I Was Hurt in a Car Accident, Do I Need an Attorney?
Even if you think you can handle the car wreck claim on your own, talk with an attorney at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci first. Too often people settle their car wreck cases by taking the first offer and do not realize they are entitled to more money. While each case is different, you should make sure that any settlement offer includes full and fair payments for the following things:
- Property Damage
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain & Suffering
- Future Issues Related to Your Injury
What Can Go Wrong with My Case If I Don’t Talk to an Attorney?
If you don’t consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your legal options, you might end up being taken advantage of by the insurance company. Many people settle their claim cheap and quick only to learn they have some ongoing issues or need a future surgery. Unfortunately, the day you finally settle your claim is the last day you can ask for more money, after that it’s too late.
Other times, people will wait to settle their claims until they are done treating their injury, but fail to collect the accident information they need to convince the insurance company to pay fair value. After an accident, it is important to collect and preserve witness statements, driver’s logs, or video evidence that can help prove the circumstances of the accident. Having strong evidence like pictures and videos can significantly impact the value of your settlement and help you obtain a fair offer.
Lastly, insurance companies are often rude, pushy, and, frankly, a pain to deal with. Your job should be concentrating on getting well or helping your loved one recover. The last thing you need to do is try and figure out how to negotiate with a claims professional who literally does this for a living every day. Insurance companies only care about the bottom line and not about you. If you want the fair value of your case, you need the skills of trained legal professional on your side.
Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Have you suffered an injury in a car accident? Do you need help recovering compensation for the damage you sustained? If so, you should immediately speak to our team of personal injury lawyers to find out what we can do to assist you. We will walk you through your case and guide you through the entire legal process. Let us put our skills and resources to work for you today.