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Published On: Wed, Jul 19th, 2023

When to Hire a Lawyer in the Aftermath of a Car Crash

Accidents may happen at any time to anyone. The aftermath can be confusing and devastating as you might sustain injuries or suffer significant property damage. 

According to experts, you should hire a lawyer as they can help you handle the proceedings in the wake of an accident. “Furthermore, with an attorney by your side, you will have the right advice on the best path to take if you are to get maximum compensation for the damages you may have suffered” says Felix Gonzalez of  Felix Gonzalez Accident and Injury Law Firm 

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Situations That Need Attorney Assistance After a Road Crash

Here are some situations where the help of a lawyer is worthwhile after an accident: 

You Were Injured

Most accidents result in injuries of various severity degrees. Whatever the case, the first course of action after an accident should be to seek medical attention. 

While seeking treatment, much money is spent on medication, hospital procedures, and transport. It is only fair that you receive compensation for these expenses, especially if the accident was somebody else’s fault. 

A personal injury lawyer will help navigate the process of pursuing your personal injury claim and receive reimbursement for any financial damages due to the crash. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Going after the at-fault party alone might be stressful, especially if you are still recovering from injuries. 

The At-Fault Party Cannot Be Determined

Some accidents may be out of our control, while others are due to negligence and human error. If neither party accepts liability, it may be time to hire a lawyer. Remember that a dispute in fault will result in compensation delays, as most insurance providers will not pay up unless the fault is determined. 

That said, a competent lawyer will help you prove your innocence. They will help gather evidence like police reports and photos and testimonies from witnesses. These professionals will also help you handle correspondence with insurance companies and ensure that the sequence of events is not used against you. 

Should the case proceed to court to determine fault, your attorney will also represent you and handle all legal intricacies involved with the suit. 

You Are Not at Fault 

As mentioned, accidents occur due to a variety of reasons. If you have no doubt that the other driver caused the accident, it may be wise to hire a lawyer. They will help you handle all the groundwork involved with your case. This includes communicating with the at-fault party and other insurance companies. 

The Case Is Complicated

Sometimes, the case may not be as easy to solve. Such a situation is when there are multiple parties liable for the accident. For example, truck accidents may be caused by negligence from the driver, the trucking company, the party loading the truck, the broker, and others. 

Such cases are complex to follow up on due to the chain of events that may have led to the eventual crash. Hence, it is best to seek assistance from a car accident lawyer. Also, you should speak to a car accident lawyer if the case cannot be settled out of court due to its complicated nature. 

Conclusion

Lawyers are invaluable professionals to have by your side after an accident. Such individuals can help evaluate your case’s circumstances and advise on the best way forward. By leaving all the complex procedures to them to handle, you create time for you to focus on recovery. 

Finally, most lawsuits are often public and could draw much-unwanted attention. By representing you, lawyers keep you safe from the public eye. 

 Author: Anu T

 

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