11 Jan Why You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer
When two cars collide it’s called an accident; but, there’s a problem with that term—accident—It implies that what happened is no one’s actual fault, that whatever happened wasn’t on purpose, and therefore everyone involved is unaccountable for what happened. But that’s not true. Someone’s at fault. A car didn’t simply collide with another car on its own accord; it was driven by someone. So, let’s instead call it what it is: a car collision.
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The severity of a car collision is varied, obviously, and for many of the bumper-to-bumper dings and dents that happen out on the roads, hiring an attorney is not always necessary. Most drivers have—or at least required by law to have—auto insurance, and the damage done in a minor collision, a collision where no one is hurt, will most often be briskly handled by insurance companies (although there are some exceptions to this), and the body shops will repair the dinged bumper, or the chipped paint, and have the damaged vehicles back out on the road.
But, what if there’s an injury? What if you are injured, or someone in your car is injured in the collision? What if the other driver, even if he or she is clearly at fault is injured? Should you then consider hiring an attorney? If you missed work because of the injury or school, or your at-home life suffered; if the injury persists, and you spend important minutes of your life, which is all time undocumented, away from doctor’s offices, but time where you’re still dealing with the injury: then, it’s time to call an attorney. Call an attorney who specializes in these types of injury cases, who’s familiar with car collisions—how the police investigate a collision, and the traffic code—and understands your rights by law.
In extremely severe cases it’s important to call an attorney immediately. Consider accidents where there’s been serious injury such as hospitalization for broken bones, etc. Consider collisions where the other driver, who you believe was clearly at fault, is claiming a different story, maybe even changing the story to their benefit. If you feel as if you’re being treated unfairly by your insurance company, etc.