No one ever wants to be in a car accident, but it happens more often than you might think. The average person will be in four car accidents in their lifetime. When an accident does happen, you need to be prepared and know what to expect, especially if the accident was not your fault.
The first call you can expect to get will be from the other party’s insurance company. They will want to conduct their own investigation into the matter to determine what they will pay. The insurance companies, especially of other drivers, are not looking out for you. These companies are looking out for their bottom line, and that means doing their best to pay as little as possible. You can’t trust these insurance agents to be honest or to give you the compensation you deserve. They will likely offer a low settlement very quickly to try to get the case closed without going to court.
Even if the accident was not your fault, you could face legal consequences from an auto accident. You could receive a ticket if you were disobeying any traffic laws when it happened, even if the accident was not deemed your fault. You will need to make sure that you are prepared to pay or fight these tickets if they are issued.
Getting a Lawyer
After a car accident, especially one that is not your fault, you should get an attorney as quickly as possible. An attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf so that they can get you the compensation you deserve, not just what the insurance company wants to pay. An experienced attorney will be able to help you with all aspects of the case.
If you have recently been in a car accident and need help navigating the system or talking to insurance companies, contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.