After you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you are often searching for answers. Beyond the serious worries about your health, you are also wondering how you are going to stay afloat financially when you are struggling with medical bills and missing time from work. Your thoughts will immediately go towards financial compensation, especially when it is apparent that the accident was not your fault.
Before you are able to qualify for financial compensation, you must prove that someone else was negligent in the events that led up to your accident. Usually, this means that you show that the other driver caused the crash that resulted in your injuries. However, when you are injured and unfamiliar with the legal system, you may not know how to do this. In the meantime, you are dealing with insurance companies that will do whatever they can to avoid paying you unless they absolutely must. This is a main reason why you need an attorney in a car accident case. Here are some more reasons:
After you have been in an accident, your time is limited. Your injuries may mean that you do not have the stamina or ability to deal with the details of an insurance claim. Filing a claim is not as simple as calling up the insurance company and asking for money. It takes time to assemble the claim information in a manner that would help your case.
Remember, the better your claim is documented, the more of a chance that you may be entitled not just to compensation but more of it. However, putting everything together may mean speaking to witnesses and working to strengthen your case, which you may not be able to do in your current condition.
Not only do you need to be very precise in assembling the claim, but you also must be prepared to be in it for the long haul with the insurance company. If you are thinking that the insurance company will make you a fair settlement right off the bat, and you will get the check that you need right away, you are going to be disappointed. Instead, you can expect there to be multiple rounds of offers and counteroffers dragging on for many months until you reach an agreement if you are able to reach one at all. During the process, you need someone on your side who knows how to play the insurance company’s game.
The insurance company may not see things your way. If you are unable to reach a settlement, you may need to file a lawsuit against the other driver for the crash. The insurance company may think that you are liable for the crash, or they may not offer enough to settle your case. When that happens, you may need to get your case in front of a jury. Oftentimes, an insurance company will need the threat of a court case to start being reasonable in settlement negotiations. They do not want to go to court either. However, in order to make the threat of litigation seem credible, you need a car accident attorney on your side.
Before you even file a claim with the insurance company, you need to know the full extent of your injuries. Otherwise, you don’t know how much you may be entitled to in a car accident settlement. To do this, you should see all the specialists necessary to fully diagnose your injuries. This is where we can help you at 388CEDA. We offer the following medical services:
Our doctors will thoroughly document your injuries in a well-explained medical file that you make the extent of your injuries clear. This will keep the insurance company from having to come back with more questions that could delay your claim.
With your health being looked after by our doctors, your legal situation will also need a qualified professional. This is also where 388CEDA comes into the picture. Call us at 1.800.388.CEDA, and we can recommend an attorney to you upon request. We have a large network of North Miami car accident lawyers waiting to go to work for you.
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