5 of the Most Important Reasons to Consult with an Attorney After a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident, or a loved one has lost their life in a car accident, then you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. However, this will likely require you to file an auto accident personal injury lawsuit. This is not something you want to handle on your own. Read on to discover the five reasons that it is worth it to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- The amount of time you have to file a lawsuit is limited
- The rules around filing a lawsuit can be complex
- An attorney can ensure all damages are included
- The insurance company is likely not on your side
- Proving a personal injury claim is challenging
In most states, there is a statute of limitations that limits how much time you have to file a lawsuit. In California, the limit is generally two years, though in some cases it can be as short as six months. Your personal injury attorney will know exactly how much time there is.
There are strict rules regarding filing a lawsuit and not following every one of them can result in an invalid claim. These rules include how large the font can be, how you cite your case, etc. Your attorney will know how, when, and where to file the appropriate documents.
There are a wide range of damages you may be eligible for. This could include past and future medical costs related to the accident, pain and suffering, future loss of income, emotional distress, and many others. You need an attorney because they will know all the options and which apply to your case.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that the insurance company is not on your side. Even if it is your insurance company you are collecting from, remember that their goal is to make money – not pay out claims. Some insurance companies may try to pressure you into settling for much less than your case is worth. We suggest never signing any settlement without talking to an attorney. Remember that once you accept money from the insurance company, you can’t pursue further action against them.
It may seem as though having a police report and witnesses that all point to the guilt of the other party would be enough. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. Any number of things could affect your ability to win your claim. For example, the evidence you have may not be admissible in court. You may not be aware of the limits on what types of witnesses you can bring and what you can ask them.
The bottom line is that only a personal injury attorney is going to be appropriately experienced to help you through this experience. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one then we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 as soon as possible for your free legal consultation.