[Ctd] A Guide to Getting Initial Legal Consultation from Automobile Accidents - Warranty Activation Headquarters
paul.kholer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 07:28:55 PDT 2007
Warranty Activation Headquarters
For things like auto accident or work related injury which happens about
once or twice, or hopefully never, in one?s lifetime, we do not think about
it too much. But if it does happen, it would be good to know what to expect
and how to handle it.
The sneaky part about getting injured in a car accident is that you may not
realize you are hurt and some of the symptoms won't show up until at a much
later date. When you were hit from behind, a typical injury would be
whiplash injury that's when your neck and spinal cord get shaken violently
when hit from behind, and you may feel a little dizzy at the scene but it
can get much worse. Or your internal organs get shifted, and bumped to each
other and cause bleeding, even leading to partial organ failure. You may not
feel a thing until it propagates to other parts of the body. The point is
your body is a very delicate machine and it can break down in a very subtle
way. That's why it is paramount to have an experienced accident lawyer on
The sole purpose of insurance is to cover your damage in this scenario. But
keep in mind that insurance companies are in the business of making money.
Insurance companies may hire a shrewd adjuster just to smooth talk you into
settlement, and they do not have your best long term health interests in
Get an experienced lawyer that can fight for you like the meanest bull dog
in court, and also have him take contingency payment that's taking a
percentage out of the award if they win the case. Engaging in a law suit can
be a very expensive adventure. Fact finding, interviewing witness, accident
scene investigation and re-enactment, back grounding of the other at fault
party, medical exam after exam, expert witness, and on and on, can be very,
very costly. Unless you have a very strong case, and a very competent
attorney, they want to take up front fees.
Write down what you know about the accident, and keep a journal from the day
you experienced the accident, any abnormal feeling about your body, take
detailed notes. Write before and after the accident as to how your body
feels, and take photos of any bruises, bleeding, and have witness,
physicians take detailed account. Show the notes to prospective attorneys,
and demonstrate to them you have a crisp memory, and are detail-oriented so
that the attorneys can better assess your case, and it would cost less to
work with you on the case. Bottom line is that these would better your odds
of winning your case and getting back to your normal life.
Last advice is not to see the car accident as a "lottery win". You see it on
the comedy on TV or in movies, and you think you may get rich and set for
life. In real life, it does not work that way. Auto injury attorney has to
sink significant amount of time and money before they go to trial. And the
odd is not always on their side. If the lawyers want you to settle out of
the court, that may be the best case scenario and you may want to take it
and move on.
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