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What steps should one take after a car accident?

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Following a car accident, the first thing you should do is dial 911 and get medical assistance if it’s necessary. Then, ensure the crash area is safe and that no one is in any further danger. You will also need to document as much information as possible about the crash and those involved:
  • Get license plate numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance information
  • Get contact information of all passengers and witnesses
  • If the other driver seems to be intoxicated, make note of symptoms
  • Collect all details about the accident itself: what happened, date and time, weather conditions, injuries sustained, and any citations the police issue
  • Note any vehicle problems not caused by the accident, such as bald tires or a faulty headlights
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When should an attorney be contacted?

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  • If the insurance company has denied your claim and you believe they did so unjustifiably
  • If the offer from the insurance company is too low
  • There are significant medical bills resulting from your injuries
  • You are presented with a lawsuit from the other person in the accident
  • If there is an issue of liability and you are not responsible, or only partly responsible
  • You are unable to work as a result of your injuries
  • If the details of the accident are complex and could require proper investigation
  • One of the parties is a minor with at least moderate injuries
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What costs can an accident attorney help recover?

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Attorneys can help cover serious medical costs and the costs of repairing or replacing your car in the event the insurance company denies your claim....Read More

What does an accident attorney do?

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Accident attorneys help those they represent receive compensation for damages to their body and their property after an auto accident....Read More

How much does it cost to hire an accident attorney?

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Most auto accident lawyers and their firms are paid via contingency fees - meaning the attorney will not be paid until after a settlement has been reached. Payment is then deducted as a percentage of the final settlement. Contingency fee percentages range between 25 percent and 40 percent, but 33.3 percent, or one-third, is considered the industry standard. Law firms can also charge for things like accessing medical and police records, filing court fees, delivering summonses and subpoenas, and more. Payment for these fees is either required as they are encountered or tallied and billed in addition to the contingency fee....Read More