Every year there are recalls to fix problems that are discovered after the fact on many different types of vehicles. Sometimes these faults in engineering or manufacturing result in serious injury or death. This tragic happening can result in long term effects on your life. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective vehicle, you need to find an attorney to represent you as soon as possible.
An auto accident attorney will be able to discover what, if any, financial compensation you are entitled to. After examining the evidence and talking with any and all witness, an attorney will have a fair idea of how much damage has been done to you or your vehicle and where the fault lies.
If you or someone you love has received life changing injuries due to an accident caused by an incorrectly manufactured vehicle, then the injured party will need to be paid for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering. You should always have an attorney to represent you in such cases. Otherwise the insurance company will do their best to avoid paying you what you deserve. In some cases they will try to make it seems like you are owed nothing.
The first thing you should do if you are in an accident is to exchange name and numbers and insurance information with the other vehicle that is involved in the accident. The police and emergency medical personnel will also need to be notified. It is very important to get everyone that has been injured gets checked out by medical personnel.
If no one is injured in any way, then you can skip calling the medical personal, however they should be notified if there is any type of injury at all. Sometimes a person will believe they are all right and then a few minutes or sometimes hours, collapse from an unnoticed injury.
If you are lucky enough to have a camera on hand or a cell phone that takes pictures, then take as many pictures of the scene of the accident as possible. You will also need to get a copy of the accident report from the police. Do not be afraid of asking the police questions in a case like this.
Your next step is to as soon as possible find an attorney to represent you. Ask an attorney that you know to recommend an attorney who handles cases like yours. If you do not know an attorney then ask your friends if they know an attorney who can give you a recommendation.
Sometimes it is possible to settle out of court. However, even if you choose to do this, only do this at the advice of your attorney. He or she will know if what you are being offered is a fair amount. If the victim of the accident is going to need on going medical care for a long time and is now having to face special needs for the rest of their life, then be sure that the insurance company is going to cover these costs.
While we hope you will never have to face these choices, if you do get involved in an accident, please contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.