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how does retaining a lawyer affect my insurance claim

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 17th, 2016 on Personal Injury - Virginia
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I was in a head on accident on my motorcycle with a car. other driver was charged at fault. motorcycle totaled. wrist is in a cast fractured in 3 places. I live in Virginia accident was in south Carolina, where other driver lives
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Answered on Jun 28th, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Having an attorney protects you from being taken advantage of by the insurance carrier handling the claim.

A Virginia attorney can represent you in negotiations withe the liability carrier of the defendant driver.

However, if negotiations are not successful the case would then need to be referred to an attorney licensed to practice in South Carolina, where suit would need to be filed.

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