You may think that if you have an accident you don’t really need a lawyer. After all, that is what insurance is for, right? Actually, there are some very good reasons to get a personal injury lawyer when you have an accident, even if it should be covered by insurance. There are several things that a lawyer can do for you in these situations.
Determine Fault or Negligence
If your accident could have been caused by the negligence of another party, that other party could be responsible for paying for your injuries and related expenses. Yet sometimes, such as with auto accidents, proving fault can be difficult. Without proving fault, you cannot determine which insurance company, if any, is supposed to pay on the claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the system and determine who is liable. (more…)