Injured in a Car Accident? Five Reasons to Hire an Attorney
If you are involved in a car accident, it can be a scary, confusing, and painful experience. Thankfully, you do not have to manage this situation alone, and hiring an attorney to handle your legal case is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, your loved ones, and your claims. To learn more about why you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney after a car accident, call the office or contact us at the GP Law Group today.
Relief from Managing a Legal Case
The most important thing after an accident is to focus on your recovery. This includes focusing on your physical, emotional, and psychological needs and does not include the added burden of managing a legal case. Filing a lawsuit for damages after a car accident can be a complex and confusing process, which is the last thing that you need while you are recovering from your injuries. A lawyer takes over the handling of your legal case with your best interests in mind and will communicate with you at every step of the process so that you are fully informed about your case without needing to represent yourself to the insurers or in court.
Protection from Insurance Companies
An experienced personal injury attorney also protects you from insurance companies that are looking to close the case as quickly as possible for as little payout as possible. Do not talk to an insurance adjuster, even one from your own insurer, without talking to a lawyer first. Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart when handling your claim. This is why insurance companies often make an offer to a car accident victim immediately after the crash, often for far less compensation than what the victim is truly owed for his or her injuries.
A lawyer serves as a shield between you and the insurance companies. Once you retain legal counsel, insurers are required by law to communicate only with your attorney regarding your case. Your lawyer can help you make a statement and will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies so that you do not have to.
Thorough Review of Your Case
Once you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, your legal team will do a thorough review of your case. Your lawyer will talk to witnesses, review photos and videos of the crime scene, go over accident reports, and read through your medical history to get a full picture of the extent of your claims. The attorney will collect and review all expenses related to the accident in order to ensure that you receive a full and fair settlement for your claim.
Ensuring a Full Settlement for Your Claim
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney will have enough experience with car accident cases that they will know exactly what your case is worth after reviewing the evidence and will not settle for less with the insurance companies. A lawyer knows how to negotiate with the insurance adjusters to get the most for your claims so that you have the financial security and stability you need to cover the costs of your injuries and move forward with your life.
Unafraid to Take Your Case to Trial
If the insurance companies are unwilling to settle for a full and fair amount for your case, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer is not afraid to take your case to trial. An attorney is particularly helpful at this stage because it is incredibly difficult to represent yourself in a car accident case at trial. Your attorney will know the substantive and procedural aspects of your case in order to preserve your claims and take them to court.
A lawyer will handle the discovery process, deposing witnesses and serving interrogatories, as well as file all of the necessary motions with the court. When it comes to the trial, your attorney will be able to make the best possible arguments for your case in order to win over the judge and jury. Without an experienced attorney your chances at winning at trial are very slim, and you do not want to take that chance when it comes to your financial future.
Talk to Our Office Today
If you are injured in a car accident, having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side can mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve for your claims or a minimal payout that will not cover the costs of the accident. To schedule a free consultation of your case, call or contact the GP Law Group today.