Unfortunately, in the modern world, the chances of your being involved in a traffic accident are quite high. On average, in America, 9 such accidents occur every minute, across a 24 hour period. So, it is important to know what to do should you be involved in a car crash. One thing you need to consider doing is calling a lawyer.
When you click here, you will be taken to an in-depth article that covers that subject. It really is worth reading. I learned a lot by doing so, but, it is quite long. So, below I have summarised some of the main points to help you to appreciate how a good auto accident lawyer can help you.
Always consult a lawyer if the accident is a serious one
If someone is injured or there is a lot of damage, it is always wise to ring a car accident lawyer. Just because someone’s injuries seem minor does not mean they are.
For example, a cut can become infected or fail to heal. A slight neck ache could be whiplash or a broken bone.
If the injury is serious enough, it may turn out that your insurance policy does not provide enough coverage to payout adequate compensation. In that situation, the chances are that the injured party will sue you for the balance.
A good injury lawyer can help you to recognize and mitigate the risk of this happening. But, you will need to start taking action at an early stage.
Ring a lawyer if the other driver is uninsured
In the USA, there is a significant risk that one of the other vehicles involved in the accident will be uninsured. Current estimates indicate that there are around 32 million uninsured drivers on the roads.
If you hit one or are hit by one of them, you really do need to speak to a lawyer. They will advise you about how to pursue a claim for cash to compensate you for your injuries and cover the cost of getting your car repaired.
Call a lawyer if it looks like you will be blamed for the accident
Most people know that they should never admit blame for an accident. But, it is difficult not to defend yourself when you are being accused of something. As a result, it is all too easy to inadvertently say the wrong thing. If you think that you have done that, you definitely need to speak to a lawyer to see if you can undo some of the damage.
You should also do so if you hear the other driver lying about what happened. Don’t confront them, instead, note down what they are saying. Then call a lawyer, explain what is going on and let them deal with the situation.
Get a lawyer involved if you think it is a crash for cash situation
In many countries, America included, crash for cash scams are a big problem. If you think the other driver deliberately caused the accident, ring a lawyer as soon as possible.
You can read more about staged crash scams, here. That article will help you to spot when the other person or people involved are criminals who are out to defraud you and your insurance company.