Can I get an attorney if I wasn't at fault in an accident?

I was injured in an accident and the police determined I wasn't at fault. Am I able to get a lawyer to represent me? I'm having issues with the other driver's insurance company.

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“You are always entitled to legal representation after an accident. The only time you wouldn’t is if you signed an agreement waiving your rights after receiving a settlement amount.
If you weren’t at fault in the accident and are having difficulties with the liable party’s insurance, you have three options:
  • Hire a lawyer who specializes in these types of cases
  • File a claim with your car insurance to cover the cost of medical bills or damages
  • Sue the driver for all of the costs associated with the accident.
Depending on your state’s laws, your lawyer may also push for an additional settlement for pain and suffering or lost wages.
If your current car insurance company fails to provide you with alternatives or hassles you about your claim, it might be time to consider a new provider. With the Jerry app, you can compare dozens of rates within a matter of minutes, allowing you to find the best deal possible.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 30, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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