You may think that if you have an accident you don’t really need a lawyer. After all, that is what insurance is for, right? Actually, there are some very good reasons to get a personal injury lawyer when you have an accident, even if it should be covered by insurance. There are several things that a lawyer can do for you in these situations.
Determine Fault or Negligence
If your accident could have been caused by the negligence of another party, that other party could be responsible for paying for your injuries and related expenses. Yet sometimes, such as with auto accidents, proving fault can be difficult. Without proving fault, you cannot determine which insurance company, if any, is supposed to pay on the claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the system and determine who is liable.
Negotiate with Big Insurance
Big insurance is out for just one thing: to protect their bottom line. They will try to avoid paying on your claim, or they will try to get you to settle for an amount lower than you deserve. A personal injury attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. This will help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Getting Full Compensation
When you are injured by an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you may also be entitled to other compensation. You may have property damage that needs to be paid for. You may also have ongoing medical expenses related to the injuries, and these also should be compensated. You can also get compensation for your lost wages or lost income if your injury prevented you from working.
If you have been in a personal injury accident and could use someone on your side, contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.