While auto accidents happen by the millions every year, they can still be very confusing and overwhelming for those who experience a serious accident. Many times, the lives of car accident victims and their families are forever changed by the event.
If you or someone you love is dealing with the burdens of an auto accident, understand that you do not have to go it alone.
There are countless ways in which an auto accident attorney can benefit you as you deal with the impact of a car accident and any resulting injuries. Here are just a few of the ways it’s advantageous to have a skilled accident attorney as your advocate:
When you file a claim for damage compensation, you must have evidence to support your claim. Auto accident attorneys are experienced at acquiring evidence such as photographs, surveillance video, witness testimony, pictures of your vehicle, and forensic analysis, to name a few.
Even with the evidence on your side, the insurance company or the at-fault driver may want to contest your claims. A skilled attorney who knows the law and your rights can use the law to defend you while pursuing the compensation for damages you deserve.
The primary goal of any insurance company is to resolve cases with as little financial outlay as possible. Insurers employ lawyers themselves and, no matter how nice they may seem, they may ask you questions designed to get you to say something that hurts your case. With a lawyer in your corner, you can refer any contact from the insurance company to your attorneys.
If an insurance company contacts you and offers you a financial settlement, their offer will likely be a low-ball offer. Many times the offer will not even cover your current medical expenses, let alone future considerations. In some cases, they may never offer you damage compensation at all.
Let an experienced attorney negotiate a fair settlement amount that accounts for all current and future damages, including physical, mental, and emotional damages.
Most damage claims are resolved through settlement negotiation without ever reaching the courthouse steps. In the unlikely event your case must go to court, a skilled attorney can handle all the paperwork, administrative tasks and attend the necessary court appearances on your behalf.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, get qualified counsel from the experienced auto accident attorneys at Tanzillo Stassin and Babcock. Our Cedar Lake attorneys will review your case and inform you of what to expect during the legal process. Contact us now to schedule a no-fee initial consultation.