Posted on May 30, 2016 in Personal Injury
An auto accident can leave you with injuries, massive debts and potentially permanent disabilities that will forever affect your life. You must hold the person who caused the accident responsible for what occurred. You need a lawyer to do this correctly. Here is how an auto accident attorney can help victims win compensation for serious injuries.
Identifying Everyone Liable
The first step an accident attorney will take is to identify everyone liable for the incident and injuries. Third-party people or organizations might be just as responsible as the other driver in some cases. A trucking company might have violated regulations leading to a drowsy driver. A parts manufacturer might have created a faulty brake caliper. Pedestrians or city equipment could have contributed. Your lawyer will find and pursue all the parties that were responsible for the injuries.
Building a Strong Case for Victims
A lawyer is going to build a strong case for victims from the start showing the need for fair compensation. This is a complicated process that involves proving someone was liable under the law. This can mean attempting to show negligence or a malicious disregard for others. Your attorney will do everything possible to gather evidence such as videos from security cameras, witness statements and expert testimony. A strong and solid case based on the law will go a long way towards winning compensation.
Navigate and Explain the Complicated Legal System
You need to be able to make informed decisions about your case when pursing fair compensation. An auto accident attorney can help by navigating and explaining the complicated legal system. You lawyer will know how and when to file paperwork. Your attorney will also explain the law, concepts like liability and your options so that it becomes much easier to take an active role in winning your case.
Explicitly Showing Damages and Injuries
It takes more than just showing receipts and medical records to prove that you were injured in a car accident and suffered financial losses. Your attorney will explicitly show the damages and injuries. Your lawyer will work to prove that the injuries were a direct result of the accident. All damages will be explained. Your attorney might even be able to show that you will have more financial losses in the future. You need to have a lawyer at your side to prove you are owed the fair compensation you deserve.
Shielding Victims from Insurance Company Tactics
Insurance companies often get involved after any auto accident. Insurance companies usually have the ulterior motive of trying to disprove your claim, downplay injuries and escape having to pay any money at all. Representatives can use some questionable tactics that undermine your claim. An attorney will shield victims who were hurt in auto accident incidents from underhanded insurance company tactics. The lawyer will make certain the insurer does not attempt to present a bad deal to victims, circumvent personal rights or apply pressure to settle.
Negotiating Realistic Settlements
An auto accident attorney will work aggressively to negotiate a realistic settlement with all the parties involved. The attorney can potentially get the victim fair compensation in a fraction of the time it would take with litigation. Your lawyer also knows how to negotiate from a position of strength so that the other parties do not try intimidation strategies. One of the best things that you can do is to have an experienced attorney negotiating on your behalf after you have been injured in a car accident.
Taking the Case to Court
Any number of issues could lead to a stalemate where it becomes clear going to court is the only option left. An auto accident attorney will be ready to take the case to court as soon as negotiations break down. Your lawyer will be able to litigate effective and explain your case to a judge or jury. You will be protected from opposing motions designed to derail the trial. You stand the best chance of winning fair compensation after an auto accident if you have a skilled attorney representing you who is prepared to litigate if necessary.
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
6446 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL, 33707