Injured In a Car Accident?
After a car accident, along with aches and pains, you probably have a number of questions.
How do you prove that the other driver caused the crash? Whose car insurance will cover injuries and vehicle damage? How much compensation can you expect, and will you have to go to court to get it?
It’s true that most car accident claims settle, but that doesn’t mean the process is simple, and a fair resolution is no guarantee. When it comes to key issues like liability for the crash and the extent of a claimant’s damages (injuries and other losses), car insurance companies are notorious for putting up a fight.
Especially if your injuries are significant, a car accident claim isn’t something you want to tackle on your own. An experienced car accident lawyer will be well-versed in the ins and outs of the settlement process, and will be your skilled advocate when things get contentious. And if filing a lawsuit becomes necessary, having an experienced car accident lawyer on your side can make all the difference.
Looking for a Car Accident Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Car Accident Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Car Accident Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with car accident injuries like yours
- the lawyer’s familiarity with the local court system
- how often the lawyer goes to trial (as opposed to settling)
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including contingency fees and how fees might increase as the case progresses)
- how long the case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options.