The help provided by an attorney could get the most desirable outcome for you
After being involved in a car accident, many questions arise. Who is at fault? Who will pay for damages? Who will pay for my medical bills? Should I be compensated for pain and suffering? Deciding to be helped by an attorney could be very helpful in dealing with these questions, insurance claims, settlements and lawsuits.
Many attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis. This means that they are paid only if there is a successful outcome to your claim. Including this fact, is more convenient for you to be helped by an attorney than to try to handle the situation on your own.
Having a professional by your side
Obviously, a personal injury attorney knows all the ins and outs of car accident case, possessing the knowledge of law and procedural rules. The attorney will advise you of any time limits (statutes of limitations) that could stop you from filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or about any special exceptions to the statute of limitations.
An attorney will do all the hard work involved in negotiating an insurance settlement which is also time-consuming. Attorneys have a lot of experience, knowing the procedures and being more easy for them to gather police reports, witness statements, medical records and bills, and employment and lost wage information. If necessary, they can take care of filing the necessary paperwork to start a court case, being also able to deal with the defense attorneys on your behalf. By having all these task assigned to your personal injury attorney, you will be able to save some time and ease your job, especially if you are injured after the car crash and you need recovery.
Advocating for you
Another important job for attorneys is that they advocate you, acting for your benefit throughout the entire claims process and even in court if a lawsuit becomes necessary. Your attorney will make sure that your story is heard by the judge, jury and other attorneys and that you are correctly compensated for all of your losses.
So next time after being involved in a car accident, don’t be afraid to call an attorney. You’ll spot the difference.