If you are in a car accident with injuries, it’s usually recommended to hire an automobile accident lawyer as soon as you can. There are many things a skilled lawyer can do to improve the odds of a successful outcome:
First, the automobile accident lawyer you retain will handle the car insurance companies for you. All insurance companies want to do is make money and pay out as little in claims as they can. If you are not experienced with negotiating insurance claims, you are always better off with an attorney handling the process for you.
Also, remember that insurance adjusters are trained to get you to say things that can damage the claim or even lead to an outright denial of liability. Let your lawyer handle the insurance company!
Second, if liability is contested at all, your automobile accident lawyer will need to prove the other driver is liable for your injuries. Even when liability is clear, the parties involved may try to shift the blame. A skilled attorney can go through all the evidence and find out who and what caused your injuries and build the best argument for you.
Third, your attorney will properly value your injuries so you get the best financial recovery from the claim or lawsuit. Most of us aren’t in the legal or insurance business and may undervalue the claim.
For example, you may not realize that it will take you months to recover from a back injury. During that time, it could be difficult for you to work. If you don’t have an attorney, you may ask for a lot less compensation for lost wages, so make sure you have a lawyer at your side!