What should I do next?

Asked 11 months ago - Walnut, MS

I was involved in a car accident a month and half ago I was not at fault. I made a claim with the at fault person insurance. They denied my claim but said if I had a disinterested witness it could be appealed. On yesterday, a witness to my accident came forward about my accident, stating the actual event and named the at fault person. On today, he brought me a notarized letter with his statement on it. I just need to know what to do next.....

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  1. Tara Kaylene Millan

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    Answered . Get a lawyer! The insurance company will do everything it can to not pay claims. Collect up your papers (accident report, police report, medical bills/chart notes, car repair estimates and go find an attorney in your area.

    The information provided was in answer to a general question and cannot be relied upon as legal advice, nor does... more
  2. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . The fact that you needed to get a statement from a witness indicates that the police were probably not called. That said, if you suffered personal injuries then it is time to talk with a personal injury attorney ASAP because things are not to going to get any better for you. If you just suffered property damage then see what they offer you before weighing a potential small claims case. Most personal injury attorneys do not handle property damage only cases.

    Goo luck.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . If you were injured, get a personal injury lawyer to handle everything

  4. Albert Lee Crosner

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    Answered . It's time to strongly consider retaining a local area personal injury attorney. Most offer a free initial consultation, so talk to a couple and then choose one that is experienced and you feel comfortable with. Best of luck.

    Mr. Crosner is licensed to practice law in California and has been practicing law in California since 1978. The... more
  5. Jeffrey J. Padgett

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    Answered . People try to handle this themselves all the time and never get what they are entitled to get. Go see a lawyer immediately and let them guide you.

    The state of Mississippi does not certify lawyers in any specific category of law and the decision to hire an... more

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