In the aftermath of a car accident, you have a lot you need to manage and navigate. Your life could be completely turned upside down and it can be difficult to manage this on your own. Working with an attorney can help you through the post-accident phase.
Negotiate with Insurance
After an accident, one of your first steps should be contacting the insurance company. Typically you will contact the insurance of the at-fault driver. However, you may also contact your own insurance company. While insurance companies are intended to provide relief after an accident, they may be resistant to parting with their money. For anyone who has little to no experience dealing with an insurance company, it’s likely that they will take whatever settlement they are offered. An attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance company in order to make sure you get the payment you actually deserve.
Fight for Compensation
When negotiating with the insurance companies, your attorney will fight to make sure you get fair compensation. The compensation you receive will depend on your situation. If you suffer severe injuries, then you will need compensation to cover your medical bills. Some insurance will even cover you for wages that are lost due to your injuries. If your car was damaged, your insurance, or the insurance of the other party, should pay for the repairs. Your attorney will make sure you get the compensation you need so your life is not severely disrupted by the accident. There is already plenty for you to worry about and your attorney can help you avoid a heavy financial burden.
Build Your Case
In some instances, you may need to sue or file a lawsuit against the other party. This can be difficult to do on your own. Your attorney can help you with your case against the at-fault driver. This can include establishing fault by gathering evidence from the accident. Attorneys know the law well and they know what is needed in order to solidify the case for you. This can help you receive further compensation after the accident and you can move on with your life. Overall, the process is made easier when you have an expert on your side.
Because of how insurance companies operate to pay out as little money as possible, nearly every car accident will require the assistance of an attorney. They can improve your situation and help you get back on your feet after an accident.
Contact Ahlander Injury Law for a consultation.