I live in Monroe, LA and I was recently involved in a car accident. I was driving behind an 18-wheeler on the highway when a whole tire came off the trailer truck and hit my car. The accident caused major damage to my vehicle as well as bodily injury to me and my daughter. I think I need to hire an auto accident attorney, but I’ve never done this before. What should I do next? What kinds of questions will the lawyers ask me before they take my case?
In this situation, hiring an attorney is the smartest decision you can make.
First off, you’ve never been in this situation before, and it can be very overwhelming to deal with insurance companies, especially when you are injured and experiencing pain.
Secondly, you are going to want to make sure that you are protecting your rights against the insurance company for both your injured daughter’s sake and with regards to your vehicle, which may be your only source of transportation.
However, it is important to know that before the auto lawyers take your case, they’re going to want to know some basic information about the accident. Whenever you get in any accident, even if the police took a report, make sure to write down your own car accident records
1. How did the accident happen?
2. Where were you when the accident occurred?
3. Did the police come to the scene?
4. If so, what did they say about who caused the accident?
5. Did you receive a ticket for the accident?
6. Do you have any insurance information for the vehicles involved?
7. Who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident?
As you can imagine, there is a lot of information to discuss about a car accident, but the accident lawyers just want the basic facts of the accident to try and piece together what happened in the accident so they can determine whether or not they can help you.
If your case is accepted, the lawyers will continue to get additional information from you throughout your case. Remember that as with many things, information is crucial. The more information you provide to your lawyer, the better he or she can represent you in your case.