The San Fernando Valley is a region in Los Angeles County known for the film studios that call the area home, the suburban feel, access to hiking trails and more – but it’s also most known for the dreaded 101 and 405 freeways with some of the worst traffic in the country. And unfortunately that leads to a large number of car accidents.

If you have found yourself in a situation where you had a car accident in the San Fernando Valley – Canoga Park, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, etc. – and are now looking for a personal injury attorney, this article includes a few tips on what to look for.

First and foremost, it’s critical that you find a car accident attorney with experience in the area where the incident occured which will immediately give you an advantage. Think about it this way: Would you rather hire someone with no experience in the area where they have to educate themselves on everything or an attorney that handles car accidents and other personal injury cases in that area regularly?

Secondly, it’s important to look for an attorney with experience in the particular accident you were involved in, not just any personal injury attorney. For example, if a semi-truck crashed into you then it would be in your best interest to hire a personal injury law firm that has handled a variety of cases in the past. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask questions so you’re fully informed and understand exactly what you’re getting yourself into – and what the end results could potentially be. Below are some of the common questions we are asked and encourage you to do the same:

  • What Should I Do if I Get in a Car Accident?
  • Why Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
  • How Will I Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?
  • How Long Does Compensation Take After a Car Accident?
  • Should I Accept the First Offer of Compensation?
  • What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

If you have found yourself in a situation where you had a car accident in the San Fernando Valley or anywhere else in Los Angeles, reach out to us for a free evaluation of your case.