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What can an attorney do for me after an accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A car accident creates a confusing time for the victims. Trying to recover from a severe injury is no easy feat, and the answers to your questions do not come automatically. It can be hard to know what to expect from insurance companies, and error in judgment can cost victims their maximum compensation.

The price of a car accident can cost a victim thousands of dollars or more. When someone else’s reckless or negligent actions caused a victim to suffer, it is not the victim who should pay for the accident’s costs. Personal injury attorneys commonly advertise their services for these situations, but what can they do to help? These are just a few ways lawyers can help:

Collect evidence

Part of securing fair compensation includes proving what the victim needs the compensation for. A personal injury lawyer can help gather medical documents, send a photographer to gather photographic evidence of the accident, and seek out witness statements.

Submit demand letters

A demand letter is a document that lists the nature of the accident, the cost of the consequences, and specifies the amount of damage the victim received from the accident. After an in-depth investigation of the claim, a lawyer can then submit the demand letter to the insurance company.

Negotiate with insurance companies

Insurers have a reputation for offering victims a settlement that is far less than they need to cover the costs of their injury. Lawyers know that compensation should cover medical costs and property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can help determine a fair value for compensation and effectively negotiate for one that reflects the total damages.

Representing clients

A car accident victim may not be in a physical position to represent themselves throughout the claims process. A lawyer can advocate for the victim and stand in the victim’s place through court customs or trials.

Defend your future with experience

A personal injury attorney can take care of the hard work that comes with tracking down fair compensation so you can focus on your health after your accident. If you have received an injury after an accident, consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss how they can help you.