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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
When To Hire An Auto Accident Lawyer?
When a person is involved in an auto accident, not only could he be seriously injured, he may also suffer financial harm. Those suffering minor damage and minor injuries may try to handle the personal injury case on their own. They may decide to file a personal injury claim against the insurance company without the help of an attorney. They think that this can save them money in legal fees as well as the hassle of dealing with a lawyer.
Handling your own claim can be helpful if you understand how the claims process works. However, if you have suffered serious injuries, you will have to negotiate and fight with the insurance company’s team of lawyers and claims adjusters.
Getting help from a personal injury attorney who understands how auto accident cases are handled makes sense when there are significant injuries as the attorney will be aware of how personal injury laws and rules work. The attorney will also know how to effectively negotiate and litigate your claim against the insurance company to maximize your recovery.
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The severity of the claim is measured by the type of injury sustained, the length of time it takes for the injured to recover, and the cost of medical bills. You are also entitled to recover damages for lost wages, as well as an estimate of the cost of expected future medical expenses.
When the victim suffers long-term or permanent disability, which may affect his ability to stay employed, he can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for lost wages. Getting compensation for long-term and permanent disability is complicated and requires the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer with access to experts who can project your lifetime losses.
Insurance companies may deny or delay settling the claim by arguing that the victim was fully or partially at fault. Your attorney is more likely to be able to demonstrate that you were not at fault and that even if you were partially at fault, the insurance company should still pay your claim. The fact that you have an attorney also strengthens your case by implicitly telling the insurance company that you are prepared to go to trial if it doesn’t agree to a fair settlement.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be aware of the statute of limitations in your state and will make sure that the claim process starts as soon as possible.
Check into your attorney’s level of experience. Not all personal injury lawyers have successfully handled complex auto accident cases. Look for prior case results and ask the lawyer to describe a similar case he has handled. Read testimonials and reviews from past clients of the lawyer so you can be confident that he will treat you with respect and will aggressively prosecute your claim.
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