Car accidents are tough to deal with. You have to figure out how to get your entire life back in order after one. This may include figuring out what repairs need to be made to your car and how you are going to pay for them. Of course, this is assuming that your car is salvageable at all! Things will be even more complicated if you have suffered a personal injury. You will need to figure out a treatment plan and how to pay for it. You may even need to think about the wages you will lose by taking days off to recover.
In some auto accident cases, it is obvious when you should see a personal injury lawyer. Other automobile accidents, however, may leave you more doubtful. This is understandable. For most people, just the thought of talking to a lawyer is very intimidating. It may automatically conjure up scenarios of drawn-out litigation. In reality, however, not every personal injury case needs to go to trial. In fact, speaking to a personal injury attorney may be the best possible thing you could do for your recovery.
The truth is that it depends on the specifics of your case. It may be a huge mistake for you to immediately dismiss the possibility of contacting a lawyer. Certain factors may make it more worth it for you to seek out legal counsel. Still, certain factors may make it more worth it for you to file a simple insurance claim instead. In this blog post, we will discuss some factors you should take into consideration after your car accident.
Simply put, some car accidents are more severe than others. If you were only involved in a minor fender-bender, you may not want to invest the time and energy that goes into pursuing a personal injury claim. However, if you have suffered major losses or even death, the choice to seek out legal counsel may be obvious. If your auto accident resulted in serious bodily injury or death, it may result in not just one but multiple complex lawsuits. In such cases, procuring a competent personal injury attorney may be the best possible thing you can do to protect yourself.
A personal injury lawsuit may also help you recoup your losses. As everyone knows, medical care can be expensive. There is no reason that you should have to pay to recover from an accident that was someone else’s fault. Hiring a seasoned lawyer will give you peace of mind so you can focus all your energies on recuperating. An attorney can act as a liaison between you and any relevant third parties (e.g., insurance companies, the courts, et cetera), assist you in seeking out medical treatment, collect all relevant evidence in your favor, and more.
It is also important to keep in mind that more serious automobile accidents are likely to lead to more serious lawsuits. As a layman, you should never represent yourself in such a case. Even if you feel as though your case is particularly cut-and-dry, there are many complexities in any lawsuit that only a trained professional can successfully navigate. After an accident, you should do everything you can to maximize your settlement and minimize your stress. As a plus: Most personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations. You have nothing to lose by just seeing what they might have to say.
It is not uncommon for a car accident to leave victims with injuries serious enough to have to take time off work. Obviously, for most people, this is a huge obstacle in the road to recovery. After all, you need to be able to pay for the medical treatment you need to recover. And you cannot pay without working. Sometimes, the injuries resulting from auto accidents are so debilitating that they become lifelong conditions. If any of this applies to you, you should seek out help from a personal injury lawyer immediately.
There is no reason for you to suffer in silence, especially if you did nothing wrong. If someone else’s negligence (defined as “a breach of duty to take care“) or otherwise wrongful acts caused you to suffer, you may be entitled to seek out damages for your losses. A good attorney will know how to calculate just how much of a settlement you are entitled to in order to ensure you can recover from your injuries and receive the medical treatment you need both now and in the future.
In most automobile accidents, there are only two involved parties. Things get more complicated, however, if you are involved in an accident with three or more vehicles. In such cases, it becomes trickier to assign liability. This is especially true in cases where multiple parties may be deemed partially at fault for the accident. The claim settlement and negotiation process can also get much more complex. It may even spawn multiple lawsuits. Dealing with all this on your own can be overwhelming in a time where you do not need any added stress. In such cases, you should seek out the help of a personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights.
Many people mistakenly believe that insurance companies have their best interests at heart. In reality, an insurance company is just a business like any other. This means that they will always have one thing in mind: their own bottom line. Regardless of whether or not you were at fault in your accident, an insurance company will always have every reason to offer you the smallest possible settlement amount. Oftentimes, people will accept these settlements without question—especially because it is difficult to estimate the true valuation of a case on your own. If you have upcoming settlement talks, consulting with a personal injury lawyer may help you know just how much you are being lowballed.
If you or a loved one have recently been involved in a car accident, we at Injury Victim Law may be able to help. Though we are a Colorado-based firm, our team of experts and investigators is ready and available to assist personal injury victims all across the country. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced nationwide personal injury attorneys. Let us fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve.