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What Does a Car Wreck Attorney Do?

Your worst nightmare just became your reality. You were involved in a car wreck that caused significant damage to both you and the other party’s vehicles. If you are lucky, the injuries are at a minimum but that seems to not usually be the case. If there are also significant injuries sustained from the accident, there is a good chance that you need to start looking for a great car wreck lawyer to help assist you in the process of dealing with the aftermath of the accident. Many people do not realize just how much a car wreck lawyer does for you after an accident. We are going to break down a few of the things that are going to need to be done following your accident that an attorney can be very helpful in assisting you with.

Gather Evidence

One of the first things that needs to happen following a car accident is significant gathering of evidence. You will probably be shocked to witness just how much evidence is taken following a car accident. Some of the things that they will look for include damage to each car that signifies who was at fault for the accident. From the damage on the cars, they can gather the speeds each car was traveling as well as what caused the impact. They are also going to start gathering eye witness accounts from the accident. They will search out any possible bystanders to the accidents so they can gather what other people saw and interpreted as happening. They will also gather any video evidence that they can find near the scene of the accident. The police officers are also going to ask for your written testimonials after the accidents and also your account of what has happened. They can also look into phone records to see if either party was texting and driving when the accident occured.

As you can tell there is a lot of evidence to be gathered following a car accident. Trying to keep track of all of this information on your own is nearly impossible. One of the jobs of your personal injury attorney is to keep track of all of this evidence for you. They will also comb through the evidence to be sure that there is nothing missing. If they feel that there are holes in the case, they will dig even deeper to find more evidence to support whatever case they are building.

Fight Insurance Claims

If you have ever dealt with an insurance adjuster or seen an insurance claim after an accident, you probably know that they are not always the most fair amounts. The job of an insurance adjuster is to get you to close your claim as quickly as possible and for as little money as they can. An attorney is going to step in and do the communication with the insurance company. Because they have significantly more experience dealing with insurance companies than you do, they are more capable of getting you a fair settlement.

An great attorney is also going to involve you in the process. They will share with you what they feel is a fair settlement after they have gone over all of the evidence that they have gathered. They will push as hard as they can for the insurance company to provide you with the fair settlement, but that doesn’t mean that you do not get to make the decision for yourself. Ultimately, it is your case and you can decide when you want to be finished fighting. An attorney is there to help guide and direct you, but they are not going to overstep their boundaries.