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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident if I’m Not at Fault?

If you’ve been in a car accident, even if you were parked and another car slammed into you, you should hire a lawyer. It’s important to understand that no matter what role you played in the accident, other parties do not have your best interest in mind. Having someone in your corner who understands the law can mean the difference between receiving the bare minimum, and getting the compensation you deserve.

Protect yourself, your family, and your money by hiring an experienced car accident attorney regardless of how the accident happened. Here are just a few ways that an attorney can help:

Proving Liability

Having a police report that states the other driver is at fault along with eye witnesses to corroborate that finding is beneficial when proving liability. However, even with this, you may not be able to prove the full extent of the other party’s negligence. Car accident attorneys help gather evidence that proves the fault of the other driver.

Suing

If you decide to sue the other driver for their negligence, damage to your vehicle, and any personal injuries sustained, there are many rules you need to follow. Hiring an experienced attorney can ensure that you meet all required deadlines and do not accidentally jeopardize your case in any way.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Many insurance companies have their bottom line in mind when providing estimates and you might not be getting the full amount you’re owed. Never make a deal with the insurer of the other driver involved without consulting an attorney first.

Understanding Potential Damages

In addition to the damages to your car, accidents can result in hefty medical bills, inability to work, lost time, and various degrees of pain and suffering. Sometimes, injuries don’t surface until after the accident. Seeking medical evaluation after an accident – even if you don’t think your injury is severe – and speaking with a car accident attorney are necessary steps to take in protecting all your legal rights.

Contact Your Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys Today

The experienced legal team at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP can ensure you get the compensation you deserve after your car accident. Contact us by phone at 404-845-0012 or online for a free case consultation.