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Should I Contact a Lawyer About My Car Accident?

There is sometime confusion about when it’s appropriate to contact a lawyer.

There are many situations when it’s not necessary

  • No one suffered any injuries and the only damage is to the vehicles involved.
  • The accident was your fault and you are insured.

There are many situations when it’s a smart move

  • You are suffering from serious injuries that affect your day-to-day life.
  • The accident was caused by a drunk, drugged or distracted driver.
  • The insurance company for the person who caused the accident is trying to settle for a small amount or taking a very long time to pay attention to or settle the claim.

An attorney can help obtain payment for a variety of damages

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Change in employment or lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Permanent scarring and/or disfigurement
  • Punitive damages

If you think your car accident resulted in a personal injury case, this information could help:

Maintain as many records as possible of what happened the day of the accident. In addition to capturing insurance details and photos of the vehicles, this information could be useful:

  • Photos of the location of the accident, debris, skid marks on the road.
  • Contact information for any witnesses, and the professionals who assisted at the scene of the accident.
  • Photos of any injuries sustained as a result of the accident and notes of any medical treatment.
  • A personal journal you kept, describing complications of health, work and life that result from the accident.

Shelbourne Law has experienced attorneys who can represent you in a personal injury case that fights for compensation for the suffering and losses you have experienced. For a review of your situation, call us at 843-871-2210 or complete the contact form on our website and we will contact you.

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