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Accidents happen, that is a fact of life. And those who drive cars, trucks, buses, or whatever runs on wheels and is on the public roadways knows there is always the potential to be involved in a traffic accident. Someone is generally to blame but there are instances where the weather or even the roadway itself is to blame. Accidents also cause injuries as well as damage to the vehicles so someone needs to be found to blame and accountable for any damages or medical bills that arise as a result of their negligence. A qualified auto accident attorney can help sort out the details and determine if there is a case and he or she will also be able to assist with getting an award for their client.
Ask your auto insurance agent for recommendations
Quite often auto insurance agents will work with a specific car accident attorney that they know is good at his or her job in their area and provides quality legal expertise. Once you have been involved in a collision involving your vehicle, especially when there have been injuries sustained (by either party), you need to look for a qualified auto accident attorney who can assist you in any legal matters that may arise due to medical bills or insurance claims. If you have been charged with reckless driving or a DWI is involved you may need an auto accident attorney who is also qualified to handle criminal cases for you may be facing some serious charges as a result of that traffic accident.
Keep track of all expenses involved in an auto accident
Your auto accident attorney will advise you to keep accurate and detailed records of any and all expenses you might incur as a result of your auto accident. These include repairs to your vehicle, car rental, and especially any medical related expenses that are a result of the accident. If you win your case a judgment may include those expenses as part of your award. An effective defense, in cases where you are found to be at fault, may center around the facts which you will give your car accident attorney so make sure you can provide as much information as possible. If your brakes were the cause of an accident but you recently had them serviced your lawyer may be able to persuade the judge that you were not entirely to blame and at least some of the fault may be lifted from you and that could mean you and your insurance company pay less.