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How To Choose An Attorney After An Auto Accident.

Finding a lawyer after being involved in a car accident is very important. Whether you were the cause of the accident or you were the victim, securing effective legal counsel can make your life dealing with the accident much easier.

What should you look for in a lawyer?

Well, you should first ask questions and find a lawyer who has extensive experience with automobile related accidents. After an accident has happened – especially a car accident – finding a lawyer might not be your first inclination, and it shouldn’t be. But you should find your lawyer as soon after the accident as possible.

Serious personal injury and even death can occur due to an auto collision. As the driver, you are required by law to file a formal, written report of an accident with both the Department of Motor vehicles and with your insurance company. Reports must generally be filed within 30 days of the date of the accident but should be done as soon as possible. That is applicable whether there are injuries or not (of course, we hope you had already secured adequate auto insurance).

An attorney’s experience in handling auto accidents will be essential in helping you recover for both  monetary and property damages as well as injuries, if there are any.

In general, you will only need to find a lawyer after an auto accident if there is some damage done either to your car, the other vehicle or in the loss of life or serious injuries. Just to be safe, it’s still a good idea to file a report so you can avoid any fines that might come about for not filing an accident report. Again, no fault forms and applications must also be filed with in 30 days of the accident to make sure all of your hospital and medical bills get paid.

An attorney’s experience in handling auto accidents will speak on your behalf using previous laws to strengthen your case. Their job is to obtain compensation both for damages as well as injuries, if there are any.

Finding a lawyer after an auto accident is definitely a good step to take. If for nothing else, you will be properly represented and properly defended depending on what side of the accident you are on.

You may enjoy reading this other article about Car Accident: (published just before this one): What You Can Do To Prevent Motorcycle Accidents.

You may enjoy reading this other article about Car Accident: (published just after this one): Bronx Injury Lawyers Launch New Website.


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