Do I Need an Attorney After an Auto Accident?

Car accidents are scary. They can also cause severe physical injury and significant financial loss. While some accident victims may choose to fight with insurance companies and at-fault drivers on their own, we highly recommend that victims seek the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney following a collision. In fact, there are four sound reasons for why a person should get the help of an injury lawyer following an automobile crash.

Healing is the Main Focus

Most car accidents result in a driver getting injured. While some injuries are minor, others are rather severe. No matter the degree, a victim must focus on healing and getting better. This is difficult to do when the victim also has the burden of working with nasty insurance adjusters and filing a lawsuit in court.

Sever injuries almost necessitate working with an auto accident lawyer. There is simply no way to pursue compensation for an accident if a crash victim is hospitalized or requires extensive medical care. In these situations, injured parties or their loved ones should immediately contact an attorney to help recover:

  • Medical care expenses
  • Costs of Medical equipment (e.g., walkers, crunches, and wheelchairs)
  • Lost wages
  • Money for Pain and suffering

Insurance Companies are Difficult

One of the most important tasks a crash victim must complete after an accident is to file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Once a claim is filed, a claims adjuster will get assigned to the case. Please note that both insurers and adjusters are very difficult to work with.

Insurers are in the business to make money. As a result, they will want to deny claims and offer low-ball settlement offers. In addition, adjusters can act disrespectful and even downright mean. They are agents for their company and want to help it maximize profits.

Those involved in auto accidents shouldn’t have to deal with such strains. A personal injury attorney will have experience dealing with insurers and adjusters. As such, he/she will be better equipped to handle negotiations and claim handlings.

Accident Cases are Often Complex

Some car accidents are simple fender benders. But most involve complex fact patterns that may include:

  • Multiple drivers
  • Detailed weather conditions
  • Issues with a car’s performance or failures in an auto’s equipment
  • Issues with road conditions

A skilled lawyer will know how to handle these complexities. He/she is trained to collect the right evidence in these cases and highlight the most important facts. In addition, an experienced injury attorney can advise injured parties on the best avenue to collect the money they deserve.

Legal Help is Affordable

Many people automatically assume that lawyers are costly. They fear that legal help will cost more than what they may receive in an insurance settlement or favorable court award. These assumptions and feelings, however, are incorrect.

The reality is that personal injury attorneys are indeed affordable. Most offer free consultations, so people can learn of their options following a crash without paying a dime. Further, most auto accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This fee arrangement means that a client does not have to pay for legal help until he/she receives an insurance settlement or wins in court.

We are Here to Help

The attorneys at Otorowski Morrow & Golden, PLLC have over 120 years of combined experience representing injured parties in automobile accident cases. They are tireless in their efforts and passionate in their representation. Do yourself a favor and contact them now for the quality legal assistance you deserve.

Our highly regarded firm provides free consultations to all our clients. We are here to help inform you of all your options following an auto accident. Our attorneys are willing to fight on your behalf. Most importantly, we are here to help you rightfully heal after a crash.