A Guide To Taking Action After A Car Accident

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Car accidents can be difficult to deal with and even more difficult to bounce back from, especially if you deal with severe injuries and automobile damage. When you need to be sure that you can move forward after something like this, it will take some focus and understanding of the process. With this in mind, take advantage of these pieces of advice below and use them in order to help yourself out during this especially difficult time. 

Tip #1: Take Care Of All Of Your Injuries Before Anything Else

While a lawsuit might be on the table and you may want to focus on getting your vehicle back in order, your first priority should be to look into your injuries. The reason for this is that there is typically a statute of limitations on your personal injuries and these injuries may not be readily detectable at first.

So the best thing you can do for yourself is touch base with medical professionals who can set you straight. They will be able to provide you with diagnoses that will play a huge role in how the rest of your case proceeds. By getting this information on the record, you will also be better equipped to hire a lawyer--like one from True Guarnieri Ayer LLP-- who can assist you. 

Tip #2: Hire The Best Lawyer That You Can Afford

Whether your case deals more with property damage or personal damages, you will need a high-powered lawyer who can look after you. Check into your local bar association for a list of the best car accident lawyers that are practicing. You should shop around based on the contingency fees that they charge. In most cases, a contingency fee will range anywhere between 25 percent and 40 percent. This refers to the percentage that your lawyer will take from your payout, so it is in their best interest for you to win your case.

Tip #3: Be Ready To Settle If Necessary

Settlements are prevalent when dealing with personal injury and car accident cases. In fact, some 95 to 96 percent of such cases end up getting settled outside of court. This should inform your process of hiring a lawyer, as you will need to touch base with someone who can negotiate a great settlement for you if that is what it comes to. 

Keep this information in mind, so that you can do what is best for you after a car accident. 


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