What You Should Know Prior to Working with A Car Accident Attorney
Feb. 1, 2017
If you sustain an injury following a car accident, then you will want to call a car accident attorney to represent your rights. With the proper representation, you can help ensure the proper compensation for any property damage or personal injury. I understand that being involved in a car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience, which is why the first thing I recommend you do is seek adequate medical attention. Once you have been properly treated for your injuries, then speak with a car accident attorney in order to ensure that your rights and interests are properly represented. It is important to make sure that nobody, including insurance companies, railroads you into a quick settlement that is only in their best interest.
Negligence and Fault
As a car accident attorney, one of the terms I discuss at length is negligence. When it comes to final outcome, verdict or judgment in a car accident case, negligence is what a judge or jury will use to determine who is more at fault, you or the other person. In any accident, particularly a car accident, there is a level of fault that can and will be assigned to each of the parties involved.Sometimes even a third party can be held responsible for negligence if the action or inaction directly results in the car accident occurring. I will gather all the evidence and present a case that proves the other party was negligent and caused the accident.
Injuries and Medical Bills
If you sustain an injury in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. There are two reasons seeking medical attention is important. First, it will allow the individual to begin the necessary recovery and get the necessary medical attention to offset any long-term damage. The second reason to get medical attention immediately is because a physician will be guiding your treatment, laying out long-term damages and explaining the cost of treatment. A physician will also be able to counter any claims by the other party that the injuries occurred after the car accident or have no relation to it. Be sure to keep all records, bills, and treatment plans given to you by your attending physician and give them to your car accident attorney.
Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side
One mistake that I advise clients against making is believing that the car insurance company is actually on your side in the aftermath of a car accident. Car insurance companies are concerned with their bottom line, and this means reaching the lowest possible settlement, even if this is at your expense. To get a good settlement or result, hire a car accident attorney to negotiate with the insurance companies. As your attorney, I will vigorously defend your rights and ensure that we get the maximum settlement possible from the insurance companies.
NOTE: This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.