How do I know I need an attorney after my car accident?

How do I know I need an attorney after my car accident?

Car accidents are as inevitable as rain. Although rain is rare in our region, if you’ve been driving for anytime at all and you are reading this, you have probably been involved in an accident!

So, a better way to ask the above question is:“How do I know Idon’t need an attorney for my car accident?”

The best advice: when you have had an accident, no matter how minor or severe, get legal consultancy from a qualified personal injury attorney just as fast as you can.

Our hearts go out to you because we know about the anxiety, confusion, depression, costs, and endless “red tape carousels” you are caught up in. All you want to do is get your wheels back under you and recover your health just as soon as possible. It would be nice to feel whole again like the accident never happened.

You finally reached the point where you’re going, “Oh my gosh will this ever end?!” and you’re thinking about talking to an attorney.

You are right and here’s why:

Insurance companies are in the business of staying in business. They are a “commodities moving company” and you are just another one of the commodities – insured drivers. They are not in the business of health and repair. They shuffle paper, whether the paper is real or electronic. Paper to charge you for coverage. Paper when claims come in. Paper to “document” accidents. Paper to iron out settlements about how much they are willing to pay for vehicle repairs, physical injuries, and even deaths. Paper to process your annual rate increase. Paper to be sure your premiums are paid on time.

All that paper processing at insurance companies encourages them to hire lots of people to paper push. All those people create “departments to help you.” Sure. To help you. That’s why you file a claim with one person, then deal with another one called an adjuster. Then you are passed along to a customer service rep who will “keep you updated on progress.” It’s a revolving door of changing faces and contacts. Oh, the more astute companies have wizened up a bit and now they tell you that your “PERSONAL service rep” will handle everything for you. These people are computer screen jockeys who are personally serving you and hundreds of others. You become increasingly aware that they are the central log jam holding everything up while waiting for feedback from the depths of all the various departments.

You want to avoid getting victimized by liars and exaggeratorswho change their stories. Determining what really happened and who was at fault at an accident often turns into a regrettable quagmire, especially when severe injuries or death were involved. Until we have been personally involved in an accident most of us think that it’s easy to resolve one. Just call the cops from the scene, exchange information with other drivers, take pictures and collect information, and let the insurance companies deal with it after that.

Not always so simple. Sometimes there are other things involved, such as defective products, faulty vehicle maintenance, poor roadway signage and design, uninsured or unlicensed drivers, and many other things only experienced personal injury attorneys know to inquire about.

You want to reduce your exposure to further damage andinjury.When one of the parties involved in an accident becomes litigious you are exposed and endangered. For example, minor fender-bender accidents have resulted in people claiming catastrophic permanent injuries and seeking lifetime support and compensation.

You never know who can become litigious. It might be another driver, a passenger, or even perhaps a business or property owner where the incident occurred.

You want fair compensation for your injuries because the outcome can be unpredictable and your future negatively impacted forever. There are a lot of variables and unintended consequences that come out of accidents. You might be out of work and lose income for a long time. Injuries could leave you unable to perform the duties of your job or profession or enjoy hobbies and sports. You might be blocked from helping loved ones and others the way you used to.

You want your vehicle repaired or replaced so you have reliable transportation. And you want this to happen without interruption. Supply chain issues and back ordered parts are keeping cars in repair shops forever. Dates to completion are constantly being pushed back later and later while people wait.

You want both sides of time on your side. On one side you want fast repair or replacement of your vehicle. On the other side, you want to take it slow when it comes to medical and health situations to be sure all the injuries have presented themselves and are being properly treated.

You want to keep your insurance premiums as low as possible and having an accident blemishing your record is not the best situation.

Well, as you can see, getting an attorney to help you is not only a good idea, it is a great one! And for those who have had accidents already in the past, they have learned that it is essential.

It is way past time, so contact Chichyan Law! Unlike insurance companies, Morris Chichyan is in the “people helping business.” To him, you are never a commodity. You are not to be changed, exchanged, or taken advantage of. You need relief, guidance, and help, and you are why he started practicing law in the first place. Choose a better way, choose Morris Chichyan.

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