The Advantages of Having a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

April 6, 2020

Anyone who has been injured in an accident is likely to experience many difficulties they have perhaps never experienced before, including high medical bills, lost wages because they can’t go to work and earn the money they need to maintain their lifestyle, extreme physical pain and suffering, and more. And all that is in addition to having to deal with the potential damage caused to their vehicle and/or personal property.

Factors such as these can potentially become even more burdensome after the injured party attempts to file a claim on their own to recover the compensation they are entitled to for their injuries and losses.

Considering these factors, it is always in the best interests of the person who has been injured in an accident to consult with a highly-qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Speaking with someone with experience representing victims who have been injured in any type of accident is always a wise decision, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, a pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, a slip and fall, or even a workplace accident.  A skilled accident attorney can help you begin the process of returning normalcy to your life and can provide you with plenty of valuable advice and assistance during the claims process, which can be very complex and daunting at times. In helping protect your best interests, an experienced injury attorney can often maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled under law. Furthermore, these consultations are always free.  

 Here are some of the benefits of getting assistance from an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in your case.

They Can Communicate with the Opposing Party’s Insurance Company

After suffering an injury in an accident and then filing a claim for the compensation you are entitled to receive under the law, it is inevitable that someone will have to deal with an insurance company on your behalf at some point. All personal injury cases inevitably involve an insurance company and a possible phalanx of attorneys representing the at-fault driver.

 At those times, it is more important than ever to remember that insurance companies and their adjusters, including those to whom you pay premiums to every month, almost never have your best interests in mind. In reality, they only care about one thing, and that is to save their employer money. Insurers will almost always try to deny their client’s liability, or they will otherwise attempt to reduce the value of auto accident claims. One way they attempt to do this is by making it seem as if the victim is partly responsible for causing the accident that caused the accident and injury.

By having an experienced attorney representing you during the claims process, you will make it more likely that your claim will be handled fairly. At the very least, they will speak to the insurance company so you don’t have to, which will mean a significant reduction in the stress and strain involved. For instance, our personal injury attorneys are highly experienced when it comes to handling insurance companies, to the point that they understand the tactics used to limit their payout for a claim.

We will handle all communication with the at-fault driver’s insurance company so you do not have to. If at any time you are required to speak with an insurer or an adjuster, we will advise you on what to say to an insurance company to make sure it does not affect your claim.

A Personal Injury Attorney Will Work to Prove the Other Driver was Negligent

In order to recover compensation after a car accident, you will need to prove that the collision was caused by the other driver’s negligence. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you do this by proving the elements of negligence were present during the accident:

  • The at-fault driver owed you a duty to ensure your safety
  • The at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to fulfill this obligation
  • You suffered an injury that was caused directly by this breach of duty
  • Your injury caused you to suffer physical injury and financial damages

A Personal Injury Attorney Can Gather Evidence that Supports Your Claim

An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney will know how to construct a case on your behalf by obtaining evidence that supports your claim. This type of evidence could include any or all of the following: 

  • Video footage of your collision from a traffic surveillance camera
  • Testimony and affirmations from third-parties who witnessed the event
  • Accident reports from law enforcement that state which driver the responding officer believed was at fault.
  • Medical records that document your injury and its progress, as well as testimony and evidence from experts to establish that your injuries occurred during the accident.

A Highly Qualified Personal Injury Attorney Can Evaluate the Value of Your Claim

Another benefit of hiring an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney is their ability to review your accident claim and evaluate its potential value. This ability is a critical part of the claims process and it will be crucial during the claims process when you are negotiating with an insurance company, which might attempt to make an unreasonably low initial offer. Your attorney will recognize if you are being unfairly compensated for your injury and inform you of a realistic amount of compensation you may be owed.

Our attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding your accident to reach a figure that adequately covers your pain and loss both now and in the future by reviewing:

  • The medical expenses you incurred after the collision
  • The medical records which detail your injuries
  • The wages you lost because of your injury if it prevented you from working
  • Any past and future income you would have made if you had not been injured by the at-fault driver
  • The amount it would cost to repair or replace your vehicle, as well as any personal property that was damaged or lost during the accident.

We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to further discuss how we can benefit you during the claims process. Our experienced legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if we recover compensation for your claim.

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