back together. When it comes to car accidents, everyone has questions. Here are the answers to a few of them.

What are my legal responsibilities after a car accident?

Your immediate responsibility is to remain at the scene of the accident. If you or a passenger has been seriously injured, call 911. Follow all directions given you by state law enforcement when they arrive. Answer their questions, but do not concede liability or accept any type of settlement until you have spoken with our personal injury attorneys.

What if I'm not sure who was at fault?

It is not your job to determine fault. The important thing is collect the names and contact information of those involved, along with any witnesses. Taking pictures of the accident scene is also helpful. Speak with our lawyers about what you should do next.

Will I have to pay for my injuries?

Whether you or the other driver was at fault, your own insurance should cover the cost of any immediate, medical treatment. Once a settlement or judgment has been awarded, necessary reimbursements will be made.

What should I look for in a personal injury lawyer?

Your choice of an attorney can directly affect the outcome of your claim. When choosing a lawyer, look for: trial experience, past results, availability, personal attention, and payment structure. At Richard | Bartlett Lawyer, we have a proven trial record, settlements numbering over $100 million, and we operate on a contingency fee basis. We care about our clients, and we show it by always being available to them.

How much does it cost to file a personal injury suit?

If you hire Richard | Bartlett Lawyers, you won't pay anything out-of-pocket. The initial consultation is free, and final payment is contingent on the outcome of your suit. If we don't win, you don't pay us!

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  • I would highly recommend them to anyone with legal needs. Thank you so much to David and his team.

    “David Richards was recommended to me after I was involved in an auto-accident. He was nothing short of amazing. It took some time to get everything sorted out, but David was diligent and persistent. I was very impressed with his dedication to my case. Him and his staff were professional, helpful and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend them to anyone with legal needs. Thank you so much to David and his team. ”

    Sara

  • He spent as much time with me as I needed, listened and answered questions.

    “David Richard was very patient & helpful. He spent as much time with me as I needed, listened and answered questions. ”

    Chloe

  • I have greatly appreciated and highly recommend his services. Thank you Mr. Richard!

    “David Richard has been a tremendous help and invaluable resource while navigating the aftermath of a very unfortunate auto accident. I have greatly appreciated and highly recommend his services. Thank you Mr. Richard! ”

    John

  • They are strong, well versed lawyers and very nice people. Would definitely go to them again with any legal needs.

    “Dave and Nichole were very professional and diligent with my case. Over the course of the 3 years I worked with them, they answered all questions in a timely manner and guided me through every step of the arduous process. They are strong, well versed lawyers and very nice people. Would definitely go to them again with any legal needs. ”

    Luc

  • Sometimes you just need to know what is possible and when you just need to leave it alone and go on with life and I appreciated Dave and his staff being willing to sort that out and let me decide which way was best for me.

    “Dave and the office staff were always professional and very helpful in looking out for me and answering all my questions. They keep me informed about what was going on with my case and when I would need to do anything that would help or keep the case on track. They help me understand the law and what was right for me and what and when I had rights or not. Sometimes you just need to know what is possible and when you just need to leave it alone and go on with life and I appreciated Dave and his staff being willing to sort that out and let me decide which way was best for me. Thanks ”

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