An attorney’s role in your car accident claim

Posted On March 28 2018 | Firm News,Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many frustrating aspects of getting in a car accident. Of course, the collision itself is inconvenient at best and devastating at worst. The aftermath of a wreck is also complex and irritating. You have to talk to insurance companies and deal with your injuries. 

The financial burden of an auto collision is a lot to bear. You may be wondering how you will afford your medical bills or get the insurance company to pay your claim. If you are finding these things overwhelming, here are some ways an attorney can help you make the most of your compensation.

Determining the value of your claim

Hopefully, you already got examined by a doctor for your injuries. This is one of the first things you should do. Then, it only makes sense to get an attorney to review your accident claim. The insurance company for the other driver is going to try to get you to settle as quickly as possible. You should not settle for less than you deserve. A lawyer will be able to evaluate your police report, photographs, medical bills, doctor statements and time off from work and figure out the true worth of your claim. 

Negotiating with the insurance company

Chances are, the initial offer will be far too low. A lawyer knows how to communicate with insurance adjusters and get them to pay what you truly deserve. Insurance companies have a lot of experience in paying out cheap claims, and you probably do not have the experience necessary to effectively negotiate with these intimidating adjusters. However, a personal injury lawyer will be able to handle negotiations for you. An attorney will also be willing to take your case to court if necessary. 

Dealing with the insurance company after a car accident can be stressful and infuriating. Whatever you do, do not give up on your claim. Hire a lawyer so you can receive the compensation you need.