Minor car accidents that end up being much more serious, causing complications down the line, are the main reasons why you need an attorney after a car crash even after the ones that seem to be no big deal at the time. Below, our excellent team of car accident attorneys from West Coast Trial Lawyers break down some of the many reasons why you should contact a lawyer to support you even after the most minor car crash.
Consider the following narrative account of a minor car accident as an example:
Someone rear-ends your vehicle and it seems like a minor accident. You consider that since the damages are minimal and you don’t think you got hurt, from the kindness in your heart, you simply exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. You think to yourself that it’s no big deal, and that you don’t need police or a lawyer involved and that you can do the insurance claim yourself. You’re a little shaken up, but feel fine overall. That is, you felt fine, until the next morning when you wake up with a stiff neck. Two weeks pass and the pain in your neck has increased, and what’s worse, is stuck in one position. Your mind plays back the accident and the way your body jerked with such force when being rear-ended. You finally call the insurance company to report the accident and make an insurance claim. You inquire about the compensation for the damages to your car and your neck pain. They ask, do you have an official police report of the accident? What about proof of your injuries and damages to the vehicle? You don’t have any. They deny your claim *click*.