Yesterday I was involved in a 5 vehicle auto accident. I was waiting at the stop light to turn left and a truck and a motorcycle collided in the intersection. The motorcycist flew up in the air and landed funny. The truck kept going and I noticed how fast it was going towards me. It hit my car head on and pushed my car back about 1.5 car lengths in a 90 degree angle. The truck bulldozed into a nissian truck and GMC Yukon. Obviously from the photos, it proves that he was going at a fast pace because of the damage and for pushing a still object that far.
The motorcycist may have passed away and crime scene detectives arrived to photograph the area. The road was closed and traffic was detered. My car suffered extensive frontal damage and my radiator was cracked in half. I suffered no fractures, but I am very sore today. I went to urgent care and the doctor told me to see my PCP to have her review if I should see physical therapy.
My friend suggested a lawyer because the accident could be manslaughter and because one party hit 4 different cars. I believe my car is totaled and I will be sore for a while. To this extent, should I hire a lawyer because of the occurance and because the driver at fault’s insurance might try to screw me over because they have to pay for 4 parties cars, and maybe a wrongful death suit.
If so, would the lawyer make sure I get compensated well for my totaled car? I know this is going to be a huge inconvenience.
It wasn’t about making a profit, I am worried that I will lose out on a car or not get paid enough to purchase a new one. I just bought it 2 years ago.
i would wait a little bit to see what shakes out the lawyer will get one third for something you may be able to do yourself. you have quite of bit of time before the statue of limitations runs out on a lawsuit
on: 18th November 08