Auto Accidents: When Do You Need an Attorney?

Posted On August 26th, 2010 By CSSFIRM.COM

Car accidents are a far too common source of injury and property damage in the United States, with potential costs rising into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cases where negligence results in serious injury. Those who are victims of a negligent driver should seriously consider retaining an experienced personal injury attorney, especially in cases involving injuries, lost wages, disability or work-related injury.

Serious Injuries Require Expert Advice

Accidents can cause serious injuries creating mounting medical expenses, lost wages and other costs. If you become disabled and cannot work, you must worry about the possibility of a permanent disability. What would you do if you did not heal completely and were unable to return to work? How would your bills be paid? Can you trust your Workers Compensation carrier to offer you a fair settlement? It’s better to have an experienced attorney on your side to make sure your concerns are addressed and all costs covered.

Insurance companies have any army of lawyers with the sole intention of paying as few accident claims as possible. The longer the insurance company delays paying your claim, the more money they make in interest on the money. And once you finally get a settlement from the company, they have no future obligation to pay you if new problems arise from your injuries. An attorney will help you make sure you have looked at all the potential costs you need covered in your settlement.

Seeking Justice through the Courts

Court cases involve time-consuming paperwork, which must be filed at the correct time and in the correct manner. There are procedural rules in the courtroom that must be followed. Managing injuries is difficult enough without the stress of learning how to manage the court system on your own.

The Cost of Going it Alone

In addition, the consequences of failing to manage your case well are often stark. Medical bills can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you fail to prove your case against the negligent driver, those bills might become your responsibility. If you become permanently disabled, you could lose a lifetime of wages, making it harder to pay for the therapeutic treatment serious injuries require.

Remove the Fear and Frustration

An attorney will make all of these seemingly insurmountable circumstances manageable. Experienced lawyers know how to navigate the insurance systems to get the best settlements for their clients. If the case goes to court, you’ll have an advocate who can handle all the complexities of proving your case.

With potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars amounting to a lifetime of debt at stake, to say nothing of justice, retaining an experienced personal injury attorney can save you stress, anxiety and frustration. You’ll benefit by getting a fair settlement that ensures you are justly compensated for your injuries.

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If you were seriously injured in an auto accident, contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. We’ll show you how our expertise ensures justice for our injured clients.

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