Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney after a Car Accident

You’ve been in a car accident. Maybe you were the one driving and maybe you were a passenger; maybe you were injured and maybe you barely got a scratch. One way or another, your vehicle is damaged, you’re shaken up, and you’re not sure whether your next step should be hiring a personal injury attorney.  Let’s take a look at the benefits that doing so will provide.

The top reason for hiring an attorney is probably the simplest: it provides you with guidance from somebody who understands the law. A car accident attorney will advise you on everything from whether you have a worthwhile claim to what evidence you will need to present in order to establish the other party’s liability. They will also have access to the expert witnesses who will best be able to testify on your behalf should your case go to trial.

A personal injury attorney will also be able to quickly determine the valuing of your claim, which will be of enormous importance to your decision about whether to move forward. With this information you’ll also be able to gauge settlement offers made by the insurance company.

Having a personal injury attorney represent you means that you will not need to work directly with the insurance company or their claims adjuster. While it is typical for insurers to attempt to pressure car accident victims into signing releases or accepting settlements that are undervalued, your attorney will act as an intermediary, assembling and preparing all of your documentation and evidence to represent your best interests.

Perhaps most important of all, once all of the documents have been prepared and claims have been filed, a personal injury attorney will be the person who negotiates on your behalf and represents you at trial. Because personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, they are motivated to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience – there’s no reason to continue the stress by going it alone as you try to get justice. Contact our experienced personal injury law firm today to find out how we can help.