My daughter was in a wreck that totaled her car, the other party was at fault and left the scene. The other party was apprehended and charged with dwi, and also was wanted. The at fault insurance company is trying to settle for little of nothing. Do I need to get an attorney?
5 Answers from Attorneys
Yes. They will try to get the bodily injury claim settled before you can understand that dwi defendants risk punitive damage awards making the cases more valuable than a run of the mill wreck. You should definitely have your daughter speak to a lawyer to understand her rights.
Based on your question, the simple answer is YES. You should consider obtaining a local law firm to assist you with protecting your daughter's interests and rights. There are many items to consider when dealing with a party who may have been under the influence and operating a motor vehicle which resulted in an accident causing injuries.
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If you had full coverage and only property damage is involved, you own insurer should pay a fair price less deductible...so you are not relying on other insurer. If anyone had injuries, you need a lawyer..
Yes, you need to consider speaking with an attorney. Drunk driving isn't an accident, it's a choice. These cases should not be settled for less than the policy limits of the drunk driver.