If you’re not sure what to do after a car crash, you’re not alone. Every day, thousands of Americans are involved in their first car crash and many make mistakes in how they move forward with their case. An attorney, while not required, can have a significant impact on how your case proceeds and how you recover. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to hire an attorney after a car crash.
Managing the Busywork
Car crashes come with a lot of paperwork. Even in a best-case scenario, you may find yourself spending a significant amount of time filling out forms and legal documents. An attorney on your side can handle all of this paperwork for you and ensure that it is done correctly so that you have the best possible chance of a fair outcome.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
An insurance adjuster’s job is to save their company as much money as possible. That objective is in direct opposition to your goal of earning the full damages you’re entitled to under the law. Generally speaking, only a tiny percentage of people who attempt to negotiate with the insurance company by themselves are awarded a settlement and an even smaller number of those earn the full damages they are entitled to.
When you hire an attorney to negotiate on your behalf, you’re sending a powerful message to the insurance company. You’re telling them that you’re prepared to pursue the amount you’re entitled to and that you’re willing to take the case as far as it needs to go.
Helping You Rest and Recover
After a car crash, the most important thing for you to consider is your own health and your recovery. The stress of dealing with your case can make the healing process needlessly difficult. The best part about hiring an attorney is that they will handle everything on your behalf and provide you updates as your case progresses. That means you have more time to focus on feeling better.
In some cases, if you need to make a special arrangement with your doctor or need counseling to recover, your attorney may be ab help you negotiate for continued care until your case is resolved. If you’re struggling to pay your medical bills, an attorney could make all the difference.
If you or someone you love suffered serious injuries in a car crash, we can help. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with an experienced auto injury attorney from Dunk Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to call (800) 674-9339 or send us an email.