When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can be truly traumatizing. No one can prepare for a collision with another automobile, and when it happens to you, you might be surprised at how confused, terrified, and alone you feel.

Having an experienced attorney ready to support you in your time of need can be nothing but beneficial to your case. Don't let yourself get taken advantage of. Read on to learn more about when you should get an attorney for a car accident.

Investigating the Cause of Your Auto Crash

For your claim to be successful, you will need to be able to establish who is at fault for the auto accident that left you injured. When you're recovering, it is unlikely that you'll be able to get out there and obtain all the evidence you need to support your case.

That’s when a lawyer could help. An attorney will conduct a complete investigation and gather medical documentation, expert testimony, witness statements, video footage, photographic evidence, police reports, and any other evidence that might help build your case.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company

It might surprise you to learn that the insurance company isn’t going to be on your side when you file a claim. Every time the insurance company pays out on a claim, it loses money. It isn't in insurers’ best interest to do what's right for your case.

But you still need full compensation for your losses. Having an attorney who is experienced with negotiating with money-hungry insurance companies will help ensure that you don't accept a lowball offer or end up being unfairly denied the settlement you deserve.

Determining the Value of Your Claim

Many car accident survivors aren't able to comprehend how much their claims are truly worth when they're recovering from serious injuries. If you work with an attorney, every single loss you've endured will be accounted for as we calculate the value of your claim.

Your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and loss of consortium, among other damages, will not be taken lightly. Your lawyer will do what it takes to get you a fair and reasonable settlement.

Connect with a Lakeland Car Accident Lawyer

To discuss the details of your case with an experienced Lakeland car accident lawyer at Lopez & Humphries, PA, fill out the quick contact form below or give our office a call at 863-709-8500. We’re ready to meet with you in a free, no-pressure consultation.