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Protecting Your Legal Rights and Interests in a California DUI Car Accident Case

The aftermath of being involved in a drunk driving auto accident can be devastating. If you have been involved in a DUI car accident you may face serious medical issues coupled with significant damage to your property, particularly your own automobile.

Should I hire a Car Accident Attorney?

There are occasions when the guilty party or parties are contested, and that’s when car accident victims start to wonder, “Should I hire attorney after a car crash?” There’s no easy answer, but before you settle your own insurance claim, consider these possibilities.

car insurance liability determination

Determining Liability after an Auto Accident

Car accident liability is determined by legal concepts that are unique in every region.

The Insurance Claims Process in California

Californians who are involved in automobile or motorcycle accidents may find…

Car Accident Guide for Los Angeles

The average driver experiences three to four car accidents in their lifetime, so it’s smart to be prepared if it ever happens to you.

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The purpose of our sites and services is to provide access to the internet community as a service, and to provide quality information about legal process, laws and regulations, and not to provide specific or general legal advice. We do not give any legal advice, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in, or linked to this web site, and its associated sites. The ideas, general principles, and conclusions presented at this site may differ depending on local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and court cases. Because the law varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, is subject to varying interpretations, and is constantly changing, the user is urged to consult professional legal counsel in his or her State, regarding the applicability of any points of law discussed on these websites, to any specific or general problem. This website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.

Our sites also provide independent attorneys the ability to write articles, or blogs for the site, designed to relay general information related to the law, for our users.

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At no time do we review the contents of our websites for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, make legal analysis, provide legal advice, give opinions, or make recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, or strategies, nor do we apply the law to the facts of your particular situation. Car Crash Info is not a law firm and does not practice law.

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Our “Professional Attorney Services for Users” offer various ways for you to connect with, identify, screen, and locate, an attorney, for the purpose of consultation or employment. We allow attorneys to advertise, sponsor, and write articles and blogs on our websites through our Attorney Sponsorship and Advertising Plan. Our “Professional Attorney Services for Users” allows us to conduct a prescreening by gathering your personal information, injury, accident or property damage related data for the purpose of introducing you to our advertising and sponsoring attorneys, and or law office/firms. When you contact us, you allow us to gather information from you, and provide that information to our advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), and we also may transfer your call live directly to advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), (collectively, “Professional Attorney Services for Users”).

The inclusion of advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s) in the attorney Sponsorship and Advertising Plan requires only a sponsorship/advertising payment by such attorneys or law offices/firms and we make no recommendation to you regarding any such advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s). The decision to retain an attorney is an important one, and one that you must make carefully, based on your own judgment, and evaluation of that attorney. If you are using ““Professional Attorney Services for Users””, you should read the TACOU in its entirety prior to accessing or utilizing our site or services. If you disagree with the TACOU, please do not use ““Professional Attorney Services for Users””, our site or services.

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  • The selection of participating advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), as part of the “Professional Attorney Services for Users”, is the result of a neutral process that involves no evaluative judgment on our part, and when an advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), is included, it does not mean that advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), is the “best” or “right” advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s) or service for your needs, or that the advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), is otherwise preferred over other attorneys, or law firms. Further, the selection of participating advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s), as a part of the “Professional Attorney Services for Users” is not based on an analysis of your potential legal problem.
  • We cannot perform a check for conflicts of interest between you and an advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s) provided by our services.
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    • No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other attorneys. Past results afford no guarantee of future results; each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits.
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BY USING OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR ACCESSING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THAT SUBMITTING YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER TO US VIA THE SITES AND SERVICES CONSTITUTES AN INQUIRY TO US, AND THAT WE, OUR ADVERTISING/SPONSORING ATTORNEY(S), LAW OFFICES/FIRMS OR OUR AFFILIATES, MAY CONTACT YOU AT THE NUMBER SUBMITTED, EVEN IF SUCH NUMBER APPEARS ON ANY STATE OR FEDERAL DO NOT CALL LISTS (TAKING INTO ACCOUNT INQUIRY EXCEPTION TIME FRAMES AS APPROPRIATE).

By contacting us, you authorize us, our advertising/sponsoring attorney(s), and or law office/firm(s) to contact you by telephone, at the number you have provided, or by email address that you provided. Telephone calls may include prerecorded or artificial voice messages and calls using an automatic telephone dialing system.

You agree that any calls to or from us may be monitored or recorded for training or quality assurance purposes.

Last updated: September 26, 2017

 

 

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