The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident
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The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.

The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

What Is A Personal Injury Attorney And What Do They Do?

Yvonne Russell

If you've been the victim of an accident, you may want to look into a personal injury attorney to help you fight your case. The chances of winning your case will be higher with a personal injury attorney by your side. 

What Is a Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury attorneys specialize in tort law. They are experts in defending those who have fallen victim to an accident at the hands of another, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The goal of your personal injury attorney should be to win your case and get you the compensation you deserve. It's important to find the right attorney. 

What Makes a Good Personal Injury Attorney? 

It's important that you find an attorney who is passionate about the work they do. They will be the ones who will put the most effort into your case. It's also important to find an attorney you can trust. It's difficult putting something important like a personal injury case in the hands of another, so finding a trustworthy lawyer will be crucial to your case. Lastly, you will want to find someone you get along with. You may need to spend quite a bit of time with your attorney, and you won't get any work done if you're disagreeing or bickering about the case. 

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

If your case goes to court, your personal injury attorney will represent you in front of the judge and/or jury. This will be very important, and your lawyer is trained and experienced. 

Other things your attorney will do for you can include:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Negotiating with the other party
  • Completing documentation and paperwork 
  • Preparing a plead
  • Investigating the claims

What Is Considered a Personal Injury?

There are many different instances that can be considered a personal injury.

Those instances can include:

  • Automotive accidents
  • Animal bites
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Construction site accidents

There are many other things that may fall under the term personal injury. If you're not sure if your case fits, contact a lawyer to see what they think. 

Cost of a Personal Injury Attorney

The cost of hiring a personal injury attorney may vary depending on your location, the difficulty of the case, and the experience of the attorney you've hired. However, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. For example, if you agree to a 20% contingency fee and you win $100,000 in your case, your lawyer would receive $20,000 in compensation. If, for some reason, you lose your case, you will not owe your attorney any money. 

For more information, contact a personal injury attorney near you.