Injured Rear-End Collision Victim: How A Lawyer Can Help You

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Did a speeding driver hit the rear of your car while you were stopped at a streetlight? If your injury has caused you financial distress because you have to get treated on a regular basis, you may want to think about hiring a lawyer. Find out below how a personal injury lawyer can help you get through your traumatic situation without struggling to pay your medical bills.

How Can a Lawyer Assist an Injured Victim of a Rear-End Collision?

A lawyer will begin building your case against the other party by first gathering enough evidence to prove that you were not in the wrong, even if the accident report already details it. The reason additional evidence will be obtained is because the other party will have the right to contest the accident report if he or she desires to do so. You can expect your lawyer to visit the collision scene and speak to nearby business owners in case they witnessed your vehicle getting hit.

Evidence that you are getting treated for an injury that happened from the accident will also be obtained. Your lawyer will need medical records that detail the date of your initial treatment, what you are getting treated for and how long you are expected to be treated. The medical records are vital because they will act as evidence to validate the amount of money you are asking for in the lawsuit. You can get money for medical bills that are paid and unpaid, as well as any medical expenses that may occur after the trial is over.

A few of the other things you can get compensated for include:

  • Mental health
  • Pain & suffering
  • Money loss from work
  • Replacing or repairing your vehicle
  • Handicap accessible gear for your home

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge by the Hour?

It is not common for personal injury lawyers to charge by the hour when assisting an injured car accident victim. You will likely pay for legal services based on how much money is won in court, which is known as paying a contingency fee. The lawyer will basically charge you a varied rate that can average up to 40% of what you are compensated.

When you are the victim in an accident, you can get treated without accumulating medical bills that you can't afford. All you have to do is consult with a personal injury lawyer, like Bishop Dorfman Lazaroff & Meehan PC, so he or she can build and argue your case so you can get paid!


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