Car accidents happen all the time, and most times, victims walk away with just a few bruises and scrapes. If you’re in a car accident and you’re hurt, you might start wondering if you need a lawyer. If you’re not sure whether to call a lawyer, this article will be your guide.
Every year, more than 20 million people are involved in a car accident. Most often, these victims often hesitate to call a lawyer because they don’t know who to blame.
Here are some signs that prove that you need to contact your lawyer ASAP.
- Serious Injury
If you sustained some severe injuries from this accident due to negligence, you must contact a personal injury lawyer right away. With enough evidence, you will be compensated. If you have a loved one who died in the car accident, you need an attorney to file a wrongful death claim. Ensure you choose a reliable and experienced attorney, as he will determine the outcome of the case.
- Can’t Work Due To Accident
If you were injured to the extent where you can’t work, that is more than enough reason to call a lawyer. Your lawyer will help you to get compensated for your lost wages and medical bills. If the accident affects your earning throughout life, your lawyer will discuss with you how much you’re worth or should expect.
- Uninsued Motorist Was Involved
If an uninsured motorist got involved in the accident, contact your lawyer since the law requires people to pay for an accident that they cause. With an experienced lawyer, the situation will be evaluated, including your options leading to compensation.
- The Insurance Company Is Not Offering Fair Compensation
Most times, the insurance company doesn’t offer fair compensation. In that case, you need to involve your lawyer to take some necessary steps. That way, your lawyer can negotiate for a better price and even more benefits. A competent lawyer should be able to assess the situation and determine a fair price.
- An Unresponsive Or Indifferent Insurance Company
If the insurance company isn’t complying with the situation, that is a good reason to involve your lawyer. That way, they will have no choice but to settle you for what you’re worth. As long as you’re injured, it is your right to be compensated.
What To Do After An Accident
- Preserve Evidence
After an accident, ensure you take some hard evidence. It could be taking pictures or videos using your smartphone. When done, save it on a cloud-like platform like Dropbox, in case your phone gets tampered, you will still have the evidence.
- Call The Police
After preserving your evidence, call the police immediately to the scene. The officers in charge will serve as a witness and help you seek immediate medical attention. No matter what, ensure you get medical care as soon as possible. You can’t get compensated if you’re dead.
If you’re looking for a lawyer that will help you access a fair settlement, contact us, and we’ll ensure your right aren’t denied.
Contact Franks & Rechenberg. P.C. Attorneys at Law to help with your personal injury case.