29 Sep 4 Ways an Experienced Attorney Can Help You After a Richmond, VA, Car Accident
Avoiding an car accident is every driver’s goal, yet more than 120,000 car accidents occurred in Virginia last year. No matter how carefully you drive, accidents can occur, but they don’t have to mean financial ruin for you. In many cases, an attorney can help you receive reimbursement for your injuries or damages to your car, or represent you if charges or a lawsuit have been filed against you.
An attorney can help you:
- Obtain Evidence and Important Documents
Accidents generate plenty of paperwork, but it isn’t always easy to get police reports, hospital records, damage estimates and bills in a timely manner. Your attorney can often obtain this information more easily than you can, and can act as your representative in dealing with auto insurers, hospitals and the courts.
- Identify All of the Responsible Parties
If another driver injured you in an accident, it only makes sense to try to obtain damages from him or her, but other parties may also be responsible. For example, if the other driver’s car malfunctioned, your attorney may recommend adding the car manufacturer or the last mechanic who worked on the car to your lawsuit.
- Negotiate a Settlement
Attorneys who regularly handle car accidents know how much compensation you should receive based on your damages or injuries. They willnegotiate with insurers on your behalf to ensure that you get every penny you deserve. Your attorney will also negotiate with lien holders. Lien holders include companies that pay benefits for injuries resulting from the accident, such as health or disability insurance companies. When a settlement is reached, these companies will ask to be reimbursed for their expenses. Your attorney will negotiate with them and try to get them to reduce the amount that they will accept as payment in full.
- Represent You if You’re Charged with Drunk Driving
An attorney is invaluable if you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). For example, depending on the circumstances, a good lawyer can argue that the police officer had no legal justification for pulling you over or explain why you failed a sobriety test.
Still not sure if an attorney can help you? Give the Paullin Law Firm a call. We’ve represented thousands of drivers in the Richmond area, and can help you make sure that your interests are protected.
4 Ways an Experienced Attorney Can Help You After a Richmond, VA, Car Accident