While it may seem like common sense to believe the insurance company is on your side, nothing could be farther from the truth. Insurance companies are businesses, and their primary goal is to pay you as little as possible. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the insurance company may respond by offering you a quick settlement. Never accept an insurance company’s offer before consulting with a lawyer. Your insurance company will try to resolve your case for minimal compensation, and in many cases,they’ll succeed when you give in to desperation, or financial need. These companies know you’re in a vulnerable position and they will use this bargaining chip to their advantage.
A car accident lawyer has your best interests in mind and will handle every part of your claim, including:
1) Guiding You Through Complex Legal Processes
Your lawyer will answer all your questions and carefully guide you through every stage of the process. They will outline all your options and will provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for you and the people you care most about. A dedicated lawyer is one who will always be available to assure that you understand the legal process.
2) Protecting Your Rights
An experienced car accident lawyer is familiar with how insurance companies operate and will take care of all the details and paperwork for you, while building your case and advocating your position. He or she will make certain you don’t do or say anything to the insurance companies or other parties involved in the case that may be detrimental to your claim.
3) Pursuing All Compensation Available to You
Your lawyer will carefully assess your case and will aggressively pursue all potential damages available to you. In addition to compensation for your damaged property and past and future medical bills, you may also be entitled to financial compensation for past and future lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and any other costs associated with your injuries.
4) Negotiating an Optimal Settlement
Being represented by an experienced, well respected lawyer sends a clear message to the insurance companies that you are serious about negotiating a fair and just recovery amount.
5) Filing A Lawsuit In Court If Necessary
There are times when litigation may be in your best interest. In these cases, your lawyer will present a strong and persuasive case to the judge or jury to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.