Unless you live in a war zone, the most likely cause of sudden death for you, would be in a car accident. And that statistic goes for every country on earth. While sometimes a car accident is caused by some kind of mechanical failure, like brakes, tires, transmission, or steering, most are cause by one party or the other driving irresponsibly. However, whatever the reason, car accidents cause millions of deaths worldwide, billions of dollars of damage and injuries as well.
Usually, one driver or the other has been particularly negligent in their driving, and that is the root cause of the accident. The negligent driver is then responsible for the injuries of the other party, damages to their car, and other property that may have been involved. In most states in the US, automobile insurance is a requirement in order to drive a car, and the insurance company then takes on the responsibility of paying for the damages and medical bills for both parties.
Problems can arise when, one party or the other doesn’t understand the law and therefore insists they are not negligent in the accident. At this time it would be prudent to obtain a good car accident attorney to adequately represent yourself in court in front of a judge. If you are not the negligent party in an accident and are having trouble collecting from the insurance company of the other party you need a good attorney.
A good auto accident attorney will have a at his disposal investigators and researchers that can examine the scene of the accident and help determine negligence. They will also have an excellent working knowledge of the court system, including judges, juries, and process servers. It is extremely important to make sure that all your paperwork is filled out and filed on time with the courts, with adequate duplicates being sent to their insurance companies. Sometimes a failure to complete the correct paperwork can result in substantial economic loss for no reason.
For the reasons I’ve described above it is important to always have the number of a good automobile accident attorney on a piece of paper in your wallet at all times while driving, or even riding in someone else’s car. It is important to be in contact with your attorney as quickly as possible whenever you are involved in an accident no matter whose fault it is.