What should I do if I was in a car accident that wasn’t my fault?
You should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible in the event that you have been in a car accident that was not your fault. You may be entitled to compensation for damaged property, medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, to name just some of the reasons you might be able to recover monetary compensation. Having an attorney on your side can be beneficial in many other ways that include making sure that the insurance companies involved do not take advantage of you with their vast resources and desire to pay as little as they can possibly get away with, to handling the voluminous amounts of paperwork that is needed, and to meeting deadlines for when things need to be done, to name just a few of the ways in which an attorney can help to defend a car accident victim’s rights.
In addition to contacting an attorney, if you have been injured in a car accident you should seek medical attention right away. Depending on the severity of your injuries, this may be something you should do as soon as you are injured, before you have the time and capacity to get in contact with a personal injury lawyer. When in doubt, it is a good idea to call 911 if your or anyone else’s injuries need immediate medical attention.
If you have been in a car accident, you may find it a relief to be able to tell the details of your story to a lawyer who understands car accident laws for your jurisdiction. You can call Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our compassionate and understanding team are dedicated to fiercely defending our clients’ rights. If we do not have a lawyer who is especially suited to the needs of your particular case, we would like to try to help you to find one who is.
It is probably fair to say that all car accidents are scary on some level even if it is just a minor fender bender at 5 mph. When an accident is caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless or malicious behavior, it can give people a genuine fear of being on the road because even though they had been paying attention to the road and following safety laws, they could not avoid the accident that was caused by someone else. Knowing first hand that accidents can and really do happen to people even when they are doing everything they can to be safe can cause anxiety that is hard to get over. If you were injured in this kind of accident, your fear and worry about being on the roads can increase greatly.
If you were in a car accident that was not your fault, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney. The reliable team at Cohen & Cohen is waiting for your call.