When to get an attorney for a car accident

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When you’ve been in an accident, you might not know what to do next. Especially if you’ve never been in a car accident before.

While there are many steps you should take after an accident, one of the most important things to do is get an attorney. Having an attorney on your side will protect you from any blame that wasn’t your fault. Insurance companies want to get cases closed quickly and even if you weren’t responsible for the accident, your insurance company will only care about getting the case settled.

 After an accident, you can be suffering physical and/or psychological injuries so hiring a lawyer means your best interests will be protected.

Here is some helpful advice on how to find the best lawyer for your personal injury claim.

When is the best time to get an attorney for a car accident?

The best time to get an attorney is immediately after your accident.

Before you even contact your insurance company about the collision, it’s beneficial to speak to your attorney and they can run through what happened. In the first conversation with your insurance company, you can be feeling emotional and traumatised, you don’t want to risk saying the fault was yours, when it wasn’t.

Having your lawyer with you at the start will help them keep up-to-date with your case. They will be able to give you advice and guide you on the best direction to take.

As already mentioned, even though you’ve paid for car insurance, insurance companies will want to settle your case as quickly as possible. Your attorney will help make sure your best interests aren’t ignored. If your insurance company wants to settle the case but the accident was not your fault, your lawyer can take your case to court. Why should you have to pay the price if the other driver was responsible for causing the accident?

Unlike an insurance company, your attorney will be looking for your best interests.

However, it’s not always easy to get an attorney straight after a car accident, especially if you or a loved one has suffered injuries. At the time, finding a lawyer could be the last thing on your mind. If you haven’t got the time to immediately find an attorney, then you must inform your insurance company about the accident but it’s important you do not accept any blame until you’ve spoken to your lawyer.

Car accident attorneys in Mississippi

Our attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, have been helping Mississippians for over 35 years. We are experienced with car accident cases and we refuse to settle for less than you deserve. Insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to settle and which ones will go to court, and we’re the latter. We’re not afraid of going to court, we will fight for your rights.

Get in contact with our team to get advice or start your claim.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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