21 Dec WHEN to HIRE a PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER After a Car Crash?
is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?
Sadly, far too many people are led to believe they can rely on insurance companies to take care of them if they are injured in a car crash. They trust the insurance company will do the “right” thing–that they are in “good hands.” Unfortunately, this is rarely true. Insurance companies are “businesses,” and their goal is to earn as much money as they can each year for their board and shareholders. Insurance companies accomplish this by paying as little as they can on injury claims and this is when you need to hire a personal injury lawyer.
When you are involved in a car crash, your life is instantly turned upside down. The shock and fear from the unexpected crash quickly evolve into fear and uncertainty about car repairs, car rental, medical bills, and missed time from work, which is all complicated by the ongoing pain and limitations from your injuries.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash and around 20 to 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury (read more here)
Most of the causes of a road accident and/or a car crash involve:
- DUI, Drunk driving, or under other psychoactive substances
- Incorrect or Nonuse of motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe road infrastructure
- Inadequate post-crash care
Navigating your way through this maze is difficult enough especially when combined with additional stress about who you need to call, what information you can give out, what steps you should be taking next, and whether you have to give a recorded statement to the insurance company. Many questions cloud your mind. Hiring a qualified, personal injury lawyer immediately after a crash will alleviate these issues and allow you to focus on the most important thing– getting better.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
As a prior insurance defense attorney, Mr. Bleaman knows the games and tricks used by the insurance companies to protect their interests and delay fairly compensating injury victims. Don’t become a victim twice. By consulting with and hiring a personal injury attorney, you can stop the phone calls and letters from insurance adjusters, medical providers, and bill collectors and focus on your treatment and getting healthy again so you can return to your normal life with your family and work. The earlier you consult with and retain an attorney, the sooner you can reduce the stress of the unknown.
In addition to peace of mind, hiring an attorney early will allow, when necessary, the attorney to gather, retain and investigate evidence on your behalf. Tracking down witnesses as well as relevant and persuasive videos and photographs requires prompt action or the evidence could be lost forever.
Find a personal injury lawyer
When consulting with and considering retaining an attorney, look for a law firm that will treat you like family and not just another case. Look for someone with the heart of a teacher who will educate you and explain each step in the process; someone with compassion who listens to you with care and helps you feel comfortable; and finally, someone who has the experience, if needed, to fight the insurance company.
While anyone can put up a billboard or television ad promising you money, look for an attorney with a proven track record, trial experience, and satisfied past clients.
Having a car accident attorney who has already had successful cases and specializes in the particular area of vehicle accidents will help you deal better with the process.
If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of someone else, do not hesitate to call for help. The Bleaman Law Firm handles only personal injury and wrongful death claims and takes pride in treating every client like family. We are on the list of the best personal injury lawyers in the country.
Let our experienced attorneys and team help you focus on getting better while we take of the rest.
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