Do I Need To Pay Tax On A Vehicle Accident Settlement Or Judgment?

Most car accidents are resolved through settlements with the help of personal injury attorneys or insurance companies. When we have to start figuring out how to get our settlement from an accident, there’s a lot of things that we focus on. These primarily include the amount of compensation the injured will receive for lost wages, pain and suffering, damaged property, medical bills, attorney fees, and other expenses. But one thing that many people need to keep in mind is whether or not they’ll have to pay taxes. It’s important to figure out what the taxes may be so that it can be included in the total settlement cost.

What Isn’t Taxable?

For the most part, your accident settlement will not be taxable due to tax code section 104. It states that any amount received as compensation for personal injuries or sickness cannot be taxed. The primary compensation that you receive will be for any medical bills that you’ve had to pay so this cuts out a significant amount that could have potentially been taxed.

What Is Taxable?

In the same way that your regular paycheck would be taxed, compensation for lost wages or profits may be taxed on both a federal or state level. Along with this, settlements which include payment for any emotional distress, rather than physical pain, may be taxed as well. Put simply, any payment that you receive through a settlement that isn’t directly related to medical bills and personal injury can be taxed.

Written and detailed agreements are extremely important in legal processes and personal injuries and vehicle accidents are no exception. The Law Offices of D Chadwick Calvert recommend having any possible tax deductions listed in the settlement agreement before moving forward so that there are no misunderstandings later on.

Taxes on vehicle accident settlements can be complicated. If not filed properly, you may find yourself paying taxes on, say lost wages, for years to come; much longer than necessary. This is why it is important to find professional legal representation to guide and advise you throughout the settlement process. Our staff at DCC Law are experts in both personal injury and vehicle accidents and are always available to assist you with any cases. We also understand that legal representation can be expensive. That’s why we pledge not to charge a penny for our services unless our case is won. For a law office that cares for you and fights for you, call (303) 740-7040 today.

How to Determine Who is at Fault in an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, the first thing we tend to do is figure out which driver was at fault. After that comes the usual: license, photos of the damage, calling the insurance. But how exactly do you determine the driver at fault? This driver, or rather their insurance, will be the one in charge of compensating the other for damage done to their vehicle, lost wages, and any medical costs as a result of personal injury.

The two parties will hopefully agree on which driver was driving recklessly or carelessly before leaving the scene. If the two drivers cannot come to an agreement, there are a few things that you can look out for that will lead you to the answer.

Call The Police

Immediately after the accident, the police will be called to the scene, as they will be the ones filing the report. Once arriving, the officers in charge will interview both drivers, any passengers, and if there were any witnesses of the accident, they will be interviewed as well. Witnesses are often the best source of unbiased information, so they police try to get as many statements as possible. The officers will use the statements that they gathered to determine how the accident actually played out.

Even though the police are the ones that submit the legal report, they rarely submit an at-fault driver. That part is left to the insurance companies. In certain cases, police officers may give either, or both, drivers a traffic violation ticket in relation to the accident. That citation could potentially be used as evidence when determining who the at-fault driver is

In a previous article, we explained why some people chose not to report a minor vehicle accident, despite the legal requirement. Click here to find out more about reporting car accidents.

Gathering Your Own Evidence

Both your insurance company and the company of the other driver will begin gathering evidence of the incident, including the official police report. Taking pictures of the accident before any part of the scene has changed will be helpful to your case. The Law Offices of D Chadwick Calvert recommend taking photos of the damage done to your car, damage done to the other car, the other driver’s license plate, and photos of the entire scene in multiple angles. The drivers may also ask for their own statements from witnesses and the witness’s contact information.

Don’t Give Yourself Away

As many of you may have heard, never admit your fault at the scene of an accident, even if you’re apologetic by nature. Even saying, “I’m sorry,” can be considered you admitting your own fault in the accident. By recording the aftermath of the accident on your phone, you can also provide your insurance with proof of the other driver confessing.

Determining the at-fault driver is essentially the process of piecing together exactly how the accident occurred. Because of this, documentation is key. The more accurate, unbiased, and reliable information that you can provide, the better. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, getting the right legal representation can make or break your case. For an attorney that you can trust, call the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert at (303) 740-7040 today!

