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Why Not Accept The Insurance Company Offer After An Auto Accident?

If you have been hurt in an auto accident, it is important that you
understand what remedies are available under the law. Many who are
involved in auto accidents assume that insurance companies will take
care of the damages. Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance companies
fail to adequately compensate for all of the damages sustained. An auto
accident attorney can help protect your interests and will ensure that
you are treated fairly in any settlement proposal.

In order to recover money damages from a car accident, there must be
evidence that the other driver was negligent. Negligence is a complex
legal idea that encompasses several elements. Generally, a person is
negligent if they failed to use reasonable care in their operation of a
vehicle. If the failure to use reasonable care resulted in your
injuries, then you may be able to recover damages.

Evidence in an auto accident claim can come from a variety of sources.
Some common examples of evidence that may be useful includes:

  • Police reports
  • Photographs
  • Video recordings
  • Eye witness accounts
  • Medical reports
  • Accident reconstruction reports
  • Toxicology reports

Because each case is unique, it is important to contact an auto accident
attorney as soon as possible after an accident. An auto accident
attorney can help you identify and preserve possible items of the
evidence that may be crucial to your claim.

Some who are injured in car accidents may wonder if your injuries
qualify for a damages claim. While some injuries may seem
insignificant, they may result in other issues in the future.
Consulting with an auto accident attorney can be helpful to help you
understand what options are available. Some examples of common auto
accident injuries that may result in a damages claim include:

  • Whiplash
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries & concussions
  • Aches & pains

If you have sustained any type of injury in an auto accident, you should
seek out medical attention as soon as possible. You should also seek
out continuing and followup treatment for any lingering issues. Not
only will medical professionals assist with your recovery, but they can
also provide important information that may prove useful for a damages
claim.

An auto accident attorney can review your case and identify what types
of damages you sustained that may result in a claim for money damages.
While some of the damages may be obvious, others are less common. These
may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain & suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

An auto accident attorney will be well familiar with the laws and
procedures that apply to your situation. An auto accident attorney will
advocate on your behalf to ensure that you are treated fairly and
receive adequate compensation for your injuries. If an insurance
company is not following the rules, an auto accident attorney can hold
it responsible.

An auto accident attorney can negotiate with insurance companies and
other parties on your behalf. In cases where a fair settlement cannot
be reached, or when a person lacks adequate insurance coverage, an auto
accident attorney can pursue your claim through the court. If your case
proceeds to trial, it is important to have an experienced auto accident
attorney who can argue your case and present the necessary information.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in an auto accident, contact an
auto accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your
options. By consulting with an auto accident attorney, you will have
increased peace of mind and understanding about your situation. Do not
delay scheduling an consultation.  

 If you have question about whether or not an attorney can help with your situation feel free to view the accident FAQs section of our website or contact us and our attorneys will provide a free consultation.

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