Will I get compensation in a traffic accident?
If you are a victim of a road accident, you are entitled to compensation. The liable other party (or their insurer) will compensate you for the damage the person caused. This includes both material damage and physical injuries you have suffered. These damages are determined on the basis of independent expert assessments.
Even if the culprit is not known, because it has not been stopped or any other reason, you are entitled to compensation. Even then, you are entitled to compensation for physical and material damage.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Especially if you have suffered physical injuries in an accident, it is best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Only if he is aware of the circumstances of the accident and the physical injury from the beginning can he determine the situation and ensure a correct amount of compensation. After all, sometimes it is not entirely clear exactly who is liable for the accident. A lawyer you to determine with evidence and testimonies who is at fault and thus should compensate the damages.
Even if liability is not disputed, there may be discussions about compensation. In that case, too, a lawyer will help you calculate the damages correctly. For instance, he guides you through expert assessments. In case of physical damage, for example, he can have an amicable medical expertise carried out or appoint a court expert. Together with you, he will look at which documents (medical reports, etc.) you should best bring to the experts and doctors. Based on all this info, he will calculate the compensation and negotiate with the liable party to come to an agreement.
If no agreement is reached between you and the liable party, you can take your case to court. Your lawyer will advise you on this and then plead your case.
Arm yourself in advance for accidents and take out legal expenses insurance (supplementary or otherwise). The price of such legal expenses insurance is very low, but it reimburses the costs of a lawyer and any experts as well as the costs of proceedings.
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