As is the case with many other rights, your rights on the road are largely dependent upon other people respecting them. Unfortunately, windshields oftentimes transform perfectly rational people in to self-obsessed monsters who believe the entire road belongs to them and them alone. If you get hit by such an individual, you’ll want a good vehicle accident lawyer. The type of narcissism that leads people to be dangerous drivers oftentimes leads them to believe that they’re not at all responsible for their own actions and, to deal with this, the law is your best bet.
A car wreck attorney will work with you to make sure that your rights are respected. Your rights on the road, of course, include the right to reasonably expect other drivers to follow the rules, to drive only when sober and to be courteous. When these rights aren’t respected, accidents are usually quick to manifest. Remember that most accidents aren’t caused by unavoidable circumstances. Most accidents, it so happens, are caused by negligent and reckless drivers and, quite frequently, by drivers who drive under the influence of one intoxicant or another. Protecting your rights means protecting the rights of every other sensible driver on the road, as well.
Your injury attorney will need to know the exact circumstances of the crash. They will need to look at police reports and insurance claims, as well as other documents. Call them before you talk to your insurance company and, as you may have guessed, be honest and forthright when talking to authorities. What you say will be taken down and will become a major part of your case. Your attorney will get documents that detail your statements and those of the other driver or drivers involved in the crash and use them to protect your rights.
Remember that being compensated by your insurance company is not a right. Your vehicle accident lawyer may have to step in here, too. You don’t file an invoice with your insurance company, you file a claim and your insurance company has an army of adjusters whose sole purpose is to make sure you get as little as possible for your accident. Fortunately, an attorney is rather an army of one in these cases and can make sure that you’re not intimidated out of getting what the insurance company owes you, in full.