Auto Accident Aftermath
December 12, 2011 6:35 AM Subscribe
Should I get a lawyer, and whose insurance should I make a claim against for an auto accident that was the other driver's fault and which caused significant injury?
posted by Vectorcon Systems to Law & Government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hello, this is Mrs. Vectorcon Systems, Please forgive any mistakes in spelling and grammar in this post, it's hard to type right now for reasons which will become clear.
VS and I were injured in a car accident last Friday. We were stopped and waiting to turn left when we were rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic. Three cars were involved in all. We both have some whiplash and I have a very broken hand. my hand will most likely need surgery and i am going to be out of work for 2-3 months.
my question is: has anyone gone through this and do you have recommendations on lawyer vs no lawyer? my primary concern is making sure all my bills get paid while i am out of work (my short-term disability only covers 60% of income).
anything that i should do/not do? I'd love to hear some people's personal experiences with their own accidents and aftermath.
Also, I've read comments to past questions that suggest we should go through our own insurance company (State Farm) rather than make a claim directly on the insurance of the person who hit us, but our insurance company (or at least the guy who answered the phone late at night) recommended that we go through the other guy's.