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A personal injury attorney can help the accident recovery process by providing information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and auto accident claims.
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STEP 3: Seek Legal Advice from Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury attorney can help the auto accident recovery process by providing traffic accident victims with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and auto accident claims.

In many states, auto accident victims who have suffered personal injury may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, permanent disfigurement, dismemberment, wrongful death, loss of opportunity to enjoy life, interference with marital and/or parental relationships, and other types of general damage. Many states also allow for recovery of "special" damages, such as past, present and future medical bills, wage loss, loss of earnings potential and other out-of-pocket expenses. Some states also require that certain "no-fault" benefits be paid following a traffic accident. This type of benefit may serve to pay a portion of lost wages and medical bills.

If you have been injured in a traffic accident it may be important to contact a personal injury attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence a lawsuit.

Questions to ask your attorney

  1. What compensation may be needed after an auto accident?
  2. What sources of compensation can be pursued after an auto accident?
  3. What is the difference between "no-fault" and "at-fault”?
  4. What are "comparative negligence", "proximate cause", and "intervening causes"?
  5. What should I know about auto insurance?
  6. What happens if I am sued for causing an auto accident and I don't have insurance?
  7. I loaned my car to a friend who was involved in an accident. Am I liable if my friend was at fault?
  8. If I get injured in a car accident but I do not have insurance, can I still sue and recover for my injuries?

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How to find help during the accident process

The Accident Resource has compiled a host of professional directories to help you locate qualified professionals who can help you through the traffic accident process. Our professional directories help you locate qualified personal injury attorneys, medical specialists (chiropractic specialists), insurance companies, expert witnesses, traffic investigation police and others. We have broken everything down so you can easily find qualified professionals in your area.

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medical information
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, it is important to visit a qualified doctor to evaluate your injuries. Trying to "heal yourself" could cause your body more harm.
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traffic accident insurance information
Being inv loved in a traffic accident can be a very stressful situation. Dealing with insurance claim adjusters can be just as stressful. It doesn't have to be...
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expert witness
If you have been involved in a serious injury accident your attorney may need to retain the services of "expert". These professionals are trained to reconstruct all types of accidents.
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traffic police
If you have been involved in a traffic accident, use this section to help locate the traffic investigation division of various police departments in the United States.
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