If you’ve been involved in a car accident in you’re considering talking to an attorney, the following car crash questions and answers may help you to understand your rights, how you should handle specific situations and what you should look for in an attorney.
Q: How Should I Deal with My Insurance Company?
The answer to this is always “honestly”. If you have an attorney already, they will likely help you deal with the insurance company. It’s very likely, however, that you’re going to have to deal with your insurance company before you actually get an attorney. You should always be honest with your insurance company. Be wary, however, of signing forms and other documents when you don’t know exactly what they mean. If you don’t understand what those documents mean, contact your insurance company and ask for clarification before you sign.
Q: Why Is an Attorney Necessary?
An attorney is actually not always necessary in the event of a car crash. This is simply because car crashes sometimes occur under circumstances that are entirely accidental. If this is the case, you don’t need an attorney, because nobody is to blame for the accident.
You do, however, need to contact an attorney if negligence played a part in you being harmed as a result of the accident. An attorney can help you file a lawsuit in civil court that can help you to seek damages for your injuries and property loss.
Q: What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney?
Everyone can afford a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys commonly work under what is called a contingency agreement. This means that you don’t get charged anything by them if they fail to win your claim. It also means that they’re not likely to take your claim if they don’t think it’s going to win. This not only allows you to afford an attorney, it ensures that you can have a conversation with an attorney about your claim and be assured that they are being honest with you.
Q: What if There Are Criminal Charges
It makes no difference whether or not the driver responsible for the accident is facing criminal charges as far as filing a lawsuit goes. Criminal court and civil court are separate things. Criminal charges are assessed to determine whether or not the person being charged broke law and, if they did, what punishment would be appropriate. Civil lawsuits are brought to hold people responsible for the damage that they did financially.