When a person is injured in an accident involving an automobile it is standard practice for the injured person to make a claim against the driver who injured them as well as that driver's insurance company. Including the insurance companies is important because individual drivers do not usually have sufficient assets to reimburse the people they injure. But what happens if the driver does not have insurance?
After a car accident most people are shaken and confused, some are even dazed and injured, however, many will give an near immediate statement as to their account of how the accident happened. This can be dangerous.
Often someone has recently been injured will ask what they should do after having reported the accident to law enforcement and seeking initial medical attention.
When someone is injured in a car accident they often are scared and hurt. Additionally, many are often in financial distress due to loss of vehicle, missed work, and medical bills. The question often then arises, should that person hire an attorney? Most equate attorneys with extra cost from money they don't have, however, many attorneys will take car accident cases on a contingency fee basis.