Hiring a lawyer for car wrecks comes with numerous advantages. Here is why:
Insurance Companies Have Their Lawyers - So Should You
Insurance companies are a business like any other. They aim to collect as many premiums as possible and minimize the compensation they pay to accident victims. For this reason, you should not expect the insurance company to pay you what you truly deserve, especially if you do not have an attorney. Even if the insurer agrees to settle, the settlement might not reflect the actual value of your case.
An experienced car wreck attorney will review the specifics of your case to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Precisely, they will review your injuries and damages and then calculate the most reasonable settlement. The attorney will then compare this value with the insurance company's initial offer. If there is a huge difference, the attorney will negotiate with the other party on your behalf.
Speaking of negotiations, chances are the insurer will have their own team of legal representatives to fight for them in and out of court. The last thing you want is to come up against such a team without an attorney. But if you get the right attorney, no amount of legal mobilization from the insurer will prevent you from fighting for what you truly deserve.
Car Wreck Cases Are Complicated
Most car wreck cases are complex. You will have strict deadlines, mountains of paperwork, and other complex processes to follow in your pursuit of compensation. But that is just a standard case.
What happens if there is a dispute regarding certain details of the accident? For example, the issue of fault could make or break your case. To be eligible for compensation, you must be able to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. But there is a catch—each state follows a certain doctrine when it comes to negligence.
For example, in states that follow pure comparative negligence, you cannot recover any compensation if you were partly at fault for the accident, even if it is a 1% fault. In such a situation, all the other party needs to do is prove that you played a role in the accident, just by 1%.
This is just one of the many complex laws an experienced attorney will need to navigate in your journey to compensation. Bear in mind that the laws change from one jurisdiction to another, meaning there is no standard approach to these cases.
You Should Be Focusing on Recovery, Not Litigation
When you get injured in a car wreck, the last thing you want is to find yourself in endless legal battles as you nurse your injuries. It is difficult to keep up with your medical appointments and court dates simultaneously. It is even worse if you have been hospitalized due to the injuries you sustained.
But you should not be worried about that when you have an experienced attorney fighting for you. Hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on recovery and leave the complex legal processes to experts. The same applies even if you are not the direct accident victim.
For example, if you want to pursue compensation for the death of a loved one, you will likely not be in the right mental or emotional position to fight for them. Some insurance companies take advantage of the situation to offer lowball settlements, hoping you will accept the offer just to end the pursuit. Others will intentionally frustrate the entire process, hoping you will give up fighting and agree to settle just anything on the table.
It Costs You Nothing to Hire an Attorney (Unless You Win)
After an accident, chances are you cannot take care of yourself and your loved ones, especially financially. It is even worse if you cannot go to work because of the injuries you sustained. As a result, you will likely be behind your bills within a few weeks or months.
At such a time, hiring an attorney will be the last thing on your mind. The costs of hiring an attorney, especially from a reputable law firm like Morgan and Morgan, might put you off. But did you know that Morgan and Morgan attorneys do not charge any upfront fees?
In fact, you do not owe anything unless we win the case. When you contact us for a free case evaluation, we will determine whether you have a valid claim. If your claim is valid, we will walk you through the steps of pursuing the compensation you need and deserve. Throughout the process, you will not pay us anything. Instead, you will only pay us back if we win the case.