What If My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

Car accidents can happen in a fraction of a second, so it’s not unusual for passengers to go into shock, even in minor accidents. That shock is fueled by adrenaline and endorphins and gives a person a burst of energy, which can inhibit their ability to feel pain. This can make it difficult for them to assess how serious any injuries may be until the full spectrum of symptoms arises days or even weeks later. If the only visible signs of an accident include small bruises and cuts, that can further validate their idea that their injuries are not serious.

Besides the shock masquing the effects of an injury, certain injuries might just take longer to develop in general. A simple neck ache could worsen with time and prove to be much more serious injury. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a person to only realize the extent of their injuries from an accident until they’ve already filed their insurance claim. The Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert specializes in motor vehicle accidents and recommends monitoring the symptoms of all your injuries after you’ve been in a car accident, no matter how small, for this exact reason.

The Most Common Times Of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents, however minor, generate a lot of force, which can throw people around the vehicle and do a lot of bodily damage. Although there are many injuries that can arise from a car accident, the most common injuries from car accidents include whiplash, concussions, and soft tissue injuries.

Soft tissue injuries, which technically include whiplash as well, are injuries done to the body that do not affect the bones. They are mostly found on a person’s shoulders, neck, back, and various muscles and tendons. Whiplash is described as an injury that occurs when the neck “cracks like a whip.” It is also known as a neck sprain and may cause numbness and pain in the upper body, restricted movement in the neck, headaches, and fatigue.

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries which occur after a physical shock to the brain, usually a  blow or jolt which causes the brain to physically strike the inside of the cranium. Symptoms of a concussion include nausea, dizziness, lethargy, confusion, memory issues, and headaches. Although concussions are rather common, they can be very serious.

When treated early on, these injuries will often heal completely. However, if left untreated, they could do extensive damage and even become life-threatening.

What Should You Do?

Unfortunately, there are some at-fault drivers who claim that your injury that developed over time was not a result of the accident and, therefore, not their liability. So what should you do if you’ve been in an accident to avoid missing out on any financial compensation?

The Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert advises you to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. That way, you can have a physical examination of your body and close examination of any injuries you may have acquired. As we mentioned before, documenting the progress of your injuries is also vital to your case. By doing so, you will be able to ensure that you will receive financial compensation from the at-fault driver. You may also be able to prevent your injury from becoming life-threatening.

DCC Law has extensive experience in both advising and representing people who have been in auto accidents. If you’re looking for consultation from a reputable attorney, call (303) 740-7040 today!

What Sets Calvert Law Apart From Other Law Firms

When you’ve been in an accident, whether at work or on the road, the aftermath can be hectic. Medical bills, insurance, time off work, and legal representation will all need to be sorted out. An attorney’s office should be your first stop. It’s best to begin with legal representation so that your lawyers can begin moving forward with the case, as they can sometimes take months to come to a conclusion. Once you’ve found your attorney and set them up with all the information they need, you can focus your efforts on the other important matters that need to be dealt with.

If you’re in the Denver Metropolitan Area of Colorado or the surrounding cities, the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert will be the best legal representation you can find. Because we are a smaller firm, we are able to give our clients the care and attention that much larger corporations simply cannot. We work tirelessly on all our cases and maintain our promise that our clients will not pay a dime in legal fees unless we win the case. At the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert, we employ only the brightest and most experienced professionals because we believe that our clients deserve nothing but the best.

Unfortunately, some insurance companies and property owners have practices and loopholes that may prevent you from getting the compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering that you are legally entitled to. Many people have learned from personal experience that being represented by the wrong attorney could cost you the entire case, and no one should have to suffer through that.

No matter how many obstacles we have to jump through or how many hours we have to put in, we do it with vigor. We never give up and our reputation for hard work and dedication has spread throughout all of Colorado. Our compassionate staff knows all too well the damage that auto and personal accidents can do to an individual’s life.

Our legal team here works on all forms of auto accidents (including tractor trailers, motorcycles, pedestrian, and 18-wheeler accidents,) slip in falls in a private property or place of business, and even personal injury cases. Here at the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert, we have the combined experience of more than 30 years. We have won millions of dollars for our clients and ensured that whatever accidents they had did not destroy their lives or their wallet.

