Automobile accidents happen so quickly, and many times it is difficult to tell who is at fault. If one person runs a red light, for instance, and there are witnesses – that may be one of the easier calls for police.
But many times, and especially if the wreck involves more than two vehicles, it can be very difficult to determine fault. Ultimately, a jury will make the finding of who is at fault, should it come to that.
The investigating officer is one of the most important factors in determining cause and fault of automobile accidents. A lot of times, the insurance company will take an investigator’s report, and make determinations that will affect your future.
But investigators are only human; what if you don’t agree with his report about the facts of your case? What if he missed interviewing a witness to the wreck? What if he got called to another incident, and couldn’t be as thorough as you would have liked? All of these things happen.
That is why it is important that you contact an attorney who specializes in car wreck cases and law. Attorneys have their own investigators who will be dedicated to get to the bottom of what happened in your particular accident.
The lawyer can get all the investigation done, and many times do an accident reconstruction, if that becomes necessary. And an attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. One of the worst things you can do is to try and negotiate with a big insurance company on your own.
There are many things to consider when making a claim with an insurance company to recover damages for an automobile accident. The one thing you don’t want to happen is for your claim to be dismissed. Hire an attorney.
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