Auto Accident Attorney
An auto accident attorney is a legal professional who specialized in helping people who have been in an auto accident. The expert services of an auto accident attorney can be valuable in civil and criminal proceedings. An auto accident attorney can represent anyone who has been involved in an accident, whether they were responsible for, or a victim in, the accident. An auto accident attorney is an expert in the laws that apply to your auto accident case, and can assess and present your case in a way that protects and maximizes your legal interests.
An auto accident attorney can help a person collect compensatory damages in a civil personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage legal case. Through a personal injury case, an auto accident attorney can help a victim seek relief for their medical expenses, loss of income, disability, and pain and suffering. An auto accident attorney can help the family of a person who was killed in an accident to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Through a property damage case, a person can seek compensation for damage done to a vehicle, residence, or any other property.
The services of an auto accident attorney may also be extremely valuable in criminal cases. If a person was driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) of drugs or alcohol at the time of an auto accident, they can face criminal felony charges. When a person is convicted of a felony DUI, they may face incarceration, heavy punitive fines, probation, community service, loss of driving privileges, and much more. The help of an auto accident attorney is crucial for individuals who have been charged with a DUI/DWI after an auto accident.
After an auto accident, a series of accident reports may be filed with the police, insurance companies, and department of motor vehicles. In some cases a police report is necessary. In most, an insurance report is necessary. In some states a person must file a report with the DMV within a certain period of time to avoid driver's license sanctions. Every state differs in their reporting requirements. An auto accident attorney can be very helpful in protecting a person's legal interests in accident reporting matters.
Insurance companies are most often involved in the events which follow an accident. Insurance companies will play an integral role in determining who was at fault in the accident and how compensation will be arranged. Insurance companies exist to protect the interests of their policy holders. However, the company's own interests may greatly affect the way they handle your accident claim. The laws regarding insurance and auto accidents are complex and very by state and circumstance. For this reason, it can be very helpful to retain the services of an auto accident attorney when dealing with insurance issues after an accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident it may be very worthwhile to contact an auto accident attorney. An auto accident attorney can assess your accident case to determine how best to protect and maximize your legal interests.
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