Finding an appropriate attorney can be overwhelming and intimidating for many people. But the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert is an intimate, family run company and that is something you will never encounter with us. When you’re in our office, you’re family. If you’re looking for legal representation from a firm that cares about you and fights for you, who doesn’t charge any legal fees unless your case is one, and is never too busy to assist you in any way, call the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert. We look forward to hearing from you.

Safe Driving Tips: Spring Weather

Spring is an interesting time of year. The flowers are in bloom, young animals are coming out to play, and heavy rain and storms make their way down on us constantly. Although Winter is the season which is most commonly considered to be a dangerous time to be on the road, Spring has its challenges as well. As beautiful as this time of year can be, it definitely brings its own unique driving hazards with it. Here at the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert, we want to educate everyone on how to drive safely during this season.

Tip #1: Keep Your Eyes Out For Wildlife

Many animals are coming out from a months-long hibernation and new baby foxes, deer, raccoons, and skunks are welcomed into the world. Even though our own children know not to go darting into the road, the same cannot be said for these guys. Drivers are warned to maintain alert on all roads, especially while driving in rural areas or during the night. This wildlife is known to wander into the road and accidentally hitting them could injure you, the animal, and even other drivers on the road.

Tip #2: Prepare For The Weather

Springtime is the most dynamic weather season. Every state experiences a different variation of intense rainstorms and flooding, hail, tornadoes, blinding sunny days, and strong winds. It’s important to remain up-to-date on the current weather forecast in order to be prepared for the sporadic weather patterns. The safest way to drive in extreme weather conditions is always to stay at a low speed.

Tip #3: Be Alert In Neighborhoods and Busy Streets

After months of freezing temperatures and, for many states, heavy snow, people will be eager to get back out and resume their favorite activities. Joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, and children playing will be out and about every day. Never use your cell phone while driving because, if someone falls or a child runs into the street suddenly, you might not have enough time to react.

Tip #4: Check Your Tires

Cold temperatures can lower your tire pressure and sudden high temperatures can increase it. Either take your car to an autobody shop to ensure your tires have the right amount of pressure or, if you’re able to, do it yourself with a portable air pump. You will also need to inspect your tires for any punctures, as the road may be littered with dirt and debris after the storms. If your tires aren’t properly inflated or have damage to them, you may lose control of the vehicle while driving and even get in a car accident.

Tip #5: Avoid Large Puddles

If you drive through large puddles of water on a street, you run the risk of hydroplaning. The water can also lead to damage to your breaks and a large splash of water can block your view of the road. Puddles can also be reflective in the sunlight and the glare can be blinding.

In the unfortunate event that you find yourself in a car accident, it’s vital to have the proper representation. The Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert employ the most prestigious and experienced attorneys in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Zone. Our attorneys fight hard for our clients and what’s best is that we don’t charge a penny unless our case succeeds.

The Importance of Insurance Coverage

Although insurance can be expensive at times and maybe a headache to organize, it is a vital asset to have for your business, home, car, health, and family. It’s a long-term investment into your future and can provide comfort for people who could be pushed into crippling debt after an accident or simple mistake. Almost everyone acknowledges that insurance is important, but since the results are not always tangible, the exact reason why is not often clear. Let’s take a look at the two main reasons to purchase insurance.

Financial Security

For a monthly or yearly fee, your insurance will be legally obligated to compensate you for any fees you might get hit with after an accident, whether you are at-fault or not. Still, some people prefer not to have insurance as a way to save money or avoid any rising rates. This wouldn’t be a problem if you never experience an unforeseen accident, injury, or mistake.

However, as far as car collisions are concerned, it is estimated that everyone will be involved in a car accident every 17.9 years. The amount of money that you could lose if you get in a car accident, if your house floods, or if your spouse dies can easily surpass those insurance fees. In certain cases, at-fault drivers who are unable to pay the fees of repair can have their license and registration suspended indefinitely or even revoked. Many businesses have also gone bankrupt after an accident because they were not protected by an insurance policy. Luckily, there is still the option to find an experienced attorney to represent you in these cases, in which case you can contact the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert.

