How can an attorney help me after a car accident?

A car accident can trigger a wide variety of emotions, none of which are positive. You might feel panic at the sight of an injury or fear of the unknown as you travel to the nearest hospital. Despair can set in when you find out how much money you have lost because of an auto collision. Dealing with the emotional roller coaster set into motion after a car accident can make it difficult to focus on how to recover your financial losses. The key to receiving compensation after an auto crash involves reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in handling car accident cases. 

How can an attorney help me after a car accident? A highly-rated lawyer who has compiled a record of success offers several types of legal support to recover the financial losses associated with a vehicle collision. At Morgan and Morgan, our personal injury attorneys have helped clients recover financial losses for more than three decades. During that time, we have recovered more than $20 billion in monetary damages.

Get the compensation that you deserve by scheduling a free case evaluation today with one of the car accident attorneys at Morgan and Morgan.

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Without an attorney providing legal support, you have a poor chance of getting an insurance claim approved, as well as receiving compensation from a civil lawsuit. Working with a state-licensed personal injury attorney balances the scale of justice when recovering the financial losses that are associated with a vehicle collision.

Conduct an Exhaustive Investigation

One of the many advantages of working with a personal injury lawyer from Morgan and Morgan is our law firm has more than 150 properly credentialed investigators located throughout the country to support our legal team. The most important part of an investigation involves gathering and organizing physical evidence.

Our attorneys start with a review of the official police report, which includes physical evidence, as well as the statements made by witnesses. However, your attorney returns to the scene of the accident to take photos, as well as examine the footage shot by a nearby traffic camera. The personal injury attorney assigned to your case also interviews witnesses once again to determine whether law enforcement failed to ask one or more questions pertaining to the case. 

Meet Deadlines

Each state has established a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit that seeks monetary damages. Most states have set the statute of limitations between two and four years. One of the most important roles of a car accident lawyer is to file a civil lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Your auto insurance policy also might contain one or more deadlines, which your personal injury attorney also helps you meet.

Interacts With the Insurance Adjuster

Nothing pleases an insurance company more than interacting with a policyholder who does not have legal representation. Many insurance companies try to force policyholders to accept less than reasonable payouts for claims. With one of the highly-rated personal injury attorneys from Morgan and Morgan by your side, your lawyer acts as an intermediary during every step of the claim process.

Because of our more than 35 years of experience handling car accident claims, our personal injury lawyers have developed positive professional relationships with insurance adjusters working across the United States.

Negotiate a Settlement

Although your Morgan and Morgan lawyer tries to work out a reasonable value for a car insurance claim, negotiations take on an entirely new meaning when they involve the participation of the attorney representing the defendant in a civil lawsuit. Negotiating a fair settlement helps you avoid a costly and time-consuming trial. Negotiations start when your lawyer submits an offer, which the defendant’s attorney either accepts, rejects, or sends back a counteroffer. Several rounds of counteroffers might follow until both parties agree to a settlement or take the next step by participating in the trial phase of the litigation process.

Provides Legal Support During a Trial

If you decide to take your case to trial, working with a qualified personal injury attorney is an essential element of the litigation process. A lawyer from Morgan and Morgan prepares you to answer questions from the judge hearing your cases, as well as the attorney representing the defendant. Hiring a personal injury lawyer also ensures that you file all of the proper documents required to process your case.

The primary objective of the attorney that you hire from Morgan and Morgan is to help you recover the financial losses associated with a car accident. Your lawyer asks for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Economic damages cover the costs associated with medical care, as well as lost wages and property damage. 

Schedule a free case evaluation with one of the accomplished personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan to discuss the legal options that you have for your car accident case.