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Even though car accidents happen often, they are nevertheless alarming. After a crash, there is a complex physical, mental, and financial recovery process. You should speak with a car accident lawyer to get the financial compensation you are legally entitled.

When Should You Call a Car Accident Lawyer?

Being in a motor vehicle accident is a stressful experience. However, retaining legal counsel is either ignored or never explored. You should consider contacting a personal injury attorney who will fight for your injury claim so you can focus on getting better.

An experienced car accident lawyer will handle your case's ins and outs, so you can get the compensation you deserve and need.

Choosing The Best Car Accident Lawyer

Getting injured in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and it can leave you fighting with insurance companies to get the coverage that you need to pay the medical bills. Having one of the best car accident lawyers on your side can make all the difference. A good lawyer will have an in-depth understanding of the law and will be able to advocate for you to make sure that you get what is owed to you. They will also be able to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, so that you don’t have to worry about dealing with them yourself. Best of all, most car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that they don’t get paid until they win money for you from the other party.

Finding the right car accident lawyer for your needs can seem daunting, but there are some steps that you can take to ensure that you find someone who is qualified and experienced. Start by researching local attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases and read reviews from past clients. You should also ask friends or family members if they know any reputable lawyers who could help with your case. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential candidates, schedule consultations with each one so that you can discuss their fees and services before

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

We work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee is when we don’t get paid unless you get paid. We cover all the case expenses and only collect to cover those costs when we win a settlement for you. A contingency fee ensures we work hard for your case, and you don’t have even more out-of-pocket expenses. We offer contingency fees for other areas of practice, such as:

What Does a Car Accident Attorney Do?

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A vehicle accident attorney's primary objective is to get financial compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Vehicle replacement or repair
  • Lost income
  • Permanent impairment
  • Pain and suffering.

Personal injury attorneys, often known as car accident lawyers, may assist you in pursuing your compensation to the maximum extent possible. The following are some of the key things an auto accident attorney typically performs while helping an injured driver:

Proves Who Is Liable

In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove that someone else was legally responsible for the car accident that caused them. Your lawyer can do this by demonstrating that the at-fault party had a duty to drive safely and legally in order to prevent physical harm and property damage to others. This duty was breached when the driver chose to engage in unsafe or illegal behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, or alcohol impairment. These actions resulted in the accident that caused your injuries and made you incur expenses and impacts.

Your lawyer will need to provide evidence of these facts in order to prove liability. This could include witness statements, police reports, photographs of the scene, medical records, and other relevant documents. By gathering this information, your lawyer can build a strong case for proving who is legally responsible for causing your injury. With their help, you can seek justice and obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered due to another person’s negligence.

Helps You Understand Your Rights.

Most individuals are not knowledgeable about the personal injury laws that apply to auto accidents. To understand your rights, your personal injury lawyer can explain your case.

Provides Legal Counsel

Following an accident, you may get a lot of conflicting advice, which may become confusing and leave you unsure of your situation's best course of action. The best way to start is by contacting a car accident attorney.

Accident attorneys know the best course of action after an automobile accident. They can examine your case's specifics and provide the best guidance on pursuing the complete financial recovery you need.

Negotiates to Reach a Fair Settlement

A successful vehicle accident claim requires a lot of labor and research. However, a personal injury lawyer puts a lot of work into developing a compelling case on your behalf and defending your rights. They may support you in the following ways:

  • Investigate the specifics of your accident.
  • Compile evidence
  • Submit a personal injury claim with the at-fault motorist's insurance agent
  • Negotiate for a reasonable settlement.
  • If the insurance provider refuses to negotiate, they file a lawsuit.
  • Represent you in court to secure total compensation for you.

Represents You in Court

Most auto accident claims are settled without ever needing to go to court. However, a plaintiff with a car accident lawyer has a better chance of receiving a fair payment from the insurance company.

If you end up in court, your injury attorney will support you. Also, for your entitlement to compensation, they will battle viciously. Experienced attorneys are not intimidated by insurance companies or their strategies. Whatever the insurance has to offer, they are always prepared.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Various degrees of injury are possible in car accidents. However, some of the most typical or persistent injuries sustained by victims of auto accidents include the following:

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries are sadly a common occurrence in automobile accidents. A direct hit or a penetrating, sharp wound are both capable of causing harm. Symptoms of a TBI can be:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory loss
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • And permanent brain damage

Injury of The Neck or Spinal Cord

A collision's powerful impact may seriously harm the neck and spinal cord. Whiplash, a frequent neck injury, happens when the head suddenly and violently jerks back and forth. Spinal cord injuries may vary from slight to severe, and some can cause partial or complete paralysis.


The accident can cause various types of burns. You risk burns if you touch hot substances such as liquids, surfaces, or chemicals. You might get severe burns that need surgery or skin grafts if the car sets on fire during the collision.

