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Why You Should Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Everyone assumes a level of risk when they get behind the wheel of their car and drive to work in the morning. Even if you’re the most careful and experienced driver, it’s possible that your morning commute could take a turn for the worse if a negligent driver makes a mistake or acts carelessly. Suddenly, the orderly lines of cars ahead of you turn into a chaotic nightmare, causing motorists to react quickly if they want to maneuver themselves to safety before it’s too late. Unfortunately, there are some situations where you won’t be able to escape danger, and you might find yourself on the side of the road with a smashed vehicle, painful injury, and an overwhelming sense of confusion about what to do next. 

It’s recommended for all car accident victims to seek medical treatment after a wreck, even if they believe the damage was minor, but this has become exponentially expensive as medical costs rise globally. A treatment that cost $400 in the past now costs $1,000, but most of the people who receive medical care have no choice but to opt into and pay for this costly endeavor. All the expenses looming overhead can add up to a significant financial burden, and not everyone is independently wealthy enough to pay off the costs stemming from an unforeseen accident, so what should you do? You might feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, but by teaming up with an experienced lawyer after your accident, you can potentially recover the damage you sustained and get back to the life you lived beforehand.

Car accident attorneys exist to help you mitigate the consequences of an accident you didn’t cause, but you can give them the best possible chance of success by hiring one sooner rather than later. The first few days following an accident are the most important in the legal world, as all the evidence is fresh and available when it might not be in the latter days, so attorneys try to hit the ground running once you’ve retained them. If you retain a trusted lawyer immediately after your car accident, you can set yourself up for success starting on day one, and help your lawyer maximize your compensation in the process.

If you or someone close to you was injured in a car accident that wasn’t their fault, our attorneys are ready and eager to help. Contact us today for more information on how to get started.

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  • Why Is It Important to Retain an Attorney After an Accident?

    Car accidents are expensive, stressful, and, in some cases, painful, but that doesn’t mean you should have to shoulder the burden if you weren’t the cause of the accident. In fact, the party who caused the accident is legally responsible for the harm their negligence caused, and you can potentially recover compensation from them through a lawsuit. However, whether you’re only filing an insurance claim or seeking to file a lawsuit, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the mountains of paperwork and complicated legal jargon you’ll have to decipher in order to reach your goals, which is why it’s recommended that you retain an attorney before trying to tackle these tasks on your own. 

     

    Some individuals choose to proceed through the legal process of their car accident individually, but this often causes more problems than it solves. An unethical organization may see your decision to proceed without an attorney as a vulnerability, even if it isn’t, and attempt to capitalize on your situation, using shady business tactics to force you into accepting a lower settlement. Without an attorney, you might not be able to side-step their tactics and reach success, which can leave you feeling defeated and without the compensation you need to get your life back on track. 

    While it’s never required to retain an attorney, their involvement can offer some key benefits that can keep you from paying for the accident from your own pocket. Once you’ve retained an attorney, they’ll act as the point of contact for all legal matters, allowing you to take a back seat and focus on your physical recovery. They’ll also handle all the legal paperwork, ensuring that everything is complete and in order, and help you identify if any organization is trying to take advantage of you. Additionally, your attorney will collect evidence, negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party, and litigate your case in the courtroom if no agreement is reached, all of which are seriously difficult to pull off without the help of someone with extensive legal knowledge. 

    Teaming up with an attorney is an investment in your future, as you’ll always have an ally on your side to make sure your case is moving in the right direction.

  • What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

    Your car accident lawyer will stand by your side throughout your case, always making sure that your interests are put at the forefront of the process. When we receive your call, our attorneys will:

    • Examine your case and determine your eligibility: First, our team will review the situation surrounding your case and determine whether you meet the criteria for a lawsuit or not. If you do have grounds for a lawsuit, your attorney will discuss your options with you and begin to establish a foundation for the future. Your attorney can also help with filing your insurance claim and general legal advice, so you can contact us even if you aren’t planning on filing a lawsuit.
    • Collect all applicable evidence and information: Once it’s determined that you have a case, your attorney will begin to collect evidence on your behalf, including eyewitness testimony, your medical records, photo/video of the accident, and police reports. All of this information will serve to make your case as strong as possible, so your attorney will make sure that they leave no stone unturned in their search. Additionally, our attorneys work closely with subject-matter experts from across the country, and we can enlist their help to strengthen your case for the negotiation phase further.
    • Negotiate with the at-fault party: Next, our team will bring your case to the negotiation table and attempt to reach a settlement agreement with the at-fault party. We’ll display your damages, advocate for the severity of each, and establish a dollar amount as your total compensation. The at-fault party can either agree to our terms or refuse to settle, claiming an issue with one or more of the damages we’re seeking for recovery. If no settlement agreement is reached, the case will have to move into the courtroom, but our attorneys are always prepared for that scenario.
    • Prepare for trial: While most car accident disputes are settled through negotiations, it’s possible that neither party can agree on a compensation package, and the case will have to be litigated in the courtroom. Many law firms fear this scenario, as they don’t have the necessary experience or resources to pull off this feat, but our attorneys relish the opportunity. We build up our cases for the possibility of a trial starting on day one, allowing us to always stay prepared and one step ahead of the organization we’re seeking compensation from.
  • Can I Afford a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

    Many law firms rely on their clients’ legal fees as their main source of revenue, as they know they aren’t capable of reaching groundbreaking settlements and verdicts. Instead, these organizations choose to burden further the clients who come through their doors with costly legal fees, only worsening their financial situation. While they may claim they have your best interests in mind, their bottom line is the money you’re paying them to represent you, which is unfair when they were never going to supply proficient service in the first place.

    At Morgan & Morgan, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled and create a contingency that allows everyone to benefit from our relationship. Rather than burden you with legal fees, we take our fee from the favorable settlement or jury award, and we’re only paid if we win your case. Unlike other firms, we’re confident that we can find success in your case, so much so that we’ve decided to waive the fee if we aren’t successful. Not only does our contingency keep the costs low on your end, but it also centralizes everyone involved around one singular goal: getting you the best possible results in your car accident case. 

  • The Choice Is Clear: Contact a Morgan & Morgan Lawyer After a Car Accident

    There might be thousands of law firms online, but there’s only one Morgan & Morgan. A car accident can bring your life to a screeching halt, both literally and physically, but an experienced lawyer will help you mitigate some of the damage and allow you to return to your everyday life. However, you should do so promptly, as retaining an attorney sooner rather than later can help protect against unforeseen consequences down the line. Fortunately for you, Morgan & Morgan has some of the best car accident lawyers in the business, and they’re available to you for no out-of-pocket costs. With over 700+ trial-ready attorneys, offices from coast to coast, and resources that other firms can only dream of, it seems there’s only one law firm that can confidently deliver the best results on a routine basis: Morgan & Morgan. Contact us today for more information on how to get started.

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I originally hired a different law firm after being involved in a multi-car accident on the interstate, but after a few conversations, arguments, and showing me other cases were more important than mine, I called and hired Morgan & Morgan! That was one of the best decisions I've made as an adult! Not only have they been in contact with me, but they listened and found mistakes in the crash report that the officer didn't want to admit to! I'm beyond thankful!
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