If you have been in a wreck, a personal injury attorney can become your fiercest advocate. It is important to hire someone who you can count on to be on your side because the insurance company will not be. Their profits are directly influenced by how much money they pay out, and their adjusters work diligently to pay as little as possible. This can leave victims receiving far less than they should for their injuries. Working with an attorney can ensure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected.
Why Negligence Matters
Before you will be entitled to any financial compensation, negligence must be proved. Negligence is the legal term for determining who caused the accident or who is at fault. The other driver needs to be more at fault than you in order for you to receive compensation. If you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, you can still receive a financial award, as long as the other driver is the primary cause of the wreck. It can be more difficult and complicated to prove this than it may initially seem. That is where a good lawyer can be particularly helpful in your case.
Factors a Personal Injury Attorney Will Consider
In order to find out what your case is worth, multiple aspects will need to be considered and evaluated. The bulk of the funds for an accident claim are typically tied to the injuries that the victim suffered. To that end, we will need to know how you were injured, where you were injured, what care you have received, and how much it has cost to date. This can all be obtained from your doctor. Additionally, we will need to have a recommendation from your doctor regarding whether you are likely to make a full recovery or if you will need to be in continuous care or physical therapy as time goes on. If you need a surgery in the future or will need weekly physical therapy, the cost of those services will need to be calculated and projected well into the future. We need to be sure that any potential medical bills are accounted for because once your case has settled, you will not be able to go back and ask for your case to be reopened because your injury would have already been compensated for. This makes the doctor you select critical to the long-term success of your case. We often recommend working with an accident doctor who has experience testifying in court, since their expert opinion can be incredibly helpful in proving the long-term physical impact of your accident.
Schedule a Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been in a wreck, it is easy to get the help you need. To find out what your case is worth, to have your questions answered, and to have an advocate work on your behalf, call and schedule a consultation with our office.