Being involved in an automobile car wreck is no fun, but it is even less fun in you are not at fault and you suffer severe vehicle damage and perhaps serious injury. The very best thing that anyone can do is to contact, or have the family contact a good car crash attorney.
Accident lawyers usually specialize in this line of work, as it does require lots of detail work and plenty of research. A good attorney is a necessity because as soon as the accident is over, everyone is immediately in a legal environment where only the knowledgeable will prevail.
There are lots of issues at stake here, and the battle looms primarily between your lawyer and the insurance company of the individual who allegedly caused the accident. Understand that the other person’s insurance company is full of lawyers who would simply eat you alive legally if you attempted this procedure on your own.
Fortunately most auto accident lawyers work on a contingency basis meaning that if they don’t win the case you don’t pay them a fee. Their fees come out of the proceeds of the case that they win.
It is important that you hire a car crash attorney because you may have huge medical bills to deal with, your car may have been totaled, or have thousands of dollars worth of damage. You may have to be out of work for who knows how long, because of injuries that you have suffered from the accident.
You may have injuries that don’t manifest themselves until months after the accident, such as back, neck and head injuries. You may have to go through intensive physical therapy and rehabilitation due to injuries. You may also be entitled to pain and suffering compensation.
Your attorney will methodically detail the circumstances of the accident, painstakingly recreating the accident, proving without a shadow of a doubt that you were not at fault, but the other individual was.
Once he has a detailed case analysis, he may present it to the insurance company of the defendant, and request payment. If the insurance company balks, he won’t be afraid to go to court. In many cases, this is all it takes to get your rightful settlement, because going to court will be too expensive and time consuming.
Truly, having your own attorney on the case is the best decision you can make in accident situations such as this, as you would not fare very well otherwise.