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Collision Claims

By Edited Jan 10, 2014 0 1

Being involved in a car accident is a terrible thing, especially if you were not at fault and you were injured by another car. Injuries from car accidents can be expensive to pay for, cause you a lot of pain and suffering, and even make it temporarily or permanently impossible for you to continue with your current job. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault and are having trouble paying your bills, it can be helpful to find a car collision lawyer who can help you through the process of pursuing a lawsuit that may be the only way to get the compensation that you deserve.

No one likes to be the one to file a lawsuit, but for many people there is no other way that they can get the money they need to cover their injuries or pay for their inability to work. Because the court process is long and complicated, it's important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can be your advocate and friend, and guide you through the process. It's absolutely imperative that you take the time upfront to select the right lawyer. First, it's critical that you find someone who is experienced with car collision claims and lawsuits, and ideally someone who has been very successful in past cases. Most lawyers will meet with you for free to hear your story and will ask you some detailed questions that you should answer as honestly as possible. It's ideal to find a lawyer who is excited about your case and thinks you have a good chance of winning. A lawyer who can't get excited about your case is unlikely to put in the effort required to reach a cash settlement for you.

Some collision lawyers will charge you upfront for legal fees. Others won't cost you anything upfront, but will take a larger percentage of your winnings if your lawsuit turns out to be successful. It's important to discuss compensation upfront with a lawyer since agreeing to the wrong compensation contract may mean that the lawyer takes a disproportionate amount of your winnings. You can also talk with several lawyers to have several options, but it's probably not a good idea to simply choose the least expensive lawyer. Their compensation serves as an additional incentive and you want to make sure that your lawyer has good reasons to spend time and effort on your case since losing the case won't benefit you and may even cause you to go further into debt because of the legal bills.



Sep 9, 2010 1:49am
If I may disagree; the reason a victim should file a personal injury claim or lawsuit should not be because he or she needs the money but because they deserve that compensation.
A personal injury claim is not asking for anything more than what was lost as a result of the car collision.
So whether you have money or not is not the question, if you lost something due to the accident then you deserve to have it back (or at least its monetary equivalent).
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