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Hiring an Attorney After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be terrifying, and in many circumstances, painful. In the blink of an eye, your entire world or that of your loved one has completely changed. Now you may be facing insurance claims, medical bills, and potentially a permanent injury. A highly skilled car accident attorney can help you navigate the legal and medical waters while you focus on your recovery. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to discuss next steps and the best way to proceed with your case, especially if you are injured at the hands of a negligent or distracted driver.

Types of Car Accident Cases

Car accidents can happen in many ways. Among them are rear-end collisions, distracted driving, drunk driving, failure to yield, and side-impact collisions. Below is a sample of other ways someone can be involved in a car accident.

If you have been involved in any of these kinds of accidents, consider working with an experienced car accident lawyer. It will help you determine next steps in proceeding with your case, especially if you wish to file a lawsuit. They will be able to speak with you at length on issues such as determining liability, damages, compensation, and more.

What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

When someone has just been in a car accident, it can be very difficult to know which steps to take next. Emotions are running high, there may be possible injuries to contend with, and the suddenness may be too rattling. The very first step someone should take is to go to the hospital or to their primary care physician to make sure there aren’t any injuries that are not immediately apparent.

The next step is to receive all possible documentation, photograph the scene of the accident as much as possible, and obtain an official police report. It may even be helpful to keep a log of events, including time and location of the accident, who they spoke with, insurance and vehicle records, medical records, and any subsequent doctor’s or physical therapy visits.

The third step would be to contact a highly experienced car accident lawyer. Once they have scheduled their initial consultation, the person should bring all of the documentation they have collected to their appointment with their lawyer. The attorney will then review the documents, listen to their client’s account of the accident, and create an action plan for reaching a settlement, or if necessary, going to court.

What is the best type of car accident attorney to retain the services of? One one who is thoroughly familiar with personal injury law, the court system, judges, and defense attorneys. Someone who is highly knowledgeable of the local areas surrounding the site of the accident.

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

Some common injuries someone can sustain after a car accident include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ and soft tissue damage

It is possible for an attorney working on a car accident case to seek damages for their client relating to these injuries. Damages for pain and suffering, loss of income (both present and future), and medical bills.

Benefits of Hiring a Car Accident Attorney

Have someone who will dedicate their time, expertise, and attention to securing you the compensation you deserve while you recover from your injuries. It is not only relieving, but a huge help in ensuring you do not lose out on damages owed to you, especially if a negligent driver caused the injury.

An experienced car accident lawyer will be able to determine what strategies to use when reaching a settlement or when going to court, as well as understand how to navigate insurance company policies and handle the intricacies of personal injury law. Contact an attorney today for representation with your car accident case.

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