If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important that you take action as soon as you can to protect yourself and to make sure you are guided through the process. Of course, the most important action you can take is seeking medical treatment, but after you have obtained medical assistance, you should look for an attorney to help you through the process of protecting your rights.
It is true that most insurance adjusters will answer many of your questions, but remember, they work for the insurance company, even if they are with your own insurance company. This means, that they will try to pay as little as possible for the damage done to your vehicle, they may try to reduce the amount of money set aside for medical bills and treatment, and they may want to shorten or even prevent you from having access to a rental car (or give you one that is too small and unlike what you were driving) just to save money for the company. The insurance adjuster will work to reduce the company’s exposure and may even try to put blame on you when they can. This is why it is so important for you to know your rights and have a lawyer looking out for you.
Try to never give a statement to an insurance company without first speaking to or having a lawyer present during the conversation. If you have already talked to someone with the insurance company and given a statement, do not panic, there is still time to get an attorney involved to help you.
Each personal injury case involving a car accident varies widely and any number of factors impacts how the case will be resolved. The best thing to do is talk to an attorney for a free consultation to get advice. Any personal injury attorney with a good reputation will accept your case on a contingency fee basis, which means, he will only get paid if you get paid.
Some examples of factors that impact how a case is evaluated by a personal injury attorney are intoxication or other substance use, type of vehicle driven, owner of the vehicle, whether or not the incident occurred in the driver’s course of employment, why the collision happened and factors that contribute to the general negligence of the driver: texting, tail-gating, aggressive driving, reckless driving, DWI, etc. Further, it is possible that someone other than the driver who hit you may be responsible: the person who provided the keys to the driver, the employer, the place where the driver became intoxicated, etc.
Dax Garvin worked in law enforcement before developing the personal injury part of his legal practice, and he has seen and worked fatality collisions, personally. He has assisted with the reconstruction of collisions when other agencies were investigating them, too. So, Dax Garvin, as your attorney, will be able to understand what needs to happen, whether the officers properly investigated and documented the crash, and whether the insurance company is trying to take advantage of you.
So take the time and call THE LAW OFFICE OF DAX GARVIN, PC to setup your FREE CONSULTATION. You will not pay any money out of pocket to the law office unless you succeed in your recovery.