4 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you may wonder what to do after the shock of a collision. Injuries from car accidents could take years to heal and do not only leave physical injuries. Speaking to a lawyer to help receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages will allow you to focus on your health and wellness while recovering your losses. Here are four ways a lawyer can help you after a car accident:
1. Walk Through the Legal Process
After experiencing a car accident, it seems incredibly stressful to deal with an auto accident case. Luckily, a lawyer can walk you through the legal process and help you understand legal jargon and procedures. An experienced attorney will tell you your options, explain everything you need to know about your case, and what to do moving forward. Initially, when walking through the legal process, a lawyer should include information on how they plan on getting you a fair settlement and what you should expect while the case is open. If necessary, they should also offer you resources to help pay for medical bills and try to get your accounts on a contingency basis. With access to medical care providers and knowledge of financial assistance resources, an attorney can help clients struggling to pay their medical bills after a car accident.
2. Deal with Insurance Companies
Instead of you having to talk to the insurance company directly, an attorney will handle all communication. In addition, a lawyer will help you avoid missing any important documents you must fill out or retrieve from a medical provider. Most importantly, a lawyer will help you get the insurance company to pay for medical bills and other damages. They often work directly with the insurance company on their client's behalf by filing a claim with the insurance, providing sufficient evidence on the client’s losses, and then negotiating how much their client deserves for their injuries.
3. Investigate and Collect Evidence
A lawyer will gather evidence around your case to help determine the factors that contributed to the accident, including but not limited to:
- Documentation of your injuries
- Proof of negligence by the defendant
- Determination of all responsible parties
- Road conditions
- Evidence of damages
Sometimes a lawyer will use experts to help them gather evidence and determine how much money it will take for victims to recover from their injuries. Having sufficient evidence is crucial when trying to be compensated for damages. An attorney will decide at the beginning of the case if there’s enough evidence to receive compensation because a case without enough evidence will not prove loss.
4. Negotiate Your Settlement
An attorney will know how to negotiate the best settlement possible for your case by understanding all the factors involved in the accident. Lawyers specializing in injury law will help you tap into all the available sources of compensation and can file for multiple negotiations. This includes negotiating with your insurance company, communicating with lien holders, representing you in court, and settling with the defendant. Hiring a lawyer will help you stay informed and protect your rights during negotiations and settlements.
Getting into a car accident is always unfortunate. It can cause unnecessary stress to both parties, but every driver should know their options, and speaking to a lawyer can help if you wish to receive compensation. So, do you believe you may be entitled to more for a recent car accident? Call us today at 352-371-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.