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Following a car crash that has happened to you or a loved one, you’re sure to have a lot of questions spiraling around in your head as you’re dealing with the aftermath. While seeking legal advice may not be what immediately comes to mind, contacting a car accident attorney in Scottsdale, AZ should be a priority. Following a car crash that is no fault of your own means that you are entitled to financial compensation and justice. However, you may have a few questions regarding how the process works. Luckily, our team at Yearin Law can answer any questions you have.
What to Do Following a Car Accident?
A car accident is sure to be chaotic even if no one has life-threatening injuries. The first step will be to call the police. This is crucial for two reasons. One, if there are any major injuries they will dispatch an ambulance to your area and two you will have documented evidence that you didn’t cause the accident in the form of a police report. Following calling the police, you will want to seek medical attention. Even if no one has any apparent, major injuries, an EMT will be able to quickly assess any possible damages and it wouldn’t hurt to follow up with a doctor later on. Doing so will not only help identify any other injuries but will also provide medical documentation that can be used later. After seeking medical care you will want to take pictures of the incident including any injuries and damages sustained to either vehicle.
How Can an Attorney Help?
An attorney will be able to help by not only ensuring you have all your documents and forms filled out according to strict, legal guidelines, but an attorney will also fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the best compensation. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to settle out before a case reaches court. Unfortunately, they tend to “low-ball” the victim. While an initial settlement may sound promising–especially with all the medical treatment piling up–a car accident attorney in Scottsdale, AZ can help negotiate a better settlement.
What Kinds of Compensation is Available?
There are many types of compensation available following a car crash. These may include:
- The total cost of fixing your vehicle.
- Any medical bills (including physical therapy).
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
How Much Will I Have to Pay an Attorney?
You might believe that paying a car accident attorney in Scottsdale, AZ will be expensive, but it’s actually the opposite. Instead of needing to pay upfront fees, most attorneys will work under a contingency fee. This means that they will handle any upfront costs and will receive a percentage of the final settlement/court award. This allows victims already struggling with financial woes able to afford the legal help they need.
Contact Us Today
Following a car crash, you may need legal help to receive the compensation or defense you need. Contact Yearin Law Office today to schedule a consultation!