“I was just in a car accident and I’m confused. When you’re a victim, you have car accident rights, don’t you?”
One of the most important things you need to know about your car accident is that you have rights. Regardless of what your friends and family are telling you, and regardless of what you might read online, there are certain rights that are available to you. It’s important for you to know what they are so that you know how to proceed after your car accident.
Your Right to Medical Treatment
You might not have medical insurance, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a right to be treated for your injuries. When you go to the emergency room, they have a legal obligation to treat you, regardless of your ability to pay for your treatments. Inform them that you were a victim in a car accident and that you’ll be working with a lawyer for a settlement.
Your Right to a Car Estimate
As you work through the aftermath of your car accident, don’t be surprised if the other driver’s insurance company attempts to dictate to you where you can and cannot have your car estimate performed. It’s up to you to choose the mechanic or auto shop you’re comfortable with. You have the right to choose.
Your Right to Legal Representation
Finally, you have the right to be professionally represented by a car accident lawyer for your case. Others might try to tell you that it’s not necessary if you’re not seriously injured, or if the damage to your car was minor. However, you don’t have to represent yourself. A car accident lawyer will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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