You're driving your vehicle, minding your business, and simply trying to get to your destination when another driver hits you. The impact causes damage to your vehicle and also leads to injuries to you and your passengers, including broken bones, open wounds, and brain injuries. You never intended on getting in an accident, but the other driver was careless and caused everything to happen. Even if the driver is arrested because he or she was under the influence, you should still hire a car accident attorney to file a lawsuit against that negligent driver.
You Need Someone to Investigate the Situation
Hiring an attorney means having someone on your side who is willing to go through the necessary steps to perform a detailed investigation involving the accident. The attorney will bring in expert witnesses who can examine the road where the accident occurred, look through footage taken by business owners, drivers, and other pedestrians, and even attempt to recreate the scene to figure out how the other driver crashed into your vehicle. If the other driver has already admitted fault and was arrested because they were under the influence, it's much easier for your attorney to prove negligence on behalf of the other driver while proving that you did nothing to cause the accident that you were unfortunate enough to experience.
You Need to Fight for Compensation
The driver that caused your accident should be held financially responsible for the accident. If your attorney proves that the accident happened because of that other driver, their insurance company would need to provide compensation. Although you want to get compensated for the medical bills that you'll receive after receiving care in the hospital, you deserve much more than that, and your attorney will fight for additional compensation. The additional compensation covers several other things, including the cost of repairing or replacing your car, the amount of money you have lost from not working due to your injuries, and the amount you should get for all the physical and emotional pain endured.
No one should get into an accident when they are driving safely and following every rule that they are supposed to follow when operating a vehicle. However, motor vehicle accidents are incredibly common. Thousands of these accidents happen each day. If you just happened to get into a serious accident that you did not cause, you need to hire a car accident attorney. Letting an attorney take on the case means having a full investigation performed and getting compensated for various damages.