Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injuries. According to the National Safety Council, there were more than 1.89 million motor vehicle accidents across the United States in 2018, causing over 2.7 million injuries.
When you’re riding in a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds, moving at speeds that people were never designed to move at, and you collide with something, it’s a virtual certainty that you’re going to be injured.
As traumatizing and painful as an auto accident can be, it’s usually only the beginning of a long and complicated chain of consequences. Injured parties will need medical care, one or more people may find themselves unable to work. Cars will need to be repaired or replaced. Other property may have been damaged as a side effect.
Unfortunately, what starts out taking a huge emotional toll on everyone involved usually ends up creating big financial problems, too. It’s one of the main reasons that even if you’ve been in what you’d consider to be a minor car accident, you should seek out the advice of an experienced car accident attorney.
A Montgomery County Car Accident Attorney Can Help
In minor accidents where nobody is injured and the only damage is to the vehicles involved, everything can most likely be solved by simply exchanging insurance information, filing claims, arguing a bit about payment, and finally getting your car repaired.
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents where someone was has been injured or killed, or there is damage to third-party property, things become a lot more complex. This type of situation is not one that you want to try to handle by yourself.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you recover funds that won’t just help you now, but with possible complications in the future. If the accident was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation for injuries, current treatment, future treatment, time missed at work, temporary or permanent disabilities, pain and suffering, and more.
When You Should Hire An Auto Accident Lawyer
If you feel that you’re going to need the services of a lawyer, it is always best to contact one as soon as possible. The more time your lawyer has to work on your case, the better your chances of presenting a successful case. When you act quickly, it will be easier for your lawyer to locate witnesses, investigate evidence, and begin to devise a strategy for how the case should be approached.
You and your attorney will also work better together if you have more time to talk to each other and discuss the case. If things are rushed, it will lead to a sense of urgency and stress that won’t help anybody.
Preparing For A Consultation With A Car Accident Lawyer
It’s important that you are able to give your prospective attorney as clear of a picture as possible when you have your initial consultation. You’ll need to be ready to talk about what happened and have as much supporting documentation with you as possible.
Things to think about taking with you include:
- Pictures of the accident scene
- Pictures of damage to vehicles
- Reports from doctors
- Results of medical tests
- Insurance information
- Any information you have about others involved in the accident
You should also have a few questions ready so that you’ll have an idea of how things are going to work if the two of you decide to move forward together. You might want to ask if the potential attorney has experience with your specific type of injury, what a typical settlement amount might be, how fees will be paid, and if there will be any out of pocket expenses to you as things proceed.
Speak With A Montgomery County Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve suffered any type of injury as the result of a car accident, the law office of Solnick & Associates can help. Even small accidents and minor injuries should be investigated. What seems like a small injury today could turn out to be something much more serious in a few days or weeks.
When you’ve been hurt because someone else was at fault or even negligent, you and your family shouldn’t have to shoulder the resulting hardships and expenses yourself. Our team of experienced Montgomery County Car Accident Attorneys will work diligently to make sure that you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
You can contact us online at any time or call (877) 415-6495 to schedule an appointment. Your initial consultation is free and confidential. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your case and discuss exactly what we can do to help you.