Think about how your last accident happened, even if it was just a minor one. It probably shattered a time when things had been going smoothly. Maybe it just added to the list of problems that confronted you. In either case, you found yourself wishing for some source of support and guidance. A personal injury lawyer in Grand Prairie can offer such support and guidance.
You can get free advice by consulting with an attorney
If you think that you might want to take some action against the responsible driver, you cannot afford to waste any time. The time that you might spend getting a lawyer’s advice and opinion would not be wasted. In fact, you might acquire some useful information.
Lawyers do not charge for consulting with a potential client. An attorney’s fee gets based on the size of the monetary compensation won by that same client. Hence, a lawyer would not hesitate to tell you that you do not really need any form of legal counsel.
Lawyers have become familiar with hidden injuries
During a consultation, you might get asked to offer details on the angle of impact for the collision. You might find that the consulted attorney would like more information on your position, or a passenger’s position at the time of the collision. Such questions represent an effort to determine whether or not you or a passenger might have sustained hidden injuries.
If the accident did cause someone in your car to develop a hidden injury, the responsible driver should be forced to compensate that injured person for all damages and losses. Yet an insurance company would be certain to fight a request for compensation when no observable harm has been documented. Still, any delay on your part could cause the same insurance company to say that your actions exacerbated your hidden injuries.
Moreover an absence of observable harm does not always mean a total absence of physical problems, especially neurological problems. Few people know very much about what sorts of events can cause a neurological problem. A lawyer’s help can make it easier for a client to schedule an appointment with good neurologist or other specialist, in the event that such an appointment needs to be arranged.
You never know what the other driver might do
Maybe the responsible driver will change his or her story, so that it looks like you should be held responsible for the way that your two vehicles collided. Would you know what action to take if that were to happen? A lawyer would know what to do. That fact adds to the list of reasons why it makes sense to seek legal counsel after being involved in any sort of collision.