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If you are the victim of a personal injury accident, Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys can help.

Frequently Ask Questions

It is important to remember that your interests and the insurance company’s interests are not the same. While it is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance adjuster, to provide legal advice, they often do, and it usually is not very good. You should always seek an opinion from a personal injury lawyer to get a legal opinion regarding your case and your rights. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to talk to any adjusters from the other person’s insurance provider until you have first spoken with a lawyer. However, suppose the liable party’s insurance company contacted you and offered you a settlement. In that case, avoid accepting this settlement and immediately contact an attorney.


Insurance companies are businesses; their primary goal is to make money. One way they do this is by limiting how much they pay out in personal injury and property damage claims. Any settlement they offer will likely be much less than you are owed. They may even try to get you to admit fault and use this to deny your claim.

It is always best to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you clearly understand the compensation you may be entitled to receive. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

Suppose you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another. In that case, whether it be a car, motorcycle, truck, bike accident, or any other type of accident, you are well advised to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, you won’t pay unless we win your case. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

The timeframe you have to file a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, your case may be forever barred. For most personal injury actions In California, such as auto accidents, you have two years from your injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. However, the statute of limitations is much shorter concerning claims against government entities or for medical malpractice. Therefore, due to the time-sensitive nature of personal injury claims, you should immediately contact Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys regarding your injury. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

  1. See a doctor. If you are in pain, go to a medical doctor, chiropractor, urgent care, or ER as soon as possible. Your health is extremely important. Be proactive about getting a proper diagnosis and obtaining medical treatment for your injuries. Do not delay! 
  2. Next, you should open a claim with your auto insurance carrier. If the other driver’s insurance company calls, which they will, wanting a statement—do not give them one. You are not obligated to. If you have been injured, first seek the representation of an attorney before providing a statement to any insurance company. 
  3. Finally, contact Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys regarding your injury. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

Gather information, including the other driver’s name, address, license plate, driver’s license, insurance, witness contact information, the police report number, and especially photos of the damage, scene, and injuries. Get medical treatment ASAP. Even if you feel OK, you may have suffered severe injuries. Avoid discussing your accident on social media, which can potentially be used against you by the opposing insurance company or their attorney. Don’t accept quick cash from the person who caused your accident or their insurance company. You need to know the full extent of your injuries and property damage before you can consider what might be a fair settlement. Hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. If your injuries are significant, then you will need an experienced accident lawyer. Victims who have an attorney typically receive substantially larger settlements. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

You might have a claim if you were injured through someone’s careless or negligent action. It is essential to consult with an attorney at Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys to determine if someone else’s negligent actions caused your injury. Be sure to see if there are any witnesses to the injury and document the incident with photographs. Also, get contact information for the responsible party and any witnesses. This information will help should you later present a claim for your injuries. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

If you are injured because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, then you may have a claim to recover compensation for those injuries. Landowners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition, and can be liable for injuries caused by a dangerous conditions on their property. As with any personal injury claim, the most important thing you can do is find an experienced attorney to help you preserve your evidence and protect your rights. Often a delay in retaining an attorney can adversely affect your claim. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

Make sure you and your passengers are safe. If necessary, call 9-1-1 and request immediate medical attention. Contact the police and file an official report. If safe, take pictures, videos, and witness contact information. This information can be valuable for determining fault, confirming the chain of events, and building a solid case. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

While motor vehicle accidents can all fall under an “accident” category, the injuries sustained and the severity of the accidents can drastically differ. Truck accidents can result in major impacts, rollovers, under-ride crashes, and multi-vehicle pileups. They frequently have a higher risk of severe bodily injury due to the difference in the size of trucks compared to cars and the speed at which they travel. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

Being injured in a truck accident in California can be very serious. You may not know whether to hold the truck driver or their company accountable for the accident. You will want to calculate economic and non-economic losses, which can be challenging to determine. Our truck accident attorneys assist clients in holding truckers and their companies accountable for their negligence. We also work to maximize compensation for clients’ losses through personalized planning and strategy development. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide free, no-risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Please complete our FREE case consultation form, and an attorney will begin working on your case.

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