Millions of traffic accidents take place every year killing millions of people. There are hundreds of reasons that cause the accidents on the roads but unfortunately the negligence from people comes out as one of the biggest reasons. People can be reckless in their driving and sometimes careless in following the traffic rules. The scenario worsens when people choose to drive under the influence. Driving under influence is one of the biggest causes of traffic accidents around the world but people choose to drive this way knowing the consequences very well.
Even though governments and ruling bodies require the citizens of a country to be insured for a car accident and other injuries before coming on the road, you can encounter underinsured and uninsured people very commonly. This is just as dangerous for the person driving the underinsured vehicle as it is for the person who gets hit by his car. If you are not insured or are underinsured and an accident takes place due to your negligence, you won’t be able to compensate for the loss of the victim. This will turn into a court case and eventually you will be fighting a weak case in the court.
It’s a fact that an accident cannot be avoided completely no matter how safely you drive. If there is a careless driver on the road, the chances of accidents will rise. However, you can always be prepared well to face the situation that arises after the accident. First, you must have your insurance in place and you also have to ensure that you were not the person responsible for the accident. After the accident has taken place there are 3 ways to deal with the situation: do nothing, enter into a settlement or take the case to the court to receive compensation for your loss.
It can be assumed that the accident caused only minor damages to you and your car if you do nothing about it. The best way to go about this situation is to enter a settlement i.e. receive the money for compensation and agree not to take the case to the court. However, if you see indications that the other party is in no mood to compensate for your loss or wants only to pay a small percentage of the total loss, you can take the case to the court. Whether you want to settle the case or take it to the court, you need to hire an attorney or personal injury lawyer.
Most people might think that attorneys and lawyers are there only to fight the cases in the courts but that’s not true. In most car accidents, the attorneys and lawyers will try to resolve the matter outside the court. They will use their knowledge of insurance policies, state laws and traffic rules to convince the defendants to compensate you for any loss you have incurred. Many lawyers work on contingency basis, which means that you pay their fees and the percentage only when you have won the case or entered the settlement successfully.