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Fender Bender? How an Attorney Can Help You With the Aftermath

After being involved in a car accident, the most important thing is making sure you and any other passengers receive medical attention. Afterward, you might be left wondering what to do next. Since it’s sometimes hard to determine who was at fault, settling insurance claims can be tricky. Most people feel completely lost when it comes to filling out liability claims. While the accident may not initially seem seriousenough to warrant legal representation, a lawyer can help you handle the aftermath of a car accident.

Advocate on Your Behalf

Navigating the legal waters after a car accident is rarely easy. As such, it’s usually in your best interest to hire an attorney who can help you understand what your rights are, what type of compensation you’re entitled to, and what to do if you’re at fault. In addition, you also need to understand that there is a timeframe in which you can file your accident claim. If you miss the window, even if it wasn’t your fault, your claim will most likely be denied.

Legal Negotiations

Trying to recoup monies lost after a car accident can be more stressful than the accident itself. From haggling with resistant insurance companies to paying off medical bills acquired as a direct result of the accident, a car accident attorney can make it a little less stressful. Particularly if you need ongoing medical treatment, it’s imperative to receive compensation to cover lost wages, medical bills, and any other debt that’s directly related to the accident.

Medical Compensation

If you were injured in the accident, you need someone who knows how to file a claim to get you the compensation you deserve. An experienced car accident attorney can collect and organize the necessary paperwork, liaise with both health and other legal professionals on your behalf, and even negotiate payment arrangements with lien holders for you.

Compile Evidence

If you weren’t at fault for the accident, you need as much evidence as possible to settle the case in your favor. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as having witnesses say it was someone else’s fault. Even if you have photos of the accident scene, you still might have overlooked vital evidence that you need to win your case. This could include additional accident scene photos, statements from witnesses, and possibly statements from the first responders.

Being involved in a car accident is something no one wants to think about. Unfortunately, it happens to even the safest of drivers. If you or your loved ones are involved in an accident, hiring a qualified attorney who advocates on your behalf can make the road to recovery a little less painful.

Author Info: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University and now writes articles about business, health, home improvement, and family. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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