Insurance Might Be Legally Required In Your State

In the case of auto insurance, the only states that don’t require it are New Hampshire and Virginia. However, in Virginia, if you choose not to purchase auto insurance, you will have to pay an annual fee of $500. Nonetheless, if you live in these states and have no auto insurance, you will still be fully liable to pay the cost of repairs for your vehicle. If you caused the accident, you will pay for the other vehicle’s repairs as well.

Workers compensation insurance is required in almost every state, with the exception of Texas. In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, neglecting to purchase workers comp is punishable by law. A workers compensation policy will pay for both your employees and your business lost wages, medical costs, and disability payments in the event of an injury. Not only will your employees appreciate this protection and can work at their full capacity.

Because the laws of insurance requirements vary, business and vehicle owners must educate themselves in their own state’s specific law. If you’re looking for consultation, advice, or representation due to a personal injury or auto accident please contact the Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert. Our experienced attorneys will work hard on your case and you won’t pay a dime in legal fees unless we win. Visit our website for a free case evaluation or call (303) 740-7040 to schedule an appointment.

Do Minor Vehicle Accidents Need To Be Reported?

The National Highway Traffic Administration says that “car accidents occur every minute of every day.”  Of course, not all of these are ten-car pile-ups or head-on collisions. Most of them are minor accidents such as fender benders or other low-speed accidents. Dealing with an insurance company can be difficult, confusing, and expensive. This is why most people hire an attorney to help deal with their insurance companies.

Everyone knows that major accidents have to be reported to both the police and your insurance company. But what about minor vehicle accidents? Well, legally, you have to report every accident, however big or small, to both your insurance company and state law. Most insurance companies even have it written in the contract. However, as far as insurance companies are concerned, they are aware that not all of their clients will report a minor vehicle accident. There are still a good amount of people who wish to just keep it between them and the other driver. But no matter how small the accident, you should report it to your insurance or call The Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert.

Why You Should Report A Minor Vehicle Accident

By reporting an accident, you can trust that your insurance plan will protect you from liability for any injuries that your accident caused, which can arise days after the initial impact. If you don’t report the accident to your insurance, you will not receive protection from that, even if it was in your policy contract. Even a small fender-bender could result in a serious injury to your back, neck, or other body parts. At The Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert, we always encourage victims of even a minor accident to call us immediately or go to the hospital for minor injuries. We are always available to offer guidance to our clients.

Each state has a set of criteria which determine what a minor accident is and what a major accident is. These typically include the cost of the repair and the severity of the accident. If the vehicle does not meet this criterion, some people don’t consider it necessary, or even beneficial, to report the accident to their insurance. It is also common for people to report minor vehicle accidents to the police or insurance company simple due to driver disagreements regarding who is at fault and what the total costs of repairs will be.

When It Isn’t Necessary To Report A Minor Vehicle Accident

Since you wouldn’t be making an insurance claim, there is no need to report an accident in which you damaged your own property. Unfortunately, if you have done something like backing into your mailbox or knocking off your side view mirror when squeezing into your garage, you will not receive compensation from your insurance carrier.

Here are some other reasons that you might not need to report a car accident:

–          There was little or no injury to your car or person.
–          If it was simple cosmetic damage, like a scratch or dent.
–          If the cost of repairs is going to be inexpensive.
–          If you and the other driver both agree to deal with matters on your own.

At the end of the day, the main reason people don’t report minor vehicle accidents to their insurance company is that, if it is their fault, their insurance rates will go up. For some people, it’s just not worth it. But it is ultimately your decision if you want to involve your insurance carrier, law enforcement, or legal representation in the event of an auto accident. As we mentioned before, we do urge everyone to utilize their insurance company’s protection. If you wish to have assistance in this process, as it can be overwhelming to many people, you can consult a law firm like the Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert.

Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert represents people involved in everything from tractor trailer and motorcycle to pedestrian and 18-wheeler auto accidents. Through our practice, you will feel confident that you will be getting the best representation possible, at the best rates. In fact, you won’t even pay a dime in legal fees unless we win the case! For representation for auto accidents, as well as slip and falls and personal injuries, call (303) 952-4604.

