Being in an accident can be disastrous. In 2013, records show there were 30,057 fatal vehicle accidents in the United States, with 32,719 deaths. Such an accident cannot only destroy your vehicle but cause severe injury or even death to the occupants. Two of the most common vehicle accidents are the T-bone and broadside. In these accidents it is not unusual for there to be a roll over with the rolling vehicle causing damage to objects, other vehicles or pedestrians.
Each state has specific laws regarding automobile accidents. If you are in such an accident, it is important that you contact an injury attorney as soon as possible. The basis for filing a suit are that it be the other driver’s fault and you and/or other occupants of your car were injured.
This type of attorney is highly trained, and well acquainted with laws and procedures that need to be followed in filing a lawsuit. Their aim is to be sure their client has a claim that will fully cover all expenses incurred in the accident.
Today’s attorneys, working in this area, are well aware that many people do not have funds on hand to pay for legal advice. Therefore, they are ready to sit down with you and discuss your case at no charge. If it is determined that you have a case, they will handle all your paper work, consult with your insurance company, file necessary papers, meet with arbitrators and represent you in court if required. They will receive their fee when a settlement is reached. If there is no settlement, there will be no charge.
You will find that the attorney who works in this field is very conscientious of the proper steps required to obtain just compensation for the injured party. This includes payment for things such as medical bills, lost wages, nursing home charges, lost vehicle and other expenses that often occur with a vehicle accident.
Once hired, your lawyer will send an investigator into the field to obtain police reports, determine who is involved and gather other information that attains to the accident. They realize the anxiety their client is undergoing and are available at any time to keep you informed of the progress of the case.
Naturally, your insurance company will offer a settlement that does not begin to cover medical bills, long time care, missed wages and other expenses. This makes it imperative that you do not settle with an insurance company prior to consulting an accident lawyer. Your lawyer will take over and relieve the pressure one often feels when trying to deal with a professional who is trying to save money.
Having a good lawyer is essential to obtaining the compensation you deserve. Such a person will be happy to explain all the steps that need to be taken and the approximate amount of time that will be involved. They will also advise you the steps that need to be taken to obtain state, government or other funds to tide you over during the waiting period.
Once you have settled on the right attorney you will know that you have someone on your side who will work diligently to obtain just compensation for any injuries you, or your loved ones, may have received from a vehicle accident. This allows you to relax and recover from the experience without worry.