What are Car Accidents?
One of the most typical circumstances in which a person can find themselves in need of the assistance of a personal injury lawyer to protect their legal rights is when they have been involved in a car accident. If you are not at fault in an auto accident, you have the legal right to be fully compensated for any and all costs associated with the accident.
These costs may include the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Vehicle Damages
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Suffering
- Future Medical Costs
The insurance companies will try to figure out who was to blame for the crash. After that, the expenditures associated with both parties will be covered by the insurance of the responsible party.
In some instances, fault will be deemed to be “shared” between both drivers, but in the majority of collisions, it will be obvious that one of the drivers was to blame. Even the party that is found to be at fault has the right to seek reimbursement from their own insurance coverage for any costs incurred.
What Constitutes a Car Accident?
A car accident is defined as any incident involving a collision or injury that is associated with a motor vehicle. This applies to collisions involving a single vehicle, those involving two cars, and those involving three or more vehicles. Examples of common types of auto accidents include the following:
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Defective Parts Accidents
- Dangerous Road Condition Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
What to Do If You're Injured in a Car Crash
It’s crucial to remember that you have legal rights after being involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Immediately after an accident, you should begin to advocate for yourself and collect evidence to protect yourself. This could include:
- Calling the police before anyone can leave the accident scene.
- Taking photographs of the accident scene.
- Talking to any witnesses of the accident.
- Being careful what you say.
- Contacting a personal injury attorney before speaking to the insurance company.
Even if your injuries appear minor, seek medical attention immediately following the accident.
Speak with a lawyer right away, and if possible, avoid speaking with the insurance company until you have received legal advice. Insurance companies will frequently ask misleading questions and then attempt to use your words against you in order to reduce your claim.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
When you’re involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s careless actions, you’ll need to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
During your consultation, your attorney will be able to give you advice, so you don’t accidentally hurt your case.
Even if your case seems cut and dry, it’s still in your best interest to speak with a lawyer before you speak with the insurance company.
With the help of an attorney, you have a better chance of receiving maximum compensation for your losses.
Contact The Brown Firm to schedule a free consultation today.
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