Why Hiring a Lawyer is Important After a Car Accident
You Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
After a car accident, there are so many questions going through the head of someone who has sustained an injury. Who is at fault? Who do I call? What do I do next? Unfortunately, these questions are not easily answered, especially when you attempt to go through things alone.
While there are steps you can take following a car accident, you should also know that you should have help to get through the situation. Having a lawyer is one of the most important things you can do after a car crash. Here’s why:
Protection from the Insurance Company
The insurance company is the one on the defendant’s side attempting to pay out the least possible amount for the damages you have sustained. This means they’re going to either try to devalue the injuries you’ve sustained, or deny liability completely. Do not believe the insurance company when they say they are your friend or want to assist you to the best of their ability. They have a bottom line and that is keeping the payout to a claimant like you as low as possible to leave money in their pockets and satisfying their stockholders.
In these situations, you want to have an attorney who understands the tactics of the insurance company and can help combat them in a way that helps you move forward. This can help protect you from being taken advantage of in the process. Insurance companies have a number of dirty tricks that they may try to pull when they know that you are trying to handle your car accident claim on your own. Insurance companies may use a recorded statement they asked you for against you by using your words out of context. They might also try to trick you into admitting fault with loaded questions as well.
The Necessary Resources For Your Claim
By having a lawyer on your side, you can also gain access to some of the necessary resources that can help get you through a legal matter in a positive manner. You may need an accident reconstructionist, medical professional testimony, or a number of other things that only a lawyer can help you access. An accident reconstructionist can help prove exactly who caused the accident by taking the details of an accident scene and using them to create a model collision reconstruction that will show how the factors of a car accident were brought into play and who exactly was at fault. Medical professionals can also assist by clarifying the level of damage caused by an injury or lending credibility to your diagnosis if it is in question.
Bringing Car Accident Evidence to Light
Evidence is a key essential for anyone who is looking to seek compensation after sustaining an injury in a car accident. However, knowing how to utilize that evidence and bring the negligence of another party to light requires experience and knowledge. In the aftermath of a car accident, there can be a number of questions regarding who is at fault for the accident and how exactly was it caused. Sometimes this can be fairly clear cut in simple accidents like a rear-end accident where there are outside witnesses or recorded proof via a camera. However, the question of fault and negligence can grow complicated when numerous parties are involved and there is an insurance company actively working to prove they have no liability.
This is what a skilled lawyer can help provide. You want someone who knows what to look for and how it can be used on your behalf.
Viles & Beckman Car Accident Attorneys
At Viles & Beckman, LLC, we have more than 40 years of experience helping people like you who have been harmed due to negligence. We know what it takes to navigate the complex legal system and pursue justice on our clients’ behalves. When it comes to car accident injury claims, there is no substitute for experience. Our attorneys can provide you with the insight that you will need to ensure that your case stands the best chance possible at securing a settlement that you can be comfortable with.
You deserve counsel dedicated to your best interests; seeking compensation that helps you move forward with medical expenses, lost income, and more. Trust that our firm has the resources, skill, and experience you need to move forward.
Call us today at (239) 334-3933 to discuss your potential case in a free consultation.
About the Author of this Page: The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Viles & Beckman LLC who have a combined experience of nearly 60 years: Marcus Viles, Michael Beckman or Maria Alaimo. The information provided in this article comes from years of experience trying legal cases outside and inside courtrooms throughout Florida along with extensive research.