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Reasons to Contact an Attorney When You’re Injured in a Car Accident

Contacting a car accident lawyer after you have been hurt in a car crash is smart for several reasons. The main reason to contact an accident attorney is to protect your rights and preserve your options. At the law firm of Joseph M. Maus & Associates, we help car accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve after being hurt in a car wreck.

Insurance Rules Are Complicated

Even in very simple scenarios, dealing with insurance is complicated. It’s hard to know how you’re supposed to comply with procedures for car insurance and health insurance and be sure you’re getting the compensation you’ve paid for with your premiums. And if the other driver doesn’t have insurance, things get more complicated. An experienced accident attorney has the expertise to sort through the procedures and help you get the coverage you purchased with your policy.

Insurers Want You to Settle Quickly

You may be surprised to hear from insurance companies the day after your car accident. They’re not being neighborly, they’re trying to get you to settle as quickly as possible so they can close the file on your case. Problem is, you may be entitled to a better settlement than what they offer. A car accident lawyer can help you understand what they’re doing and how to respond. (Read more about auto accident settlements here)

Liability May Extend to Other Parties

If your car or the car that hit you was found to have a design or manufacturing defect, the car manufacturer could share in the liability for your injuries. A good injury lawyer knows to check out all possible liabilities associated with the case, not just the other driver. If the car that hit you is found to be defective, this information could also be beneficial to future accident victims as well.

You Have Nothing to Lose By Calling

Many top accident and injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. If there is no judgment awarded, there is no attorney fee. At Joseph M. Maus & Associates, we can evaluate your situation and explain what type of settlement you’re entitled to. You have nothing to lose by calling, and a lot to lose by not calling.