When should I get an attorney for a car accident?
When should I get an attorney for a car accident? If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should contact an attorney immediately because time is not on the injured victim’s side. Time is always on the insurance company’s side or the company’s vehicle that caused your injuries.
If you come to see me right after an accident, I can send out an investigator. Depending on the nature of the injuries and the facts of the accident, I can contact an accident reconstruction expert.
That expert will then go to the scene of the accident and measure the skid marks. He can come to a conclusion and an expert opinion as to how fast the truck and or the vehicle was going at the time of the impact. A lot of times, that’s the only way you can prove fault that somebody caused your injuries through that person’s negligence.
If you aren’t injured in an accident, you can still have cause to get an attorney. It may feel as if you’re being treated unfairly by an insurance company. During these situations, it can be very helpful to have an attorney at your back.
If you aren’t sure about what your rights are, or what the legal ramifications of giving a statement might be, an attorney can help shed light on any of your concerns.
If pedestrians were involved or death occurred, an attorney will be absolutely essential to what happens next. An attorney can even be helpful in such matters. For example, clarifying the nature of your insurance policy or negotiating a settlement. Or even determining if your insurer is acting in good faith, and filling out confusing legal forms.
If you’ve been in an accident and you have any questions, please call us at Joseph Joy & Associates.