One of the biggest misconceptions about automobile accidents is that just because you have filed an insurance claim, have a police report, and you were not found to be at fault, that you have done everything that you need to do. That is not the case. Even with the law on your side you need to remain vigilant in defending your rights. This is doubly so when there is an injury to you or substantial damage has been done. When exactly is the best time to consider involving an attorney in your quest for justice from a car accident? Here are a few rules.
Injured: This is the big one; when there is any kind of an injury which has taken place in an auto accident you need to speak with an attorney right away. If you were taken from the scene of the accident to a hospital or if there was some documentation that there was an injury on the scene, that’s good. However if there are lingering after-effects from the auto accident or perhaps if you begin to have some kind of neurological reaction like migraine headaches, nightmares, then you need to take action. Speaking with an attorney can not only help make you aware of your rights but can also help you get the money you deserve.
Pushback: Another time when you might want to speak to an attorney is when you have been getting pushback from the opposing parities insurance company. Insurance companies are supposed to be able to work things out amongst each other; even if both drivers have the same insurer; but there are times when that doesn’t always happen. When push comes to shove, you need to have a dominant voice on your side.
Dead Ends: If you feel as though you are not getting any results from the insurance company, the police, or your own insurer, you may want to talk with an attorney.
Dispute: One final situation you might want to speak with an attorney is if you disagree with the findings of the police. You deserve to be treated fairly and you deserve to get the justice you are due. However if there is a dispute from the beginning, if it is a hit and run situation, or if the police are not giving what you believe is an accurate retelling of the scene of the incident, it may be time to get an attorney on your side.
You should be able to speak to an attorney in your area who specializes in auto accidents and can listen to your story for little to no fee. Bring your evidence, bring your side of the story, and get the justice you deserve.