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Should I Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident That Wasn't My Fault?

If you have been involved in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek appropriate medical care. Even if you think the accident was minor, you might still have injuries that aren’t causing symptoms. Then, after you seek medical care, it is important to reach out to an attorney who can review your case. You may think that you only need a lawyer if the accident was your fault. After all, lawyers defend people. On the other hand, even if the accident wasn't your fault, your rights still deserve protection. What are some reasons why you should hire a lawyer or even if the accident was not your fault?

The Other Driver Might Not Have Had Insurance

In order for you to operate a motor vehicle on any road in the United States, you have to have car insurance. Keep in mind that car insurance is assigned to each driver, not the vehicle. Therefore, if the accident was not your fault, the insurance policy of the other driver should pay to repair your vehicle.

Though, just because car insurance is required by law doesn't mean that everyone is going to have it. If the other driver doesn't have car insurance, how are you going to get him or her to pay for your damages? The only way this is going to happen is if you hire a lawyer who knows how to navigate these types of cases. Rely on an experienced attorney to defend your rights.

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The Other Driver Might Not Have Had Enough Insurance

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, there is a good chance that the other driver does have insurance. There is also a good chance the insurance company of that driver is going to pay to fix your car. They may even pay for your medical injuries.

However, their insurance policy is only going to pay for your car and injuries up to the limit of their liability. For example, the other driver may have a policy that will cover $10,000 in property damage. What happens if your car repair bill is more than this? In that situation, an attorney will have to help you force the driver to cover the difference.

The Insurance Company Is Not Making You a Fair Offer

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, even minor collisions can lead to serious injuries. The insurance company does not want you to hire a lawyer. They know that you do not understand exactly how expensive medical injuries can be. You are probably looking at your emergency room bill, grateful that the insurance company is going to cover the cost. On the other hand, there could be other bills that roll in as well.

What if you need emergency surgery? What if you have to go to the ICU? What if you have to see a specialist for months, years, or even the rest of your life? If you accept the first offer the insurance company makes, that is it. The insurance company is not going to send you any more money. Furthermore, if you accept that offer, you may surrender your rights to sue the insurance company in court.

Do not do this. Instead, you should rely on an experienced attorney. An attorney knows how much certain medical injuries are going to cost. Make sure that your rights are adequately protected. If the insurance company is not making you a fair offer, you need to hire an attorney who knows what a fair offer looks like.

The Other Driver Might Have an Attorney

It's nice that the accident was not blamed on you at the scene. On the other hand, the fault of the accident can change. If the other driver was blamed for the accident, there is a chance that he or she may have hired an attorney.

You need to make sure that you have legal representation as well. If you get a letter from an attorney representing the other driver, this could be a stressful experience. You do not need to deal with this on top of your medical injuries.

Fortunately, you do not have to go through this alone. An attorney knows how to respond to a letter like this. He or she can protect your rights no matter what is happening. That way, you can focus on your medical recovery, as a legal professional takes all of these issues off your hands. Focus on what really matters to you. You need to focus on your recovery without sacrificing your rights. A trained car accident lawyer can help you do exactly that.

Contact Vasilaros Wagner for Help with All Personal Injury Needs

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may feel fine. If the accident wasn't your fault, that is great! At the same time, you still need to seek medical care. After you have done that, be sure to reach out to personal injury lawyers who have your rights protected. That is where we can help you. We are Vasilaros Wagner, and we are among the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Florida. We can protect your rights as you focus on your medical recovery. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you!

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