If you have been involved in an automotive collision, you may have incurred serious injuries. Even though the other driver may have been at fault in your accident, the responsible insurer may not compensate you adequately to cover all of your damages. As a result, it is important for you to obtain good legal representation as you seek retribution. Here are a few advantages of having a car accident attorney:
The attorney can speak to the insurance representative on your behalf.
If you have been injured during the accident, you may not feel well enough to participate in lengthy discussions with an insurance company representative. In addition, but you may not realize that some of the statements that you make could negatively impact the amount of compensation you will be awarded.
Insurance adjusters may communicate using a conversational tone, but the information that obtain as they speak with you can be used against you. For instance, little statements that you make about your well-being could be used by the adjuster to suggest that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. In addition, during conversations, the adjuster may pressure you to agree to a compensation amount that is much less than what you deserve.
Sometimes, once you agree to a settlement amount and your agreement can be proven by a written document or a recorded conversation, no more compensation can be sought.
A car accident attorney is accustomed to dealing with insurance adjusters and other insurance representatives. He or she is trained to avoid making statements that could cause your accident case to suffer.
The car accident attorney can properly assess your damages for a suitable compensation request.
Often, an accident victim may not know how much compensation he or she should pursue for damages that are not considered real or tangible. For instance, the trauma that you experience in a car accident may cause you to be so fearful that you are unable to drive. Even though you may be receiving psychological treatment to help you overcome your fears, you may not know how to translate this new life challenge into a monetary sum.
In addition to requesting compensation for damages that are easily calculated, such as lost wages, the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and medical expenses, your car accident attorney can also calculate and seek compensation for the damages that relate to your pain and suffering, quality of life, ability to seek future employment and how well you are able to relate to loved ones physically and emotionally because of the incident.
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