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What to Expect from a Car Accident Attorney

People who are injured in a car accident may be eligible for money damages to compensate for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer can provide legal advice and guidance about filing a claim and what the law allows. While insurance may cover some of the damages, it may not adequately compensate for all of the losses you sustain, so it is important that you understand your legal remedies. A personal injury attorney can represent you through the claims process and will strive to help you recover enough to compensate for all of the injuries you sustain.

Choosing a Car Accident Attorney

Choosing a lawyer for a car accident case is not always easy. While there are many lawyers who are qualified and experienced, not all lawyers have experience with car accident cases. In choosing a lawyer for a car accident case, you should look for a lawyer who has experience with car accident personal injury claims. An attorney who has handled previous car accident cases will be well familiar with the legal requirements of the case. They will also know what tactics are used by insurance providers and defense attorneys to try and limit your case.

A car accident lawyer should be familiar with the laws associated with car accident claims, including negligence, traffic laws, insurance regulations, criminal laws, and so forth. While each car accident case is unique, a car accident lawyer should have knowledge of the applicable laws and rules. In choosing a lawyer, inquire about their knowledge of the law.

Proof

In order to recover damages, you must be able to prove that the other driver was negligent in their operation of a motor vehicle. You must also show that their negligence was the cause of the injuries you sustained. Finally, you must prove the reality and extent of the damages you claim. A personal injury attorney with car accident claim experience will be well familiar with what it takes to achieve a fair result.

In a car accident case, a claim will be made against the other driver for payment of your damages. If the other driver has insurance, their insurance will typically review the claim and provide a proposed settlement. If the settlement offer is insufficient or the insurance denies liability, then a personal injury attorney can pursue a claim for damages through the court litigation process.

The Process

In the litigation process, the parties involved in the cases exchange information and documents through the discovery process. Parties and witnesses may be asked to submit to questioning through the interrogatory and deposition processes. Through the discovery tools, a personal injury attorney can acquire evidence that may be useful in proving your right to recover money damages. There may be court hearings to inquire into the status of the case or to resolve interim issues. If a settlement cannot be negotiated, then the case will proceed to trial.

At trial, a personal injury attorney will present evidence and call witnesses to establish that the other party was negligent and that you are entitled to recover money damages. If successful at trial, you will be awarded a certain sum of money, which you can recover against the other party or their insurance provider.

Car accident cases are complex and subject to a variety of complicated laws and rules. Because of this, victims of car accidents are typically better off working with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney will advocate on your behalf and look out for your interests. They will help you understand the process and can help you make informed decisions about any settlement offers that are made.

Tate Law Group of Savannah GA is here to help. Please contact us to schedule a consultation if you think you may have a case involving a motor vehicle accident that injured you or a passenger.

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