What Benefits Am I Entitled To After A Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be traumatizing for both parties involved. The repercussions can cause a variety of complications and put someone’s entire life on hold. Those who received physical injuries and/or emotional distress might require months of medical treatment which might result in unemployment, not to mention six-figure hospital bills.

It’s easy to understand why so many people worry about their family’s livelihood after this potential loss of income and financial instability. But being prepared for these kinds of situations will pay off in the long run. With the right personal injury attorney, you can build a case to receive penance to lost funds, the so-called pain and suffering, and any unemployment after car accidents. So, altogether, what are you entitled to in a car accident and to what extent?

Unemployment After Car Accident

Some people find that they are unable to work after a car accident, and unfortunately, have to be let go in order for management to be able to fill the position. This can be due to an injury or the lack of transportation after the damage done to the car. In the instance of unemployment after car accidents, the driver at fault would be responsible for any of the missed earnings or income.

Either the insurance company or the attorney of the other driver will calculate that number on their own, but the person or people injured in the accident will be responsible for proving the exact amount of their monetary losses. One reason why it is particularly important to find an experienced personal injury attorney after an accident is, if you’ve been severely injured, you’ll have to figure out what you are entitled to, as far as disability benefits. This can be a difficult and confusing process for people unfamiliar with the industry.

Med Pay Insurance Benefits

Med Pay Insurance is an optional add-on to many car insurance policies that can save a lot of people a lot of time, effort, and money after a car accident. Med Pay Insurance benefits include payment for a combination of lost wages, medical expenses, and additional transportation costs. At least 13 states require car owners to have a Med Pay Insurance plan, with more than 30 others at least offering it.

What Are You Entitled To In A Car Accident?

So what are you entitled to in a car accident if the other driver is the one at fault? If you have insurance, that’s where most of your compensation will come from. However, if the plan won’t cover the incidentals, many people will hire attorneys to file a lawsuit against the other driver.

Depending on how well the case does, many drivers can see payment for missed overtime, salaries, vacation and sick days, bonuses, and other employee benefits. One of the most important aspects of the case is making sure that you and your attorney can provide specific examples and proof of those loses.

At The Law Offices of D. Chadwick Calvert, we’ve won millions of dollars for our clients from lawsuits in auto accidents and personal injury. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience, so you can trust that you’ll be represented by the hardest working, most experienced motor vehicle accident law firm in the Denver Metro Area.

Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law dictates that when someone’s actions or negligence causes another person harm, the injured person may be entitled to compensation. The key word here is “may”. There are certainly many instances in which, despite the injury that occurred, there is no one who is legally at fault. Personal injury can be a broken bone or a fatality. Since these cases are often more serious than a typical auto accident, an experienced attorney will be needed to handle the case. Especially if the plaintiff is making a case for a large compensation. Let’s take a look at the specifics of a personal injury.

What Constitutes A Personal Injury?

Personal injury is a fairly broad term. It can be a result of various incidents, from airplane accidents to professional slander. Perhaps the single most common causes of personal injury are auto accidents. This includes 18-wheelers, tractors, motorcycles, and pedestrians. The reason these are the most common is that vehicles are generally much more dangerous and are a direct result of another driver’s actions and omission from important driving rules.

Negligence is another cause of personal injury. Most of the cases of negligence occur in a professional workplace, medical practice, or a public or government property. Medical malpractice is when a doctor, hospital, or medical professional’s carelessness or negligence results in a patient’s injury. Also, according to The Animal Control Act a pet owner may also be charged with negligence if their domestic animal attacks another person.

Other common causes of personal injuries are:

  • Assault
  • Defective products
  • Exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals
  • Dangerous prescription drugs
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Boating accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Premise Liability (dangerous conditions on another person’s property)
  • Slip and fall cases
  • Wrongful death (as a result of negligence)

Examples of Personal Injury

Injuries from the incidents can be quite broad and are generally referred to as ‘pain and suffering.’ Depending on the situation, personal injury can result in physical and/or mental pain, including:

  • Concussions or brain damage
  • Broken bones
  • Abrasions
  • Muscle strain
  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Humiliation
  • Shock
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD

Intentional Personal Injury Cases

Intentional personal injury cases are taken extremely seriously and if the defendant is found guilty, they will most likely face serious criminal charges. There are intentional personal injury cases which have resulted in physical injuries, such as battery and assault. Then there is emotional and professional injuries, such as ‘slander.’ Slander, although not often a physical attack, falls under personal injury as defamation of character.

