It matters little at the moment how much damage there was or whether people were injured or even who was at fault; an automobile accident is very traumatic to the person or persons involved. Even the simplest little accident can leave you shaken both physically and psychologically. For a layperson the laws that pertain to auto accidents can be very complex, this is especially true when placing blame, insurance issues, long term care, etc. There is any number of valid reasons why you should seek the services of a seasoned Alpharetta personal injury attorney. Perhaps the following information will prove helpful when you need to decode your course of action.
When you absolutely need an attorney:
If you were involved in an accident involving an automobile or any other type of vehicle and the results were anything worse than perhaps a small bump or minor injury, then you need to consult an attorney who is schooled in tort law. This is a must if the police have put it in their report that they see you as the driver responsible for the accident and you see it differently. Fault has a definite bearing on the cost of medical care; it most certainly has a bearing compensation for pain, suffering and long term care. Issues such as these are complex and certainly beyond the scope of what even the most knowledgeable layperson. In cases like this you must have a seasoned Alpharetta personal injury attorney to rely on, this attorney can provide you will a full explanation of your rights and can take up action on your behalf and negotiate with any parties, including the insurance company to ensure you get a fair settlement.
When you might need an attorney:
As noted, anything more than a bumped fender or a minor injury you are well advised to hire an attorney. In minor ?fender benders? there may not be a need to hire an attorney. The key word is ?minor? injuries and ?minor? property damage. If you and the other driver involved believe that the damage doesn?t exceed about $1,000 there usually is no need for legal involvement. In these simple cases it is never difficult to settle with the insurance companies for compensation for any minor out of pocket expenses. If you can undeniably prove to the other party that it was his or her fault and nothing to do with you often it is simple to agree some little compensation to offset the incontinence. Anything other than this however and you should first talk to an Alpharetta person injury attorney.
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