Scenario 1Let’s imagine you’re involved in a minor fender-bender in which you were rear-ended. You weren’t injured, and both you and the other driver have insurance. You exchange information, get in touch with the other insurer, and file a claim. Then, you get paid for the small amount of damage to your car. A lawyer may not be necessary.
Scenario 2Now, let’s go to the other end of the spectrum and imagine you’ve been seriously injured in a vehicle collision. You’re not sure whose fault it was because it was a major wreck and it all happened so fast. You’re stuck in the hospital recovering from broken bones and a head injury. Who would you call to help with your accident? In almost all cases involving injuries, a car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation from the person who caused your wreck.
Questions for YouHere are some questions for you to answer:
- Who is going to investigate your accident to determine fault while you’re injured?
- Who will file the claim paperwork for your accident?
- Who will keep track of your medical records and negotiate with the insurance companies?
- Who will fight in court to see that you get fair compensation for your auto wreck?