As is the case with most lawsuits, the extent of the injury (how much pain and suffering occurred) and the last repercussions (such as lost wages) will affect how much compensation will be awarded to the plaintiff. The compensation typically covers payment for medical bills, lost income or property, emotional trauma, and, of course, the generalized ‘pain and suffering.’

Lawsuits can cost an arm and a leg, so knowing what situations in which you can file a personal injury case or have it filed against you will save you a lot of time, effort, and money. Hiring the wrong attorney can leave you worse off than before. Luckily, with The Law Office of D. Chadwick Calvert, you’ll be represented by experienced professionals and won’t have to pay a dime unless we’ve won the case.

Intentional personal injury cases are taken extremely seriously and if the defendant is found guilty, they will most likely face serious criminal charges. There are intentional personal injury cases which have resulted in physical injuries, such as battery and assault. Then there is emotional and professional injuries, such as ‘slander.’ Slander, although not often a physical attack, falls under personal injury as defamation of character.

FAQ Friday: What if I don’t have immediate injuries after an accident?

Do you remember the first time you went to the gym or tried a new exercise? Your muscles are usually fine immediately afterward, but the next day you wake up feeling like you’ve aged 40 years.

The same physical reaction can happen after an auto accident, which is why you should never shrug off any pain you feel. Think about this: if your car was significantly damaged, chances are your body was too. Here’s what you should do if you don’t show immediate injuries after an auto accident:

Some injuries don’t show immediate symptoms

“Like an athlete who can play through a game after sustaining a sprain, a driver or passenger involved in an accident will produce chemicals to help them get through the traumatic experience without feeling pain. This happens when your body releases a steady supply of adrenaline and endorphins,” says Auto Loan Solutions.

“These same chemicals contribute to the heightened alertness and jitters that are common after an accident. Of course, as time passes by, the levels of adrenaline and endorphins drop to a normal amount, leading to the sensations of pain that wasn’t there before,” continues Auto Loan Solutions.

Four symptoms you should never ignore after an auto accident

If you were in an auto accident, you may have injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. Sometimes, personal injuries are apparent at the time of the accident. Other injuries may not be noticeable for a while. Here are some injury symptoms that you may experience after an auto accident:

1. Headaches – this could be a sign of brain trauma such as a concussion or internal bleeding. While it’s easy to blame stress for the headache, you should always see a doctor after an accident to make sure that headache isn’t something more.

2. Shoulder or Neck Pain – pain in this area could be a symptom of whiplash or a spinal injury. Herniated disks are also a possible culprit for pain.

3. Back Pain – damage to ligaments, vertebrae, back muscles or nerves can appear after auto accidents. This is especially common after rear-impact or side-impact collisions.

4. Numbness – Numbness or tingling may be a sign of pinched nerves. Additionally, numbness in the arms and hands could be another indication of whiplash.

Don’t Sign or Settle Right Away

Before your insurance company or the liable parties’ insurance company wants you to sign a release of liability or settle on payment details, follow these simple steps to ensure your compensation will be helpful and fair.

First, visit a doctor. Even if you feel like your bodily stress-induced chemicals have died down and you don’t have any major aches, you should still see a medical professional. They know what to look for and how to check for internal injuries. The last thing you want is to settle your claim and then later find out your injuries are going to cost you your future.

Second, “If you are contacted by an insurance company representative who asks you for recorded statements, medical records, your story, releases and other information, you should tell them that you are contacting an attorney,” advises the National Law Review.

Contact a Lawyer

Just like a medical professional knows how to ensure your health, a legal professional knows how to ensure your financial health and protect your rights. An attorney will help you decide which course of action to take after an auto accident.

DCC Law offers free case evaluations so if you’re on the fence about working with an auto accident attorney, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

March 22, 2019