When you are chatting with your auto accident attorney, you want to make sure that he or she has vast experience handling auto accident related cases. Not only that, you need to check to see if they know how to handle those claims as well as if the attorney is familiar with the insurance company involved in the case.
Another important thing to note when looking for the right auto accident attorney is if you feel comfortable working with him or her. Building a good rapport with your attorney is essential. This way, you will have peace of mind knowing that you have hired the right person who knows what they are talking about.
An auto accident attorney can help in diverse ways. A reliable attorney can help you negotiate the medical bills. Typically, this is one of the responsibilities of an auto accident attorney representing you. However, if you are looking to emerge victoriously, then you need to be open-minded, honest and be prepared to ask and/or answer questions. This will help make the process faster and stress-free for both you and your auto accident attorney.
What to do when your case is pending?
After your involvement in an accident, chances are you might sustain a severe degree of injuries. You will need immediate medical attention hence your auto accident case will be pending. During this time, your auto accident attorney will be doing underground works while you continue to follow doctor’s treatment plan. This includes gathering evidence, as well as information required to prosecute the claim. Furthermore, the attorney will talk to witnesses at the scenes of the accident, and gather information to present the claim to the insurance carrier. There is really nothing you can do at this time since you are incapacitated and in worse case scenarios bedridden. Your only task is to always call the attorney and ask relevant questions.
If you are presenting claims for a car accident, it is advisable to keep off social media till the case has been concluded. After an accident, most people go to their social media sites like Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to post several indicting pictures. For instance, perhaps you have complained to your doctor that you are experiencing much pain from the leg injuries or trouble sleeping at night or maybe you cannot walk long distances as you used to before. But, the next minute, you post pictures of yourself hanging out with friends at a bar or nightclub. The pictures are a clear indication that you were having massive fun and dancing up a storm. That can jeopardize your chances of winning your case.
The insurance company will also do their own research. They will ask questions and go to your social media pages to see if you have updated any pictures recently. And if they find that party picture – eventually they will – they are definitely going to hold on to that and ultimately that will reduce your chances of receiving your deserved compensation. In essence, keep off from social media during these trying times.