Do you need to contact an attorney after a car accident?

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In most car accident there will be few or no injuries to any parties concerned accept to the vehicles or to public property. In most cases, you can contact your insurance company and they will handle the costs. However, if you or a loved one has been in a car accident that has caused injury in the form of permanent injury which has caused loss of work, school or household duties to any party, it is advisable to contact a lawyer to represent you. In these rare instances, you will have to contact an attorney who handles personal injury and has experience in auto accidents.

You should contact an attorney immediately in the following circumstances:

  • Your accident has caused serious injury (broken bones / hospitalization) or where injuries are likely to be permanent (paralysis).
  • Your accident has caused a death as resulted from the accident.
  • When the fault is clearly an issue.
  • When other parties were involved such as pedestrians.
  • When your accident occurred in a construction area.
  • When a police report does not accurately describe the accident and the report puts you at fault.
  • When technical, legal or medical issues are involved.
  • When your liability insurance is low.
  • If you have no insurance or your insurance company suggests that you did not pay your premium.
  • Your insurance company is not willing to cover you.
  • When your insurer directs you to their own company attorney.