What to do in case of an accident

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It is never easy to deal with an accident, especially if you suffer grave physical injury. If the accident was not your fault however, you can make a claim to cater for your treatment as well as the damage to your car, bike or motorbike. It is usually a good move to engage a car accident lawyer who knows how to negotiate the settlement for you.

Preserve life

If an accident occurs, the most important thing is your life. If there is any chance that you have a very serious injury, do not try to get out of your car. Call the police immediately. If you do not have grave injuries and you can move, record the details of the other driver and go to hospital to have your injuries attended to. The hospital will be a good witness that the injuries you suffered were caused by the accident.

Find a lawyer

Once your injuries have been seen to, it is time for you to find a car accident lawyer. It helps if you find an experienced lawyer who is good at negotiating out of court and arguing cases in court to be ready for any eventuality.

How to choose a lawyer

If you are short of funds, you might need lawyers who offer no win no fee guarantees. Another good option if the funds are low is to choose lawyers who can facilitate the cost of your medical and other related costs. The initial conversation where you contact a lawyer and explain you case does not mean you have chosen the lawyer. If at that moment you feel the lawyer is not right, you can choose another one. However when you have sat down and discussed the terms, costs and finally signed a commitment, you now have a lawyer.

How the lawyer will help you

The car accident lawyer will want to know how the accident happened and who was at fault. After this, the lawyer will look at your injuries and the damages you suffered. These details will help your lawyer to come up with the amount of claims that can be made. Normally your lawyer will try to settle as soon as possible but if the other parties cannot meet your demands, the matter is resolved by a court.

You should look for a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident because there are time limits on when you can file for claims from car accidents. It is only under special circumstances where courts will allow a claim to be made after the set timelines.


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