Why Do I Need to Hire an Auto Accident Attorney?
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Oct 21, 2014 in Auto Accidents
If you were injured in an auto accident, the following weeks or months can seem overwhelming. Dealing with the insurance company, car repairs, medical bills, lost time at work, and the other assorted complications from an accident can be an extraordinary burden for any one person to bear.
In addition to helping you recover money after an accident, an auto accident attorney like those at The Edwards Law Firm can help you sort through the complications your accident caused, and will help you get your life back to normal.
An Attorney Will Protect Your Rights
Even if you believe your accident was 100% the fault of the other driver, that person and his or her insurance company will be looking for any way to shift part of the fault to you. Without an attorney, you may inadvertently give statements to the insurance company which could damage your case and reduce the amount you can recover. For example, an innocent statement like, It was a sunny day, may be twisted so that you were partially at fault for driving with the sun in your eyes. Protect your rights and the compensation you deserve after an accident by hiring an experienced auto accident attorney.
An Attorney Will Protect Your Future
Many injuries take time to appear, or complications from an accident can grow worse with time. Once you negotiate a settlement with your insurance company, however, you cannot go back and receive more money if you find out your injuries are worse that you initially thought. An attorney can help you calculate damages you might not have thought to include in your claim, such as payments for rehabilitation, future medical bills, lost earning capacity, and damages for your pain and suffering. Don't settle for less than you deserve contact The Edwards Law Firm and see how much your claim is really worth.
An Attorney Will Help You Recover More Money
Even if your car accident was relatively minor, you will likely be able to recover compensation for your injuries. While you may be tempted to deal with the insurance company yourself, people who use an attorney to negotiate a settlement generally receive a much greater settlement that those who negotiate on their own. Why? An attorney is generally taken as a more serious threat to an insurance company's bottom line. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and will offer you a settlement which is much lower than you deserve. An attorney can use the threat of lengthy litigation to put you in a better bargaining position, and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
At The Edwards Law Firm, you don't have to worry about how you are going to afford legal help. We offer free initial consultations, and take cases on a contingent basis, meaning we don't get paid unless you win. Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys have been negotiating claims and taking cases to trial for decades. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and can help you get the best settlement possible.
Call 800.304.9246 or use our online case evaluation form to have your claim reviewed for free.