When people suffer injuries and material damage in a car accident, it’s easy to sink in despair—turning to the insurance of the at-fault party or their insurance to figure out how they can get compensation for their financial losses.
Amid the pain and stress about treatment and paying your bill, it’s easy to wonder if it’s worth getting a car accident lawyer.
In most situations, hiring or consulting a car accident lawyer is beneficial, especially for accidents with extensive material damage and bodily injuries. That doesn’t necessarily mean that your case has to go to court. But a car accident lawyer can help with any aspect of your claim and protect you from any cost that shouldn’t be your responsibility.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
A lawyer for a car accident is critical for accidents with permanent or extensive injuries because he’ll help protect you from any present and future accident-related damages.
For the most part, car accident victims have problems predicting whether an injury will need costly medical treatments in the future. Even if you know, insurance companies have teams of adjusters to ensure they pay out less.
A lawyer will help you with:
Accurate Assessment of Your Damage
An attorney will help you calculate all the economic and non-economic damage correctly to ensure that any settlement you’ll negotiate covers all of the financial liabilities arising from the accident.
A car accident lawyer knows how to account for all your costs and damages, which potentially protects you from paying any of your costs out of your pocket in an accident that was someone else’s fault.
Depending on your claim, a lawyer will help you assess:
- Medical costs and future medical costs
- Physical therapy cost
- Medical accessories cost and mobility devices
- Future earning capacity and lost wages
- A household help
- Award for pain and suffering—physical and emotional
- Award for loss of life enjoyment
The list is long, but you can get compensation for other damages depending on the type of accident.
Negotiation With Insurance
Negotiating the right settlement with insurance can be an excruciating task on your own. Most of the time, the insurance fight to keep any claims low or deny a claim altogether.
Hiring an attorney to fight the insurance company, the hospital, and everyone can settle all your medical bills and give you enough money to purchase a new car debt-free.
Representation in Court
Nearly all car accident claims are settled out of court. However, sometimes the only way to receive adequate compensation is with a personal injury lawsuit.
In theory, you can present yourself in court. However, self-representation leaves you vulnerable, and the defendant and their lawyer can potentially take advantage of the fact that you don’t have legal representation.
The biggest risk of representing yourself is losing your case on technical or procedural grounds. You might have a good case but lose because you don’t know how to represent yourself adequately.
Offer a Legal Advice
A car attorney understands the law in the states they practice in and can advise you on any important legal issues about your case, including the applicable statutes of limitation time limit for filing a case. This is critical, so you don’t miss a filing deadline that could prevent you from receiving any compensation.
An accident lawyer can help you in many other ways, but the critical consideration is knowing you have someone fighting for your best interest.
Contact HTY Law Firm to Defend Your Rights When Involved in a Car Accident Michigan
Contact us today to know if and how we could be of help.
We’ll offer you a free case review and can potentially assist you with getting the compensation you deserve. Call 833-6-Win-Big (833-694-6244) today.