When you get into a car accident, the first thing to do would be to reach out to a lawyer. The purpose of meeting a lawyer is to allow them to assess your case. The assessment puts into focus many details about the accident like how it happened, where and when it happened, whose fault it was, and how everyone should go about it. In this article, we will go over how a lawyer will assess a car accident case. With that said, let’s jump into it.
How a Lawyer Will Assess the Case
Your car accident lawyer will expect you to explain what happened. You must provide all details about the case. Avoid holding information as it might be vital for your case. Your lawyer may begin by asking for the following information.
“Did you contact any representatives from your insurance company? And what exactly did you tell the insurance representative(s)?”
Sometimes you may speak to various insurance company representatives to weigh your alternatives. Inform your lawyer about such interactions and anything discussed during the meeting.
Who else did you speak to about the accident? What did you tell them?
You must tell your lawyer about all the people you spoke to, including your family or close friends. You could have said something that could hurt your attempt to make a claim.
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Your lawyer needs to understand your current insurance status. The information allows them to assess the possible claims you could make. Do you have any witnesses to the accident, and can you reach them?
If you can reach out to the witnesses, their information could strengthen your case. Also, they can provide more information about the case that you may have forgotten or failed to notice. Besides, your lawyer may need documents that relate to the accident. The documents are police reports, photographs, repair costs, insurance, and medical bills.
These documents and the information you provide will be a guide for your lawyer on their next phase. If they decide to proceed with your car accident case, your lawyer will analyze the strength of your case.
The lawyer may ask for more evidence to prove the other driver was at fault during the accident. Also, your lawyer will examine evidence that shows damages caused by the other driver. If you and the other driver agree on a settlement, the lawyer may guide you on the process. This is rare, as there wouldn’t be a lawsuit for both parties.
In conclusion, always make sure to reach out to a lawyer once you get involved in a car accident. Be open with information, as your lawyer will need it to build a strong case.