1. What exactly is auto accident law?
A. Auto accident law is the system which governs individuals who have been in an automobile accident, whether it is defending yourself against a lawsuit or seeking compensation for damages incurred in an automobile accident.
2. What sort of damages are addressed with auto accident law?
A. When you're in an automobile accident, you may have damages to your vehicle or damages to your body and health which are both addressed through auto accident law in a court of law.
3. Directly after a car accident, what should I do?
A. After the car accident, when injuries have been dealt with and the police and ambulance are on the way, there are a few different things you should do. Stay at the scene and collect the other driver's name, insurance information, vehicle information and witness information. You should also never admit your own fault.
4. Why is it important not to admit liability?
A. When you're at the scene of the crime, you may not have all the information you need. Several factors of the accident may be unknown to you. If you admit fault, you could prevent your auto accident lawyer from winning compensation in a court of law.
5. What other important things should I know while I'm at the scene of an accident?
A. One important thing to remember as you're taking notes or writing things down is this – if the case does go to a court of law, you may have to share every bit of the information that you wrote down. This includes notes of how the accident may have happened or who was involved.
6. When the scene has been dealt with and I am ready to leave, what should I do?
A. Even if you're not feeling hurt in any way, you should visit the hospital. There are many injuries that can occur which will not show symptoms right away. You could wake up the next day in extreme pain. Visit the hospital and contact an attorney right away.
7. If I am hurt in an automobile accident, what kind of compensation can I receive?
A. There are many variables concerning compensation, however you may be entitled to the expense of your medical bills along with compensation regarding the pay you have missed due to your injuries. There are other types of compensation which your lawyer will discuss with you as well.
8. How soon after the accident should I contact my lawyer?
A. Right away. It's very important that you contact your lawyer quickly, because you may have a certain amount of time to file a claim if you deserve any kind of compensation. You should contact your attorney the same day of the accident if possible.
9. What should I do if the other party's insurance company contacts me?
A. You may need to give information such as an amount of damage to your vehicle or similar information. However, you should never talk to anyone from the other party's insurance company about the accident or how it happened. Remember never to admit fault, even if you think it was your fault.
10. Can I go to court for auto accident law without an attorney?
A. You can, but it is never a wise idea. You can bet that the other party will have an attorney who will try his or her best to have your claims thrown out. You could end up losing a case that you desperately need to win. Since attorneys know the ins and outs of auto accident law, you should have a knowledgeable attorney to fight on your side.