Car Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Lawyers
There are plenty of drivers on the roads every day, creating traffic and increasing the possibility of car accidents. Whether you are a native of the area, a visitor looking at the historic sites, or a traveler passing through on one of its busy thoroughfares, you risk of getting into a car accident in just as much as anyone else’s. If you have been in a car accident, get in touch with a car accident lawyer to assist you with your case.
It is true that many car accidents are simple fender benders, when one car bumps another car at low speeds or while stopped. These rarely result in serious injuries and do not usually cost much money to repair the car. However, all too frequently, car accidents are much more serious than a simple fender bender. If you have been hit by another car at a high speed, or from the front or the side, the chance of your car sustaining major damage and of you receiving serious injuries is much higher.
Although car accidents are always stressful experiences, they can be even worse when they occur on busy streets or highways that see many more accidents. Getting into a car accident on a busy highway also increases the risk of getting involved in a particularly dangerous accident with large vehicles like buses or tractor trailers, which can increase your car damage and your injuries.
If you have been involved in a car accident, the first thing you need to do is to call the police and report the accident, if you are able to. The police can respond to the accident and begin an accident report that will detail how the accident happened and whose fault it was. Then, you need to seek medical care right away even if you do not think you have been hurt. Often, injuries from car accidents seem minor or do not even show up until much later. The best way to make sure that your injuries do not worsen is by seeking immediate medical care after the accident, whether you go to your physician or to the emergency room. The police officer can assist with this by calling an ambulance when you report the accident.
Other important information after a car accident is to try to get photographic evidence of the damage to the car, to try to find any witnesses who saw what happened during the accident, and to exchange insurance information with the other driver. Again, the police officer who responds to your accident can often assist with this, especially if you have been hurt and need medical attention.
Unfortunately, many people find out too late just how expensive it can be to treat your injuries and to repair or replace your vehicle after a car accident. A single trip to the emergency room can cost hundreds of dollars, and even one day’s stay in the hospital can put you out around a thousand dollars, even if you have health insurance. These costs only increase if you have to have any kind of medical procedure like surgery, or if you need continued care after the accident such as prescription medicine or physical therapy. The worst situations are when individuals are permanently disabled after a car accident and cannot even work to make an income so that they can begin paying off their accumulated medical bills.
If your car has been damaged or totaled in the accident, that is another financial burden you must take on after an accident. Getting it repaired can vary anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, and of course replacing a car can be thousand dollars if your car was totaled.
Although this may seem like a helpless situation, a car accident attorney can help you with your case if this has happened to you or someone you love. Our lawyers have years of experience handling car accident cases just like yours, and our expertise can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover the medical bills and car repair costs you have incurred because of your car accident.
Information gathered at the scene of the accident, such as photographs, witness statements, and the other driver’s insurance, can all be extremely useful when you and your lawyer begin to prepare your case. It is also important to review your own insurance policy, because if the other driver does not have insurance, you may need to rely on your own policy for some or all of the compensation you need.
Using this information, we will be able to prove that the other vehicle was at fault for your accident. That evidence will show the other driver’s insurance company that they are the ones legally responsible for paying your medical bills and car repair and even for your pain and suffering. If the insurance company does not cooperate, our car accident lawyers are not afraid to take your case to a court if the company will not fairly negotiate your compensation and give you the full amount that you deserve as a victim of a car accident that you did not cause.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our car accident lawyers if you have been involved in a car accident. We are ready and willing to help you with your case and will fight to make sure that your rights are protected and that you are fully compensated for your medical bills, your car repair or replacement, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you experienced after the accident. Give our offices a call today or check our website