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The Importance Of Finding A Personal Injury Attorney When An Accident Is Not Your Fault

Mar 26, 2008
Automobile accidents happen far more frequently today because people are in a rush. It seems like the days of courteous drivers have been replaced with aggressive and dangerous drivers.

Can you imagine driving down the street, obeying the traffic laws, and all of a sudden hearing the sound of crunching metal and realizing that it is your car that is being crunched? This is the scenario that is being played out all too often. The shock of it all can cause trauma that lasts for years.

When you are involved in an automobile accident, especially if it was through no fault of your own, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible, and the same day as the day of the accident if possible. There are attorneys that deal specifically in automobile accident claims that will assist you in every way.

Finding a good personal injury attorney for an accident is not difficult. It may be a little time consuming, however it is very important that you find one as soon as possible to protect both your well being and possessions.

All too often people who have been involved in minor accidents who decide not to file insurance papers, find that the damage to both body and car is far more extensive than originally thought. By this time it is too late to do anything about it.

A good personal injury attorney will make sure all of your medical bills are covered and that you are not responsible for any follow-up care. In most cases, personal injury cases take several months and even years to settle, and in that time, you may not be able to work or provide for your family. It can be a very stressful time in anyone's life.

In the event that follow up care is needed, and insurance coverage is not available, a personal injury attorney will write a promissory note to all medical providers assuring them that all services will be paid in full at the time of the settlement.

Many medical providers will accept these types of notes and treat you accordingly, sending each of the medical bills to your personal injury attorney. They will be paid when a settlement has been reached.

A personal injury attorney will also make sure that you do not lose your home in the event that you are not able to work due to your injuries. He or she will seek damages to cover all lost wages, and pain and suffering.

He or she will have the experience in dealing with insurance companies and because they work so closely together, often develop a good working relationship. This benefits you even more.

The decision on which personal injury attorney to use is a big one. You want to choose someone who has a lot of experience in personal injury cases, however you also want to find someone who has an outstanding record of winning. All of the information that you need can be found by making a few phone calls.

An outstanding personal injury attorney will get you the highest amount possible for your settlement. He or she will know the merits of your case and be able to negotiate with the insurance company and work out the best settlement possible.

Finding a good attorney is like interviewing for employment. You need interview a lot of people and ask a lot of questions. Only then will you find the attorney that is right for you.
About the Author
Peter Geisheker is the CEO of The Geisheker Group marketing company. Peter provides marketing services for law firms, including Louisiana personal injury lawyers.
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