How Does a Lawyer Evaluate a Car Accident Case?
POSTED BY Jan Dils . July 18, 2018
The days following a car accident can be scary. If you’re injured or witness a car accident, you need to plan your recovery. If your injuries will keep you from working, you’re probably going to be worried about finances. and if you witness a car accident you should not take a risk to put yourself in danger.
And lastly, you’ll likely be looking for an attorney to represent you. But which personal injury attorney should you choose? You’ll have a lot of options to choose from, no matter where you live.
Here are 4 factors that a personal injury attorney will typically use to evaluate your claim:
- Medical Treatment.
One of the largest factors for any personal injury claim is an actual injury. You can’t pursue a personal injury claim if an injury hasn’t occurred.
If you are injured, you must have some sort of medical treatment in order for a favorable decision to occur. Medical evidence is the most important aspect of your case. Medical records from a credible medical professional are crucial.
When did the accident occur? A lot of people will start searching for an attorney quickly after their accident happens. That’s good. However, some people may wait. You shouldn’t wait too long.
Timing varies from state to state, but most areas have a statute of limitations. In West Virginia, the statute is two years.
- Who is at fault?
The police report will play a big part in determining who was at fault in a car accident. If you’re at fault for the accident you were in, you will have a difficult time receiving compensation or arguing your case.
- Have you settled?
Insurance companies are notorious for under-compensating you for your Injuries. They will send you an offer that will likely be far less than you deserve. These offers can be tempting for accident victims. But if you accept the offer, you may not be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
Car accidents can be scary, but seeing an attorney shouldn’t be. We offer free case evaluations by experienced, caring professionals. If you’d like to know more about the services we offer, call us today for a free consultation. Our toll-free number is 1-877-526-3457. If you can’t talk now, fill out this form so we can contact you at a better time.