Auto accidents happen to even the safest or most seasoned drivers. Regarding personal injury, auto accidents can play a devastating role in the victims lasting physical health, mental wellbeing, and emotional stability. Due to the harmful and traumatic nature of auto accidents, they are best resolved by licensed professionals who understand what entitlements and rights are available for the victims. In cases where the accident is fatal, auto accident lawyers also take on the role of wrongful death and bodily harm attorneys.
Collisions and Accidents
Auto collisions and accidents are preventable but inevitable, especially when opposing parties on the roads are driving reckless and putting others in harm’s way. Collisions and accidents can constitute anything from a minor fender bender to a large crash on the highway. Whatever type of collision or accident you’re involved in, it’s best to call local authorities to help map out the situation. Local authorities can take statements from both parties, contact emergency help, and take reports of the collision details, which will emphasize your claims in a future personal injury case if you decide to pursue personal it.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving has been known to be a frequent and overwhelming cause of fatalities on the road. If it’s the drunk driver or the victim, both are in harm’s way when alcohol is involved. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident because of a drunk driver, you are able to file claims in the local courts to have justice brought to the perpetrator. In most cases, local authorities will arrest offenders on the spot if they fail to successfully complete an alcohol test. The record of arrest can also be used as forms of evidence when building your case against the offending party.
At the scene of the accident, the evidence is as important as ever to legitimize your claims as much as possible. Evidence can include pictures, police reports, arrest reports, medical examinations, and much more. We encourage you to gather as much evidence as you can in order to support your claims, as this will set the base for your claims. Many insurance companies will also require some form of evidence before you can file a claim, as well as inspections and estimates from medical professionals about services and auto body mechanics about repairs.
When filing an insurance claim, there is likely a process you must follow, along with the information you must provide. Insurance companies are sometimes reluctant to pay out large amounts without seeing details about the accident itself. Insurance companies will also want proof of insurance from the offending party, as they will likely sue the offender or their insurance company for damages caused to you. Insurance claims can be confusing and omitting information can alter the payout amount anticipated. We help our clients compile, file, and submit insurance claims with their companies, as well as liaison and provide information, where it’s needed.