Have you been in a car accident? If you want to make a settlement or go to court for trial, you might not be dealing with the other driver. Instead, you might end up facing their insurance agent or company. This makes things complicated as the insurance company will try its level best to evade the claim.
They usually have lawyers, investigators, and paralegals to work their way through while you might not have enough resources to even collect the evidence. This is why it is important to get assistance from a car accident lawyer.
First and the foremost, the lawyer will collect all the necessary information such as the other driver’s name and license, information on the other driver’s insurance company and representative, find witnesses to the accident, and find any law enforcement officers who visited the site of accident. In addition, the lawyer will also find the current location of the vehicles, inspect physical damage on all the vehicles involved, and verify the license plates.
Establishing the Damages
Another important thing that the lawyer will do for you is establishing the extent of damage, whether to you or to your property. This could include vehicle damage, personal property damage for items such as cell phones, computers, and others that were in the car, car rental that you used, and out-of-pocket expenses such as hiring a taxi from the place of the accident to your home.