Your Legal Rights
You have the right to talk to a car wreck lawyer before speaking with an insurance company. Often, the other driver admits fault at the scene of the crash. You reasonably believe that your bills and expenses will be covered by the other driver’s car insurance. But once insurance companies get involved, the at-fault driver may change their story or the insurance company may blame you. Many personal injury law firms, including Coluccio Law, offer a free consultation.
You have the right to choose where, and how, your vehicle is repaired. Your vehicle might be a total loss. But many people find that the insurance company recommends repair, and offers a “preferred” auto repair shop. These mechanics may have deals with the insurance company, but you are not obligated to have your car repaired there.
You have the right to have any offers of settlement reviewed by a car crash attorney. Sometimes, people sign away their right to fair compensation without realizing it. Call a car crash attorney, and make sure this settlement offer is the best option for you.