If you or a loved one got hurt in a car wreck, an attorney from Morgan & Morgan can provide the support and leverage you need to recover adequate compensation for your injuries and damages. Our lawyers can handle your claim correctly, gather evidence to prove and build your case, and negotiate with the insurance company. If you cannot recover a fair settlement from an insurer, our car accident lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight for maximum recovery.
We understand that victims of car wrecks need a fair settlement to go on with their lives and pay their medical bills and other expenses. Having an experienced and determined lawyer by your side who can fight your case vigorously can be crucial for getting what you deserve. Contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case review today to find out how we could help you.
What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?
If you got hurt in an accident and are not at fault, a car accident lawyer can help you seek damages, such as medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, and others. An attorney from our firm can help build your case and fight for the best outcome in the fastest time possible. We can:
Investigate Your Accident Thoroughly
Our experienced attorneys can investigate the facts of your accident with the help of professional investigators. Accidents are not always what they seem at first glance, and accident reconstruction professionals can help uncover the full circumstances of the crash. While another driver may be responsible, there could be various other contributing factors to an accident, such as poor roads or vehicle defects, among others.
Identify All Liable Parties
There could be several liable parties in your car accident, including other drivers and vehicle manufacturers. You could also have a case against a local government authority if your crash happened due to poor road repair or bad road design. An attorney from Morgan & Morgan can determine all potentially responsible entities liable for compensation.
Handle the Insurance Company
Your car accident lawyer can take over all communication with the insurance company and deal with adjusters while you are concentrating on your health. A lawyer can protect you from attempts by the adjuster to invalidate or minimize your insurance claim or misconstrue anything you say. Therefore, it is best to let an experienced car accident lawyer handle the insurance company and adjusters.
Calculate Your Damages and Estimate Future Expenses
Gathering evidence for your losses and calculating damages correctly can be challenging, especially if you are still suffering from your injuries. However, an attorney can assess your current expenses and estimate any future medical bills and costs you likely face. For this, your attorney typically consults with your medical providers to determine a figure for the cost of future medical treatments. Calculating your damages correctly is crucial for getting what you deserve and prevents you from missing out on the compensation you need for recovery and rehabilitation.
Negotiate With the Insurer
Insurance companies want to protect their profit margins. Therefore, an insurer’s first settlement offer is generally low and could be much less than a claim is worth. If you accept the initial settlement offer, you could end up having to pay for your own future medical expenses. Therefore, ask an attorney to review any settlement offer before accepting it.
A lawyer also knows how to negotiate with the insurer to try and achieve a fair settlement amount that comprehensively covers all your damages and future expected expenses.
Morgan & Morgan Can Do More
As the largest personal injury firm in America, we have resources that few firms can match. Our attorneys never settle for the last best offer. Instead, we want our clients to receive the full value of their case so they can rebuild their lives after an accident. We do not shy away from going to trial and doing everything we can to fight for the maximum possible recovery on your behalf.
Compensation You Could Receive After a Car Wreck
A catastrophic car crash can alter your life forever. Life-changing injuries could prevent you from returning to work and severely impact your home life. However, you could have legal recourse and recover compensation if another caused the car wreck. Depending on your accident, you could be entitled to the following damages and others:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
Car Accident Wrongful Death
Relatives of a loved one who died in a car wreck could file a wrongful death lawsuit and qualify for compensation, such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical costs before death
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income from the deceased
Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Car Crash
Our car accident attorneys can protect your rights and help you receive what you deserve. However, there are also some crucial steps you should take immediately after a crash and in the following days.
Visit your Medical Provider
Seeking medical help after a car wreck is vital for your health and preserving your chances of receiving compensation. A medical provider will record all your accident injuries in a report, which can be essential evidence for your legal case.
Keeping all receipts and records of expenses in connection with the accident is essential. Evidence for the car accident can help reconstruction experts piece together exactly how the crash happened. Important evidence can include:
- Photos and videos of the accident scene and vehicles
- Police accident report
- Your medical bills
- Receipts for all incidental expenses
- Expenses for car repair or replacement
Get in Touch With a Car Wreck Attorney
If you suffered severe injuries or a loved one died in a car crash, getting in touch with our car accident attorneys can be your best course of action. Our lawyers can help you learn about your legal rights, analyze your accident fully, and determine your legal options. We can also move forward with a claim or lawsuit.