“My dad died, I write. almost a year ago. Car accident. My hand is shaking; my eyes sting and fill. I add Not his fault before pushing the notebook and pen back across the table, wiping a hand across my cheeks.” – Sara Zarr
This quotation by Sara Zarr highlights the potential devastation of a motor vehicle accident. However, it is essential to note that this statement is a description of a worst-case scenario. Not all accidents have such dire consequences. However, excluding death, car accidents can still cause untold physical, mental, and emotional harm to all involved in the accidents, irrespective of which driver and vehicle was the accident’s cause.
Therefore, the question that must be asked and answered is: “How do you manage the consequences of an accident?”
The simple answer is that you need to hire a local auto accident attorney to manage the consequence of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. This one-liner answer is not sufficient, and it needs to be expounded on to provide a complete explanation of the answer to the question and discussion at hand.
Thus, here is the most pertinent reason why you should hire a motor accident attorney:
Receive expert help sorting out the aftermath of the accident
There are many sub-reasons why you should hire a legal expert to manage the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. However, for the purposes of this discussion, it is expedient to build all the individual points into a succinct whole.
And at the outset of this discourse, it is vital to note that it does not necessarily matter how serious your injuries are (or are not), hiring a professional personal injury lawyer will ensure that the correct motor vehicle and personal injury claims are filed in the nearest civil court.
As highlighted above, there can be serious physical, mental, and emotional injuries as a consequence of the accident. Physical injuries are the most visible; therefore, they are the simplest to defend in a civil court. Even so, hiring a specialist will reduce the amount of time that you spend in court and will most likely settle the matter out of court before it is set down for trial.
Juxtapositionally, if your injuries are primarily mental health-related like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, then it is vital to hire a legal expert who can defend your injuries against a potentially hostile insurance company lawyer who has every intention of ensuring that his / her client gets away with paying as little as possible if anything.
Your motor vehicle accident attorney will also ensure that the accident is investigated properly and will hire a private investigator to verify the facts and collect witness statements to ensure the best defence possible. This point is particularly relevant if you are seriously injured, in hospital, and was unable to gather witness contact details straight after the accident.
This discussion is just the tip of the iceberg and an overview of what is an incredibly in-depth, complex topic. Thus, the best thing to do when faced with the consequences of a motor vehicle accident is to consult with a legal expert for help in solving all the challenges around the car accident.