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Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

After a car accident, you may wonder why you might need a car accident lawyer. After all, isn’t that what the insurance company is there for? Unfortunately, insurance companies may be motivated to pay as little as possible, and negotiating a fair settlement can be complicated.

Although whether you need one is your choice, a car accident lawyer can advocate for your legal right to justice and reasonable financial compensation after a collision. While they handle your case, you can totally focus on healing from your injuries and moving forward with your life.

A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Pursue a Fair Settlement

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Following a car accident, you are likely to face financial challenges due to staggering hospital bills and missed work. You could suffer injuries that cause physical pain, discomfort, and permanent disability. The pain and difficulties you experience from a crash could cause psychological distress. Your personal injury attorney can help you seek a financial recovery for these losses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.1 million people visited the emergency room in 2020, and 41,000 were fatally injured in car crashes. The costs associated with crash deaths topped $430 billion. It is no surprise that settlements and verdicts for car accidents can reach millions of dollars.

You have a legal right to pursue compensation for all the losses you experienced in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. A vehicle accident attorney can fight for your right to recover the following damages:

  • Lost income, lost career advancement, or loss of business
  • Hospital bills, surgery costs, and outpatient procedures
  • Prescriptions, medical devices, and prosthetics
  • In-home nursing care and domestic services
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Chronic disability and loss of use

In the interest of saving money and protecting their profits, insurance companies may offer to cover only medical costs and vehicle repairs, leaving you to bear the remaining expenses associated with the accident. In that case, you may want to work with a car accident attorney who can counter the insurance company and protect your right to compensation.

A Car Accident Lawyer Gives You the Time You Need to Focus on Your Recovery

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A car accident lawyer can help you cope with the many hardships you face after a vehicle collision. Establishing a personal injury claim can be especially difficult when you are in pain or hospitalized. An attorney can help you face these challenges by taking care of all the legal aspects of your claim.

Rather than fielding phone calls and emails from insurance carriers, you can rest easy knowing that your lawyer is advocating for your interests. A team of collision attorneys can:

  • Respond to all emails and written correspondence regarding your car accident
  • Accept and return phone calls from the car insurance companies and opposing counsel
  • File all necessary paperwork for your accident insurance claim
  • Supply all necessary evidence to prove the value of your claim
  • Actively negotiate with the insurance company for a fair payout for your car accident claim
  • Compile evidence to establish who was at fault for your car crash injuries
  • File a personal injury lawsuit within the deadline set in RCW 4.16.080
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary

After a car accident, you need to prioritize your health and well-being. With an attorney pursuing a fair settlement on your behalf, you can expend your time and energy where you need it most: your health.

Related Article:  How To Mentally Recover From A Car Accident: 4 Tips

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A Car Accident Lawyer May Represent You on a Contingency-Fee Basis

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An injury lawyer who works on car accident cases will understand that you face significant financial difficulties after a collision. Everyone deserves the right to recover damages caused by someone else’s negligence, regardless of their financial status. That’s why most car accident attorneys take injury cases on a contingency basis. 

For you, a contingency fee means no upfront attorneys’ fees or legal costs. Your motor vehicle accident injury lawyer may represent you at no cost until they settle or win your case. Upon receipt of a settlement or verdict in your favor, your legal team can retain an agreed percentage of the settlement for their services. 

To simplify the process, your lawyer may apply your settlement funds to bills associated with your injuries, including medical bills and repair costs, so you do not have to worry about sorting through the bills yourself.

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Call for a Free Car Accident Case Consultation With Our Firm Today

Only you can decide if you need a car accident lawyer. There’s no law requiring you to hire one. Just know that whether your injuries are minor or catastrophic, you deserve to recover compensation for a car accident that was someone else’s fault. The car accident lawyers at our firm are here to advocate for justice and fair compensation on your behalf while you recover.

Reach out to Herschensohn Law today for your free consultation. We don’t take any fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you.

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When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

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References

  1. Texas Department of Transportation. (2020, April 15). Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts Calendar Year 2019. https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2019/01.pdf
  2. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2019, December). Fatality Facts 2018, Large Trucks. Retrieved from https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/largetrucks

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