Each day, thousands of car accidents take place throughout the nation. Many of these accidents are minor altercations, but you may suffer from physical injuries as a result of the wreck, or the other party may decide to sue you. In some instances, people may act as their own attorney when faced with a car accident lawsuit, or when pursuing the other party for damages, as a means to save time and money. In other instances, people may think that the accident was too minor to involve an attorney. The above scenarios run the risk of you being unsuccessful when it comes time for financial compensation, medical reimbursement, and other legal issues surrounding the consequences of a car accident.
Minor Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident
If you have suffered minor injuries, you can be compensated for your loss. Minor injuries are defined as injuries that result in $1,000 or less in medical expenses. A mistake that many people make is thinking that since their injuries were so minor, they have no chance of getting compensated. This is not always true, and an experienced attorney can lead you through the process, and help you win the financial compensation that you are entitled to.
Major Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident
In the event that you suffer a major injury, it is likely that you have also suffered severe property damage as well. Even then, some people assume that they will be compensated because the evidence seems to be so overwhelmingly clear. However, if the other party is at fault, a good attorney can help them lessen the charges, and in some instances, get them completely off the hook, especially if you are not proactive. The simple fact of the matter is that most injured parties do not have the necessary legal knowledge, negotiation skills, and experience in order to get the highest settlement. An insurance adjuster will almost always try to settle on a figure that is below what is deserved, and without the proper legal representation, the outcome is usually in the adjuster’s favor. In fact, a study done in 2004 by the Insurance Resource Council states that parties that retained and hired an attorney received up to three times more in financial compensation as opposed to those who did not have an attorney.
To speak to one of our legal professionals who is dedicated to communicating with you, is sensitive to your needs and is an effective and skilled advocate, contact the law firm of Karnes Legal Services, at 731-668-9529 Ext 101. Or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail using our secure online form. The initial consult for personal injury cases is no charge at Karnes Legal Services. We accept all major credit cards.