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Auto Accidents are the Most Common Accidents

autoaccident1According to the U.S. Census, there are approximately 10,800,000 auto accidents occur every year in the United States. Out of this number, approximately 33,800 deaths occur, from both DUI and non-DUI accidents. The number of auto accident injuries are oftentimes only reported if the parties are involved in a legal issue. If you have been in an auto accident that injured you or one of the passengers, and it was not your fault, then it is time to contact a personal injury attorney to retrieve the losses.

Auto Insurance companies are not designed to pay their client the full amount when an accident occurs, and they often try to pay less. It takes an experienced personal injury lawyer to petition and win the full compensation that the victim deserves. Expenses come from hospital and doctors’ expenses, pain and suffering, and wages from missed work and could include housing costs and more. Insurance does not typically pay missed wages or emotional damage. Their goal is to settle quickly to save their company as much as possible.

How to Obtain a Professional Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian, auto or motorcycle accident, you need a professional personal injury and wrongful death attorney to represent your case in court. On the Home Page, there are several places to look for the right attorney.

• A local lawyer referral service or dial 411 in some states.
• Ask friends or family for recommendations.
• Civil or family law attorneys may have good referrals.
• Check the legal aid agency. Many reputable attorneys donate their time and skills.

Free Consultations

The next step is to obtain a Free Consolation with a specific attorney that you are interested in. Typically, on the Home Page, the free consultation is offered, and it is the most effective way to see if the lawyer nod the victim are compatible. Personal injury lawyers have a No win, No fee basis, so there should be no charge for any consultation. The right attorney will be skilled, knowledgeable and have a sense of compassion for your situation. Here are a few tips when coming to a free consultation.

1. Always be checked and treated by the medical community immediately, even if you think you can treat the problem at home.
2. Contact a personal injury attorney right away. The longer you wait, the more you will forget the details of the accident.
3. Contact the lawyer, and schedule the consultation where you can discuss the details of the case.
4. Bring all documents, hospital bills, witness reports and reports from law enforcement.

During the consultation you should know if you want this attorney or law firm to represent your case.

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