Broken and Fractured Bones.

Unsurprisingly, fractures and shattered bones often occur in vehicle accidents. Forceful hits may result in broken:

  • Legs
  • Ribs
  • Arms
  • Ankles
  • And other bones.

The degree of these injuries can vary from fracture to complete break and may need surgery to fix and mend certain fractured bones.

Facial Injuries

Cuts and other facial injuries may result from flying glass, collisions, and contact with the steering wheel. Surgery might be needed to treat these severe facial injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Although it is simple to assume that soft tissue injuries are less severe, this is not always the case. For example, soft tissue damage may not appear or become evident for days after the collision. Conversely, organ damage may result in severe, life-threatening injuries and may not always be visible to the human eye.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Not all injuries sustained in auto accidents are physical. After an accident, many individuals experience mental and emotional anguish. A qualified psychiatrist may make the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Typical symptoms include:

  • Nightmares.
  • Flashbacks of the traumatic experience.
  • Feeling frightened or nervous about things that used to seem normal to you

Vehicle Crash Fatalities – Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one due to a car accident is a challenging and heartbreaking experience. Unfortunately, vehicle crash fatalities are all too common in today’s world. When someone’s negligent driving results in the death of another person, it can be classified as wrongful death. This means that the family of the deceased may be able to take legal action against the responsible party.

Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotionally draining for those involved. It is essential to seek out experienced legal counsel if you believe that your loved one has been wrongfully killed in a car accident. An attorney will help you understand your rights and guide you through filing a claim for damages. They will also provide support and advice throughout the entire process, helping you get justice for your lost loved one.

What You Should do After a Vehicle Accident

You can be hurt, confused, or unclear about what to do in the moments and hours after a vehicle accident. But the ideal thing is that you and the other accident participants stay safe. Therefore, following an accident, you should follow the advice listed below.

Contact the Police

The police will inspect the site and provide formal evidence of the collision to ascertain who is responsible.

Seek Medical Attention

For any injuries, get medical attention. Damages caused by accidents will be precisely documented in this way.

Do Not Flee The Scene

A police officer must first give the all-clear before you may leave the crime scene. You might face criminal charges if you fled the site of the collision without speaking to the authorities.

Get Information

Together with the other driver and exchange contact details. This should include

  • your name
  • insurance details
  • licensing information
  • and additional relevant information.

Take Photos

Record what you saw and recall about the accident. Observe the accident site and make notes, photos, or even sketches.

Get Witness Information

Get the names and contact details of any accident witnesses. It's crucial to gather your accident-related receipts and documentation as soon as possible to prepare your case.

File an Insurance Accident Report

You must inform your insurance provider immediately. Remember that your insurance is only there to protect their bottom line, so do not sign anything until talking to a car accident lawyer at Menges Law Firm.

Do Not Admit Blame

Be careful not to admit blame in any manner. A lawyer should always be consulted before you sign anything. Many lawyers would advise you to refrain from mentioning or talking about your accident or injuries in any social media postings, including on Facebook or Twitter.

Car Accident FAQs

Who Can Be Held Liable?

Liability can depend on the circumstances of each car accident. It is possible for both parties to have some degree of liability in an accident, with one or both drivers potentially being held financially responsible. Additionally, a third party such as a manufacturer may be liable if they produced a defective component that played a role in causing the crash.

What Happens if I Am Partially at Fault After a Car Accident?

If you were partially at fault for a car accident, you might still be entitled to some compensation depending on the laws of the state where the accident occurred. The amount of compensation you are able to receive will usually depend on how much fault each party had in causing the accident.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims?

The Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims on the state you are in, but generally, the governing period ranges between one to six years.

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident If I Don't Feel Hurt?

Yes, you should see a doctor after a car accident even if you don't feel hurt. There can be hidden injuries that may not manifest until a few hours or days later. It is essential to get checked out by a medical professional, just in case there are any internal injuries or other medical conditions that require medical attention.

Should I Talk To The Other Insurance Company After an Accident?

No, the insurance company of the at-fault driver will do everything they can to get you to admit fault and limit their payout to you. It's best to call an experienced car accident attorney at Menges Law Firm so we can get you the most compensation possible.

Can I File a Claim if The Other Driver Left the Crash Scene?

Yes, you can file a claim if the other driver left the crash scene. Your insurance company may be able to cover any damage or injury caused by the at-fault driver, even if they cannot be located.

Are Drunk Drivers Automatically Liable for a Car Accident?

No. Just as in other accidents, drunk drivers must be found to hold some degree of fault for a car accident before they can be held liable. A police officer or other party must typically prove the driver was under the influence or recklessly driving in order to bring a suit against them for damages caused by the accident.

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