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What can an attorney do for me if I’m hurt in a car accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2017 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car accidents can happen at any time, and they’re never a welcome interruption to your busy life. If you suffer an injury in a car accident, you have enough work on your hands recovering from the injury. Too many accident victims attempt to deal with the personal injury claim process on their own and end up missing out on valuable benefits.

While you don’t legally need an attorney to deal with insurance companies, it is usually a wise choice in the event of an injury. Recovery takes time and energy, and oftentimes, insurance companies take advantage of a victim’s unfamiliarity with the claims process to save themselves money.

If you recently suffered an injury in a car accident, you owe it to yourself to consult with an attorney and see just how they might help you focus on your recovery and make the most of your claim.

Don’t lose benefits you deserve

Insurance companies are an important part of living life in the modern world, and they do protect us from the unforeseen. However, they are also for-profit companies that regularly look for any viable way to save money on their bottom line. In many cases, this means offering victims much less than they truly deserve for injury claims.

You can receive compensation based on several different types of loss and expense. These primarily include your medical expenses to treat an injury, any lost wages you missed because of the injury and compensation for any permanent loss from the injury, such as a disability.

In most cases, medical expenses account for the largest portion of the claim, but not always. An experienced attorney can examine the details of your case and help fight for truly fair compensation from your claim. An attorney can also identify any tricks of the trade that an insurer may use to diminish your payout.

Don’t drown in medical debt while you wait

One of the most difficult parts of the claims process is that it takes time. However, if you suffered an injury, you need to seek medical care immediately. You shouldn’t have to wait on the claims process to receive the care you need or worry about who will pay for it.

An attorney not only negotiates fair terms with an insurer, he or she also works with medical care providers that treat you, so that they understand your circumstances and don’t shower you with medical bills that you rightfully should not pay.

Don’t create more barriers to your own recovery than you need to. If you suffer an injury in a car accident, you can always consult with an attorney to better understand what they can do for you in your particular circumstances.