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Do You Need a Lawyer if You Are Not Sure Who to Sue?

If you are involved in a car crash and you know it’s not your fault, finding who to sue for damages may not be as easy as you think.

There are a number of ways a car crash can take place, and it may not involve just one vehicle. This complicates the matter when you want to apportion blame for the car crash and you need to file a claim for personal injury to cover the financial burden of an accident that you didn’t cause.

This is the time when you will need to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer before starting the process of filing a personal injury claim.

The Process for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Once you have decided with your lawyer who the likely people are to sue for your personal injury claim, there is a process your lawyer will follow before the claim is made.

First of all, it’s necessary to provide evidence of who caused the crash. This may come from photographs taken at the scene of the accident, a police report compiled by the attending police officer, eye witness’ statements, and a current medical report from the doctor treating you for your injuries.

All this evidence will be studied by your chosen lawyer to ensure that the person who caused the crash will be the person you will be filing for a personal injury claim. Your lawyer won’t take up your case unless he or she is sure that there is a high possibility of winning a successful claim.

Your lawyer will also make sure that you aren’t over the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in the state where the accident took place.

Do You Need a Lawyer if You Are Not Sure Who to Sue?

Why Consider a Lawyer?

Some accidents are easier to determine who caused them than others, such as a driver caught texting who rear ends a car in front at a road intersection because he or she was distracted, or a driver runs a red light and crashes into a car crossing the intersection.

There are other situations where a multi car pile-up has taken place and your car was severely damaged and you were taken off to the hospital with life changing head injuries. In this case any witnesses weren’t sure who or what caused the accident so you aren’t able to find good evidence to present when suing the at fault driver.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will dig more deeply into the accident and find out who actually caused it. You will have less chance of suing successfully without the help of a PI lawyer.

Work With a PI Lawyer Today

Your lawyer will compile the claim and present it to the person at fault’s insurer. Your personal injury lawyer is most likely to work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay anything until your claim has been settled.

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