1. The at-fault driver’s insurance company has a lawyer
You should never handle a car accident claim on your own. That’s because the other driver’s insurance company has a lawyer (in fact, usually a whole team of lawyers) on their side. Plus, insurance companies are notorious for trying to minimize payouts. Without any knowledge of car accident cases, you could find yourself at a disadvantage. When you get a lawyer on your side, you level the playing field.
Your attorney will work tirelessly to help you build a strong case. Verified car accident lawyers are well-versed in the tactics used by insurance companies to downplay or deny claims, allowing them to counter these strategies effectively.
2. Knowledge of insurance policies and complex laws
When dealing with a car accident case, it’s difficult to navigate the legal jargon and make the right decisions. A Law.com Premier Attorney will understand:
- Personal injury laws that determine liability, compensation, and legal processes for car accidents.
- Traffic laws specific to their jurisdiction.
- Complex insurance laws and policies.
- The concept of negligence and how it applies to car accident cases.
- The statute of limitations for filing car accident claims.
- Comparative or contributory fault rules in their state.
3. Experience with car accident cases
Our verified attorneys have successfully handled numerous car accident cases. They have fought for the rights of crash victims and have recovered every dollar owed to them in damages.
They can use their experience to:
- Assess the strength of your claim.
- Identify potential legal issues.
- Determine the appropriate legal strategies to pursue.
Objectivity allows the lawyer to approach the case with a clear mind, free from biases or personal emotions. Your attorney will make strategic decisions based on facts and evidence, prioritize your best interests, and pursue the most favorable legal options.
5. Strong communication skills
Experienced car accident lawyers have strong communication and negotiation skills. They can negotiate with insurance companies, defense attorneys, and other parties involved to secure fair compensation on your behalf.
Your attorney will provide you with clear and regular updates on the progress of your case. They will communicate any developments, changes, or important information related to your claim. Plus, they’ll inform you of your rights and advise you on what to do (and not do) throughout the course of your case.
6. Investigating your car accident
To build a strong case, you’ll need to get a lawyer to investigate your crash. A Law.com Premier Attorney will gather evidence from the crash scene such as photos, video footage, witness statements, and police reports. They’ll also verify your medical expenses, vehicle damage, and cell phone records.
Plus, car accident lawyers have a network of experts who can help gather evidence in your favor. These include accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, adjusters, and private investigators.
7. Maximizing your recovery
Your attorney will gather all necessary records and documents to support your claim. This includes medical bills, treatment plans, and expert opinions to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.
Insurance companies will often try to settle for the lowest possible amount. Having an experienced attorney by your side ensures you have a strong advocate who can negotiate skillfully on your behalf, seeking the full and fair compensation you deserve.
8. Representation in court
Settlements can be reached at any point during the legal process, from before a lawsuit is filed to the eve of trial. However, some car accident cases do proceed to trial if a settlement cannot be reached or if there are disputes over liability or the amount of compensation being sought.
If your case goes to court, a car accident lawyer can represent you and present your case to the judge and jury. This can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of recovering damages.
9. Handling the paperwork
When you get a lawyer on your side, you don’t have to deal with complex paperwork. Your attorney will take care of that for you. This typically includes:
- Gathering copies of accident reports filed by law enforcement agencies.
- Collecting and reviewing medical records.
- Reviewing insurance policies of the involved parties to determine coverage limits, terms, and conditions.
- Obtaining and analyzing witness statements.
- Handling written correspondence, such as demand letters and settlement negotiations.
- Preparing and filing legal documents, such as complaints, motions, and other court filings.
10. No upfront legal fees
Our verified car accident lawyers don’t charge upfront fees for their services. Instead, they take a percentage of the compensation awarded to you if the case is successful. If the lawyer is unable to recover damages, you’re not responsible for paying any legal fees to them.
This fee structure gives you access to quality legal representation without breaking the bank. It also incentivizes your lawyer to work diligently and effectively to maximize your compensation. Their own payment is directly tied to the outcome of your case.