If you have been injured in a car accident, it may seem easier to just take the other person’s information and let the insurance companies handle the rest, but they do not always have your personal interests and wellbeing in mind; they will negotiate settlements to minimize what they pay. Deciding not to hire a lawyer after an auto accident could be detrimental to the outcome of your case. While saving a buck and not hiring an attorney sounds nice, having a support system to guide you through the legal process will make all the difference when handling a stressful case.
Lawyers can communicate with insurance companies for you.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Before providing you the assistance you deserve, they will try to negotiate settlements with the intention of paying less before thoroughly going through your claim. Sometimes they will even drop your claim with the explanation that it isn’t “valid enough” for compensation. They likely will take advantage of the fact that you are handling your case alone and will cut your compensation for their benefit.
This is where a helpful attorney can come in handy. Our experienced attorneys know how to handle complicated insurance companies and the tactics they use to limit the amount you can receive for your claim. They will deal with your insurer, as well as the other drivers, to ensure the best possible outcome for you. An attorney will negotiate with the insurance adjuster, work out all the small details of your claim, help prepare a thorough written statement that will benefit you, and will fight to get you the rightful compensation you deserve.
Lawyers can prove whether the other driver was negligent and gather evidence for your claim.
If you are the victim of a car accident that was not your fault, you will need solid proof to back up your claim in order for your case to move forward successfully. More often than not, the defendant will try to shift the blame, making it more difficult to back up your claim.
Having an attorney gather the proper evidence and assist you in proving negligence of the other driver will further help your case stand strong.
An experienced attorney will know how to build your case with the provided evidence that supports your claim including video footage from traffic cameras and surrounding businesses, accounts from witnesses who saw the accident happen, gather accident reports from the responding police officers stating who they believe was at fault, and any medical records to validate the seriousness of your injuries. This is a very strenuous process, but having an attorney there to put all the puzzle pieces of your case together will benefit you in the long run and help get you covered.
An attorney can prove liability for your injuries and determine their deserved compensation.
One of the biggest complications in fighting an auto accident case is being able to determine the true value of your injuries, proving the other party is liable for them, and receiving the appropriate compensation. Insurance companies are very skilled at taking this information and skewing it, convincing the jury that your injuries aren’t serious, and lowballing your settlement offer.
Having a team of expert attorneys at hand who are knowledgeable about the loopholes insurance companies can take will not settle for anything less than you deserve. They will be sure to get all of your losses covered including vehicle damage, medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Without prior legal knowledge, it is extremely difficult for a person to get fully covered without consulting with an attorney
An experienced attorney can work out a fair settlement.
Insurance adjusters are very skilled negotiators and will do everything they can to be sure they give you the lowest possible amount of compensation. You might consider yourself a good haggler, but we strongly suggest that you leave the negotiating to the experts. Our attorneys are proficient in negotiating with insurance companies and are focused on your best interest. They will be sure to obtain a rightful compensation for you and won’t settle for anything less.
An attorney can provide knowledge of traffic laws that apply to your claim.
One of the greatest benefits of hiring an attorney is gaining knowledge from their experience and understanding basic laws that apply to your claim. Insurance policies are nothing more than contracts that hold each party accountable in a situation, and things tend to get messy when dealing with the loads of paperwork. An attorney will thoroughly go through your insurance policy to make sure your insurance company is acting in good faith and make sure they uphold the contract on their end.
In addition to understanding your insurance policy, an attorney will also be able to identify certain laws and regulations that can benefit your case. They will guide you step by step through your insurance claim and the legal process, making sense of the laws that apply to your case. In the end, a lawyer is the most qualified and important aspect of your case and will ensure that the situation is handled properly.
Hiring an attorney during a stressful situation like an auto accident can be vital to bringing you the justice you deserve. Our team of highly experienced accident and injury lawyers at Hoestenbach Law Group are here to represent your interests, be there for you step by step, and fight for the best possible outcome. No matter what the situation is, you shouldn’t have to go through it alone, and our expert attorneys at Hoestenbach Law Group are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident, give us a call and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys — (512) 472-8865.