When looking for an I-64 attorney, consider the following factors:
It is important that you work with an attorney who is experienced in handling these cases. An experienced attorney can help fight for you in ways an inexperienced attorney cannot. For example, since I-64 accidents usually cause serious injuries, there is always a high chance that the other party's insurance company will not want to compensate the victims for the actual value of their case.
It is even more complicated when someone dies. If so, the case shifts from a standard car accident case to a wrongful death case, which requires a different approach.
At Morgan and Morgan, we have more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured or killed in car accidents along I-64. As a result, we know what is at stake in these kinds of cases, which is why we always come prepared for every scenario. For example, our legal team comprises attorneys who specialize in different areas of injury, such as product liability, wrongful death, and car accidents, meaning you get the best legal representation all under one roof.
The primary goal of filing a car accident lawsuit or claim is to seek compensation for your injuries. Therefore, you need an attorney or law firm with a proven record of winning such cases. This is not the time to give just anybody a chance to represent you. There is so much at stake, and the last thing you want is to hire someone who will use your case as an experiment to test their competency.
At Morgan and Morgan, our results speak for themselves. We have helped clients recover more than $13 billion as compensation for different injuries, including car accidents.
Another great benefit of hiring a law firm with proven results is that they will not accept just any settlement offer to close the case. Rather, they will fight to ensure that the compensation you receive reflects the true value of your case. That is what you get when you contact Morgan and Morgan for a free case evaluation.
Car accident cases are complex. For this reason, you need a law firm with powerful legal resources to fight for you. If the law firm or attorney has powerful resources, they will likely conduct thorough investigations to strengthen your case. On the contrary, law firms or attorneys that lack powerful resources may conduct shoddy investigations just to close the case and move on to the next. As a result, they may settle for less than what you truly deserve.
Many car wreck cases are settled out of court. There is no doubt about that. However, this does not mean that every insurance company you come across might be willing to negotiate a reasonable settlement. Some insurance companies would not mind going to court because they can afford some of the best defense attorneys to protect their interests.
Bear in mind that when you have a civil case against the other party, you are responsible for proving that you got injured due to their negligence. This concept is known as the burden of proof.
In most cases, the plaintiff bears the heavier burden of proof. This burden is even heavier when you live in a pure comparative negligence state. In such a state, all the defendant needs to prove is that you were somehow at fault for the accident. If they prove that, you will not be able to recover any compensation for your injuries. To put things into perspective, in a pure contributory negligence state, you cannot recover any compensation if you were even 1% at fault for the accident.