When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney After A Car Crash?
According to driverknowlege.com, there are about 6 million car accidents in the United States every year. Half of those accidents, or three million people, are injured from car accidents annually. Alcohol, speeding, reckless driving, and distracted driving are the leading causes of car accidents.
Even if you think you are okay and don’t need a personal injury lawyer after a car accident, you could be putting your legal rights in jeopardy by neglecting to find experienced counsel. We recommend hiring a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a car accident. This will ensure the best outcome for your case and that you have an expert’s guidance through the whole court process, which can seem overwhelming and intimidating when you attempt to navigate it alone.
The sooner your attorney can start building your case, the better. If your attorney meets you at the accident scene, they can take their own photos and collect witness statements and other evidence to build a robust case.
What Will An Attorney Do For Me After A Car Accident?
After an accident, a personal injury attorney will investigate the case, determine liability, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. An attorney will also help get you a fair settlement and help you win your case in court if it comes down to that, but with a personal injury attorney, most cases will be resolved without having to go to court.
After A Car Accident, Your Personal Injury Attorney Will:
- Thoroughly review the facts of the case
- Review your medical records and medical bills
- Submit a demand for a settlement to the at-fault party’s insurance company, receive the original offer from the insurance company, and continue negotiating until you have received the insurance adjuster’s highest settlement offer. If you don’t reach a settlement that your attorney thinks you are entitled to, the case will go to court.
- During the trial, your personal injury attorney will argue on your behalf and present your case to the judge and jury.
There’s a lot of negotiating when it comes to personal injury claims, and personal injury attorneys are professional negotiators. Dealing with insurance companies can be extremely challenging, and you will face many of their techniques to get you to accept the insurance company’s first offer. When you are working with an attorney, they will guide you through this period, and they will make sure you don’t accept bare-minimum offers. You will receive better compensation when you work with an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney will also help you get your compensation a lot faster than if you were going about it on your own.
You should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident so that they can file personal injury claims on your behalf while you are recovering and get the process started ASAP. This will ensure compensation gets to your promptly.
What Kind Of Compensation Will An Attorney Help Me Receive?
Your personal injury attorney will fight to help you receive economic and non-economic compensation for any injuries sustained in the accident. Financial compensation is any monetary damage resulting from the accident, for example, hospital bills, surgery costs, ambulance costs, medication costs, in-home care costs, and lost wages. Non-economic damages include any pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of earning capacity, and any permanent disability compensation.
When you need a personal injury lawyer who will stand with you and fight for you, contact our team of experienced legal professionals. We will use our skills and experience to get the same amazing results that we’ve achieved for many of our previous clients, and we won’t stop until you receive the compensation you deserve.