My name is Arlene, and two years ago, I was involved in a car accident that wasn't my fault. I had some injuries that required a hospital stay, and I was unable to return to work for several weeks. I didn't know how I was going to pay my bills, and it was very stressful for me. My friend told me that I needed to hire an accident and personal injury attorney so I could recover my lost wages and medical costs. I was so glad that I hired the attorney, and my stress level immediately went down. Through the attorney, I was able to get a settlement, and I was no longer in financial trouble. I am writing this blog to let everyone know the importance of hiring an attorney after an accident. It's my wish that this blog will help others who are in similar situations.
If your teen was a passenger in a car with another teen driver, and your teen was injured because the driver got into an accident while using their cell phone, you want to call a lawyer. If the teenage driver's parents are refusing to help pay for your child's medical expenses, and the coverage on the car or for the driver isn't enough to pay for all of the bills you have coming in, you need legal help. There are a few things you'll want your lawyer to have when you first meet for a consultation.
Go down to the county records building and get a copy of the police report that was filed at the time of the accident. The police officers will have written a statement as to what they think happened in the accident, and it will show what the teenager driver was cited doing wrong to cause the accident. If this doesn't include cell-phone use you'll want to fight to have the report changed; if it does have cell-phone use stated you'll have support for a claim of negligent driving when you talk to a lawyer about your case.
You need proof that you have medical bills that go beyond what the insurance providers are willing to pay and beyond what you can pay out of pocket. Get in contact with every medical facility, doctor's office, testing center, and lab you have been to and get print-outs of all the bills. These bills will be needed for your auto-injury lawyer to compile your settlement.
Your lawyer should put in a court order to get the teen's cell-phone data report. This will show if they were:
With this report your lawyer can pinpoint exactly what the other teen was doing. This way there is no disputing that your teen got hurt because they were using their phone behind the wheel.
If your insurance company and the driver's insurance company aren't cooperating or giving you trouble about paying for the medical bills that you have because your teen was a victim as a passenger in a car, you'll want to get a car-accident lawyer on the case. You can get what the auto accident is going to cost you by the time the lawyer is done with the settlement.